U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said that the agency's controversial program, first unveiled by former government contractor Edward Snowden earlier this year, appears to violate the Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which states that the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated."
“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval,” Leon wrote in the ruling.
The federal ruling came down after activist Larry Klayman filed a lawsuit in June over the program. The suit claimed that the NSA's surveillance “violates the U.S. Constitution and also federal laws, including, but not limited to, the outrageous breach of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the due process rights of American citizens.""
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Short article, but I'm sure there will be more later."
If I could get Big Ten Sports and ESPN streamed I would cut the cord today. That is currently the only thing holding me back. My family never watches "live" TV everything is either streamed or DVR'ed for later viewing.
This describes me exactly. I can't stand watching "live" programming. All of the regular shows I watch I couldn't actually tell you what time they air more accurate than "prime time on Monday". Sometimes I can't even remember what network it is on. The DVR and other services handle all of that for me.
I would have cut out cable/satellite years ago if not for sports. Some networks (like Big Ten Network) have online options, but I believe an account with one of their cable/satellite partners is a prerequisite. Others sports like MLB have all the games online if you buy their subscription... except it is blacked out if you can view it on a channel from your local cable provider - or you can wait something like 24 hours (who watches sporting events two days later?). It's sad, because there could be some serious money to be made if the networks and/or sports leagues started offering true streaming options for their content.
When I want to download software, I want that software, not other piece of software that's going to install itself in my browsers and mine my information.
I know computer savvy users who have refused to give Chrome a try precisely because it has been bundled with so many other things over the years.
If your software is bundled with something I am installing, I assume your software is junk unless I already know otherwise. Even if your software is decent (e.g. Chrome), I can decide independently for myself when or if I want to install it.
The battles on Wikipedia are well documented. Articles deleted, added back, deleted again. Back and forth in a never ending battle of arrogant assholes with giant egos.
As a result, BlackBerry (BBRY) shares tanked 28% on Friday."
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