poorest state is wealthier than the UK on a per capita basis
According to Wikipedia, the poorest state is Mississippi with a per capita GDP of $28,900. Depending on whose figures you use, the UK has a per capita GDP of between $37,000 and $39,000, which would rank the UK somewhere around #32 out of 50 states. Or were you not talking about GDP?
Imagine a world where there were multiple standards for cigarette lighter^W^W accessory power connectors, and how different the market for accessories would be. Im surprised that car manufacturers, whose product development cycle is quite lengthy, are willing to accomodate proprietary (and likely fleeting) technologies.
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is not a part of the judicial system and is not "some judges".
True. But maybe the article just chose poor links, because federal judge Richard Leon ruled that bulk phone record collection is illegal.
you want to destroy a representation of the records, but keep them in storage somewhere?
I was more imagining the records fashioned into a Wicker Man style construction, with Clapper, Alexandar et al as the soft centre. I'd be tempted to do some chanting and dancing around that
The important story here is not that there's more secret surveillance, it's that the Independent claims that the story is based on materials from Snowden, and he and the Guardian flat-out deny that. The obvious implication is that the UK government itself "leaked" the material to the Independent, to create an appearance of potential danger to people arising from "the Snowden disclosures", a type of release that Snowden and the Guardian have strenuously avoided.
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