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Comment Re:Inaccurate Headline? (Score 1) 635

Facebook is an advertising company, the social network part is just window-dressing; any website has the Facebook icon is sending and receiving a facebook cookie,having an account in the window has little to do with your having an account hidden in the back-room.

Comment Re:The real problem is (Score 2) 635

analyzing and publishing public information is not an invasion of privacy, even when done on a massive detailed scale using new technology.

True but isn't annoying to have to go deep-cover using CIA/FSB level tradecraft to avoid blow-back from a weekend night of sophomoric high inks? God help you if your undercover law enforcement or WitSec! I'm sure FB could easily be hit with interfering with a police officer even if a privacy charge can't beleveled.

Comment Re:Wait a minute. (Score 1) 193

Just tell me, how KGB agents are protected by the First Amendment and I will agree with you completely.

What you are not getting is natural people do not have the right to free speech because the 1st amendment gives them that right, they have that right due to being natural people; and your KGB Agent is a natural person too. The 1st amendment is a prohibition on the US Government in regards to interfering with the people's rights, not a granting of those rights.

Comment Re:Why the hypocrisy? (Score 1) 234

Well Trump certainly seemed to know that the electronic communications or "Wires" were being monitored. He never said his personal communication were being specifically monitored, just the building his offices are in was. The most likely reason He would know is because HRC said something that she would only be able to know if his wires had been trapped.

Now after months of denying the wiretaps, we find out nearly every major department head in the Obama administration told baldfaced lies to both the American People and Congressional Oversight Committees.

Comment Re:Why the hypocrisy? (Score 1) 234

Where do I get it?

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

Mother Jones

A pair of news reports dropped Monday evening that indicate that the investigation into Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort might be reaching a boiling point, with CNN reporting that Manafort was subject to government wiretapping before and after the presidential campaign, and the New York Times reporting that Manafort has been directly told by government investigators that he should expect to be indicted.The New York Times and CNN Just Published Bombshells About the Trump-Russia Investigation


Back in March Donald Trump was widely derided for tweeting that President Barack Obama "had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory". Now some Republicans are crowing that the latest revelations vindicate Mr Trump's accusations.

That's not exactly the case. Paul Manafort was the target of the surveillance, not Mr Trump - although the former Trump campaign chairman has an apartment in Trump Tower. And if Mr Trump spoke with Mr Manafort, then it's entirely possible those conversations could have been recorded. FBI wiretapped Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort - reports

(emphasis mine). You know since Trump owns the building, and it was his campaign Manager targeted, the definition of "my" is certainly broader in that context than in normal usage.

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