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NSA Verizon snooping prompts exit by Wil Wheaton, Android hacker Koush
SlashGear ^ | June 6, 2013 | Chris Burns

Posted on 06/07/2013 7:40:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai

As NSA data collection from Verizon Wireless is defended this morning by no less than the office of the President of the United States, actor Wil Wheaton and top Android hacker/developer Koushik Dutta have announced their departure from the carrier. The order in question was revealed yesterday, having originated from the FBI and passed down to the public media by an anonymous source.

The order shows how the National Security Agency uses Verizon specifically to mine records of phone calls, numbers, and everything in-between for data. Data such as “unique identifiers”—unspecified beyond that, call length, number of individuals on each call, and more are collected per the order. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: android; koushikdutta; nsa; sciencefiction; scifi; startrek; sttng; verizon; wesleycrusher; wilwheaton

1 posted on 06/07/2013 7:40:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

That’s it?! I guess Obama supporters don’t mind his snooping on them. It’s not like he would use anything against them if he wanted to, right?


2 posted on 06/07/2013 7:45:56 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

Shut up Wesley! You supported the dear leader.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 7:46:31 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama: “WHEATON!!!!!!!!!!!!”


4 posted on 06/07/2013 7:52:29 PM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: Olog-hai

5 posted on 06/07/2013 7:59:08 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Wouldn’t that be, “Binks is the Wheaton of Star Wars?”


6 posted on 06/07/2013 8:02:24 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Olog-hai

Wonder who will be the first company to announce safeguards against government intrusion and spying, they’ll get LOTS of business.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 8:03:34 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

Yeah, but would you trust them?


8 posted on 06/07/2013 8:05:40 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Olog-hai

And?

Where are they gonna go and become invisible?


9 posted on 06/07/2013 8:07:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Touché my man.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 8:10:09 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Olog-hai

11 posted on 06/07/2013 8:13:45 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Olog-hai

ALL carriers do this. All of them.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 8:14:52 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad
Calls can drop, but billing data WILL get collected. I saw more money put into billing systems than RF in the telecom world.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/07/2013 8:20:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai
Wil Wheaton is a conservative? Cool.
14 posted on 06/07/2013 8:49:20 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Olog-hai

15 posted on 06/07/2013 8:50:48 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: jsanders2001; All

16 posted on 06/07/2013 8:51:38 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Vendome

Get a burner phone like I do. Its not linked to my name.


17 posted on 06/07/2013 10:26:39 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: packrat35

My name is Michael Weston...


18 posted on 06/07/2013 10:30:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

19 posted on 06/07/2013 10:52:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: CodeToad

Correct


20 posted on 06/08/2013 12:05:49 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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>> As NSA data collection from Verizon Wireless

Just from wireless? The thrill is gone...


21 posted on 06/08/2013 1:01:26 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai
Who here thinks this spying is limited to Verizon?

If it is limited to Verizon & I doubt that, it can only be because Obama & Co. are using Verizon as a test prior to spying on ALL phone records of all providers.

22 posted on 06/08/2013 5:51:49 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

I would’ve thought that providers such as Vonage would be quite easy to subject to surveillance . . .


23 posted on 06/08/2013 5:54:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.

Wheaton!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3wxJmjseEg

http://www.youtube.com/results?q=wil+wheaton+big+bang+theory


24 posted on 06/08/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: LyinLibs

Definitely stealing that.


25 posted on 06/08/2013 9:39:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Vendome

Heh heh where do you think I got the idea?


26 posted on 06/08/2013 1:09:52 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Olog-hai

I guess when Verizon named their latest marketing campaign “Share Everything”, they meant it.


27 posted on 06/08/2013 1:12:16 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s it! fed up with this shizzz! Anyone know an alternate carrier that’s not in bed with ahole?


28 posted on 06/08/2013 2:42:15 PM PDT by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: packrat35

Great minds?


29 posted on 06/08/2013 3:35:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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