US spy programs raise ire both home and abroad

There are 8 comments on the Jun 10, 2013, Boston Herald story titled US spy programs raise ire both home and abroad. In it, Boston Herald reports that:

The Obama administration faced fresh anger Monday at home and abroad over U.S. spy programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of thwarting terrorist threats.

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Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#1 Jun 10, 2013
So what have we learned? The Irish potatoes came from peru to support the bread basket....

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Jun 10, 2013
We have got to monitor all internet, cell phone and e-mail communications to watch those terrorists that might disagree with Obama or his administration. Obama won the election, it is his mandate to do so. He must prepare for his 3rd term.
Storm Warning

De Forest, WI

#5 Jun 11, 2013
He Knows when you are sleeping,

he knows when your awake

he knows if you have been bad or good

or what ever the nameless guy at nsa says.

The gov is crawling with little azzholes
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#6 Jun 11, 2013
Oh he better watch out, they don't like that sort of thing. Next thing you know some girl will come forward and accuse him of sexually assaulting her in the past and the country she is from will need him. After they get him the charges will be dropped and he will be extradited back to the US.
sheepleloveroya lty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#7 Jun 11, 2013
Even if calls are made by or to an American from a foreigner non citizen their number and associated data is now that much easier to get by the US government. Or their calling history could be turned over to another country's intelligence community.

What I wonder about this NSA domestic spying program is that when they had Verizon hand over records did that include Vodafone's records as well who is in a partnership with Verizon. Vodafone is owned by the Brits. Was T Mobile forced to hand over records since they are owned by Duetsche Telekom a German holding company? Did these foreign owned companies comply, volunteer information or fight it?

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#8 Jun 11, 2013
seems as if we already had this "conversation" people are talking about. the debate occurred when bush was trying to get patriot act in place. supposedly there is a balance between safety and privacy. problem is congress is the group in charge of monitoring! but, i am waiting for obama's apology to bush: "sorry, george, you were right and i was wrong to criticize on this one!" think that will happen soon???
sheepleloveroya lty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#9 Jun 11, 2013
Do the ends really justify the means here?

How secure do we have the right to be when our measures affect innocent people or unassociated parties.
Storm Warning

De Forest, WI

#10 Jun 13, 2013
the concept of signing a warrent that covers every citizen was developed by Trotsky

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