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21 Nations Line Up Behind U.N. Effort to Restrain NSA
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Barry has just about the whole world pissed at him

Quote:An effort in the United Nations by Brazil and Germany to hold back government surveillance is quickly picking up steam, as the uproar over American eavesdropping grows.

The German and Brazilian delegations to the U.N. have opened talks with diplomats from 19 more countries to draft a General Resolution promoting the right of privacy on the Internet.

Close American allies like France and Mexico -- as well as rivals like Cuba and Venezuela -- are all part of the effort.

The push marks the first major international effort to curb the National Security Agency's vast surveillance network.

Its momentum is building. And it comes as concerns are growing within the U.S. intelligence community that the NSA may be, in effect, freelancing foreign policy by eavesdropping on leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel.

The draft, a copy of which was obtained by The Cable, calls on states "to respect and ensure the respect for the rights" to privacy, as enshrined in the 1976 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

It also calls on states "to take measures to put an end to violations of these rights" and to "review their procedures, practices and legislation regarding the extraterritorial surveillance of private communications and interception of personal data of citizens in foreign jurisdictions with a view towards upholding the right to privacy."

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/...strain_nsa
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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Hypocrisy at it's best. Every nation spies, we just were really good at it until we got caught.
MikeinPhilly, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Jul 2013.
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MikeinPhilly;123089 Wrote:Hypocrisy at it's best. Every nation spies, we just were really good at it until we got caught.

Apparently, we weren't good enough. Wink
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halftrack;123112 Wrote:
MikeinPhilly;123089 Wrote:Hypocrisy at it's best. Every nation spies, we just were really good at it until we got caught.

Apparently, we weren't good enough. Wink

Well you know what that means? They'll just have to practice more here at home on us and then they won't get caught as much abroad anymore Undecided
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Maybe they just don't want the us intercepting their calls. Funny how other countries might actually protect our rights while our fucking lazy asses sit on the couch.
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ExcelToExcel;123140 Wrote:Maybe they just don't want the us intercepting their calls. Funny how other countries might actually protect our rights while our fucking lazy asses sit on the couch.

Pretty much what I was thinking. It's a shame that its taking outrage from other countries vs outrage from American Citizens. whether voting, letters to letters to reps, letters to newspapers and raising hell about it. Instead people are more concerned about Miley Cirus's latest escapades and would rather express their outrage about her and similar topics.
Everytime we look the other way when someone else loses rights we disagree with, we make it easier to lose the rights we support.

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