Originally Posted by elsid13
You can not have both ways. Two months ago you were b****ing that Federal Government didn't do enough to prevent the Boston Marathon Bombers by being more invasive then what this program does.
And yes private companies share and resell your information all the time. In fact there are three to four companies in the US who sole business model is collect and analyze this big data then sell that information back to retailers and businesses. 60 Minutes had a great piece on them 3 to 4 years ago.
For this program, is was briefed and approved program that both Senate Intelligence Committee and House Select Committee on Intelligence had oversight on it.
Yeah great example. Of how the government can gather all this info and be absolutely useless to do anything productive with it. You do realize this program was already in place. Oh and the Ruskies told us to watch out for these guys but apparently with both prior warning and all this surveillance they were still unable to connect any dots.
So what use was setting aside everyone's 4th Amendment rights?
And sorry but Google can't sell your emails or buy your phone records. And if they did you'd call it criminal.