How the NSA watches international bank transactions: the latest reporting from Snowden's leaks


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What was the point of SOPA? Why write stupid and draconian laws when you know you're planning to ignore whatever laws there are? They should just pass a law saying the US government never spies on anybody, the internet is free from surveillance, and statements to the contrary are punishable by extraordinary rendition.


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Ah, but they only do it because some European companies resort to bribery.

Which is true, seeing that they have to compete with extortion and murder once in a while.


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This is always the best way to get decision-makers to pay attention: put a dollar sign on it. Large-scale economic costs? Vague and largely about trends. Looking at my bank accounts? Heads must roll!


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Because when it's encoded in law, then it's even harder when someone else with enough money/power (Google, et. al) to fight against your abuses when it cuts into their take.


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This is good news. Once those with money are effected, we might see some change.


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