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Looks like a great Christmas present to either give or receive...(hintity-hint-hint).
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I'd be lying if I said that I thought that this might accomplish anything. OTOH, raising awareness, interest, and support is pretty friggin' hard. This would apparently be reasonably characterized as the "soapbox" step, then.
Don't ask for your privacy. Take it back. "On June 5, I will take strong steps to protect my freedom from government mass surveillance. I expect the services I use to do the same." Once you pledge, get the privacy pack. Do not uncheck this box. Do not check this box. Email Address. Sign Pledge ...
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This will take a while to get through, but it's a treasure-trove, and worth the time it'll take. Pull up a comfy chair and a mug of your favorite hot beverage and dig in.
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Qualifies as the dream thermometer; I don't know why I haven't broken down and purchased one already.
 
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This is easily the best way of describing the wrongness of "It's only metadata" that I've read. Obama, et al recognized that the average person wouldn't understand what metadata was, or why anyone would care - the public would be sufficiently reassured that nobody was listening to their conversations, and let this whole thing go away... 
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Depressing? You bet. Anyone who believes that all this will only ever be used to help defeat those evil-does Over There(tm) has never bothered to crack open a history or psychology book. Or think, for that matter.
Bruce Schneier: The NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. We engineers built the internet – and now we have to fix it
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This plus some campaign contributions might do some good, but I'm not really holding my breath.
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I'm not sure that I agree with all the annotations included in here, but the text of the speech is interesting to parse through. Given the somewhat jaded eye that we've developed - due in no small part to the redefinition of common words like "collect" - it would be easy to dismember the entire speech into "don't worry, be happy", and conduct business as usual. I sincerely hope that the actual outcome is different.
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Embrace your inner Cthulu. Or something:
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The NRO isn't bashful about its intentions, apparently.
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I particularly like the implications of "And these numbers only include the requests we're allowed to publish". 
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Of course, with the government shutdown, this'll all stop now, right?

Hahahahaha.
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#6 Disconnect from everything? Yikes. Just because "you have nothing to hide" - in your opinion - doesn't make it so. Everyone has secrets, most of them are trivial, but it doesn't mean you'd want everyone to know about them either. The NSA is hell-bent on making sure there are no secrets. And yes, I get the irony of using Google - clearly complicit in all of this - to post a complaint....
Bruce Schneier: The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways we can protect ourselves
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