Be vigilant in the twilight against oppression & loss of privacy

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

EPIC privacy word cloud 2013On 23 August 2013, UK’s Mail Online reported

Newly published top-secret documents show that the United States government has reimbursed tech companies like Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft millions of dollars each year for their participation in the National Security Agency’s clandestine Prism surveillance program that was made public earlier this year by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Further, the documents – obtained by the Guardian newspaper from Snowden – show that the reimbursements were made even after a court ruled in 2011 that the agency’s activities were unconstitutional.

Hat tip to Mel Gibbs-Squires Esq. and Nathaniel Davis Esq. for sharing the quote and article.

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