Social media buzz: NSA surveillance revealed, and DNA swabs okayed
Two of the top pieces that got USA TODAY Opinion readers talking this week: the National Security Agency's massive phone data collection and surveillance. It sparked outrage among our readers. But opinion was divided over a Supreme Court decision that some call invasive.
Fears over misuse of technological database
- It started with a leaked document on Wednesday of a classified court order requiring Verizon to turn over a database of all its users' calls. The next day, it was revealed that nine of the most-used websites and Internet companies were being tapped, including Google, Facebook and Apple.
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- Our view: "Massive secret surveillance betrays American ideals"
- Other views: "A critical tool in protecting nation"
- Here's what USA TODAY readers had to say:
- Here's what people are saying outside USA TODAY:
- Front page article "Obama's spy plan includes Internet"
- President Obama tried to clarify misconceptions
- Editorial cartoons
- Ed Gamble, The Florida Times-Union, King Features Syndicate
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