It’s funny how the Yahoos, Googles, Microsofts, Apples, and Facebooks say that they did not give the NSA “direct access” to their servers. That doesn’t mean they didn’t replicate the data to the NSA servers!
There are unscrupulous folks on both sides of the aisle. Money talks. If you pay your Senators enough dough, you can get what you want. Just another reason to become an Independant. Folks like these, who don’t care about your civil liberties (even in West Virginia) should be removed from office because they are not upholding the Fourth Amendment, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. Senator Rockefeller is basically sayings it’s ok to spy on American Citizens, wiretapping your phone calls and monitoring your internet usage. And not from your end point, but from the main Internet pipes, so that they can monitor the entire country at once and filter out on key words.