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 Edward Snowden already beat you to that comparison, but it's a rather ridiculous one. It's the type of comparison that you might make if you had superficially skimmed through the 1984 Cliff Notes while in junior high.
 Would you agree that hostility exists between the U.S. government and terrorists that threaten U.S. citizens or U.S. government property, both domestically and on foreign soil? And that the possibility exists that those terrorists could have contacts within the boundaries of the United States? Those are exactly the reasons that the NSA uses for surveillance activity that might include domestic data, which means, like the George Washington example, there's ample evidence...
 The NSA metadata collection was placed under the supervision of the FISC in 2006. The FISC itself has never ruled that collecting metadata was in itself illegal. In fact, it's the FISC ruling that metadata collection was legal that was called into question by the recent PCLOB review of Section 215. However, this is not even close to being an issue that "nobody is arguing". Two federal judges have already ruled that they consider the practice under Section 215 of the...
 The information that I see coming up from that search is specific to declassified FISC court instructions. Obviously if the FISC is providing guidance, it's not going to be for something the court itself considers to be illegal. And again, this is an older document from 2007. 
 All of the NSA domestic surveillance in question per the Snowden classified documents is post 9/11, meaning it's specific to the "war on terror" and the Patriot Act passed by Congress. The most recent PCLOB review that deemed the bulk collection of telephone metadata to be illegal was specific to the language in Section 215 of the Patriot Act. However, the PCLOB also deemed the government's intent for collecting those records to have been in "good faith", i.e., they saw...
 The founding fathers were no strangers to espionage. George Washington had a spy ring in New York called the Culper Ring that reported to him directly on British activity. 
Larger screen, UHD resolution, 4K output capability.
 No, I listen to quite a bit of ambient music. iTunes Radio tends to play maybe 4-6 tracks that fall into that category, and then will make an abrupt switch to another music category, like pop. A bit odd, considering that iTunes has a huge ambient music selection. It also tends to repeat ambient tracks that I already own...perhaps 50% or more of what is played. Pandora is currently much better at continuing to play music that matches the initial artist the user selects in...
 They've got quite a bit of work to do. My own impression from comparing the two is that Apple isn't really trying to compete with Pandora. 
The method and view for quitting apps that are running in iOS 7 is worth the update by itself. So much better than what was used in the past versions of iOS...
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