The illusion of privacy

It’s nice to know that your tax dollars are being spent in such a constructive manner. Whistleblower Edward Snowden was part of the multi-billion dollar intelligence industry. The fact that the NSA has taken data collection to heights should be no surprise. Check out some of author James Bamford’s books about America’s once so secret agency. Bamford touches on some of the reported capabilities of the agency. Americans disclose personal details on social media everyday. I guess the NSA just thought if we don’t collect the data somebody more sinister might. Whatever the reasons behind the massive data collection, not one politician or intelligence official has put forward a case of why it is needed. National Security can be maintained in a much less intrusive nature then is currently being practiced. Secrecy and democracy can be a dangerous mix. Let’s hope that comprehensive oversight of data collection and the rule of law prevail.

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