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Clean Slate Part II

Posted by middlerage on June 8, 2013

Thanks to Facebook, I see reader Mark L. backs me up:

“This [linked below] is a reasonably non-hysterical assessment of the government data suction hose uproar currently underway.

And just to help drive the point home, the idea that if we aren’t doing anything wrong, there is no need to worry is not what’s i…mportant here. What’s important is the potential for abuse by employees of our government. If it the data are available, they will be abused. It isn’t a matter of if, it is a matter of when.

And finally, I would like to remind everyone that the intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been doing variations of this sort of thing for a long, long time. We just hear about it a lot more often because our government is so full of leaks, almost nothing can be kept secret any more.”

Yesterday in The Soviet Surveillance States of America we began connecting some of the dots associated with the new disclosures of the U.S. federal government’s collection of telephone and Internet data.

While caprox (Mark C.) closes with this bon mot:

#NSACalledToTellMe that after 5 trial memberships on eHarmony I probably should just give up.

One Response to “Clean Slate Part II”

  1. Mark Leisher said

    Brilliant, caprox! Did you *69 to see which NSA office called? Turnabout is fair play.

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