I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Collecting data on folks suspected of criminal or terrorist activity is one thing.
Collecting data on all Americans whether or not they are suspected of terrorism or crimes? Nope, that goes too far.
Time to change the program so that the only calls that can be monitored include the number of at least one suspected foreign terrorist.
why not just repeal the patriot act?
Think this is actually good this came to light. 6 months ago, I believed that most within the government bureaucracy could remain apolitical and not allow the information at the their privy to be abused for political purposes. Crazy what a few months can do.
Frankly, not really sure you can hide behind national security on this, there is truly too much data to make much out of it. I'm sure they can get lucky putting in the right algorithm here and there but seems like a pretty big waste of resources for national security purposes. This just highlights our abysmal failure with human intelligence since the end of the Cold War.
This guy released classified information on a program that HE believed to be unConstitutional.
He is a whistleblower. Let's not debate such a clear issue.