So much for “We’re only using it to track bad guys overseas. Ok, well maybe Americans but only if they’re terrorists.” Turns out the DEA, CIA, FBI, and IRS got a piece of that action too. And then they tried to cover it up. Here’s a hint folks, government officials don’t try to cover up good and perfectly legal things.
Oh, and it turns out that they are only willing to go on the record about 13 “contributions” to an arrest. How much is this program costing taxpayers — in an environment where at least one party is constantly screaming about the national debt — per arrest? Any sensible CEO would have pulled the plug.
When CNN notices that 1984 is uncomfortably close to what we are experiencing, you have to wonder.
Cloud computing is now dead. After all, if you can’t trust that the government doesn’t have your data, how can you possibly trust that your competitors, enemy, or ex-wife doesn’t have it?
They know when you are sleeping, they know when you’re awake, they know when you’re downloading porn so be good for goodness sake! No, actually they just know the IP (internet protocol) address of every site you visit.
And they’ve hacked a major internet anonymizer to keep track of you when you don’t want it. Wikipedia is trying to lock them out. Good luck with that, seriously.
The frosting on this rotten cake? They won’t even tell Congress what they are up to.
Over 100 organizations think this is a bad thing that needs to stop now.
“A matter of national security — The age old cry of the oppressor.” — Jean Luc Picard.
Follow Up: Americans cars are getting older.
In closing: to do list; on pregnancy; lefties against Obama.