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Fear of Spying – Reason.com

08.30.13 | Comment?

I know I sound like a broken record, but even more than this century’s depression/recession our nation’s future will be shaped by how we handle pervasive government surveillance. In my opinion, so far it’s not looking good.

Last Friday, in an interview with CNN, President Obama acknowledged that “the capabilities of the NSA are scary to people.” The challenge for him, he explained at a press conference earlier this month, is “how do I make the American people more comfortable” with the National Security Agency’s routine collection of information about the intimate details of our lives, including the destination, timing, and length of every phone call we make.

The original plan was simply not to tell us about the government’s mass surveillance of innocent people, since what you don’t know can’t discomfort you.

via Fear of Spying – Reason.com.

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