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Forget Bengazi and the IRS: Here's Your Real Scandal

on Thursday, Jun. 6th

The National Security Agency has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. Daily.

(Glad I didn't switch. Know I'm probably not safe.)

Almost as distressing: that so many people are taking this in stride. Perhaps it is because those folks have been paying attention.

This Verizon thing? Just the tip of the iceberg according to Elspeth Reeve at The Atlantic Wire:

The National Security Agency's warrant for metadata on every single Verizon call for three months is jaw-dropping in its scope. Except, well, the NSA's surveillance of our communications is most likely much, much bigger than that. Technology has made it possible for the American government to spy on citizens to an extent East Germany could only dream of. Basically everything we say that can be traced digitally is being collected by the NSA. We're supposed to trust that our government will be much better behaved, but they're not, and the White House almost admits it. That doesn't mean they're admitting everything.

The East Germany crack is apt. Makes me want to go watch The Lives of Others again. NOt quite sure what effect that will have on my temperament.

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