POSTED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:36pm
UPDATED: Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 9:01pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — RARE is reporting on Wednesday, the Obama Administration released several newly de-classified intelligence documents in a damage control attempt over the growing NSA snooping scandal.
On the same day, The Guardian reported on the NSA tool XKeyscore, which can track everything people do online, including emails, Facebook activity, online chats and browser histories.
The White House just can't keep ahead of the bad news.
The administration maintains that these programs are necessary for the fight against terrorism, but the American people are not convinced.
The shift in attitude reflects a change in awareness. In 2010, few Americans knew the extent to which the government was logging the details of their daily lives. Proponents of widespread surveillance and data collection say that these methods keep Americans safer, and in some respects they do. But at some point the issue becomes how much intrusion on privacy is warranted for marginally decreasing increments of safety.
Like the bumper sticker says, "Oh how politicians hate unarmed peasants," and press which are not stenographers.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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