See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Programs such as PRISM begin modestly but turn dangerous when left unchecked. Greg Russak‘s insight: "The threat posed by PRISM and other programs is not what has been done with them but rather what could happen if they are permitted to survive. But this is not simply about the United … More Keeping the NSA in Perspective
What makes one whistleblower a hero and another a traitor? Let’s start by asking Obama’s detractors, especially those who ceaselessly characterize the size and overreach of “big government” as a threat to our democracy. How do you see Snowden? Is he a hero? It doesn’t seem like a real stretch to assume that you’re happy on … More Whistleblowers and Politics; When is a Hero a Traitor and Vice Versa?
None of the revelations so far surrounding PRISM strike me as all that newsworthy. Our country’s leaders have had a long love affair with spying. The real question is why the sudden outrage and worry about the government abusing this power? Even better, where was the outrage from the right when Bush was doing it illegally? It … More Now We’re Angry About Spying?
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Under a presidential order signed in 2002, the National Security Agency has spied on hundreds of people inside the U.S. Greg Russak‘s insight: Quick reminder. See on http://www.nytimes.com
See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirstStarted with W. Still going on. Still think it’s wrong.See on mobile.nytimes.com