Posts Tagged ‘NSA’

Mindboggling

October 12, 2013

This, from a New York Times article summary today:

While acknowledging shortfalls, General Keith B. Alexander said the agency was doing more “to protect people’s civil liberties and privacy than they’ll ever know.”

George Orwell was a piker in comparison to General Alexander.

Naming Names

July 29, 2013

Back on June 28th, in a post called “Jocks Rule,” I told a story about an athlete in my high school who tried to intimidate me for refusing to stand for the football team at a pep assembly. It was a strange development for me that the guy was elected to congress during the last election. Since I had no way of knowing whether he’d changed or not—and I had some indication that he might have—I decided not to name names. But because he voted against a bill that would have reined in the NSA’s domestic spying, I’ve decided to reveal his identity: Denny Heck, Democrat from the state of Washington.

Chilling

July 7, 2013

In case you haven’t seen this, here’s an article from the New York Times that everyone should read.