08 Jun '13, 4pm

NSA's mass surveillance includes credit card data, says Wall Street Journal (X-post r/Bitcoin)

This is the way I look at it too. Did anyone think they weren't doing this? Does anyone think they'll ever stop? It doesn't matter how much anyone protest or riots. The people at the top understand that when shit hits the fan, what keeps you seated as the world leading nation is your strength and intelligence. Everyone gets freaked out when there's an act of terrorism and wants to know "why didn't my country protect me? They must have been in on it. Why didn't they know this was going to happen?" So, the government says "fuck, these assholes are going to keep finding our weak spots. And, they're going to do it as legalized immigrants or travelers on visas from within our country. Well fuck, I guess we have to start doing better on surveillance because that's the only way to stop these plots." I mean, isn't that what the post 9/11 butthurt was all about? "Why didn't the gov...

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