“Where does all this leave us? It leaves us with a public recognition that we are the most spied-upon people in world history and that the president himself has been a victim. This fall, the NSA will ask Congress to reauthorize certain spying authorities that are due to expire at the end of the year. Congress needs to know just how unconstitutional, intrusive and fruitless all this spying has become.”
In the age of smartphones, I am always amazed that policemen will beat or kill suspects in full view of dozens of cameras. I can understand overreaction to confrontations with bad actors, but you have to assume getting away with it is more difficult than ever.
With revelations about the NSA, you have to assume every phone call and email is being recorded and collected.
All of them.
People need to be smart. You can’t fight it. Just act like Pauli in Goodfellas and don’t use the phone for anything important.