Wouldn’t we be shocked and dismayed if the NSA wasn’t doing this? What did people think all those billions of dollars of funding were for? I increasingly feel like we’re all on some gigantic collective fainting couch. Oh my WORD I can’t believe that spy agencies SPY.
Everyone I talked to in 2002: “I can’t BELIEVE that the intelligence agencies didn’t ‘connect the dots’ to catch the hijackers before 9/11.” Everyone I talked to in 2013: “I can’t BELIEVE that the intelligence agencies are collecting and correlating all this information!” If I worked for the NSA, I’d be so confused right now. #1, catch the bad guys. #2, don’t spy. OK, now you go figure it out.
Marc Andreeson has a point.