Column: Metadata mining is mega awful
AUSTIN, Texas -- It's good to know that our friendly, über-secret National Security Agency is out there every day, protecting our freedom. By violating it.
A whistleblower has blown the lid off the NSA's super-snoop program of rummaging electronically through about a billion phone calls made every day by us average Americans. This revelation prompted Al Gore to tweet: "Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?"
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