Last week, after the latest of the Snowden revelations surfaced, showing the paranoiacs at the National Security Agency were imitating Facebook servers, our neighbor Mark Zuckerberg called President Obama and wrote a long post professing frustration and outrage at out-of-control government spying. It was not the first time Mark and his fellow moguls had expressed their shock and surprise at what the G-Men have been doing behind
their our backs.
Apparently the N.S.A.’s general counsel doesn’t buy it. In testimony before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Rajesh De said:
all communications content and associated metadata harvested by the NSA under a 2008 surveillance law occurred with the knowledge of the companies – both for the internet collection program known as Prism and for the so-called “upstream” collection of communications moving across the internet.
That said, there is no reason to trust the general counsel for the National Security Agency. However . . .
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