Big Brother is watching you

While they're not eavesdropping (supposedly) on these calls, it's pretty clear that the NSA is interested in who you call. Of course they'll couch it in the whole war on terror. But they may share who you call with other government agencies. And as already pointed out, this administration has a habit of not securing sensitive data.

The question you have to ask is, do you really believe the NSA when they say they're only using this to root out the terrorists? Everything that's come out of this administration is a mountain of lies anyways. They've already claimed that their eavesdropping program is perfectly legal, yet they seem to have a problem releasing information to prove its good intentions. Who's to say that this initiative won't morph into something greater? Lord knows they won't be telling us when it happens. And as Americablog has pointed out repeatedly, if you think your e-mails aren't next, you're kidding yourself

This holds greater implications for our greater good as citizens as well. As Jonathan Turley eloquently pointed out on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, once the oval office takes civil liberties away, it doesn't like to give them back, even during subsequent presidencies.

So this is a scary time for anyone that values their privacy in any sort of way. Myself, I don't think the government needs to know how many times I call 1-900 numbers every month. Just my personal preference, as well as my right as an American citizen. Well what's left of them.

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