We live in a world where your image will be captured thousands of times a day and police can pick you up and take you to the station and hold you for no real reason. Where you’re pretty sure that the government can see anything you do or say on the internet, no matter whether you use Incognito Mode or not. Where things like this may once have caused riots but are now met with a complete lack of interest or surprise. Who’s really buying that this is to protect you anymore? The old adage that you have nothing to fear if you have done nothing wrong doesn’t really hold water when the very people you expect to uphold your constitutional rights are acting as if they are as relevant as hygiene is to a tramp. Go back to bed America, go watch American Gladiators.
We know that the NSA have been spying on not only American citizens, but most likely the rest of the world, so it should come as no surprise that this spying isn’t strictly tied to solely digital methods. Would you be surprised if I told you that the NSA have been intercepting deliveries in order to implant spyware via USB on devices such as hard drives from Seagate, Maxtor, Samsung and Western Digital, as well as routers from Juniper and Cisco? Because that’s what Edward Snowden’s latest leaks as published by the German publication Der Spiegel claim. Regardless of your political standing, how can you ignore this? Go back to bed America. [Source]