Thursday, June 27, 2013

Word on the Street: Government Surveillance

In the wake of Eric Snowden's leaks of classified intelligence and the ensuing Falcon & the Snowman-style espionage circus unfolding around the globe, I thought it would be a great time to hit the streets and find out what everyday Americans thought about big brother spying on its own citizens. 

"I actually don't mind the NSA keeping tabs on us. I like to do the same myself. Right now with my new gear, I'm actually patched in to an AM talk radio station. I can hear everything perfectly."

"The way I feel about it is, if you're not doing anything shady, you shouldn't be worried about Uncle Sam snooping around. Plain and simple."

"My husband doesn't usually let me speak when we're at home. He says it's for my safety."  

"If Obama wants to collect my Ask Jeeves browsing history, then frankly that seems like a small price to pay to thwart terrorism and save lives. Buuuuut, let me just delete these Youbark and Redrocket folders real quick..."  

"I've got a buddy who knows everything about the unconstitutional wide-scale obtainment of domestic telephone records, let me give him a call."  

"First it was Myspace, then Facebook, now my mom is on PRISM. So annoying."  

"Who was the first underwater spy?
James Pond."

"I really hope they don't come to us about this. All I know about the internet is don't use password as your password, never open attachments and always safely eject those little thumb drives before removing them." 

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