Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:20 PM
Well folks, get in line. Some of us have been worried for quite a while about this administration breaking the fourth amendment. However, last time I checked, the only foreigners that got constitutional protection were terrorism suspects.
Look, I'm all for SIGINT and gaining the upper hand against nations foe and friend alike. That's what helped the Brits and us win ww2 and keep the peace in the cold war. Yet it now seems like our governments position is dragnet everyone and everything and sort it out later. A position driven more by paranoia than intelligence gathering. I can't fault the worker bees though, that sort of direction comes from the top. Sorry to say, but things don't look like they will change for a few more years. This kind of thing doesn't make us anymore safe, and it has the side effect of harming our good reputation around the world. Also it harms our economic interests like the german internet cited above. Kinda silly really, but that's what it is.