To the Editor:
Edward Snowden warns, “As you read this online, the United States government makes a note.” That is a good thing. That kind of awareness allowed the authorities to confront Usaamah Rahim before he enacted his alleged plan to murder police officers in Boston.
It is also good to have checks and oversight over potential invasion of privacy. Yet, it’s ironic that there’s an uproar over surveillance that merely looks for suspicious patterns, while most people use social media to self-publish volumes of much more sensitive information about their private lives, views and daily activities.
Of all the potentially nefarious activities our government might engage in, surveillance is low on the list of ones that might negatively affect me or anyone I know. I’d much rather see a Snowden-style revelation about the corruptive effect of money in politics and how it prevents anyone I might vote for from truly representing my interests.
Note from KBJ: Amen. I'm not the least bit concerned about my "privacy" being violated by the United States government. I want Muslim terrorists captured and killed. By the way, Edward Snowden is a traitor. He should be strung up.