The largest bummer about these kind of news stories isn’t that our government is routinely wiping their bum-bum with what we consider to be our rights. The largest bummer is that we usually read this stories aghast, and then go back about watching reality shows and eating cheesy products. Myself included.
Google is dropping knowledge bombs that should surprise approximately no one who reads any sort of tech-geek site. They are slathering us with the tots ph33r that our government is increasing its internet surveillance. Got to catch the bad guys! Watching furry porn.
This is weird as hell to me and my clueless ass. I thought that Porltand, OR was some sort of hipster haven where people smoke pot in the streets and beers can be traded for high-fives at bars. Now they’re going to go full CCTV stylee? Odd.\
How would you feel about having a high-velocity missile launcher stationed on your rooftop? I’d feel a bit of a villain swag, complimented by being really frightened that there was a death machine on my building’s head. London residents are working through these same sort of emotions as they prepare to have weapons of death on their rooftops in anti-terrorist measures during the the Olympics.
Good news for everyone who doesn’t really care about their internet freedom! Limits have been laxed and now even people who are not suspected of being terrorists (which has become such a flimsy word I think even my Nana could be argued to be one) can have their data mined and stored and gazed at by the Man with uncomfortably little restrictions.
The Justice Department refuses to divulge whatever sort of agreement there may be between Google and the National Security Agency. Not that there is one, of course.