New from the NSA: Internal Patriot Discovery
While everyone was paying attention to the government shutdown and the imminent default of the United States, the NSA hits keep coming! After it came out that the National Security Agency had started gathering data on US citizens' social media accounts, it seemed that now they were watching, well . . . everything.
After phones, email and social networks, what was left to surveil? You'll have to watch the cartoon to find out, but while I was working on this animation, the story broke that the NSA is also siphoning up your email address books, among other things.
It seems like every day there is a new story about another way the NSA is watching us. Always with a connection to a foreign intelligence purpose, of course, and always only metadata and other thingies you really needn't worry about. Carry on.
Now there are so many of these news stories and anti-privacy revelations, they seem to be losing their power to shock. Sigh, just another way the government is watching us, that Snowden guy is old news, who cares. I only hope this cartoon doesn't become a reality like the recent Sammy Salmonella episode. You can find more links to the stories behind the cartoon on my web site, but in the meantime, like, share, comment and be sure to say hello to Agent(s) X who are no doubt listening in!