Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lack of Transparency by the Government

„I've taken a lot of "friendly fire" over this issue in this space, but will say once again: (1) there is no "news" in what Snowden has released given what has been covered in the press over the last 5-8 years. (2) The actual danger to civil liberties, based on what I've seen thus far, is pretty minimal as the very amount of metadata that's being gathered itself makes abuse less likely. (3) That being said, the lack of transparency by the government around these programs is disturbing and serves as fertilized potting soil for the tin-foil-hat-crowd. […]“

KOMMENTAR von User „TLM“ zum heutigen Artikel von Kevin Drum für die Online-Ausgabe von „Mother Jones“, Überschrift: „Edward Snowden Says He Could Destroy the NSA Anytime He Wants To“.