NSA Has an App for That
The madness just won't stop:
The U.S. National Security Agency specifically looks for data sent by mobile apps in order to capture personal data on targets, according to a new report from The New York Times and other news agencies.
Intelligence agencies can grab data as it travels across the Internet, looking specifically for data from smartphone apps including Google Maps -- searches within the app allow Governments to locate users to within a few yards -- and even Angry Birds. Much of the information being sent seems to be related to targeted advertising.
We ought to demand to know how much money is being spent and how much analytical attention is taken, looking for terror messages inside of Angry Birds ads.
I'm not trying to be funny here, either. Our priorities are so out of whack, Washington is living in such a world of delusion, that it thinks we can spare the money and effort for this kind of useless horseshit eavesdropping on American citizens.
It's almost safe now to conclude that the only thing to be done is to defund the NSA, fire every single last employee, and then start from scratch. Old employees may be rehired by the new agency, but only if they were in no way involved in the conception or implementation of these programs.