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At yet another dog-and-pony show in DC, a hearing on the NSA before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jean-Luc Picard-sorry, General Keith Alexander admitted that ”the NSA tested samples of bulk location information on U.S. mobile phones in 2010 and 2011 to see whether the data format could be used in its computer systems…” In other words, the “NSA Tried Tracking [your] Movements With [your cell-]Phone Data.”

When “Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary Committee” opined that “The government has not made its case that bulk collection of domestic phone records is an effective counterterrorism tool, especially in light of the intrusion on Americans’ privacy,” Jean-Luc’s sidekick, “Director of National Intelligence James Clapper[,] offered a new rationale for the program during the hearing, saying it can be used to provide ‘peace of mind’ that there aren’t terrorist plots in the works.”

So there ya go, serfs! Be peaceful in mind: Big Brother’s got your back even as he’s peeping in your windows!

1:35 pm on October 3, 2013
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