2) So what?
I’m am sick and tired of the American public sensationalizing everything. No thanks to the news media either. Oh, but Dan, you say, privacy! They’re invading my privacy! That’s wrong! It’s unconstitutional! What would George Washington think?! Get over it. Our first President lived in a very, very different time. Society was different. Government was different. Most importantly, technology and weapons were different.
Don’t whine about privacy when you’ve got so much personal information on your Facebook page. People are constantly posting photos of their kids, their vacations, their house. And some even go so far as to list their home address and phone number on their profile. And let’s not even get into how many people still click on phishing links in emails and have their identities stolen or their online accounts hacked. When you’re stupid enough to not use the internet correctly you don’t have any right to complain.
But my conversations are private!
Let me get this straight: you’re so bent out of shape because the NSA may listen to a recording of your conversation with your grandma about what to get grandpa for Christmas? Is it really that much of a problem the NSA now knows your wife wants you to pick up some Special K at the grocery store since you’re stopping for milk anyway? Think about the conversations you have in general. What super-private information are you offended the government now knows? Oh no. You have a UTI. Gasp! Your best friend’s sister is cheating on her boyfriend with his best friend’s sister’s brother. Wait, this isn’t new information – you read it on Facebook two hours ago.
Not to mention people are constantly talking on their cell phones, out loud, usually loud enough for anyone to hear, in front of dozens of people, everywhere. Sounds like privacy is really an issue for you.
Look, if the government listening to phone calls stops one single act of terrorism from overhearing people talking about an attack, then I don’t care if they listen to me say goodnight to my wife while she’s away on business.
And if you’re going to continue playing the offended idiot, then maybe you shouldn’t talk on the phone so much.