Friday, June 07, 2013

Big Brother is Watching

1984, the novel by George Orwell, was published in 1949, but it describes in many ways the government surveillance of American citizens under President Obama.  If you haven't heard of the widely reported program to look into virtually all communications in the United States, then do yourself a favor and Google the word Prism.  It's a secret government program to mine data from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Skype, Facebook, and a host of other servers and internet providers.  As Instapundit links, and explains.
President Obama is now caught in a trap of his own making. By downplaying the threat and trying to create an atmosphere of peace and normality in the country, he has delegitimated the measures he believes that our safety requires. Having tried and failed to keep these secrets dark and hidden, he must now try to explain what many Americans will find inexplicable. If the terrorists are really on the run, and we can finally go back to a 9/10 state of mind, why are you assembling and wielding the most powerful and intrusive systems of surveillance ever conceived?
Our President is spying on us.  If your computer has a microphone and a camera, it's probably sending a signal about what is going on in your house to the NSA? The government is spying on you today, with the full approval of the President of the United States.


Old NFO said...

Been 'available' for a long time, just NOT been actually collected on Americans inside the USA... sigh

Termite said...

And it didn't start under BHO, it started under the Shrub.

Actually, before him, back in '96.

Burn phone. The only true private phone.