Re: @FormerKowloonTonger Lest We Forget.
Governments targeting potential threats and enemies for intelligence gathering is one thing. Wolesale indiscriminate collection of data on the citizens of a country by those who govern is completely different. It does NOT enhance security. . . Indeed, there is a strong technical basis for believing that it will significantly degrade it. At the same time it gives those who govern an unprecedented ability to intrude upon and control the lives of a society.
The question, as ever, is, "Who profits?"
And. as ever, remember Miriam Carey.