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Critical US mass spying program scrutiny lost amid partisan nonsense


I guess we can wait a few more weeks before pasting this fig leaf back on.

No one seems to care and the junk has been waving in the breeze for a while now. They don't even try to argue it being constitutional anymore, just "we need it for safety" and think that will get it by.

Given the careless handling and how misuse of this capability to go after political rivals has been actually done, forget hypotheticals, it is a serious breach of the public trust that long term cannot be ignored.

Was it foolish to think that getting all this stuff out in the open would lead to it being dealt with and curtailed? There are very few lawmakers who care about this, and that should scare we the people.

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