Whistleblowers the last ten years have highlighted repeatedly how the phone companies are helping the government spy on its own citizens by dumping all Internet data directly into the laps of government
(pdf), who is busily building a massive supercomputer warehouse in Utah
to dig through it all. The general public's response to this has been slack-jawed apathy, and recently one of the last real chances to challenge our domestic spying programs went up in legal flames
Under current law, the government is not supposed to spy on citizens without a court order, but we've seen time and time again that the government and intelligence community have almost total disdain for the laws they're supposed to follow on this front (citizens of course are supposed to sheepishly obey every dumb copyright
or other law corporations demand the government support).
NSA whistleblowers continue to leak new information
on the government's post 9-11 unaccountable surveillance state, discussed in a new video documentary recently posted over at the NY Times
. It specifically focuses on whistleblower William Binney, who worked as a mathematician and code breaker at the NSA. Binney is providing even more detail on what the NSA code-named "Stellar Wind" -- the creation of the largest and most sophisticated domestic surveillance apparatus ever built.
Of course if you're not doing anything wrong, you have absolutely no reason to fear a government surveillance system that whistleblowers claim has gone completely out of control, right?