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NSA: Why shouldn’t our government fight back?

Letter by Suzi Loya, Gig Harbor on June 12, 2013 at 12:02 pm with No Comments »
June 12, 2013 1:36 pm

In the Nixon era, I may have been outraged to learn that my government was collecting data from my personal correspondence. However, in the post 9/11 era, with home-grown terrorists threatening deadly violence in movie theaters and on college campuses, I welcome whatever means my government uses to keep me and my family safe.

If my government needs to sift through my Face-time conversations with my granddaughter or monitor my cell phone calls to my husband traveling for business, so be it.

This is no longer a Spy-vs.-Spy universe. Real threats to our safety are using sophisticated computer algorithms to wreak havoc with our sense of complacency. Why wouldn’t our government fight back with their own data collection and analysis?

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