First, They Came For the Porn-Watching Radicals…

…and I said, “Really. I have no idea how that wound up in my browser cache.”

For anyone who doesn’t think our intelligence agencies won’t use the information they receive to blackmail people, think again (boldface mine):

The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target’s credibility, reputation and authority….

None of the six individuals targeted by the NSA is accused in the document of being involved in terror plots. The agency believes they all currently reside outside the United States. It identifies one of them, however, as a “U.S. person,” which means he is either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. A U.S. person is entitled to greater legal protections against NSA surveillance than foreigners are.

But I’m sure this will never be used to quash domestic dissent. Of course, you don’t even have to have the goods when you get right down to it:

FREEDOM!

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2 Responses to First, They Came For the Porn-Watching Radicals…

  1. Horace Boothroyd III says:

    Marcy Wheeler, huh?

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