New questions, but few answers about the extent of the NSA's domestic spying program. Today, Britain's Guardian newspaper detailed a program called XKeyscore, that allows even low-level government employees and contractors to access just about anything a user does on the internet. The new revelations come amid a new push in Congress to limit the reach of the NSA. Anderson spoke with Michigan Republican Congressman Jason Amash, who led an effort that nearly succeeded at doing just that.
A concern the public might have is the use of that data. If the government and the media have a common interest and decide they have it out for someone, they can manipulate that data, take it out of context, and use it to make anyone look bad. Start a media frenzy and the next thing we know is everyone is demanding 'off with their head'. Because the public is so easily manipulated. They follow like sheep. It can happen to the common man now. Not just someone famous, or accused of a crime. They may not like something a blogger is doing and decide it's time to take him out. Who's going to stop it once the ball is rolling? This is a fear the common man now has, which he didn't before.
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