Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong for Russia. The U.S. has put out an arrest warrant for him for espionage. This has ramped up the stakes for the government. We are now finding out that information about how we use computers, and cellphones are being collected, and stored for future reference.
All this data is supposed to be sifted through to find patterns of “terrorist” activity. There has to be more to this story than that. Secret info can be put into any postal service mailbox, and nobody will see it but the recipient. That is a fact that can’t be disputed. We are being asked to give up privacy in order to feel safe.
Terrorist activity occurs mostly in the middle east, and Africa. We are all under suspicion until proven innocent; the way things look now. Mr. Snowden has unleashed a new chapter in the history of modern society and one’s right to privacy when communicating with others.
There was a saying during WWII “loose lips sink ships.” I hope this man’s words won’t sink our ship. The world is watching us, and vice versa. That’s the way the game is played.