Take a deep breath

I take second to no one (excluding loons like Alex Jones) in my skepticism about the expansive state apparatus in the United States. Still, the story out this morning of the NSA collection of Verizon phone records doesn’t rise to the level of outrage I’m seeing. Which two numbers were connected and for how long isn’t particularly personal or private. A former prosecutor explains why here.

Not long ago, related to the Boston bombing investigation, there were indications that the actual content of phone conversations is preserved and searchable. That’s something to be concerned about.

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