June 6, 2013
A huge Guardian scoop Wednesday evening revealed confirmation of an indiscriminate phone records collection program, encompassing the calls of every Verizon customer on a daily basis — that's millions of Americans' phone data. And unsurprisingly, Twitter blew up with commentary just after the story broke. But not with outrage, with a jaded reaction that indicates the scoop basically confirms what a lot of people have suspected anyway.
I'm kind of shocked at this point to find people are surprised by the NSA/Verizon story.— Quinn Norton (@quinnnorton) June 6, 2013
@monaeltahawy This has been going on since "Patriot Act" and most Americans are oblivious & frankly some are ok w/it. This is what fear does— Julian Gallo (@JulianGallo66) June 5, 2013
Also disappointing as a customer to learn @vzwnews is complying with that NSA order (but not remotely surprising).— Mike Madden (@mikemadden) June 6, 2013
People. What do you think the NSA does? This is what it does. You can not like it but you shouldn't be surprised.— Patrick Iber (@PatrickIber) June 6, 2013
@morningmoneyben shocking? Not at all.Not sure why anyone is surprised NSA does this.— Ben Hargrove (@BenHargroveNY) June 6, 2013
Oh look, NSA totally abused its power and VZ totally cooperated. Sooo did not see that coming. guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun…— haroldfeld (@haroldfeld) June 6, 2013
Read more at The Atlantic Wire.
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June 6, 2013