Saturday, June 29, 2013
As reported at AC this week, the NSA domestic spying scandal is significant for two facts: 1. There are now no secure electronic or digital communications, and 2. Unlike the CIA and FBI, there is no oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. Which, as AC reminds readers, is what U.S. Senator Frank Church warned about in the 1976 Congressional hearings. As AC observes, this is already a functioning system, with some eight million Americans listed as suspect for such activities as opposing war or protesting austerity.