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Everything You Wanted to Know about Spying, But Were Afraid to Ask

Posted By Washingtons Blog On July 9, 2013 @ 1:30 am In Think Tank,War/Defense | Comments Disabled

Spying: The Big Picture

If you’ve been too busy to keep up with the spying scandal, here’s an overview:


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[1] virtually everything we do : http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/since-president-obama-is-asking-us-to-trade-some-of-our-privacy-with-respect-to-our-phone-calls-and-our-use-of-the-internet-for-greater-protection-against-terrorism-at-the-very-least-we-need-to-know.html

[2] The government’s mass spying doesn’t keep us safe : http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/the-governments-mass-spying-is-an-affront-to-democratic-values-lets-also-not-pretend-its-an-effective-and-efficient-way-of-keeping-us-safe.html

[3] NSA spying did not prevent a terror attack on Wall Street: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/no-nsa-spying-did-not-prevent-a-terror-attack-on-wall-street.html

[4] no meaningful oversight: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/top-experts-have-warned-for-50-years-that-mass-surveillance-would-lead-to-tyranny-in-america.html

[5] keep everyone safe without violating the Constitution: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/we-have-the-technological-ability-to-keep-americans-safe-without-spying-on-everyone.html

[6] revealing NSA spying programs does not harm national security: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/top-counter-terrorism-czar-revealing-nsa-spying-program-doesnt-harm-national-security.html

[7] no “legal” way to get the information out: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/why-didnt-snowden-go-through-proper-channels-to-blow-the-whistle.html

[8] “we hack everyone everywhere”: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/high-level-american-intelligence-source-we-hack-everyone-everywhere-we-like-to-make-a-distinction-between-us-and-the-others-but-we-are-in-almost-every-country-in-the-world.html

[9] make a lot of money: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/mass-spying-being-used-to-make-some-people-rich.html

[10] before 9/11: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/08/u-s-government-planned-indefinite-detention-of-citizens-long-before-911.html

[11] stemmed from an emergency program only meant to be activated in the case of a nuclear war : http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/is-this-the-real-reason-for-the-government-spying-on-americans.html

[12] to destroy anonymity: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/02/google-moves-to-destroy-online-anonymity-unintentionally-helping-authoritarian-governments.html

[13] creates an easy mark for hackers: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/another-problem-with-mass-spying-hackers-might-steal-centralized-data.html

[14] doesn’t believe the NSA: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/the-public-doesnt-believe-the-nsa-knows-whats-really-going-on-with-mass-spying.html

[15] frame you if someone in government happens to take a dislike to you: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/top-spying-experts-even-good-people-should-oppose-spying-because-if-someone-in-government-takes-a-dislike-to-you-the-surveillance-can-be-used-to-frame-you.html

[16] the NSA is spying on – and blackmailing – top government officials and military officers: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/nsa-whistleblower-nsa-spying-on-and-blackmailing-high-level-government-officials-and-military-officers.html

[17] see this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/nsa-whistleblower-nsa-spyed-on-to-gain-leverage-general-petraeus-and-other-generals-supreme-court-justice-alito-and-all-of-the-other-supreme-court-justices-and-the-white-house-s.html

[18] always focused on crushing dissent … not on keeping us safe: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/07/government-spying-has-always-focused-on-crushing-dissent-not-on-keeping-us-safe.html

[19] most secretive: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/06/20/194513/obamas-crackdown-views-leaks-as.html

[20] ever: http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2013/03/11/citing-security-censor-more-public-records/6JZjnMHyHyO1hfG30x6QiO/story.html

[21] background: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/14/obama-transparency-podesta-sunshine-week

[22] the most transparent administration ever: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283335-obama-this-is-the-most-transparent-administration-in-history

[23] worse than Nixon: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/top-constitutional-experts-obama-is-worse-than-nixon.html

[24] Stasi East Germans: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/americans-the-most-spied-on-people-in-world-history.html

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