I don’t know why anyone is surprised; this is the same thing that we were talking about with the Patriot Act. I don’t like it, but what can I do about it? More and more it seems like the government doesn’t care about normal people. Someone wants to spy on people, calling it “national security,” they’re allowed to. Rich people don’t want to sacrifice anything, so the economy hurts everyone else. Nothing we can do about it, especially me, since I’m not a citizen. No one cares about me.
I have a Facebook, but I never put stuff on it because I know Facebook is going to be looking at it. People who think the stuff they put on Facebook will be private are just deluding themselves. But I don’t know how I feel about PRISM and this Snowden guy. No one wants the government to be doing it, but if you were here on 9/11, then you know this stuff is complicated. I don’t know that this will stop terrorists, but it’s hard to say it wouldn’t be worth it if it did.
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I feel like I should be angrier than I am. Everyone is talking about the information being abused, but I don’t really know how that will happen. It’s like, if you don’t have anything to hide, what do you care? The government doesn’t care if you’re cheating on your wife or watching porn. For a while I was going to take my Facebook down, but then I was like, “nah.”
Well, I’m too old for Facebook, but my wife wants one to spy on our daughter. But I don’t want to know what my daughter is getting up to. She’s in college, so she’s drinking. I drank when I was that age. A lot. All I use my computer for is reading the paper, checking the weather, and maybe sending a couple of emails a week. So I don’t think I’m especially on the government’s radar. This isn’t anything compared to Guantanamo, where people are locked up. I know that doesn’t make it right, but it’s the government—what are you expecting?