The never ending lack of privacy game has a new chapter, but this post isn’t the end of the story. The NSA spygame is running through the courts. The latest ruling gives the NSA carte blanche by proclaiming the massive metadata collection is not in violation of the law. This is one week after another judge ruled the program was unconstitutional and after a graduate student easily proved metadata can be used to match individuals to obtain their phone and data records.
The excuses for collecting so much data abound, from keeping the world safe from real scum to crowd control of large populations. The revelation that RSA Security was paid $10 million to enable a back door into encrypted content is actually financial peanuts in the massive profits being made from the new Orwellian society. It is well known Google derives most of their $44 billion in revenues (2012) from advertising.