When I first found out that the National Security Agency (NSA) was tracking my telephone and Internet activity, I must confess, a part of me felt flattered.
Sure, it’s creepy, illegal, and unconstitutional, but on a certain level the idea that a supersecret government agency supposedly responsible for protecting the country from terrorists and other evildoers would bother with creating an electronic dossier on me was, well, flattering. If what I write, say, watch, and read is really that important, then I must really be important too. Right?
Read the rest via Snowden and the Surveillance State The Future of Freedom Foundation.