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On Surveillance and Snowdens

This has been quite the weekend for revelations about the state of government surveillance in this day and age. The suspicions of a lot of paranoid people were validated as we learned that the U.S. government is indeed collecting a vast amount of communications metadata and cloud data from citizens and non-citizens alike. For those of us who aren’t exactly thrilled about this series of events, it’s just another step down the path that we have trod since 9/11. But given the vastness of the news uncovered this week, it’s time to have an honest talk about what is and isn’t possible about the state of government surveillance these days.

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