All is well, comrades

The NSA says that Congressmen are just as unsurveilled as any other American:

NSA’s authorities to collect signals intelligence data include procedures that protect the privacy of U.S. persons. Such protections are built into and cut across the entire process. Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all U.S. persons

Comforting, yes? It’s nice when left and right can agree. Meanwhile, the author of the Looming Tower asks other disturbing questions about NSA surveillance and government competence. Our POV: if 4 of the 9-11 hijackers were in the US on expired visas, and even NPR notes that half of vias holders overstay their legal welcome, wazzup with collecting massive data on every American when there are so many people left to do illegal things on a daily basis?

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