Zeros, Ones, and Hypocrisy

by Heather Mac Donald

This “spying” business is exactly what many conservatives defended under the Bush administration. Are they now going to turn civil libertarian when a Democrat engages the same powers? At least Obama has gone to the FISA court, as the law requires, which Bush claimed the right to ignore.

The mass collection of computer data, without more information, does not violate my privacy — I am just zeros and ones to a computer, if it had any awareness in the first place.

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