Quite the ruckus has been made over the last few days regarding our privacy or, better put, lack thereof. Just about every major tech company, including Google and Facebook, has released statements denying involvement with a secret government surveillance program called PRISM after a report by the Washington Post claimed otherwise. Though the Post has retracted some of its bold statements since the release of its report, the damage may have already been done, perception-wise. Verizon and countless other phone service providers have already been getting tapped for user data by the NSA for a long time; now conspiracy theorists have lit a new flame that should burn well into the next conspiracy that breaks.
From government surveillance units poorly disguised as Verizon vans to Obama himself inquiring about Verizon’s “share everything plan,” some of the responses on the internet have been, well, downright hilarious!
“Can you hear me now?” – Verizon customers”Yep.” – The U.S. government
— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) June 6, 2013
Good point, Captain Picard…