By Bill Maher
Back when Edward Snowden first revealed that the NSA was collecting the records of Americans phone calls, the intelligence community said that yes, they do this sometimes, but it was limited and for technical reasons they could only do it with landlines. Your cell phone calls were safe.
You know what’s coming, don’t you?
“In 2011, AT&T began handing over 1.1 billion domestic cellphone calling records a day to the N.S.A…”
The New York Times story goes on to note just how cozy AT&T is with the intelligence community. Essentially, the intelligence community says “We want—“ and AT&T says “—Here you go!” But it’s okay. I’m sure it’s just AT&T. (I’ll be back in a few weeks when news breaks that it wasn’t just AT&T.)
This stuff almost makes me hope Jeb Bush becomes president. Because then liberals will suddenly care about it again.