As internet users, we all use it sometimes as a kind of a sounding board..you know, to let off steam, have a little rant or whatever…myself being an ace culprit!
But latest news is that the USA, in the guise of the National Security Agency (NSA) has been revealed to be using a secret eavesdropping system called Prism, that monitors every email or blog posted on the net. This is from a CIA technician who used to work there, so it’s from the horse’s mouth.
To tell you the truth, this not news to me….I, like many of you out there, have known this for many years. So far, the USA has been revealed to be doing this, but I bet my bottom dollar that other countries are also doing it.
Look, we know we’re all living in different times now, with threats of terrorism just around the corner, and sure, it’s a good thing that maybe something of use, something that may save innocent lives, may be found by using this surveillance, but I think it’s taking the pee….they are using terrorism as an excuse to monitor everything.
Who knows, some of us posting our daily rants or likes/dislikes, on blogs just like this one, may end up in prison one day, just because we made a silly mistake and said something we shouldn’t have.
The internet started as a free and encumbered medium…and it should remain so.
KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT FREE, KEEP IT FREE, I say!