My response to the NSA.
The following are the facts:
You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
The reports leave readers with the impression that NSA is sifting through as much as 75% of the United States' online communications, which is simply not true.
Great! It's far from the only problem, but it's a start. So what percentage of the United States' online communications DO you 'sift through'?
In its foreign intelligence mission, and using all of its authorities, NSA "touches" about 1.6%, and analysts only look at .00004% of the world's internet traffic.
Riiiight, so that's not an answer to the same question, and I think you know that, don't you? Were you my child, I'd accuse you of being deliberately deceitful.
As a representative of such an important office, I assume you expect to be held to a higher standard than a pre-teen?
Legal babble saying basically 'it's okay to do what we are legally, and we only have to tell people when we decide it's okay, which I'm sure you're aware is never, right?
You didn't actually say that, did you? That'd be honest, I must have failed at cut and pasting, let's skip to the end.
The collection under FISA section 702 is the most signifigant tool in the NSA collection arsenal for detection, identification, and disruption of terrorist threats to the US around the world.
That's really funny, you start off by being deceptive and expect us to believe you now? Because we've never been lied to by representatives of our government about the effectiveness of your crazy programs.
And these 'terrorists', they're not my fault, they're not the fault of my parents or children or anybody I know, because we don't blow things up in other countries and keep making more of them.
How about you guys all go to some island somewhere, and you can fight the terrorists from there, and you can stop stealing our resources to do it and using us as human shields, k?