Germany using NSA tools. Does it matter?


#1

Saw this today:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/20/4541738/surveillance-documents-reveal-tight-partnership-between-nsa-and

1st comment at TheVerge.com is basically, why isn't anyone bothered.

Does it matter?


#2

It's on the front pages for a few weeks now here in Germany. Merkel and her cohorts are using some sort of salami tactic to delay public outrage and confirm/comment/admit only on those facts that the media are digging (or Snowden leaking) out and can no longer hidden. Big federal election is coming in a few month and Merkel is probably trying to stall this scandal until then.

Survey shows that more than 70% of the german public is quite miffed about the spying and especially about Merkels way of handling the situation. Problem is that of those 70% only less than 25% say that this issue will influence their voting decision.


#3

It's amazing. Why don't people care?


#4