Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Majority of Americans Believe NSA Phone Tracking Is Acceptable


America, land of the free? Yeah, right. Even American citizens don't believe in it anymore.

According to a new Pew poll, 56 percent of Americans believe that the "NSA getting secret court orders to track calls of millions of Americans to investigate terrorism" is acceptable. Only 41 percent of respondents said that the wholesale tracking of American's communications, an act fairly unprecedented the world over, is unacceptable. Eagles wept.

There's a little bit of hope in the report. Asked if the government should be allowed to monitor everyone's email to prevent possible terrorism, just 45 percent said yes during the poll period of June 7-9. That's the same percentage as agreed in July 2002. But dissenters went up to 52 percent in 2013, as opposed to 47 percent in 2002. At least a few more people are against giving up privacy, right?

For the rest of the story: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/majority-of-americans-believe-nsa-phone-tracking-is-acceptable

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