Friday, June 07, 2013

We know who you called last summer.

Together, the unfolding revelations opened a window into the growth of government surveillance that began under the Bush administration after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and has clearly been embraced and even expanded under the Obama administration.
U.S. Confirms That It Gathers Online Data Overseas
New York Times
June 6, 2013
The image refers to the phone record collection program. The Times article is about that the revelation of the collection of data on foreigners overseas from internet service companies, though their quote captures one of the more disappointing things about both programs. While Bush may have started a number of 1984-ish surveillance programs, Obama continued and expanded them.