When you see snide quote-tweets of this from the boot-licking think-tank crowd, look at the ratio and remember that even if they're loud, they are in the minority.
Being pro-war is not smart, cool, or sophisticated, and their performative outrage doesn't change that.
RT from Evan Greer (@evan_greer)
Everyone said SOPA/PIPA was "definitely" going to pass.
We stopped it.
Everyone said the FBI would never back down demanding a backdoor to the iPhone.
We made them.
Everyone saying the EARN IT Act will definitely pass?
We will prove you wrong.
RT from Evan Greer (@evan_greer)
This is a bombshell story.
And honestly you couldn't ask for a more crystal clear example why legislation like the EARN IT Act that undermines encryption is a terrible idea.
It's not just a threat to marginalized people's "privacy" it's a threat to safety and security.
RT from Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro)
So, CIA is basically saying "trust us—this is legal, but we aren't going to tell you what we're doing."
And two privacy hawk US Senators are saying, "If CIA were made to reveal what they're doing...we'd all agree, it's not kosher."
Who you gonna believe? https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/us/politics/cia-data-privacy.html
⬇️ Thread: Expert legal analysis on the CIA's backdoor searches of Americans' records. ⬇️
"Nothing will fundamentally change," he said.
The CIA is not your friend.
The CIA is not a friend of the United States.
The CIA is a friend of power, and power alone.
RT from Jameel Jaffer (@JameelJaffer)
Apparently there is a pop-up-window exception to the Fourth Amendment now https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/us/politics/cia-data-privacy.html
RT from Joe Uchill (@JoeUchill)
If you're willing to accept that a government agency isn't abiding by the rule of law, that's not realpolitik. That's a character flaw.
RT from Justin Amash (@justinamash)
Rogue agencies like the NSA, FBI, and CIA are a more serious threat to liberty in America than the enemies they claim to protect us from.
RT from Eva (@evacide)
The first person to roll their eyes and tell me how everyone already knows the CIA is spying on all Americans all the time is welcome to choke on a printed out copy of the "...and yet you participate in society" meme which I will shove down their throat.
You are about to witness an enormous political debate in which the spy agencies and their apologists on TV tell you this is normal and OK and the CIA doesn't know how many Americans are in the database or even how they got there anyway.
But it is not ok.
RT from Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald)
The CIA is a criminal organization. Their interference in US politics is particularly pernicious.
Maybe news outlets should stop hiring all of the people who run this agency to help "analyze" and report the news? Maybe journalists should be skeptical of their planted stories?
RT from Emma-Jo Morris (@EmmaJoNYC)
There was a man named @Snowden who tried to warn us this was going on but he was called a “traitor” and had to flee his country.
I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public.
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