Footnote re "total surveillance"
- NSA surveillance sucks, but the real problem is total surveillance in multiple "oceans" worldwide. NSA is but one shark in one ocean, albeit the largest waters.
- In the U.S. quadrant of its ocean, Five Eyes (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.K., and the US HQ) there are 16 other agencies besides the NSA. They include, for example, the Drug Enforcement Administration, spying revelations about which went unnoticed during the Snowden reportage. Here they are:
- DEA Special Ops: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-dea-sod-idUSBRE97409R20130805
- DEA Special Ops: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-dea-sod-nsa-idUSBRE9740AI20130805
- DEA phone-tapping eclipses NSA: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/02/us/drug-agents-use-vast-phone-trove-eclipsing-nsas.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
- And don't forget all the private contractors spying in the U.S., not just those 16.
- Nor shall ye forget other oceans, such as Nigeria's "NSA capability" courtesy of Israeli technology: