They aren’t trying to hide it anymore:
A top intelligence official says it is time people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.
Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, a deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people’s private communications and financial information.
Kerr’s comments come as Congress is taking a second look at the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act.
Lawmakers hastily changed the 1978 law last summer to allow the government to eavesdrop inside the United States without court permission, so long as one end of the conversation was reasonably believed to be located outside the U.S.
Of course, noting that this is antithetical to the concepts that used to be the backbone of conservatism will merely open me to catcalls stating I do not appreciate that this is the most epicest struggle in the history of the world EVAH and that serious people know that sacrifices have to be made to keep us all safe from the threat posed by Obama. Oops- I must have been channeling ‘conservative’ stalwart and real Republican (it is true- ask the folks at the NRO) Mitt Romney- I meant Osama.