NSA metadata surveillance aspects of the Patriot Act expire Jun 1.
In a great article by Andrew McCarthy, we’re reminded of what nobody seems to acknowledge…NSA metadata phone call collection has no names or addresses.
Just numbers, called by other numbers. A court must allow further detail.
Metadata gathering is just dot-connecting. Readily accessible phone books have more information about you than the metadata being collected and analyzed.
Those agonizing over privacy issues forget that…conveniently, it seems…so the privacy-police are winning, and it appears metadata gathering will expire.
But rejoicing will only last until the next terror attack on American soil.
Then, those who complain over failure to ‘connect-the-dots’ must understand…
…their efforts eliminated the dots.
Sadly, average Americans…who don’t have the high-security afforded those who bandy about our protective layers so cavalierly…will pay the price.