Nov 192015
 November 19, 2015  Surveillance

Cory Doctorow writes:

CIA Director John Brennan wants you to think the Paris attacks were Snowden’s fault — the “hand wringing” over mass surveillance has ended his agency’s ability to “thwart” terrorists attacks “before they’re carried out.” There’s only one problem with that: there’s no evidence that the US’s mass surveillance programs have ever prevented a major terrorist attack.

An internal, unclassified DHS document confirms this: “terror arrests between January 2014 and September 2015 linked to ISIS were largely of people trying to travel abroad, provide material support, or plan attacks that were essentially imaginary.”

Read more on BoingBoing.

via Joe Cadillic, who also submitted a link to Fox Contributor On Mosque Surveillance: “Let’s Stop Worrying About People’s Rights” because “We broke so many, so many plots by eavesdropping on these radical Mosques.” Uh huh.

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