Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, May 8, 2015

NSA Mass Metadata Collection Ruled Illegal


The past week has reassured me that, even though the moral arc of the universe is long, it inevitably bends toward justice. First, the Baltimore cops who killed Freddie Gray were charged for their brutality, and now, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA’s mass metadata collection is illegal. It took one whistleblower being run out of the country to get this far, but we’re one step closer toward potentially rolling back mass surveillance.

Speaking of Edward Snowden, if you didn’t catch his interview with John Oliver, the infamously epic “dick pic” and “hot pocket” interview is below: