The vast majority of my generation was probably too young to remember the Patriot Act even being signed into existence. Hailed as a necessary evil in the so-called “war on terror,” this piece of legislation made sweeping attacks on the privacy of the people it was supposedly meant to protect. Rather than repeal the Orwellian hallmarks of the Bush administration, Obama expanded them.
Every time some new attack on our privacy is proposed, I find myself hoping that this, this, will be the line.
So far I’ve been hoping in vain. Continue reading