Four days ago, I wrote What the Spooks Know, hypothesizing that the NSA has been listening to more or less everything and then doing data mining. Two follow-ups are in order. First, I was right. That is, if the New York Times is to be trusted. On the other hand, in my piece I reported about the student who got visited by the Feds for having taken the Little Red Book out of the library. That reporting relied on professional journalists (albeit somewhat less august than the Times), and it it was 100% bogus. So, first: yes, they are watching you. Second: don’t believe everything you read, here or in the press.


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