The big brother is watching. This silly old joke is no longer just a joke; it’s a stark reality. Maybe it was never meant to be a joke but no use pondering over that now. Not with the world’s self acclaimed big brother (a.k.a USA) spying over each and every country, city, state, etc. etc that it’s able to get its hands on. Even the residents of the country were not spared. The modern day Robin Hood, Edward Snowden, took from the government of USA for the citizens of the world what rightfully belonged to them. Or perhaps others would see Snowden as the modern day Magneto who is disillusioned by the world’s fate and wants it to trek his own way and therefore has started to gather an army. Whatever be Snowden’s reasons, his genuinely surprising and impulsive actions have caused NSA much trouble. NSA is already facing the wrath of the people and has already got 19 lawsuits filed against it. The lawsuits for the organizations were filed by EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), an organization which plants seeds of hopes in every individual by promising them a safer, private and surveillance-free digital zone; provided we support them which is understandable. In EFF’s own words – “EFF just filed First Unitarian Church v. NSA, a vigorous new lawsuit opposing the illegal mass surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. We’re representing a broad group of organizations—political associations, churches, and groups of ordinary people—to draw much needed attention to the civil liberties violations caused by the unprecedented collection and searching of telephone records. We’re suing to put an end to the NSA’s spying and to restore freedom and security for everyone”.
So hopefully now we can hope for “Bye bye Violation of privacy” and dream of a more trusting environment.
All the somber and serious mood aside, the NSA scenario has led to the birth of another genre of memes and jokes dedicated to the NSA Surveillance fiasco which are all too hilarious and freakishly accurate. Let’s check out some of those.
And, check out how ‘Obama is Everywhere Reading Your emails’.
True Obama might not really be peeking over your shoulder, that’s a humorous way of stretching a metaphor, but he (at least his subordinates) are out their reading and surveying everything you do digitally. This makes me miss the old digital-free life.