The NSA Thinks Consumers Are “Zombies” For Buying Easy To Spy On Smartphones

/ 5 years ago


Revelations that the NSA harvests the data of hundreds of millions of people, without their permission or a valid legal warrant, have sickened many. Its been around 3 to 4 months since we saw the first leaks and since then the leaks have just kept piling up, every day new revelations show just how widespread and extensive the surveillance operations really are. The latest revelation from Der Spiegel doesn’t actually reveal anything about surveillance, but it reveals what the NSA thinks of the people it spies on.

Der Spiegel reports that an internal NSA presentation makes several references to George Orwell’s 1984 and quite proudly compares what the NSA has achieved with the book. The presentation congratulates Steve Jobs for being a “Big Brother” character by putting “surveillance devices” in the hands of so many. These “surveillance devices” are of course smartphones. The NSA goes as far to say that it believes smartphone buyers can be compared to zombies and that it is happy about the new smartphone culture because it makes surveillance so much easier and more fruitful for them – they can follow you everywhere and track everything you do if you are an avid smartphone user who keeps your smartphone with you at all times.

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4 Responses to “The NSA Thinks Consumers Are “Zombies” For Buying Easy To Spy On Smartphones”
  1. Zeed says:

    and they are right… Smartphone is like proper personal tracker evenj got apps to do that 😀

  2. Wayne says:

    It’s a good & a bad thing. Bad, because most of us aren’t criminals & don’t deserve to be spied upon. Good, look how many criminal cases have been solved just by cellphone records.


    It is shocking that some many people are so blahzay about this, whether or not you are doing something wrong is not the point, the mere fact they they are collecting billions of terabytes of data for hundreds of millions of people of innocent people should be enough to have all the leaders of the world who have been affected by this scandal hold the american government accountable, because spying on apparent allies and their leaders is proof that they only care for themselves. The NSA CIA FBI and all the other alphabet agencies are overstepping their mark. They see everyone as a target for their intelligence gathering infringing on constitutional rights of people all around the world.

    We all deserve to be zombies if we can not force our governments to take a stand and make the USA accountable for its actions in the past 50 years.

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