According to the aptly named Intercept, there is too much data gushing into the snoop trough. So looking at everyone’s pubes and philosophies for bad apples is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Like this mixed up metaphor, the sun-setting of recently revealed spy tactics merely sets the stage for new things.
What will the US Congress come up with next? Does it matter now that everyone in the country has been scanned, photographed, fingerprinted, psychoanalyzed and programmed to worry that everything they do and think is being observed? Perhaps it is the individual who is a needle, smothered in a haystack of technological power and control.