5 votes

How to Tell When the NSA is Lying to You

Imagine you are running a spy agency, and you are trying to watch a specific person. The crucial element of spying is to be sure that your subject does not know you are spying on them. Once your cover is blown, any information that the subject might divulge is probably useless, or even intentionally misleading. Your cover is essential to getting useful information.

Now, imagine that you are the NSA, and your mission is to spy on everyone on the planet. Then, you are asked to stand before Congress (and the entire world) and testify to the nature of your program.

They ask you, "Are you spying on Americans?"

Read on:


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

They are talking?

... or typing, writing or any other form of communication?


anything they release to the public.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.


Also author of Stick it to the Man!