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Centralization: who watches the watchers?

Centralization: who watches the watchers?
September 29, 2013, 03:51:14 PM
(WASHINGTON) -- The shadowy National Security Agency has revealed that a small number of the agency’s employees used their vast international surveillance powers -- meant to track potential terrorists and protect the American homeland -- to check up on their crushes or significant others.

In nearly a dozen incidents over the last decade, NSA employees broke NSA rules to enter phone numbers or email addresses associated with their romantic interests, in one case an ex, into vast databases to see to whom they were talking, according to the agency’s Inspector General.


If we're all equal, how can it be that some deserve our utmost trust yet others need to be closely watched?
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Centralization: who watches the watchers?
September 30, 2013, 12:41:24 AM
Power corrupts, etc.

There is still this mass mindset in the US that anyone who holds power is automatically trustworthy. I never understood why people hold the idea, except that it is comfortable to think so.

Re: Centralization: who watches the watchers?
September 30, 2013, 06:23:41 PM
The corrupt seek power. Pencil Dick inadequates seek anonymous positions of shared responsibility to game what they can.