Right now the internet is on fire with the news that the NSA, through a project called PRISM, apparently has been tapping into a whole bunch of very large internet services for the better part of a decade.
I just wanted to note that we are going to have to wait a few days to get a clear look at this, because within about 90 minutes of each other, these two posts went up on Techcrunch:
You can read more at the NYTimes, its Editorial Board, Guardian, Washington Post - the last two seem to have been the original source of this information.
Also, this is particularly great: NSA chief, two weeks ago: ‘We’re the only ones not spying on the American people.’
I'd encourage everyone to take the chance to read this essay, written by former Supreme Court Justices Brandeis and Warren about the Right to Privacy.