Tonawanda News — In Snowden’s case, I think most Americans aren’t as bothered by NSA spying as extremists might think. It’s my sense most citizens assume if the government was ever really interested in reading their email they would be able to pull it off. But Facebook notifications and Internet dating does not a terrorist plot make, so most of us are probably safe in the assumption just because it can be accessed doesn’t mean it’s ever actually processed.
Maybe we should be paying a little more attention to these things but like too many other issues it seems like the national security-versus-privacy debate is being met with a communal yawn.Eric DuVall is the managing editor of the Tonawanda News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter, @EricRDuVall.