The Top 5 Claims That Defenders of the NSA Have to Stop Making to Remain Credible

The Electronic Frontier Foundation:

1. The NSA has Stopped 54 Terrorist Attacks with Mass Spying
2. Just collecting call detail records isn’t a big deal.
3. There Have Been No Abuses of Power
4. Invading Privacy is Okay Because It’s Done to Prevent Terrorist Attacks
5. There’s Plenty of Oversight From Congress, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and Agency Watchdogs

Well worth reading.  For example, on point 2, former director of the NSA and CIA Michael Hayden recently admitted: “We kill people based on metadata.”