'In digital era, privacy must be a priority.'

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<blockquote>'In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?'

- Al Gore, 2013</blockquote>

Context Glenn Greenwald Twitter

<blockquote>How Can the Spy Program Ever be Challenged? June 13, 2013

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On Prism, partisanship and propaganda, 14 June 2013

'Gore has long had qualms about the expansion of the surveillance state in the digital age. He made those concerns public this year in his latest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Social Change, in which he warned: "Surveillance technologies now available – including the monitoring of virtually all digital information – have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in place."

Within hours of the Guardian's first story about the NSA, the former vice-president tweeted: "In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?

He said on Friday: "Some of us thought that it was probably going on, but what we have learned since then makes it a cause for deep concern."'

- ..NSA's secret surveillance program.. 14 June 2013

'This is the undisputed domain of General Keith Alexander, a man few even in Washington would likely recognize. Never before has anyone in America’s intelligence sphere come close to his degree of power, the number of people under his command, the expanse of his rule, the length of his reign, or the depth of his secrecy. A four-star Army general, his authority extends across three domains: He is director of the world’s largest intelligence service, the National Security Agency; chief of the Central Security Service; and commander of the US Cyber Command. As such, he has his own secret military, presiding over the Navy’s 10th Fleet, the 24th Air Force, and the Second Army.'

- The Secret War, 12 june, 2013

Sens. Wyden & Udall: We Have Seen No Evidence NSA Surveillance Has Prevented ‘Dozens Of Terrorist Events’ 13 june, 2013</blockquote>