Have you noticed that they kill people based on meta data? Not in the US and Europe. But people far away. With drones, the targets selected from among other things: meta data from telecommunications.
So… what phone calls did you make yesterday? Last week?
They can. They do. Maybe not where you live. But it is only a matter of time.
But you have nothing to hide — and for that reason nothing to fear, right? (Really? Nothing?)
First of all, it may be up to a machine to decide on that. Without involvement of human reason. Doesn’t your communication patterns appear to be a little… odd?
Frankly, everyones communication patterns look odd — if you look into them in detail and add this with information from other social charts. You almost certainly are only a few common friends away from some seriously bad people. (Phone books are gold mines for people who draw lines between the dots.)
And there are plenty of laws around to make something stick to you. You don’t have to be guilty. But legal trouble can incapacitate you for years and drain all your money away. (The wars on terrorism, drugs and “piracy” can be very useful for the government, in this regard.)
In the US, apparently the Obama administration use the IRS to make life hell for anti-Obama activists. (Link») Captivating.
But it dosen’t have to be party political. You can become an Enemy of the State just by telling the people what their governments and officials really are up to. (Manning, Assange, Snowden, Brown & Co.)
This perverted system is already connected to the killing machines. I sure hope all our leaders are wise, honest and fair people. Always.