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October 22, 2017

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letter to the editor:

Big business began intruding long ago

There is constant bickering about how terrible the National Security Agency is for taking away our personal freedom.

The rhetoric is that the agency is capturing our phone numbers and tracking who we call. All the NSA is doing is trying to stop some nut job from nuking us.

The NSA captures this data from the storage bins of the phone companies that record them.

Huh. Why do the phone companies record and store them? Oh, right, for personal business purposes, I forgot.

If you think the NSA symphony is being conducted for any reason other than for political posturing, I have a seat on the moon I would like to sell to sell you.

Several years ago, I signed into a Facebook and Twitter account but do not use them. I am being constantly bombarded by these accounts to add friends, etc. so they may further intrude in my personal life.

How do you think these companies make money? They couldn’t possibly be selling our data to businesses could they?

I understand making profits, but isn’t this more intrusive to my personal privacy than NSA trying to protect me? Try looking up some product on your browser and see if you are not deluged for weeks with ads on your browser with similar products.

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