Privacy czar to probe Canadian impact of U.S. data program

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Privacy czar to probe Canadian impact of U.S. data program - The federal privacy watchdog says she will look into any implications for Canada posed by possible U.S. government snooping on a wide scale. Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Canada's spy watchdog has been aware of data surveillance for years. [CBC Canadian Headlines]

Doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy to know that the world governments are so concerned for your safety that they watch you every moment of every day?

Remember, according to them, only those who associate with terrorists have to worry; if you haven't done anything, then the government would never use the extremely detailed information that they gather about your location, your friends, your spending habits, the places you frequent, the books you read, the music you listen to, or any of the additional terabytes of data that they collect on you.

Of course, they only collect metadata, and not your actual conversations. And, we know that "metadata" cant be used to expose anything important. Don't we?

Trust us; we know best. We won't misuse the information they tell us.

Call me a cynic, but somehow I don't really believe them.