Back off, Big Brother, you’re a pain

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A woman walks past a building decorated with eyes in Crimean city of Sevastopol

Now you know the surveillance state is really in trouble. They’ve turned to Dick Cheney and Donald Trump as their cheerleading defenders.

In the wake of recent leaks that have revealed to the world the extent of American snooping, from collecting the phone records of its citizens en masse to keeping track of every single click of your mouse you make on the internet, the security establishment has been remarkably lame in its response.

Previous leakers like Pte. Bradley Manning and Julian Assange have been destroyed by their efforts.

Manning, who leaked the classified information on civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq, and who is largely credited for inspiring the Arab Spring uprising in response to corrupt governments, is rotting in a prison cell facing a life sentence.

Julian Assange is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, unable to leave for fear he will be snatched and…

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