Angry Birds Snooping Makes Me Angry

Yet again, our civil liberties are chipped away, bit by bit, by the government. And yet again, most Americans remain silent or indifferent about its occurrence. Even those media outlets who highlighted the story have quickly dropped the subject and moved on to more “pop culture” topics that glean more attention.

Where is the public uproar? Where is the mass dissention? Each time we lose even one of our civil liberties, it’s one step closer to a central government tyranny. Just because it is being done piecemeal doesn’t make it any more right than if it’s done all at once.

The last story of the NSA snooping is what had caught my attention. It seems as if the NSA can now take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps like Angry Birds. Because these Apps can transmit users' private information such as phone model, screen size, age, gender, location and possibly sexual orientation, the NSA has obtained a wealth of free and easily obtainable information.

Let us all not forget the Fourth Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

What is ironic is that the Fourth Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. These are the rights given to us by the Constitution and fought for by our forefathers. Are we to sit back now and forget the Constitution, The Bills of Rights and all that that makes America great? Are we just supposed to bow down to our supreme congressional leaders and let them rule without the will of the people? If we do, the country HAS become essentially transformed.