America has had a diminishing privacy problem that first started under Bush, got worse under Obama, and continues today under Trump, who himself has had issues with his privacy being intruded on.
On Wednesday, FBI director James Comey made an appearance at a cybersecurity conference at Boston College and made some disturbing remarks about American’s expectations of privacy.
“There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America; there is no place outside of judicial reach” – FBI Director James Comey
In the video posted by CNN, Comey states that “even our memories are not absolutely private anymore” A chilling statement made by the head of the FBI.
Even our communications with our spouses, with our clergy members, with our attorneys are not absolutely private in America’
The Daily Mail reports:
Comey’s remarks came over 24 hours after the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks unveiled a trove of documents that purport to shed light on sophisticated information-gathering techniques used by the CIA.
Among the most shocking revelations were the fact that the US spy agency is capable of hacking into smartphone apps and television sets for the purpose of eavesdropping on unsuspecting users.
The former head of the CIA, General Michael Hayden, told CBS’ Late Show on Tuesday that the agency does not spy on Americans.
In 2013, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden gave journalists thousands of classified documents that revealed numerous global surveillance programs.