Our fellow citizens, it appears that spies like us – they really like us! But lest we get puffed up with pride, it appears that spies like almost everyone these days. In recent months, countless revelations surrounding the extensive intelligence gathering work of the National Security Agency have swirled about. Accessing email messages, phone records, online data, and direct wiretaps, the NSA has compiled mountains of data on persons of interest, including many who pose no discernible threat to the physical security of the United States. Among the allegations: Words with friends: We’ve shared some tense words with world leaders in recent weeks, including our friends and allies, ever since it’s come out that we’ve been spying on more than thirty of them. Though her official calls happen on a hyper-encrypted Bundesrepublik phone, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cellphone was…

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