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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Regarding the current revelations about government “snooping”: Questions are being asked, perhaps late in the game, but better late than never. The NSA and other agencies might have used their powers abusively, perhaps not.

All the while, no questions are posed about the fact of corporate, private-sector abuse of individuals and their data via collection, trading, selling and generally sloppy handling thereof, which is clearly abusive. “Opt out” provisions, buried in corporate “mouse print,” do not mitigate the abusive nature of corporate practices either, notwithstanding the public's seeming willingness to give up valued privacy in pursuit of miniscule rewards offered.

Strikes me that the priorities of complainers, in and out of Congress and elsewhere, too, are seriously out of whack, but that's just what I think.

Alan Schultz

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