Posted 07/18/2014 at 3:11 PM
Posted 3 years ago
It is rarely wise to send a nude photograph of yourself to anyone, regardless of the circumstances of your relationship.
Sometimes, lovers do it to be cute or provocative, but obviously, any photo can potentially end up in the wrong hands and embarrass the person who took it.
Now, Edward Snowden, the whistle blowing hero-villain of the intrusively protective NSA, reveals to the world that the government is doing more than just looking for terrorists and listening to our phone calls. They’re also looking at us in the nude.
Snowden states that viewing intercepted nude photos is one of “the fringe benefits of surveillance positions.”
Obviously, these agents are human beings and its hard to imagine a mall security agent who doesn’t cast the occasional extra-glance at the monitor while a beautiful girl is in the dressing room. But this is different.
Although the victims of this privacy invasion will never know that their privacy was in fact invaded, it’s the principle of the matter. The government, which is here to preserve order, facilitate transparency, and maintain the freedoms and equal rights that all Americans are entitled to, should not be gawking at our naked bodies for kicks.