I received an email from BarackObama.com asking me to fill out a one question survey.
The survey question was:
What issue are you most excited to hear about in the State of the Union?
This was my response:
The biggest issue that lost my enthusiasm in the leadership of our president is how much the NSA has been sabotaging the security of the internet.
I understand that the President worries about our safety, and that the NSA is telling him that they are making things safer.
Frankly, I don’t believe that it is making us safer, it’s eroding the clear leadership that the US has taken in moving the world forward technologically, and is threatening jobs by undermining the integrity of US tech companies. It upset me greatly that the President focused mainly on phone record meta, who uses the phone these days?