Cozy up to Snuggly the Security BEAR

United States of Surveillance from MarkFiore on Vimeo.

The NSA surveillance program that harvests everyone’s data can be very useful in building a terrorist profile.  Thanks to data-mining, the authorities could be tipped off to an individual who makes telephone calls to a Muslim from Somalia.  This person also regularly makes and receives phone calls from a convicted felon in the United States and is in Facebook communication with a Pakistani known to be interested in aviation.  The subject also attended school with a close relative of a well-known Saudi arms dealer and has recently made purchases of fertilizer within the United States.  Clearly, the metadata indicates this person warrants further investigation.

This person is me.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my suspicious metadata, I imagine.  I’ll release more as the days progress, and I won’t even make you go to Hong Kong and look for a guy with a Rubik’s Cube.  I have had run-ins with the authorities and have even received official notice of being a “scofflaw.”  (True, though sadly, I seem to have lost the written evidence of being deemed an official scofflaw.)

This NSA surveillance story is amazing, and is thankfully shining a bright light on abuses and overreach within the government.  Kind of funny that my earlier prediction turned out so completely wrong, thanks to Edward Snowden.  Clearly, Snuggly has enough material for a year’s worth of cartoons.

Let Snuggly the Security Bear and I know what you think, and be sure to comment and share the cartoon.

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