If you were paying any attention to the news a couple of years back, you may remember the whole NSA PRISM scandal, involving the infamous Edward Snowden and a few slides of a top secret PowerPoint that categorically explained how the U.S. government has been spying on everyone with reckless abandon for quite some time now.
The entire event was very shocking, but not necessarily unforeseen. While many people, including myself, were vehemently outraged that our privacy had been breached so callously, there were plenty of others who had always known it was going on. Remember that movie with Shia LaBouf, where the government made a massive computer that collected data from all sorts of places and used it to manipulate people? That came out in 2008, five years before PRISM was public knowledge. Luckily, PRISM hasn't become self-aware and plotted the destruction of the world or whatever (...has it?).
Well, let us turn to our fearless leader, President Obama, to see what he had to say about this egregious intrusion of privacy back in 2013, not long after learning that Snowden had totally spilled the beans:
"I think it's important to recognize that you can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We're going to have to make some choices as a society." --Official White House statement
Wait, is that justification I'm hearing?