The Huffington Post reports former FBI counterterrorism agent Tim Clemente revealed to CNN that no digital communication is secure. Basically, Clemente confirmed that every single telephone call made by and among Americans is recorded and stored. Allegedly, this type of spying is not used in regular criminal investigations but is used in investigations involving terrorism or counterintelligence.
Surveillance has been at the top of everyone's mind since cameras were used to help find the Boston bombing suspects. Americans are having a difficult time deciding at what point their privacy is being violated more than their safety is being protected.
This essentially means that all digital communication is recorded and stored by the government, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald suggests. "[T]his revelation, made in passing on CNN, that every single telephone call made by and among Americans is recorded and stored is something which most people undoubtedly do not know, even if the small group of people who focus on surveillance issues believed it to be true," Greenwald wrote.