Stop With The Over-Dramatic Titles
Disclaimer: I'm not a 'hater' or trying to be a troll, in fact it's the contrary. I love The Verge, it's become one of my daily reads, and I want to help you guys not turn into blogs like IGN. Please take my advice.
That's huge news. What the hell. Am I going to be living under constant surveillance? Is the government going to invade my home and install cameras all over my house so that they can constantly monitor 24/7? Is there going to be a Big Brother now? Oh, no. Oh no....! click
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The US Senate has voted to approve the FAA Sunsets Extension Act of 2012, which will authorize warrantless surveillance of Americans for counter-terrorism purposes for another five years.
So what does that mean? It means that the government do not have the jurisdiction to monitor you, through this bill, without suspicion that you may be a terrorist or commencing in terrorist acts. No they do not need a warrant - but an officer can pull you over while driving without a warrant. He needs a reason. The same logic applies here.
I'm in no way defending the decision, I'm just defending it from The Verge's unnecessarily dramatic title. Look, I get it. It's a really, really, slow month in tech news but you got to soldier on through and face the fact that you're probably going to lose views. Don't over-dramatize titles. Pretty please? Thanks!