Education NSA Poll Privacy Quote


According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, Americans hold a fairly nuanced view of national security as it relates to privacy, but buried deep at the bottom of this story is this choice quote:

“Tracking my phone calls is not as big of a deal as the fact that I don’t have paper and pens in my classrooms,” said Ashley Grimaldi, 28, a high school teacher from West Norriton Township, Pennsylvania.

No shit.

Only 6 percent of respondents said the NSA’s collection of phone call metadata (number dialed, duration of call) was “completely unacceptable.”