"The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target's credibility, reputation and authority. The NSA document, dated Oct. 3, 2012, repeatedly refers to the power of charges of hypocrisy to undermine such a messenger. “A previous SIGINT" -- or signals intelligence, the interception of communications -- "assessment report on radicalization indicated that radicalizers appear to be particularly vulnerable in the area of authority when their private and public behaviors are not consistent,” the document argues." This is the funniest thing I've ever read. Valuable time and resources were spent finding out what people masturbate to because the NSA thought it would somehow give them political clout. How were they going to say they got that information? Do they think anyone actually cares? I have ceased to take anything the government does seriously, it's more of a giant soap opera with a cast of millionaire narcissists gambling with our collective futures. Unfortunately they somehow found a way to make it really fucking boring.