The NSA has been collecting phone data on millions of Verizon users, The Guardian reported in a major scoop on Wednesday. It prompted a big response online. Here are some noteworthy reactions you might have missed:
Al Gore is angry.
In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous? ow.ly/lKS13— Al Gore (@algore) June 6, 2013
The judge who approved the spying also, apparently, ruled Obama's health care law unconstitutional.
I mean, if there's one federal judge who isn't in Obama's pocket, wouldn't it be this guy on the left? twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/st…— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 6, 2013
There was surprisingly little response from lawmakers online, but here are two members who weighed in.
An outrageous violation of Americans' privacy rights. NSA collects all Verizon records in the country - every day. gu.com/p/3gc62/tw— Kyrsten Sinema (@RepSinema) June 6, 2013
Plenty of people ironically retweeted old messages from the official NSA account.