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Tired of all the grim news about NSA and eroding civil liberties. A Brooklyn-based outfit has introduced a bit of fun into the process, recounting the NSA scandal to the tune of Blurred Lines.

Revelations about America’s spy programs, in which the NSA vacuums up troves of phone and social media data, have led to outrage, despair or simply fatigue. But now someone has introduced a bit of fun into the parade of grim news about security hacks and secret courts.

The Shorts Show Productions (“Brooklyn’s Worst Sketch Comedy”) has put out an NSA-themed video set to the tune of summer hit “Blurred Lines.” It features a President Obama character urging everyone to log-on and an NSA agent crooning reassurance about “Murica, we’re the good guys!” Oh, and some prancing terrorists and an Edward Snowden cameo.

Here’s an embed if you want a break from the usual account of our unravelling privacy protections:

  1. That was cringe worthy. Besides, I’m not tired of hearing about how the NSA has fundamentally broken internet security, making everyone less safe.

    I am tired of hearing excuses from the Obama administration about lying to us. I am tired of hearing the media make excuses for Clapper, saying he ‘misspoke’ when he flat out lied to congress.

    The NSA made it easier for terrorists and criminals to take advantage of us. Does anyone really think Snowden was the first person to acquire this info? If he could get it, any other admin with sudo could have gotten it, and sold it.

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