Don't be fooled. This is not retreat. It's retooling. But it is also a recognition that they got caught. Now the police state is trying to rectify their image after being exposed by Snowden and other whistleblowers.
The National Security Agency announced Friday it would end its controversial practice of sweeping up any email or text message an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance.
The trend towards government stamping out dissent continues unabated:
So far, lawmakers in at least 18 states have proposed legislation that would make it harder to protest, create harsher penalties for protestors who are arrested, and, in two states, remove liability from drivers who accidentally injure protesters on roadways.
This is the behavior of gangsters. And in society ruled by corporations they can claim anything and almost get away with it every time:
Former United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao is being blamed for his own injuries sustained while being forcibly removed from his seat and dragged down the aisle of the plane.