There is a strong case for keeping the free trade agreement on the front burner in the media including social media, not to treat it as news in that fast paced news cycle. In the end it's about the big picture, not about the small print.
Dictators, mired in more technologically primitive societies, didn't develop the fearsome new implements of control of the National Security State. Google and other leaders in this field of massively mined and shared information did.
Both the administration and members of Congress have stated that the goal is to provide government and the private sector with robust tools to fight cybersecurity threats while still protecting individuals' civil liberties and privacy rights. But their bill fails the test.
The chances of an American dying in a terrorist incident in a given year are 1 in 3.5 million. To reduce that risk, to make something minuscule even more minuscule, what has the nation spent? What has it cost us?
One thing is for certain: the Department of Education's mishandling of personal student financial data in this latest data breach proves that we should be wary of how the Department will utilize this type of data in the future.