I know this isn't a popular belief, but I actually am willing to buy into the idea that most of them had no idea this sort of stuff was going on. You gotta figure that with it being a compartmentalized intelligence agency, the right hand may not know what the left is doing in many cases, particularly for the rank-and-file employees. And by all indications, most of the things we're hearing about really were the result of initiatives being pushed through by top people who had a couple of small teams of developers willing to do their dirty work.
Isn't compartmentalization a big part of any terrorist organization structure? They want to keep the different parts unaware of what the other parts are doing. So it sounds like the NSA is just another terrorist organization that needs to be taken out with remote drones. In this case we have the proof that they are illegal and unconstitutional so I have no problems with drones or just armies of upset citizens storming their compound and taking them all out execution style. We need to take back our government from the illegal terrorists that have stolen it from us!
I hope you can also see the problem. Sure the best (those with honesty, integrity and loyalty to their country and fellow citizens and fortunately the brightest) but that will basically leave behind the sick perverts, psychopaths and the politically corrupt. Those are the ass hats that took the NSA down that route and they will be the only ones left. Now that is going to be a huge problem and pretty much the exact same problem that manifested at the CIA, where the best left leaving behind the corrupt who then privatised and contracted out intelligence services as retirement plans for themselves, billions blown on make believe for profit misinformation.
Declaring open season on any NSA employee or contractor would be a good way to fix it. Once all the people that have a conscience leave, then you are only taking out the psychopathic sickos and making the world a better place. Since they are breaking the law and the constitution anyway, it is really just a big illegal gang and if the police can't handle it perhaps we need an old-fashioned lynch mob to round them up and end them all. And people will think much more thoroughly about applying for a job there in the future.
Personally, I am perfectly ok with setting the precedent that if you put something that looks like a service out in public with no control over it whatsoever, you are giving them implicit license to use it.
Yeah really!! Do we all have to start worrying about being arrested when at the airport waiting area and we plug in our smart phone to top off the charge. What about coffee shops that don't have explicit signs saying it's ok to plug in your laptop. But what about my rechargeable toothbrush? Will plugging that in instead of a laptop get me arrested.
"2: If used on a motorcycle, it can mean the rider can lose control, causing a crash, fatality, and lawsuits."
MC mechanic of many years here. Not especially likely. MCs aren't drive-by-wire other than EFI and engine shutdown takes out no control systems. Manual steering and brake make for simple stopping when your engine quits.
The steering and brakes may be manual and work fine if the engine cuts out, but the engine braking that starts up suddenly while doing 65 down the freeway might cause your rear wheel to slip out or something. All I can say is I would not want to be on a bike going at speed when you suddenly let out the clutch on a dead engine!