Clearly the free market and its attendant regulatory schema is failing us.
Don't worry. The constitutional proscription is only against the official adoption of a state religion...
(And save me from the followers of his prophets who would otherwise restrict my liberties.)
They are not tasked with keeping us safe; they are tasked with 'safeguarding our liberties'.
Safeguarding liberty by breaking through a constitutional boundary... That's a hot one! Thanks for the belly laugh.
The Bill of Rights is the set of proscriptions deemed necessary by the founders to ensure that the citizenry was protected from the tyranny of its own unrestricted government. The fourth amendment was enshrined to limit police power to that which could be rationally supported by evidence of wrong doing. I.E., the wrong doing must logical occur prior to the collection of evidence, in a system where provision against 'unreasonable search' is in force. Blanket surveillance of all electronic communications for as many channels as possible is so completely beyond the pale of reason for anyone who claims knowledge of liberty, that it's hard to believe anyone would question the legitimacy of such an attempt. But here it is...
Apparently geeks only require security for their own personal data or that of their company and believe everyone else's is better off left wide open.
It also means you need to know a little about nature as well, knowledge it's sometimes difficult to develop in a technology smitten world.
Which is the dependent variable, technology or nature? Which one can be perfected? If you can answer the last one, please don't study business.
An engineer is someone who does list processing in FORTRAN.