The silence from the left is deafening.
Yes, the ACLU, Center for Constitutional Rights, and others have been completely silent. Wait, no they haven't.
I'd like to see an NSA that we could be proud of again
I'm not sure that ever existed. The NSA was happy to spy on Americans Nixon didn't like, just because he asked them to.
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.