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NSA web snooping is no big deal to some

Posted at 8:00 AM, Jun 11, 2013

(CNN) — A series of revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs sparked outrage among many this week, including the expected groups like civil liberties activists and libertarians.

But there seems to be a gap between the breathless anger unfolding online on news sites and Twitter, and other people who think it’s just not that big a deal.

It’s the rare issue that crosses party lines in terms of outrage, apathy and even ignorance. When interviewing people about the topic in downtown San Francisco, we found a number of people of all ages who had not heard the news, and more than one asked what the NSA was.

The rest had various reasons for not being too concerned.