Ted Rall: NSA Data Rape, What 1.6 Percent Really Means (cartoon)

Our Ted Rall does the math on the NSA’s claim that it only touches 1.6 percent of Internet traffic. Here’s his latest comic on anewdomain.net. Ouch.

aNewDomain.net — The NSA claims that it only “touches” 1.6 percent of Internet traffic. Now factor in that email and other communications amount to 2.9 percent of all web communications. And 68.8 percent of that 2.9 percent is spam. That means 1.6 percent is all your email, right? Our Ted Rall does the math.

Here’s what he comes up with. Makes you wonder. Are NSA data rape victims acting like traumatized kids in denial?

Based in Boston, Ted Rall is a nationally-syndicated columnist, editorial cartoonist and war correspondent who specializes in Afghanistan and Central Asia. The author of 17 books, most-recently published The Book of Obama: How We Went From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Follow him @TedRall, check out his Facebook fan page and definitely follow his Google+ stream here. Ted’s upcoming book After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan is due out in 2014.