Should we have listened to Shia LaBeouf on the power of the NSA back in 2008?
Shia LaBeouf's NSA worries were essentially proved correct over the weekend as further details emerged of technology giants' co-operation with US spy agencies. Apple, Facebook and Google issued strongly-worded denials that they had 'knowingly' participated in a scheme with the National Security Agency, providing emails, conversations, documents, photos and other materials from agents.
29-year-old former technical assistant to the CIA Edward Snowden is the individual responsible for leaking one of the most significant cover-ups in US political history, though was Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf the first to publically air his fears of the NSA on a mass scale? During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2008, LaBeouf - the star of the Transformers movies - told the American public that "one in five phone calls which you make are recorded, and logged."
"I laughed at him [FBI agent who told Shia about the surveillance], and then he played back a phone conversation I had had two years prior to joining the picture [Eagle Eye]... And it was one of those 'What are you wearing?' kind of things."
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Kim Lee, Danny Trejo, FBI and The Script Thursday 29th September 2011 Kim Lee leaves The Newsroom on Robertson Boulevard with the script for The Dead Cage after meeting with director Chris Marazzo. Kim has been given a role in the film, which will also star Danny Trejo, as an undercover FBI Agent, who poses as a stripper. Los Angeles, California