KiwiNZ: Court warrants work for those they know about, what about those they do, how do they detect them? when a bomb goes off or a siege is underway?
A) What makes you think mass spying will actually identify any terrorists? With such volumes of information, how do you accurately identify them? And why isn't the government proposing appropriate protections for the information and punishments for misuse. If their intentions are truly to identify terrorists, this shouldn't be a problem.
B) If we can't get it right for the ones they are able to easily identify now yet go on to commit horrendous crimes, what makes you think the intelligence agencies will be any better at acting on other information?