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Shia LaBeouf Tried to Warn You About the NSA Spy Programs

While today's NSA conversation will mostly revolve around Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle-blower who is currently hiding out in Hong Kong, it is important to take a moment and recognize the efforts of Shia LaBeouf — who, according to this video, was out there trying to spread the spying word back in 2008. Granted, the phone-data aspects of the NSA's surveillance program were made public in 2006, and the sourcing here is a little underwhelming. (Pretty sure he meant "CIA consultant," for example.) But still: Here is Shia LaBeouf, on the Tonight Show, telling the American public that "one in five phone calls which you make are recorded, and logged." Shia tried to warn you, America. Listen to Shia.