The National Security Agency recently was given permission to continue with its current surveillance program, to the chagrin of privacy advocates everywhere and a few United States Senators. One interesting piece of the back-and-forth between the legislative body and the intelligence agency was when Senators Wyden and Udall asked how many people have been under surveillance by the NSA since 2008. The NSA’s response? It would violate citizen’s privacy if they said who was under surveillance. Spies, meet irony.