The NSA are equating Linux users with terrorists. This after they created the NSA Selinux security framework for Linux machines around the world. They are monitoring the visitors of the website http://www.linuxjournal.com and flagging them as terrorists and putting them on a watchlist. This is a quite concerning development. Linux users are usually more experienced with computers and networking than other computer users, although Windows professionals are also very knowledgeable. But the old crusty men in Congress are probably concerned with the takeup of the many Linux distributions that are used by businesses and home users all around the world. Source code of an NSA program shows their interest in the Linux journal website and the tails anonymising Linux distribution. They do not want users to be anonymous on the Internet at all. This is the beginning of a slippery slope that will result in a totalitarian regime that will result in total control of the Internet. The article about this paints a picture of a 1984 like government that wishes to have total information awareness about every citizen.
This is not going to catch the real terrorists that are planning attacks on America. They know how to hide their tracks and share information with each other without the authorities catching wind of the impending attack. This article has more information about this troubling development: http://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/aktuell/NSA-targets-the-privacy-conscious,nsa230.html. The NSA are planning to take down the TOR network and other anonymising services that protect users of the Internet. Free services like the TOX Instant Messaging system that allows secure and encrypted communications would also be threatened by the National Security Agency. They only wish to know everything about everyone. But what will they get out of this? Are they just building a massive database with information about everyone on the planet? What are they looking for?