“A local street thug crouched alongside his green Monte Carlo, pretending to change a flat, biding his time. Finally, a young woman passed by walking alone to her suburban home. Smith wrenched her handbag from her grasp, jumped into his car and tore off down the street.” That seemingly ordinary purse-snatching took place in Baltimore in 1976. But it is still affecting people today, including you. From Wired’s David Kravets, How a purse snatching led to the legal justification for NSA domestic spying.