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Leveraging Collaborative Synergies

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Something that struck me from the latest in a string of revelations about the US Government’s massive surveillance apparatus is that the internal NSA employee communications sound just like the rah-rah stuff I get at corporate after a successful software release.

“[T]his new capability will result in a much more complete and timely collection response.”

“This success is the result of the FBI working for many months with Microsoft to get this tasking and collection solution established.”

“[T]hese two activities underscore the point that Prism is a team sport!”

What they’re doing is definitely evil, but it’s evil with an inter-departmental softball league and Bagel Tuesdays.

And hats off to The Guardian and their collaboration with Mssr. Snowden. They remind me that an effective Fourth Estate still exists and that it is critical to the defense of our civil liberties.

And then there’s this daffy broad:

It turns out that a NTSB summer intern provided the names. Best “What I Did Last Summer” essay ever.


Saturday, July 6th, 2013

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