Tag: NSA

Bad When Nixon did it, Good Now?

In the futile, yet immortal, words of Nancy Reagan, just say no.  You say, “I’m not important.” My response, “Then why do they collect? “ You say, “I’m not interesting?” My response, “Thinks you.”  You say, “I’m not a threat.”  My response, “Define threat.”  You say, “This isn’t true.”  My response, “Cannot help you there.  Stupid…

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Week in Review: July 26, 2013

Anthony Weiner I was listening to Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast during this mornings commute.  While everyone was agreeing that they disliked talking about it and giving it any attention Emily Bazelon made a comment that caught my attention.  In her asking why he should be elected as NY mayor, she commented on Weiner’s lack of…

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Week in Review: June 28, 2013

http://www.athenstalks.com/idiocracy-and-einstein This has been a busy week, work wise and news wise.  My attention to the news anymore is sporadic.  It is a mental health issue. I am convinced paying daily attention to the news is a leading contributor the dumbification of our society (Note: Made up word intentionally used) as we slide further towards…

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NSA + Obama (Bush) + Apologists = Privacy Rape

62% of Americans do not mind rape of their privacy.  http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-06-11/news/39899528_1_pew-research-centre-terrorist-attacks-cent-americans One of the smartest IT security professionals on the planet, Bruce Schneirer, writes what I’ve thought since day 1 of this infosec breach.  Snowden will ultimately get the Julian Assange/Bradley Manning treatment.  Not so much because of the laws purportedly broken, but because the…

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