doctorow — 2014-03-31T09:01:26-04:00 — #1
sprayah — 2014-03-31T09:20:32-04:00 — #2
Its like they have a team of dumb people working around the clock thinking of dumb names for their dumb operations...
ffabian — 2014-03-31T09:33:28-04:00 — #3
I hope it was worth it - alienating a long time ally like Germany, very influential in the world's biggest economy and having good relations with the Middle-east, and making customers around the world suspicious of US IT technology.
My guess: In the long-term it's going to bite the US government/public/economy in the ass.
boundegar — 2014-03-31T09:44:56-04:00 — #4
Here's another guess: an upsurge in the paper kind of mail, especially in diplomatic pouches.
acerplatanoides — 2014-03-31T10:03:11-04:00 — #5
Sneakernet has its advantages.
lemoutan — 2014-03-31T11:57:17-04:00 — #6
Good to know that the spooks are on first name terms with their targets. A bit odd, though, that the list is alphabetised that way.
marc45 — 2014-03-31T12:26:09-04:00 — #7
Edward Snowden: The gift that keeps on giving...
the_borderer — 2014-03-31T12:29:09-04:00 — #8
Don't forget the UK's hand in this.
My prediction for the next general election: The winner will not do anything that will actually stop GCHQ in any meaningful way.
eksrae — 2014-03-31T13:29:39-04:00 — #9
This is why Jimmy Carter uses snailmail for his important correspondence.
unshaved_weirdo — 2014-03-31T16:59:26-04:00 — #10
... that is smart. I bet he does not even use postcards, but letters with envelopes. You know, so nobody can read it.
eksrae — 2014-03-31T17:23:45-04:00 — #11
The NSA is unwittingly saving the Postal Service.
wrecksdart — 2014-04-01T09:21:54-04:00 — #12
I believe @Eksrae is referring to Terri Gross' interview of Carter that I heard not long ago, and IIRC, he does mention that he uses envelope and all. Thought that was a really interesting point in their talk.
doctorow — 2014-04-05T09:01:32-04:00 — #13
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