NSA wiretapped 122 world leaders; GCHQ penetrated German satellite companies for mass surveillance potentials
Its like they have a team of dumb people working around the clock thinking of dumb names for their dumb operations...
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.
Here's another guess: an upsurge in the paper kind of mail, especially in diplomatic pouches.
Sneakernet has its advantages.
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.
Edward Snowden: The gift that keeps on giving...
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.
This is why Jimmy Carter uses snailmail for his important correspondence.
... that is smart. I bet he does not even use postcards, but letters with envelopes. You know, so nobody can read it.
The NSA is unwittingly saving the Postal Service.
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.
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