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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

NBC: Snowden impersonated NSA officials, sources say


The best quote from this article: “Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case. “This is why you don’t … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bruce Schneier On The UK’s Detention Of David Miranda: “I will not be intimidated.”


Bruce Schneier, one of the world’s foremost experts on cryptography, writes in The Atlantic about the real reason for Miranda’s detention. The whole article is worth reading, but Schneier has … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Delenda est Carthago Podcast – Episode 11


The “Andy Loves Acronyms” Episode This Episode: Aaron Follows Up on Foreign Policy Magazine and Drones and Andy Reports Back on Trying To Friend Audrey Kurth Cronin The UK detains … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Remember How We Were All Supposed To Be Scared Of The Chinese Government And Huawei Spying On Us?


Last October I wrote about how the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence warned American companies not to do business with the Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei. … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

NSA State University


RT reports that the NSA has chosen NC State to open a “top-secret data analysis lab”.  The NSA will “grant” the university $60.75 million to fund the project. Now when one … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Why The Defeat Of Amash’s NSA Amendment Is Good For Freedom


I am endlessly fascinated by the attention Congressman Justin Amash’s amendment has gotten.  Last week he was able to get a vote on the following amendment to H.R. 2397, the … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The NSA of Pixar


(h/t Shane L.)

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

I know I keep linking to these people…


But I would hate it if you missed anything as wonderful as this.

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mick Jagger Mocks Obama and the NSA


“I don’t think President Obama is here tonight, but I’m sure he’s listening in.” – Mick Jagger, last night in concert in Washington. — Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) June 25, … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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