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DiFi just woke up realizing that "Obama didn't know" / "DiFi didn't know" makes them both look like incompetents, liars, or both. This is all about political cover. If hearings take place, some "rogue" flunky goes under the bus, "problem solved", flunky goes on to a defense contractor lobbying job, surveillance goes on as usual. 


If foreign leaders were as concerned as they claim to be for the benefit of their domestic populations, they would not ask Obama to stop, they'd be ordering their spook shops and telcos to stop cooperating with NSA and to remove NSA spyware, and they'd be moving government agencies off M$/Apple/Google platforms.

1 year, 6 months ago on Access denied | The Cable


I'd say cherry-picked data and a basic Excel coding error most certainly do qualify as "serious issues". But academic support for a political propaganda message is about "truthiness", not truth.

2 years ago on Access denied | FP Passport


The writer is apparently saying that America needs a single big point of failure as a Maginot Line style of defense for American cyberspace.


"What Can Go Wrong?"

2 years, 6 months ago on Conversation @


Who profits from giving up on saving coral reefs? I suspect the author of the referenced article knows.

2 years, 9 months ago on Of Fear, Hope, and the Future of Our Ocean