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How Snowden Did It

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/26/20197183-...

When Edward Snowden stole the crown jewels of the National Security Agency, he didn’t need to use any sophisticated devices or software or go around any computer firewall.

All he needed, said multiple intelligence community sources, was a few thumb drives and the willingness to exploit a gaping hole in an antiquated security system to rummage at will through the NSA’s servers and take 20,000 documents without leaving a trace.

“It’s 2013 and the NSA is stuck in 2003 technology,” said an intelligence official.



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here's wishin

they were stuck with cans and string technology

Government vs the Market

When a business fails spectacularly, it loses support from customers and goes out of business.

When government fails, it demands more money.

Both systems rely on moral people to work, but because there are so many immoral people who get rewarded in a government system, morality is broken down.

In a market system, immorality doesn't work for very long.

Thank goodness Snowden was moral. Who knows how much info was stolen by others and sold?

Given how little value the NSA put on protecting our private information in the first place, it's offensive they are boo-hooing about protecting their own.

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Cyril's picture

You nailed it.

You nailed it.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Garan's picture

Maybe their technological incompetence is a symptom of ethics.

Maybe, for a large part, ethical and competent workers decline opportunities to work against the public.

Individuals do make a difference.

Big and Bad business would not exist, if nobody was willing to trade their ethics for the dollar.

Cyril's picture

It's 2013 and the people is stuck w/ leeches, morons & f---tards

It's 2013 and the people is stuck with power hungry leeches, morons, and f---tards.

Now that's my assessment.

Thank you again for what you did, Edward Snowden.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

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Defund the NSA?

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Smart people or stupid when in government they waste money.

Defund the NSA.

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