The Sony hack and the line between transparency and retribution – The Washington Post

read it here The Sony hack and the line between transparency and retribution – The Washington Post.

“But while the leaks are fundamentally different, there is a better question Apatow might have posed: how do we define the difference between a leak that offers us transparency, and one that feels more like retribution?”

How the #NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text – #TheIntercept

By Dan Froomkin for The Intercept
There are incredible implications when we know that at least 17 intel orgs in the US, Five Eyes countries, Israel and what must be hundreds of private contractors have access to this data.

The potential for misuse is staggering. Especially since we now know that the Intel agencies use their capabilities for industrial espionage – even against allies.

“A Modest Memory” by Alex Freeman of The Fifth Column • April 25, 2015

The chair of the senate finance committee sits alone in a large hall of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  Why are we meeting in here?  He scratched his head, nervously.  Tall double doors opened, and the US Trade Representative, Director of the FBI and Secretary of Homeland Security walked into the hall. Originally published here http://thefifthcolumnnews.com/2015/04/a-modest-memory/ … Continue reading “A Modest Memory” by Alex Freeman of The Fifth Column • April 25, 2015