I was really surprised to see all of the Snowden stuff unfold for many, many (did I mention many?) reasons but the fall out has been even more head scratching. The WSJ article on how the NSA can defeat web-based encryption was the most surprising. It might help to better educate the public on general strengths of three and four letter agencies, in a historical context. Regardless of what your ultimate conclusions are about the use of tech, seeing the good with the unknown is worth a look too. It's a complex issue, but not one that is well served by making sweeping generalizations.
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