The Real Problem

2013-04-08 Halloween to Bogota 958

Don’t ever forget about Juan Cole.  This professor delivers some of the best content around and he does it day after day.  Does he do it with student-slaves?  Does he never sleep?  Who cares?  Not only do his posts give an exit from mainstream news gibberish, they also are thought provoking.  This link on Euro-nausea relaing to PRISM is just such a post (linked here).  The title asks: “Has NSA Spying Killed US “Cloud” services, Email in Europe, Brazil?”

Too funny.  The real crime of the whistleblower is to reveal that the Cloud was an NSA fishbowl.  In other words, Coca-Cola better not put the secret recipe in the Cloud.  Corporate espionage is the real game here, folks.  We’re talking about the ‘benjamins’.  Are we suppose to believe that Goldman Sachs doesn’t have well placed contacts in the security industry feeding them sweet tidbits?  If you think the NSA is spying on your MMO or reading what you posted on Reddit, that’s paranoid, but if you think that some greedy bastards aren’t trying to front-run billion dollar mergers, and take every dime in existence, then your a dolt.

The real problem is that corporate america can’t have its cake and eat it too.

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6 thoughts on “The Real Problem

  1. hamock myson

    “Why would you pay someone else to hold your commercial or other secrets if you suspect or know they are being shared against your wishes?”

    mu-mu-max headroom.
    information wu-wu-wants to be freeeeeeee//YKKƒ©˙˙©©

  2. If you want to keep a secret, share it in the comments section. This is one of the safest spots in the entire digital world. That’s self-deprecating by the way. This site is actually widely read. I know this, because I read this site while on a different continent.

  3. You gotta have a little giggle when the mega-rich tech industry complains about the perception of the American Government’s out-of-control surveillance and secrecy. This NYT article, “Revelations of N.S.A. Spying Cost U.S. Tech Companies,” confirms that news of out of control spy agency latching onto every communication isn’t great news for business. Of course, it is an important story when it affects profits. Civil Rights are far down the list of things worth getting upset about (sarcasm). A quote follows from the article

    “Most of the companies in this space are very frustrated because there hasn’t been any kind of response that’s made it so they can go back to their customers and say, ‘See, this is what’s different now, you can trust us again,’ ” he said.

    [here’s the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/22/business/fallout-from-snowden-hurting-bottom-line-of-tech-companies.html?_r=0%5D

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