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.