Joseph Nacchio released from prison

by Walter Olson on October 1, 2013

“Prosecutors claim Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio was guilty of insider trading, and that his prosecution had nothing to do with his refusal to allow spying on his customers without the permission of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. But to this day, Nacchio insists that his prosecution was retaliation for refusing to break the law on the NSA’s behalf.” [Andrea Peterson, WaPo; earlier here, here]

Also on surveillance: “One NSA analyst was recreationally surveilling women for 5 years, until a girlfriend realized he was wiretapping her.” [Kevin Poulsen, Wired] “To boldly snoop where no snoop has snooped before” [Lowering the Bar on NSA grandiosity] No, it’s not creepy at all for the British government to put up big peeping-eyes posters to remind taxpayers they’re being watched [Telegraph last November]

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1 El Gato 10.01.13 at 1:53 pm

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

That is the one thing that big government advocates neglect to consider:

GOVERNMENT IS RUN BY PEOPLE! and people have all kinds of flaws and ulterior motives

2 MattS 10.01.13 at 3:17 pm

“No, it’s not creepy at all for the British government to put up big peeping-eyes posters to remind taxpayers they’re being watched ”

People should start hanging V for Vendetta posters over the peeping eye posters.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434409/

3 OBQuiet 10.02.13 at 11:42 pm

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