Interception. Interception. Interception. Interception. Interception, with alleged transcript. We hadn’t really thought much about this, but apparently everything is bugged now, perhaps par for the course in the age of iPhone. If so, wouldn’t Ironclad Rule #1 be: assume that anything you say is being recorded, and hence be circumspect in all conversations. Why would someone break that rule? Moreover, the policy motives ascribed to the buggers make little sense to us. If the buggers’ backers plan is just to create a little chaos every day and see what happens, that at least makes some sense, though it seems to us a losing strategy. Very creepy however. HT: PL
Bonus unfun: there’s much worse to follow if a broadening of the NSA’s powers in the last month is any indication.