"On 9/11/01 19 terrorists killed 2,977 people in an unprecedented attack on the US. On 7/7/05 4 terrorists killed 52 people in the first deadly attack on the UK since the Belfast Agreement. To use this label for purpose of persecuting the partner of a journalist is disrespectful to the memory of no fewer than 3,000 people."
1) Feinstein truly believes all this is a good thing, and she always has. 2) She probably even wanted to tout the programs publicly... 3) In it's 'wisdom' the NSA put a stop to that (both to prevent opposition and keep Feinstein elected). 4) Now that it's out she wants her name of the cover of this
Man... she really is delusional (as if SOPA/PIPA didn't tell us that). When do we have a mandatory retirement age for congress "people"?
1) FBI can't see the forest for the trees... shuts down a grey market for the headlines... snore 2) DHS acts like a jerk and arraigns an informant when he upheld his deal... no news there 3) DHS originally saw the forest (drugs) for the trees (silk road), responded appropriately, and targeted ACTUAL CRIMES??? what's going on in this world.
I'm not sure they have one that is officially defined (and if they did they would certainly exceed it) but I'm pretty sure our resources would be better used to track our actual enemies... since we're selling them F16s clearly we aren't too worried about an attack from the Brazilian government. If the claim that it is for industrial purposes were to be true I would be (and I think we have every right to be) livid that a massive and secret black budget is going towards such purposes.
Oops... I can only blame "out of the blue induced brain failure" on this one... but the stats nerd in me will not let this error stand.
Clearly my frame of reference needed adjusted because if all it took was getting a vaccine every 60 days to make Nana live longer they'd be flying off the shelves and we could just count on the anti-vaccine idiots dying off faster than they could troll techdirt.
The 0.7995% ANNUAL death rate needs to be adjusted to 60 days... so 0.7995*60/365 = 0.1314% so you're "only" 10% MORE likely to die if you DIDN'T get vaccinated w/in the last 60 days.
The NSA has established it doesn't engage in "illegal" spying (according to the DoJs definition)... since embarrassing the sitting administration is clearly illegal (according to the DoJs definition) they probably never even saved the emails.
The bay area goes as far as to institutionalize this practice, encouraging pickups as far away as Vallejo (30 miles form the city, 20 from the bridge) and San Francisco has placed signs for different east-bay destinations along a city block block (although, since there is no toll eastbound this they aren't quite as popular except to avoid traffic). It is even listed on 511.org http://rideshare.511.org/carpool/casual_carpool.aspx.
Note that 511.org is run by the MTC who collect bridge tolls (the bridges themselves are actually owned by the state) and even manage the prepaid stored value cards for the various public transit systems (presumably they get a small cut of this revenue but 30 seconds on google didn't find a stat on this). So they're losing money on 2 fronts and continuing to encourage the practice.
The folks at the MTC have realized that, as a government agency, their responsibility is to provide an effective service for their taxpayers. Even if it means less revenue.
P.S. it is worth noting that picking passengers up at a bus-stop is subject to a fine in most Bay-Area communities, but with such well documented pickup locations this doesn't inhibit the practice.
Leaks happen all the time... what's rarer is the leaker doing something to get caught (forwarding the message directly from their corporate email account, sending the text over a company monitored connection, etc.) There are plenty of ways to avoid this... copy paste an a thumb drive for example.
On Google's part, there's a difference between not launching an apple-style SS investigation into a leak and using police to enter and search private residences (evil) and a firing flagrant leaker who either doesn't care enough to hide what he's doing or is too stupid to hide it. Especially at Google where you basically have to qualify for MENSA membership to get a job I'd imagine the 'Googler' that did this clearly knew what he was doing and just didn't care.
_POSSIBLY_ you could be dealing with a case of hubris, but if you're telling everyone you leaked you're just asking for it.