Wait, so this kid went through all the proper channels and is still being painted as the bad guy and told a second time to go through the proper channels? Sounds like he needs to change his name from Snow to Snowden.
[B]y declaring war on whistleblowers, the administration is almost guaranteeing that many fewer will use "official channels" to blow the whistle. That just makes them targets with the likelihood of getting no results. Instead, all this does is incentivize people to go the Chelsea Manning/Ed Snowden route of going directly to journalists to make sure the stories get out.
Or, you know, to the Chinese or Russians or whoever else might be willing to grease the wheels. Seriously, reporting this type of stuff should be as frictionless and unfrightening as possible or people with issues will go the path of least resistance.
Who the USTR would use that gun to shoot themselves in the foot? Because what I hear them saying is, "Hey, FTAs keep countries from doing what is in their own best interest for their own citizens. Way to make a point!
Seems to me that trying to infect computers that aren't patched and spamming infected email is targeting the wrong people altogether. The people with important information are typically patched and on the lookout for social engineering.
I'm not sure how much valuable information they will get from granny with her malware infected Windows XP box. Although maybe she'll send them thousands of dollars in hopes they'll send her millions in return.
What is bothering me about this is that the Executive Branch (DOJ) is investigating the Executive Branch (CIA) for spying on the Legislative Branch (Intelligence Committee). How hard could the DOJ possible push this?
No, I think you missed the point. He is saying that they are welcome to keep things out of the public domain, they just have to pay through the nose for the privilege. Maybe do an progressive tax. So say Mickey Mouse gets taxed at 5% the first decade, 15% the second, 40% the third, 75% the fourth, and 95% for the rest of the time after.
I read on my phone as well, but I just can't imagine zoning out and reading on my Google Glass. But then again, I haven't tried it so maybe I would enjoy it. In any case, I would try not to be a creep.