Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Person Unclear On The Concept — That Would Be Keith Alexander

In one of Glenn Greenwald's presumably last pieces for The Guardian, he points to a Politico article and a TechDirt video in which Alexander... well, here's Greenwald:
... the NSA's director, General Keith Alexander, actually demanded Thursday that the reporting being done by newspapers around the world on this secret surveillance system be halted (Techdirt has the full video here):
The head of the embattled National Security Agency, Gen Keith Alexander, is accusing journalists of "selling" his agency's documents and is calling for an end to the steady stream of public disclosures of secrets snatched by former contractor Edward Snowden.

"I think it's wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000 – whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these – you know it just doesn't make sense," Alexander said in an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog.

"We ought to come up with a way of stopping it. I don't know how to do that. That's more of the courts and the policy-makers but, from my perspective, it's wrong to allow this to go on," the NSA director declared. [(Greenwald's) italics]
An American military leader is looking for a way to suppress journalists doing their jobs — is it OK for me to forget Godwin now?


  1. NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software:

  2. NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software:

  3. Hi Steve,

    My comment: NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software
    written yesterday, has probably disappeared..



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