This was a day that was worse than I expected, but was better than I feared. Unfortunately, there are still two more weeks for my fears to be exceeded.
I'm already feeling so much less stressed, now that there will be no more whiner-in-chief in a few months. We'll finally have a commander-in-chief whose most strenuous efforts are not focused on golf.
Pressuring intelligence agencies into a forgone conclusion. It's going to be the Iraq War all over again, isn't? Except this time with nuclear weapons.
Unlike the common narrative, the entire Apple vs. FBI fight is not about privacy versus security, but actually about security vs. "allow every actor (including bad ones) easier access to what should be secure".
The New York Times has an article with the following headline: "Revelations of N.S.A. Spying Cost U.S. Tech Companies".
While I don't have issue with the article itself, I'm going to have to disagree with the headline. Ultimately, it's not the revelations themselves that are the problem, it's the NSA's actions that have been costing U.S. tech companies ...