Planning stings and getting stung
Dear Mike (my NSA angel),
I hear you guys got duped pretty bad by a major US telecom company. I am having trouble picking a favorite part of this situation. Too many to choose from:
- Telecoms apparently overcharge everyone, even the federal government.
- The idea of suing those telecoms to get your money back is laughable when you substitute “average consumer” for “federal government.”
- Sprint’s network was not capable of adequate surveillance, from a technical standpoint. If you are planning something that requires surveilling and you are smart enough to use a network that is too shitty to tap, you deserve to operate in secret.
Is anyone in the right here? It’s like corruption Inception. I know you can neither confirm or deny any of this1, but come on. We know it was you, Mike.
I’m watching you,