Curious case of NSA, a contractor & Russian Kaspersky Lab

Harold T. Martin, an NSA contractor, was turned into NSA by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab. He had stolen many terabytes of data and brought it home. A few months later the USA issued warnings against the company and called them a threat to the country. It is all very mysterious and confounding. That said, I am boggled by two things — how the hell is NSA so leaky. And some of the folks involved aren’t very smart about the basics of Social Internet presence. Kim Zetter’s exclusive is worth a read.

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What I am reading today

How Technology killed the future. [Douglas Rushkoff] Can the global Internet survive realism about surveillance. [Matthew Yglesias] Is search changing? [Mark Cuban] Beats can’t save the music industry, but this new business model could. [Tyler Hayes] Move to Dubuque, not San Francisco. [Jim Russell]  Why new features usually flop. [Des Traynor] Writing is thinking. [Sally … Continue reading What I am reading today