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IT guy makes stirring speech to human rights group

decora (1710862) writes | more than 3 years ago

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decora writes "Thomas Drake, an IT expert and NSA official indicted under Espionage law for whistleblowing on the failed Trailblazer project, has made a stirring speech after receiving the Ridenhour Prize. A quote: "Unaccountable and unnecessary power and secrecy on the part of the government are the hallmark of tyranny and contradict the very founding principles of this Nation — and ultimately make us less safe and secure""
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polar red (215081) | more than 3 years ago | (#35814944)

Unaccountable and unnecessary power and secrecy on the part of businesses

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decora (1710862) | more than 3 years ago | (#35815176)

Thanks for the comment. He talks about something similar to what you mention in another part of his speech:

"[The] military-industrial-intelligence-congressional complex is solely motivated by the profit motive and mentality, and not the lawful and responsible provisioning of programs and resources."

This brought to my mind, of course, the leaked HB Gary internal e-mails. If you page through them, you may find yourself a bit ill seeing the attitudes of the executives towards our taxpayers money, and what it was actually used for.

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