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FBI Cybersecurity Chief Amy Hess Found the First Problem She Could not Solve and Ran to Apple who Promptly Knuckled Under

Amy Hess is a very good strategic thinker in terms of both doing her job and building a private empire within the Godzilla sized bureaucracy that is the national security state. When she asks Apple for help with an IPhone problem, that makes it a problem worth noting. The fact that this problem was similar to a problem that confounded her old boss, now former FBI Director James Comey, is telling. The fact that the two were at loggerheads over the issue is also telling.

 

What does the latest Wikileaks file dump actually tell us about domestic spying?

The shortest answer is very few new things at first glance. Second answer, there is at least one gem – which is there is still a domestic spying effort. Third answer, all of Uncle Sam's children share their toys with one another, work together, operate domestically and invited their British friends. The mainstream press, lead by the government owned NPR, was quick to say “The NSA collected American data; no evidence the CIA is doing so.” when discussing how the leak wast less revealing then being “Snowden 2.0.”