Friday, June 14, 2013
The Trouble with PRISM
The trouble with our PRISM spying operation is, as illustrated in yesterday's Register article (see it here), is that it was SECRET. Which means that Snowden's assertion that we'd hacked the Chinese since 2009 would inevitably come out and undermine our foreign policy. It certainly wasn't secret from the Chinese. Or the Russians. Or the Iranians. No Grasshopper. It was just secret from the American public. Had our public policy been The Morgan Doctrine, then public Rules of Engagement (ROE) would have saved us a lot of embarrassment. Of course, it would have caused the "Beltway Bandits" serious revenue shortfalls, because we'd have made counter-hacking a money crop for the federal government, instead of the money pit it now is. Once again, let my "voice crying from the wilderness" suggest adherence to The Cyber Privateer Code of Conduct (read it here).
Posted by Destroying Angel at 6/14/2013 01:44:00 PM