"Being an expert isn’t telling other people what you know. It’s understanding what questions to ask, and flexibly applying your knowledge to the specific situation at hand. Being an expert means providing sensible, highly contextual direction."

215 allows FBI to get records relevant to an investigation. PCLOB: NSA program fails on “FBI”, “records,” “relevant” & “investigation.”
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) January 23, 2014

QuestionHey Matt, Was wondering what would be your favorite or most used writing techniques? If any? Thanks. Answer


panic and crippling self doubt

Think of it this way. Let’s say the government suspects you are a terrorist and it has access to your Facebook account. If you’re an American citizen, it can’t do that currently (with certain exceptions)—but for the sake of argument. So all of your friends, that’s one hop. Your friends’ friends, whether you know them or not—two hops. Your friends’ friends’ friends, whoever they happen to be, are that third hop. That’s a massive group of people that the NSA apparently considers fair game.

Frontline “Top Secret America: 911 to the Boston Bombings”

Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars Filibuster - Parks and Recreation

"While not currently permitted under U.S. law, there are increasing calls for creating a more permissive environment for active network defense that allows companies not only to stabilize a situation but to take further steps, including actively retrieving stolen information, altering it within the intruder’s networks, or even destroying the information within an unauthorized network. Additional measures go further, including photographing the hacker using his own system’s camera, implanting malware in the hacker’s network, or even physically disabling or destroying the hacker’s own computer or network."