Once upon a time, I applied to work at the NSA. Never again.

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Once upon a time, I applied for a job with the NSA...

Hey, I had just been laid off, the economy was in the toilet, it was before Snowden, and I assumed that the NSA focused on targeted intelligence, not broad surveillance.

I managed to get a phone interview with them (along with directions not to mention interviewing with them on any social media). They were even going to fly me down to Fort Meade for an in person interview, but I declined as I got a local job offer I accepted instead.

Given everything that has come to light about mass surveillance and now the FBI wanting to force Apple to backdoor the iPhone, I know I will never want to work for any three letter agency again. In fact, I want to do all I can to make their jobs as difficult as possible, whether it's spreading the word on crypto or contributing to open source tools that make surveillance more difficult.

We're so-focused on the terrorism boogie man that we don't notice the other enemies of freedom under our noses. I for one am not about to give up my liberty to "protect" me from something less likely to happen then getting eaten by a shark.

As Patrick Henry once said, give me liberty or give me death!

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