At the time, I smiled politely, while thinking he was a total loon. Nope; just prescient.
Something seems different this time. I'm just not seeing the replacement jobs. Help me spot them, please.
Here's some: "Welcome to Walmart."
Here's some more: "Please pull around to the second window."
Of course, it still is a mystery why US-CERT/ICS-CERT and the European CERTs don't mention any of the company names. The names would certainly be helpful if they wanted to alert asset owners that they may be compromised.
It's no mystery at all.
.... wait. They could get that stuff on anyone, couldn't they. They could get that on me.
I think the most effective campaign to raise true awareness of the dangers of the organs of state security would be highway billboards that merely say:
The NSA knows what you did.
Unless, of course, the real reason was to golden parachute into cushy, six-figure per month consulting gigs to supplement their Federal retirement packages.
...in time of War or public danger...
The Endless War on Terrorism was deliberately created to short-circuit all other rights.
There is no winning; the grand experiment of freedom and representational democracy is over.