But the clumsy method of shipping it to Virginia and then on to final destination seems to indicate this was only an occasional occurrence. If there were lots of them they would have been altered/enhanced on Cisco premises before final packaging.
Yeah but, it will be the mini Hell-fire missile for that dangerous speeding driver that will feature big time in major unintended co-lateral damage! Crispies on the free-way anyone?
Although cute, this 'idea' is irrelevant. Even if you made the case that you weren't contravening the letter of the request, you could still be charged with obstruction of justice, should your behaviour alter the conduct of the subject(s) under scrutiny.
Fight fire with fire. Set an industry cut-off date to blackball all specialists, technicians and contractors working in these agencies from future employment in the wider commercial IT world. This will quickly remove many thousands of specialists from the surveillance field and eventually bleed it dry. The same technique will work equally well in all countries that have abusive governments...
While the 'File Savers' of the world are praying for a huge capacity removable disks that have no chemical fade-out over time, the music and film industries are quaking in their boots at the very thought of such a disk.
It hasn't happened yet but you know, just as I know, that it will!