Umm wtf? There are a half dozen documentaries that include interviews with the designer of thin thread and former managers who put it into operation. The problem was not that they shut down ThinThread. The problem was that they removed the safeguards that were designed into it to prevent dragnet collection of domestic data and then put it in the field. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... That is what Tom Drake raised alarms about. He said check out this ThinThread thing we should use it. He was told no and then cut out of the loop. Then he found out they removed the safeguards and deployed it. He went to his boss, and the intelligence committee and then they ruined his life. Instead of doing the "right thing" he should have pulled a Snowden and be living large in Russia.