It is only American own companies (and their allies) that are allow to do things like that. China should know better.
A standard reply to any request for assistance:
I'm sorry but I did not work directly on the matter no did I obtain any knowledge regarding said matter while I was working at SunTrust.
With Love, former employee who you are trying to screw over.
PS. If the code monkeys you are now paying peanuts cannot work the system, perhaps you should employ better people - oh wait, you had that.
What is worse is when the company puts on extra middle managers to handle the extra projects without putting on extra developers (because they are an expense that needs to be kept to a minimum), then introduce agile development and declare everyone is a developer so they don't need to employ more devs.
I hate my job
So, who are the people that are causing the terror? Is is the smart kid who can make a digital clock in his spare time? Or is it the uneducated (or mainstream media educated) teachers who scream 9/11 and terrorist and bomb whenever they are presented with something they don't understand. This kid should be given a merit award, and the teacher should be given some lessons in how not to be a fear mongerer.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson