Good piece on software, security, 0-days and mass surveillance:
..The NSA is doing so well because software is bull**bleep**..
..When we tell you to apply updates we are not telling you to mend your ship. We are telling you to keep bailing before the water gets to your neck...
..In theory, the reason we’re so nice to soldiers, that we have customs around honoring and thanking them, is that they’re supposed to be sacrificing themselves for the good of the people. In the case of the NSA, this has been reversed. Our wellbeing is sacrificed to make their job of monitoring the world easier. When this is part of the culture of power, it is well on its way to being capable of any abuse..