Lauren Goode

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Ex-Staffers File Suit Against FDA for Monitoring Personal Email

A half-dozen former FDA employees have filed suit against the agency, offering evidence it secretly monitored their personal email for two years after they took their concerns about medical-device approvals to Congress. According to the Washington Post, the staffers contend the workplace monitoring was improper because the private activity was legal; the FDA may counter with allegations that confidential information was being disclosed.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik