Two things: 1) At NC, we are only interested in whether NSA surveillance counts on our stats as hits. Yes or no? If they are reading manuscript drafts going back and forth via email, that should count as a hit, right? Follow-up question: As long as they are reading this stuff, would they mind doing a little copyediting now and then? Just to help out. 2) A poet lurks in the upper echelons. Someone is making up really cool names for these programs.
It has been almost three months since the first revelations about the activities of the National Security Agency appeared in The Washington Post and The Guardian. And while the initial scope and particulars of the programs revealed were major news, information about the NSA’s surveillance continues to come out.