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Google engineers offer the NSA 'a giant F### You'

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A Google engineer named Brandon Downey--"I've spent the last ten years of my life trying to keep Google's users safe and secure from the many diverse threats Google faces .... it's just a little like …

A Google engineer named Brandon Downey--"I've spent the last ten years of my life trying to keep Google's users safe and secure from the many diverse threats Google faces .... it's just a little like coming home from War with Sauron, destroying the One Ring, only to discover the NSA is on the front porch of the Shire chopping down the Party Tree and outsourcing all the hobbit farmers with half-orcs and whips.”

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