I had a cousin who used to work in a pharmacy. In our family we called him the drug dealer. Ha ha, little inside joke.

It serves to illustrate that the NSA really has no reasonable expectation of being able to successfully understand the intent behind all these conversations without ever confronting someone.

How would the NSA interpret this joke? Would they send this along to the DEA/FBI as a tip?

I’ve experienced techniques that have turned up in recent federal investigations, such as having my ID intercepted. I’ve also been unable to hire PIs, etc. There is no way to know if these indicate an intelligence screw-up, or are coincidence.

Some have speculated that overlapping NSA programs are meant to make parallel construction easier.  In other words, given that the NSA are criminals, if we give enough of them information it will eventually leak.
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