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  •  Remember the Total Information Awareness Program? (5+ / 0-)

    The TIA Program was probably a precursor of PRISM and BLARNEY.

    The TIA Program hooked up with Ray Ozzie, the developer of Lotus Notes who went on to develop a peer-to-peer collaboration product called Groove Networks.  Apparently, TIA Program wanted to use Groove in some way.  Ray sold Groove to Microsoft and then went to work for Microsoft as Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect from 2005-2010.  What's interesting about this in the current context is this:

    The technology companies, which participate knowingly in PRISM operations, include most of the dominant global players of Silicon Valley. They are listed on a roster that bears their logos in order of entry into the program: “Microsoft, ...
    If that means Microsoft was the first tech company to participate in PRISM, then it well could have been Ray Ozzie who tied the knot.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 04:17:39 PM PDT

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