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From: barry levine
Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 8:03 AM
Subject: re: Putin Supports Project to ‘Secure’ Russia Internet
To the Editor:
NSA over-reach is eroding America's standing in the world. Already, its pattern of privacy violation has revealed us as hypocrites to the world preaching civil liberties that we don't respect ourselves. Already the NSA has made this the worst place in the developed world to innovate; NSA-mandated backdoors mean that neither your Intellectual Property nor your clients' data are safe. Now, rather than sitting at the crossroads of the world's data, the U.S. will be increasingly marginalized as a fragmented internet tries to secure itself from our spying.
It has been reported that the U.S. budgets between $10billion and $11billion annually for NSA spying. But the cost to us is much much more than that.
Barry Haskell Levine