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[liberationtech] Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at
Sun Jun 9 10:14:14 PDT 2013

On 2013-06-09, at 1:02 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at> wrote:

> Nadim Kobeissi:
>> Jake, I don't agree with x z (and rather agree with you), but I'm
>> really tired of just how aggressive and rude you always are on
>> Libtech. And it doesn't appear to just be towards me. I'm not the
>> only person who feels like this.
>> Even if you're right, tone your ego knob down already. Be nice. I can
>> barely read through threads anymore. Thank you.
> Dear Nadim,
> I'm sorry that your felt that I was aggressive and rude. It wasn't my
> intention. Nor do I think that my last email had anything to do with my ego.
> I was defending Glenn's reputation and his findings - which seem
> absolutely solid from where I'm standing.

What a nice thing to say! Thank you! :-)
I think Glenn Greenwald is a wonderful journalist who really revealed a hugely meaningful story. Maybe not the story of the decade overall, but perhaps the story of the decade when it comes to computer and information security and privacy.

The thing is, I agree with you almost all the time. But you alienate me (and I think others too) because of the ruthlessness in which you express yourself. Even well-known members of a community do not obtain a license to talk down to others.

I think it's super nice of you to be this considerate and I think this is a solid contribution to improving the mood of this list. I hope "x z" also appreciates this clarification! Hurray for Jake!


> All the best,
> Jake
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