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No surprise

EDITOR: Whatever Edward Snowden revealed about NSA programs, anyone who has read James Bamford's "Puzzle Palace" and &‘Body of Secrets' could have already guessed at anyway.

For that matter, add Sherry Sontag's "Blind Man's Bluff" (about U.S. submarine spying and telephone cable tapping) and you pretty much have exposed from many years ago what Snowden tells about.

"You have zero privacy anyway," Sun Microsystem's Scott McNealy told a group of reporters and analysts at an event to launch his company's new Jini technology, "Get over it." Well, maybe there is hope despite McNealy's opinion. The Federal Trade Commission is charged with protecting our privacy online. The FTC may be able to do something to placate us but corporations.

Maybe this is one issue where Congress can get something done while the Snowden sideshow continues.

GENE KOCH

<i>Occidental</i<


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