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Month: June 2013

The NSA’s New Ball of Wax

In The Art of War,  Chinese strategist Sun Tsu tells the story of how one ancient warlord toppled his most dangerous rival by offering a condemned prisoner a reprieve if
he successfully delivered a secret message to the rival’s most capable and loyal general.   The prisoner swallowed a wax ball containing the message and was sent into the enemy’s
territory.   When he was caught, he told the enemy warlord of the message for his general.   The wax ball contained the promise of payment to the general for his
proposed betrayal of his warlord. Believing …