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At Last, Something Good Comes From the Snowden Leaks

Posted in Privacy Regulation, Uncategorized

It turns out that at least one Washington mugger is a little too well informed about current affairs:

An attempted mugging on Capitol Hill was thwarted Monday night by a quick-thinking victim — one who apparently keeps an eye on national security news.

The victim, who weighs a petite 95 pounds, explained to the assailant she was an intern with the National Security Agency. …

The victim elaborated further, warning the would-be mugger that the phone she held in her hand — complete with a pink-and-blue Lilly Pulitzer case — would be tracked by the NSA if she were to turn it over.

“I told him that the NSA could track the phone within minutes, and it could cause possible problems for him,” the victim recounted.