If Jeff Bezos treats Amazon’s customers’ secrets the way that the Washington Post treats the government’s, well. That should be a factor in determining whether to buy data storage from the man.
The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny. Although the government has annually released its overall level of intelligence spending since 2007, it has not divulged how it uses the money or how it performs against the goals set by the president and Congress.
As the DNI noted, there’s a reason for that: “Our budgets are classified as they could provide insight for foreign intelligence services to discern our top national priorities, capabilities and sources and methods that allow us to obtain information to counter threats.”
I’m not going to belabor this further: suffice it to say that nobody asked my permission before they started leaking classified information in order to do harm to the United States of America, and I am disgusted that the Washington Post has apparently decided to join in on that project.