Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NSA tells public to reduce the use of passive voice in email....

NSA Tells Public To Reduce Use of Passive Voice In Email

Both style and national security are impacted by the use of passive voice, the NSA said today. Having spent many billions of taxpayer dollars to capture all private electronic communication, the agency is frustrated that poor writing habits are making this data difficult to analyze. "We strongly prefer short declarative sentences where the actor is clearly identified," said an NSA spokesperson. "Instead of writing, 'The protest will be attended by many activists,' it would be better to write, 'Known dissidents Amy Goodman, Laura Poitras, and Glenn Greenwald will travel by bus to the protest in Washington Square Park, New York, and will arrive at approximately 1:04 p.m. on April 1st, 2015.'" The NSA further suggested that instead of composing private email, citizens could instead fill out a webform at or travel to Bluffdale, Utah and share all of their most private secrets with the NSA in person.

It is hard to laugh at these April 1st "jokes" when we talk about the NSA anymore...  Just sayin...

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