To have a staff of thousands that keeps me informed is one of the privileges of this blog. Had I not been tipped about the projection of Kim Dotcom’s face with the words “United Stasi of America” on a wall of the U.S. embassy in Berlin, I would not have made a connection between N.S.A. whistle-blower Edward Snowden and Kim Dotcom, the German-born Internet entrepreneur formerly known as Kim Schmitz.
This development and Dotcom’s take on the suicide earlier this year of the Internet activist Aaron Swartz add another layer of intrigue to what is going on behind the scenes in the hacker wars. Meanwhile, Bienkowski is now being investigated and could face criminal charges. For what? For “slander against the organizations and representatives of a foreign state.” How cute is that!?