Sounds like an admission of knowingly violating anti-eavesdropping and wiretap laws at the state and federal level across the entire United States.

Also suggests intention to continue the activity in the foreseeable future for purposes of profit (a thing of value).
It's worth pointing out that commercial profit is generally something gained by companies in order to further the same and/or similar efforts.

I wonder if the Google legal department had opportunity to review that language...
...and weigh in with any potential concerns which could result from conducting an enormous campaign of arguably illegal eavesdropping?
All of which begs the question-
If any of Google's attorneys at any time wrote even a single email in which they stated a belief that criminal activity was likely happening or was going to occur,...
...wouldn't that attorney have a well recognized duty to report relevant details to law enforcement authorities? I believe failing to do so would run contrary to guidelines established by state bar associations' as well as written law.

Wouldn't that be a reasonable assumption?

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11 Oct
news people-
If you are currently referring to ongoing and unconscionable acts of *Child Separation* as a "zero tolerance policy", you need to quickly reconsider that mistake.
It is not ok to go along with the attempted revisionism and whitewashing of inexcusable acts.
A "zero tolerance policy" involves a legally supported and justifiable penalty being applied across the board against people who commit even a little degree of whatever wrongful act is tied to the punishment.

Which is not applicable, in any way, to the Child Separation policy.
Because, within the system of criminal justice we have in place here in the good ol' USA, separating children from their parents in a way which results in thousands upon thousands having no reasonable way to ever be reunited with their birth parent(s) prior to any conviction...
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10 Oct
The embedded tweet here is a great example of why it is often considered too risky for the troll farms to wade into attempted reply skirmishes when the top tier translators are resting.

The mention of Mitch appears to have triggered some troll farm’s tweet-parsing monitor alarm.
With the A-team of native-English-speaking translators enjoying some extended rest on Saturday morning, yet the automated scoring system demanding there be a reply tweeted to counter the likely insult to a client’s co-conspirator/asset, responsibility to reply fell to the D-team.
Clearly outmatched, an overworked and under-appreciated Sergey, Anastasia, or Yuri did the best they could and tried hard to muster some message which might have a chance at conveying an effective counter criticism to mitigate the hilarious thing I said at Mitch M.‘s expense.
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9 Oct
not to be a downer or anything, but has the medical research community been considering what kind of complications humanity might see arise as a result of extended global lockdown behavior? (specifically related to Earth's "collective" antibody levels)
The dramatic sudden decrease in worldwide travel and overall disincentives for mobility will probably translate into lower infection levels for the ordinary viruses in addition to slowing the spread of covid-19.
I'm not a medical professional in any way, but the thought occurs to me that without exposure to all the regular germs, there are fewer reasons for our bodies to maintain the normal level of immune system defenses.
Will humanity's collective bodily defenses become lazy?
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7 Oct
One of the least mentioned victims of modern propaganda and manipulation has to be any actually legitimate ratings and audience measurement companies who have spent many years sticking to truth & facts without manipulating the public or the people who commission the measurements.
It has to be extremely disheartening to one day wake up and recognize that other companies, who you previously had considered peers, have been providing false data that does not reflect actual reality.
And that the falsehoods your own legitimate company partially leaned on as an industry peer are hogwash... it's likely the company seeking to do right could have gone so far as to pass reports to their own clients which resulted in part from the false data and/or methodology.
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7 Oct
Any company today with revenue in the billions has sufficient resources to implement walls of segmented internal access in order to minimize the impact of a security incident.
Doing so will absolutely require planning and care in deployment and use.
It will definitely decrease the overall convenience factor otherwise enjoyed by employees. That's the whole point!
A relatively minor decrease in employee convenience then becomes a massive obstacle for malicious automated scripts & malware as well as real human threat actors.
Car manufacturers could save a few piles of cash if they simple stopped including things like seatbelts and airbags. There's probably some amount of desperate consumers who would then purchase those vehicles at a lower cost.
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7 Oct
I was just now reminded that the fictional Hollywood movie "WarGames" is a full year older than I am.
It has the esteemed honor of being the only fictional fantasy successful in thoroughly spooking lawmakers to the point of passing the "anti-hacking" law still on the books today. WarGames managed to unlock this accomplishment months prior to even my own conception.
Since that time, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has grown in scope and ridiculous insanity, despite being easily trounced when facing logic, reason, or its own unbelievable broadness and failure to provide basic definitions of the phrases it is often alleged to govern.
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