Office 365..? how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
bzs at world.std.com
Fri Jul 12 18:51:04 UTC 2013
What I find particularly troubling is this image of the govt paying
for these surveillances. The price seemed to be from around $325 for
an install plus $10 to $750 install and $500/mo.
Now, let's not drop right into the easy and trite "don't they deserve
to be reimbursed" right off. Sure, they/we do.
But was this reimbursement, or profitable?
The troubling image that goes like this:
ISP VP #1: Any revenue ideas?
ISP VP #2: I hear XYZ is being paid pretty good money for surveillances.
ISP VP #1: How much?
#2: Word is Verizon is getting $775/install and $500/mo.
#1: How many of these are they handling?
#2: I don't know, maybe millions of them?
#1: Millions? You're talking half a bilion a month?
#2: Well, that's VZ.
#1: Still...what's the COGS?
#2: Not much, sunk cost mostly, some netadmin labor, might need a
few extra hands to form a team if it scales up, billing, sales,
some PR and contract management.
#1: Wow, how do we get a piece of this?
#2: Let me make a few calls and get back to you...
Accurate? Plausible? Nonsense?
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