The unshakable news story of China killing American spies and informants filled the Cafe with a steady buzz today. Though there is no written rule, the acts, spread over two years some eight years ago, seem to spill into the digital domain by way of precedent; as though they break a ‘gentleman’s’ pact that, once discovered, spies and informants are turned or deceived or made obsolete but not eliminated. We’re being spied on all the time; we spy in ways too. Is there a Rules of Engagement?
Not even the thrill of an inaugural podcast could dampen the professional writing of articles I turned to in this episode to support the underlying theme of Snakebite Cafe – people gotta know. You can know and do nothing or you can know and just do for yourself but the main way to know would be for the news media to wise up and remember that tech life is now human life; it belongs prominently in human interest stories, not stuck in geek corners and treated as pariah behavior.