The best fucking client I ever worked for, who let me do great work (he said modestly) was Joe Naachio, CEO of Qwest Communications, which was my major account at JWT. Joe is just finishing a six year jail term in a federal prison for insider trading. Yes, he was guilty of that, and unlike the majority of America’s “Captains of Industry,” he’s serving his time. However, his defense was that he sold the stock in anticipation of the substantial government contracts Qwest had been promised. Then, In February of 2001, the NSA approached Nacchio and demanded that he turn over Quest’s communication records of its clients. Nacchio demanded a court order and NSA withdrew its demand. Shortly thereafter, the federal government withdrew ALL of its lucrative federal government contracts from Qwest Communication and the stock plummeted from $38 dollars per share to $2 dollars per share. The investors ousted Nacchio citing the bottom line. Needless to say, all the other telecom companies gave the NSA what they wanted… Does this shit sound familiar? Isn’t this what Snowdon disclosed in his recent leak of NSA records? No wonder everyone caves when the NSA comes knocking. Zuckernozzle and Sergey & Brin don’t want to spend the next few years behind bars. Oh, and note the date they asked for Qwest’s entire customer records… That’s right… SEVEN MONTHS BEFORE 9/11. I’m not flogging conspiracy theories here… Just saying… When it comes to “Big Data” it isn’t merely about forecasting what breakfast cereal you might buy next week. It’s a lot “Bigger” than that!
It's in here... Somewhere!