Contrary to earlier reports, Googling “pressure cooker bombs” and “backpacks” won’t necessarily put you on a terrorist watch list, unless you do so on your work computer and your former employer decides to contact the authorities. However, rest assured that your fears about Orwellian surveillance measures aren’t unfounded. The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI has been learning tricks from hackers, and can now put spyware on your devices or even remotely activate the microphone in laptops or phones running Android. It’s time to wrap your gadgets in foil and invest in a goofy LED hat.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.