Their favourite things: Maria von Trapp vs the NSA

In this anagram of the classic song from The Sound of Music, I have - in a departure for me - kept a few bits the same between the source text and the result, for parallelism. Since a few references in the anagram might be a bit arcane to some, I've provided a few URLs for context (after the anagram itself).


My Favourite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favourite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favourite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad


=



NSA snoops:
  "Eavesdrop on law firms. Find whispers of leaders.      [1] [2]
  Know that the lovers are still dirty cheaters.          [3]
  Tap sent-by-phone messages. Check in with Bing.         [4] [5]
  These are a few of my favorite things.
  
  Break n*-bit-width crypto, then see what nerds Google.  [6] [7]
  RFID! Then ten dolts in the cube'll
  transmit via air gaps - this finally pings!             [8]
  These are a few of my favorite things.
  
  With keen PRISM wisdom, we're 'handling' Congress.      [9]
  Intel** ensures that young BIOSes hide us.              [10]
  Hunt through friendship network maps. Implement stings. [11] [12]
  These are a few of my favorite things.
  
     While it's 'meta',                                   [13]
     We still will get ya!
     'Snowdengate' is mad,
     But we simply assure other bodies are worse,
     So then we don't seem so bad."
     
     
  * n = zillions? No.                                     [14]
  ** Dell, ...                                            [15]

                       - The End? -


URLS (not part of the anagram and not always the best source):
[1] https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140216/08470026241/Raindrops_on_roses
[2] http://www.dw.de/and_whiskers_on_kittens/a-17408683
[3] http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57605051-38/Bright_copper_kettles
[4] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/16/nsa-collects-millions-text-messages-daily-untargeted-global-sweep
[5] http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2309689/tied_up_with_strings
[6] http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/ponies/2014/01/02/8fff297e-7195-11e3-8def-a33011492df2_story.html
[7] http://oglobo.globo.com/mundo/nsa-cia-mantiveram-em-brasilia-equipe-para-coleta-de-dados-filtrados-de-satelite-8949723
[8] http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/15/nsa-chips-foreign-computers_n_4601797.html
[9] http://www.policymic.com/articles/48213/satin_sashes etc.
[10] http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-nsa-s-tao-unit-introduces-itself-fotostrecke-105372.html
[11] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/us/nsa-examines-social-networks-of-us-citizens.html
[12] http://www.newser.com/story/182055/that_melt_into_springs.html
[13] http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/17/technology/security/obama-metadata-nsa/
[15] http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2013/12/how-does-nsa-break-ssl.html
[15] https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/01/nsa_exploit_of.html




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