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The NSA Has an Advice Columnist

An NSA official writing under the pen name “Zelda” advises spies on everything from “co-workers falling asleep on the job, sodas being stolen from shared fridges, [and] supervisors not responding to emails,” Peter Maass reports at The Intercept. But the most interesting exchange involves a staffer who complains his or her boss continuously spies on employees.

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The Etiquette of War and Surveillance

An old and knowledgeable friend, Colonel Manners (ret.), is ready to step into the void left by the Dear Abby column in the classic military newspaper Stars and Stripes. His assignment: to answer letters from Americans puzzled by the etiquette, manners, and language of the arcane national security world of Washington.

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‘Dear Abby’ Advice Columnist Dies

Pauline Phillips’ popular and well-known advice column—which has been around for more than 55 years—was the most widely syndicated in the world, having appeared in 1,400 newspapers reaching as many as 110 million people.

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