Stories about cyberespionage–like the data theft at the US Office of Personal Management believed but not officially stated to have been carried out by China–are weird. For one thing, they include quotes about how “we need to be a bit more public” about our responses to cyberattacks–delivered from White House officials who speak only on condition of anonymity.
Don't do as I do to you
Do as I say I don't do to you
... all these spying driftnets almost make one nostalgic for another Harrington Event.