Snowden Joins Twitter, Trolls NSA

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Edward Snowden, considered by some a traitor and others a hero, has joined Twitter and may begin to opine on political issues from his perch in Moscow where his first tweets were targeting the National Security Agency. Snowden quickly ramps up Twitter followers Snowden very quickly ramped up to nearly 300,000 followers after apparently mocking a Verizon Wireless advertising campaign with his first tweet questioning, “Can you hear me now?” Part of Snowden’s mission was to expose government listening in on U.S. citizens cell phone, email and other electronic communications without a warrant. Such behavior sparked Snowden to abscond with detailed…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.