EFF Newsletter – April Fool’s 2015 Posted on April 1, 2015 at 4:07 pm.Written by Adam Powell The funniest part is below: NSA Tells Public To Reduce Use of Passive Voice In Email Both style and national security are impacted by the use of passive voice, the NSA said today. Having spent many billions of taxpayer dollars to capture all private electronic communication, the agency is frustrated that poor writing habits are making this data difficult to analyze. We strongly prefer short declarative sentences where the actor is clearly identified, said an NSA spokesperson. Instead of writing, ‘The protest will be attended by many activists,’ it would be better to write, ‘Known dissidents Amy Goodman, Laura Poitras, and Glenn Greenwald will travel by bus to the protest in Washington Square Park, New York, and will arrive at approximately 1:04 p.m. on April 1st, 2015.’ The NSA further suggested that instead of composing private email, citizens could instead fill out a webform at NSA.gov or travel to Bluffdale, Utah and share all of their most private secrets with the NSA in person. See the original email here: https://supporters.eff.org/civicrm/mailing/view Ha! I hope you guys find that as funny as I do. Happy April Fool’s Day.