Most ordinary mortals wouldn't want to tangle with the National Security Agency. Jim Bidzos did, and in a way he may already have won the day.

Mr. Bidzos has been a thorn in the side of that secretive agency, but not in the sense of being subversive or unpatriotic. In criticizing the U.S. government's NSA-influenced policies on information security, Mr. Bidzos has only been sounding the American bedrock themes of free speech, personal privacy, and commercial opportunity for his company, RSA Data Security Inc. of Redwood City, Calif.

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