Update: We've now got more details of Matzzie's encounter with Hayden. Read more here.

At this very moment, we know a lot of interesting things about Michael Hayden, the former head of the NSA. He's on an Acela train somewhere. He's talking to a journalist. On background, which means the reporter he's talking to isn't allowed to cite him by name. And we know exactly what he's talking about.

How? A nearby passenger appears to be eavesdropping on Hayden's conversation — and live-tweeting the call. Touché, Tom Matzzie. Touché.

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Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.