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#102 2013-06-19 17:23:16

Emmeran wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22976598

"I will tell you that our footprint is very small," said Mr Mueller, who is retiring in September after 12 years as FBI director.

"Oh please, oh please, just get me through to September."

I hate all this dragnet type surveillance, but I fail to see the differences between a drone and a plane or a helicopter.  Hell,  the sky is already full of those.

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#103 2013-06-19 21:54:33

square wrote:

illuminati: However, "fnord" does not appear on the list.  Hmm...

I don't know whether to be insulted that they don't recognize what an evil genius I am, or relieved that my diabolical plans haven't come to their attention.

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#104 2013-06-20 08:59:33

fnord wrote:

square wrote:

illuminati: However, "fnord" does not appear on the list.  Hmm...

I don't know whether to be insulted that they don't recognize what an evil genius I am, or relieved that my diabolical plans haven't come to their attention.

I pity the fool who can't see the fnords.

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#105 2013-06-20 09:22:33

This is a pretty good read.  If the link has been posted before, my apologies.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/0 … erwar/all/

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#106 2013-06-21 01:45:31

Well done as usual by Bamford.  So who will write the Dr. Strangelove of cyberwar?

Also, this: http://www.happyplace.com/24470/a-love- … e-activity

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#107 2013-06-21 06:53:13

and here we thought the big data fad was pointless

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#109 2013-06-21 17:48:04

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#110 2013-06-21 20:17:14

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Sorry, I lost my Captain Midnight Decoder Ring some time ago.
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#112 2013-06-22 14:00:59

The Fed's every wingnut's favorite hobby horse but this may get more play than most.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/e … al-reserve

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#113 2013-06-22 14:17:07

So basically welcome back to Rome/East India Company/etc. and sorry you were born to the wrong parents.

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#114 2013-06-22 15:15:21

choad wrote:

The Fed's every wingnut's favorite hobby horse but this may get more play than most.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/e … al-reserve

Color me surprised.

And color the rest of the world as-if-they-will-care.

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#117 2013-06-23 12:47:22

George Orr wrote:

Snowden is in the air.

Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

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#118 2013-06-23 12:58:32

square wrote:

George Orr wrote:

Snowden is in the air.

Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

http://high-street.org/sidepic/snowdemons.png


They melted

Guardian wrote:

State: Although intrusive surveillance does infringe a few liberties, it's necessary if you are to be protected from terrible things.

Citizen: (anxiously) What terrible things?

State: Can't tell you, I'm afraid, but believe us they are truly terrible. And, by the way, surveillance has already prevented some terrible things.

Citizen: Such as?

State: Sorry, can't go into details about those either.

Citizen: So how do I know that this surveillance racket isn't just bureaucratic empire building?

State: You don't need to worry about that because it's all done under legal authority.

Citizen: So how does that work?

State: Regrettably, we can't go into details because if we did so then the bad guys might get some ideas.

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#119 2013-06-23 13:03:47

Destination: Ecuador.

Live updates from the Grauniad.

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#121 2013-06-23 17:56:22

square wrote:

Destination: Ecuador.

Live updates from the Grauniad.

I kept asking myself "why Ecuador?", but then I looked at their currency and exports...

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#122 2013-06-23 19:00:47

choad wrote:

Citizen: So how do I know that this surveillance racket isn't just bureaucratic empire building?

If that were all, it wouldn't be so bad. At least there is a case to be made for limited government surveillance. Unfortunately Snowdon didn't work for the government, he worked for a politically connected contractor desperate (and more than able) to protect its pipeline to the public welfare teat. If he's ever caught he'll probably go straight to a for-profit prison, yet another greedy abomination unrestrained by Constitutional restrictions.

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#126 2013-06-25 12:54:14

This poor fool is holed up in Russia alright.  He's in a cell being debriefed by ex KGB interrogators.  This is where he learns the real meaning of civil rights violations.

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#127 2013-06-25 13:35:41

phreddy wrote:

This poor fool is holed up in Russia alright.  He's in a cell being debriefed by ex KGB interrogators.  This is where he learns the real meaning of civil rights violations.

Yuh, and other sources say he's already in Iceland.

The rest of the world is having too much fun playing where's waldo and flipping off the big b$lly to stop now.

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#129 2013-06-25 16:11:33

No shit!  I read that terrorists will open a free email account, share the login info with their comrades and communicate by writing one another but saving the messages as drafts instead of sending them.  The recipient logs in, reads the draft, deletes it and writes his response, which he saves as a draft.  No messages go through the system.

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#130 2013-06-25 16:49:12

Read up on steganography as well.

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#131 2013-06-25 17:03:51

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#132 2013-06-25 19:07:47

phreddy wrote:

No shit!  I read that terrorists will open a free email account, share the login info with their comrades and communicate by writing one another but saving the messages as drafts instead of sending them.  The recipient logs in, reads the draft, deletes it and writes his response, which he saves as a draft.  No messages go through the system.

LOL - Melons just lectured me on how that is exactly how you transfer a resume from work email to home, apparently everyone but me does it.

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#133 2013-06-25 23:04:48

choad wrote:

phreddy wrote:

This poor fool is holed up in Russia alright.  He's in a cell being debriefed by ex KGB interrogators.  This is where he learns the real meaning of civil rights violations.

Yuh, and other sources say he's already in Iceland.

The rest of the world is having too much fun playing where's waldo and flipping off the big b$lly to stop now.

Best tweet of the day:

GS Elevator Gossip ‏@GSElevator

#1: I'd love to see Snowden wearing a Patriots Super Bowl ring.

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#135 2013-06-26 14:02:44

President Vladimir V. Putin is a showboater.  I believe it is still business as usual between Washington and the Kremlin.

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#136 2013-06-26 23:20:04

By putting these happy party hats on the surveillance cameras we don’t just celebrate Orwell’s birthday. By making these inconspicuous cameras that we ignore in our daily lives catch the eye again we also create awareness of how many cameras really watch us nowadays,

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#137 2013-06-27 04:58:16

'Twas ever thus.

"Instantaneous photographs and newspaper enterprise have invaded the sacred precincts of private and domestic life; and numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that `what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the house-tops.' "

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#138 2013-06-27 11:18:20

For a real life example of how much surveillance is out there, watch how the prosecution presents it's case against Aaron Hernandez.

There is video, prosecutors say, from inside Aaron Hernandez’s home showing the football star with a gun. Video of him near a gas station in Dorchester and at one in North Attleborough. Video of Hernandez and the man he is accused of killing, Odin Lloyd, entering an industrial yard where Lloyd’s bullet-pocked body was later found.

The case against Hernandez, laid out by prosecutors Wednesday, was largely assembled using swatches of video, the often unseen eyes of our era used by investigators to reconstruct crimes they cannot solve with more traditional methods.

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#139 2013-06-27 14:45:52

phreddy wrote:

This poor fool is holed up in Russia alright.  He's in a cell being debriefed by ex KGB interrogators.  This is where he learns the real meaning of civil rights violations.

Apparently, I called this one.  WTF was he thinking?

He is now in the jurisdiction of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) — i.e., the post-Soviet successor of the KGB — and that he may have already leaked a lot more information about NSA capabilities than he ever intended, possibly against his will.

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#140 2013-06-28 04:19:42

Way to quote the dark hints and complete speculation from that article while ignoring the sourced quote that he hasn't been in contact with the FSB.

Anyway, think anyone will learn the lesson that zealously persecuting whistleblowers is a good way to drive them into the arms of your enemies?

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#142 2013-06-28 21:20:42

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#143 2013-06-30 18:00:30

“You know, for us, this would have been a dream come true,” [Wolfgang Schmidt] said, recalling the days when he was a lieutenant colonel in the defunct communist country’s secret police, the Stasi.

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#144 2013-06-30 21:47:43

square wrote:

“You know, for us, this would have been a dream come true,” [Wolfgang Schmidt] said, recalling the days when he was a lieutenant colonel in the defunct communist country’s secret police, the Stasi.

Yet not a single world leader has reared up on his or her hind legs to object. The refuseniks to-date are all commoners and peasants. Odd when you consider this issue alone can crater the global economy.

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#145 2013-07-01 15:00:51

Welcome to the Hotel Chernobyl.  No way is Russia going to let Snowden check out anytime soon.  He has apparently applied for asylum.  Completely voluntary of course.

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#146 2013-07-01 15:36:50

phreddy wrote:

Welcome to the Hotel Chernobyl.  No way is Russia going to let Snowden check out anytime soon.  He has apparently applied for asylum.  Completely voluntary of course.

And we thought there was no way they could restart the cold war, silly us.

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#147 2013-07-01 17:51:17

Emmeran wrote:

phreddy wrote:

Welcome to the Hotel Chernobyl.  No way is Russia going to let Snowden check out anytime soon.  He has apparently applied for asylum.  Completely voluntary of course.

And we thought there was no way they could restart the cold war, silly us.

Oh no problem here.  After a month or two, they will honor our request and return him to us as gesture of good will and solidarity with the U.S.

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#149 2013-07-03 16:56:20

Wish them luck.  We get less than 1% personal mail via the Post Office.  Circulars/Ads/Bills outweigh them 99-1.

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