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Spies without borders

Postby PMC » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:08 pm

Michael Geist has some great material for reading on what's happening in Canada http://www.michaelgeist.ca/

and down south the Electronic Frontier Foundation has a series that should be viewed.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/s ... ut-borders

This is a tough road when the president gives medals for spying etc.
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Re: Spies without borders

Postby skyvalleyradio » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:11 am

today's edition of "The Tyee" has Michael's excellent & frightening article published...frankly, none of this surprises me :pain10:
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Re: Spies without borders

Postby PMC » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:03 am

There is a news piece that claims the details of the nsa structure and operations exist with Snowden and he doesn't want that exposed.

A simple google search found this. http://www.nsa.gov/kids :lol:

Michael Geist asked the question of `who is watching the watchers' and the answer seems to be, everybody !
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Re: Spies without borders

Postby PMC » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:37 am

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/09/g ... fisa-court

`Incredibly, intelligence officials said today that no one at the NSA fully understood how its own surveillance system worked at the time so they could not adequately explain it to the court. This is a breathtaking admission: the NSA's surveillance apparatus, for years, was so complex and compartmentalized that no single person could comprehend it. '
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Re: Spies without borders

Postby PMC » Tue May 13, 2014 9:22 am

Absolute hypocrasy strikes again ! Tonight on CBC's The National, Peter Mansbridge interviews Glen Greenwald.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/glenn-gree ... -1.2640317
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Re: Spies without borders

Postby hagopian » Tue May 13, 2014 4:01 pm

So CKNW's Jill Bennett asked the Security expert how we could protect our privacy, in today's wired age.

His answer: succinct: "Don't use your phone or the Internet".

YOU and I have NO privacy. Of course, you knew that, right?
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Re: Spies without borders

Postby jon » Tue May 13, 2014 5:18 pm

hagopian wrote:So CKNW's Jill Bennett asked the Security expert how we could protect our privacy, in today's wired age.

His answer: succinct: "Don't use your phone or the Internet".


Funny, but I recall this being part of why Bill Gates "missed the Internet" initially. He originally created MSN in the mid-1990s as a private network, in the belief that the Internet was too disorganized and not private enough for people to accept and use. Admittedly, Usability was more on his mind than Privacy, but there was enough Hacker Blood flowing in his veins to recognize the threat.
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Re: Spies without borders

Postby PMC » Tue May 13, 2014 8:37 pm

Next week on PBS's Frontline, they are covering the continuing nsa saga. Tonight was the refresher... visit the site if you missed the show `United States of Secrets'

For those using UEFI drives in your computer, appreciate that companies provide the nsa access through the operating system. Research the phrase `Restricted Boot' and see the monster that was created at MIT for your supposed security. It makes what the nsa has been caught doing with network routers seem like nothing. Big brother does not belong in your computer operating system. The mantra should be `I buy a computer for my benefit, not theirs'

There is only one phrase that counts for any spying `GET A WARRANT' until then, hypocracy is all that is practiced by government.
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Postby PMC » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:29 am

Common sense has prevailed in this country..

`The Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited R. v. Spencer decision, which examined the legality of voluntary warrantless disclosure of basic subscriber information to law enforcement. In a unanimous decision written by (Harper appointee) Justice Thomas Cromwell, the court issued a strong endorsement of Internet privacy, emphasizing the privacy importance of subscriber information, the right to anonymity, and the need for police to obtain a warrant for subscriber information except in exigent circumstances or under a reasonable law.'

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/7156/125/
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