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From censorship to what we knew all along

Postby Brah » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 7:29 am

[color=blue][i]The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.

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“Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.â€Â

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 8:29 am

The article is taking what happens way out of context, at least for one of the companies listed. It is not nearly as sinister as you may be lead to assume.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 8:33 am

Meanwhile Verizon is all over the news today

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 8:42 am

Brah wrote:Meanwhile Verizon is all over the news today


Yes, Verizon sends all of the call logs to the NSA for data mining. This is old news though. Some Senators unofficially confirmed it a couple years ago. Haven't you ever watched Law and Order? Where Stabler or someone pulls the "LUDS" from a suspect because they can do that without a warrant? Old news.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_usage_details

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:02 am

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/6/440411 ... le-respond

Which is basically what I assumed. Slide 3 is the hint: "Special Requests".
Tell you more about it at the meet if you care much.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 9:46 pm

Sure, if I do end up going would be interested to know more.

I still of the opinion that none of us will ever really know how much of our data is in the wild

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:26 pm

Brah wrote:Sure, if I do end up going would be interested to know more.

I still of the opinion that none of us will ever really know how much of our data is in the wild


You'd be shocked what a few properly crafted Google queries will tell you about yourself.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 8:15 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Brah wrote:Sure, if I do end up going would be interested to know more.

I still of the opinion that none of us will ever really know how much of our data is in the wild


You'd be shocked what a few properly crafted Google queries will tell you about yourself.


I know someone who whenever she introduces herself as "My name is _____. NOT the porn star."

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Postby Brah » Sat, 08 Jun 2013 9:34 am

nakatago wrote:I know someone who whenever she introduces herself as "My name is _____. NOT the porn star."

While I think that this is not uncommon, I have to wonder if the woman I heard say that is the same person. Can't remember now though, but it wasn't that long ago, and was here.


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