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[liberationtech] 29C3 whistleblower panel: Radack, Drake, Binney

Gregory Foster gfoster at entersection.org
Tue Jan 1 23:27:05 PST 2013


In Jacob's keynote (~29:50), he encourages participants to attend the 
whistleblower panel later in the day.

29th Chaos Communication Congress (Berlin: Dec 27-30, 2012) - "Enemies 
of the State: What happens when telling the truth about secret US 
government power becomes a crime" by Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, and 
William Binney:
http://youtu.be/nc5i8aROQkk?t=34m36s
http://events.ccc.de/congress/2012/Fahrplan/events/5338.en.html

Radack, Drake, and Binney take thirty minutes each to present their 
respective stories - powerful stuff.  Kevin Gosztola's write up gives a 
sense:
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/12/29/us-whistleblowers-on-being-targeted-by-the-secret-security-state/
http://twitter.com/kgosztola

Within the first minute of his talk (~1:28:36), William Binney describes 
the legal and intellectual property guidance he received when retiring 
from the NSA to set the scene for an announcement that he has created a 
"commercial product" which describes a software architecture akin to 
ThinThread:

> so I have that technology, it's on file, basically, with the Library 
> of Congress, we have a copyright on it, so it's open to anybody for 
> $45 you can get a copy, or you can go to the people here at the 
> conference, they have, I gave them copies, you can get copies from 
> them.  So it lays out an architectural framework the entire process 
> for how to automate an analysis business process across the entire 
> process, whatever you're looking at, whatever kind of data you're 
> doing because this applies to everything: stock market exchange, money 
> exchange, you know, travel, phone calls, emails, Twitter, cloud, 
> Facebook, whatever!  So the point is, that this is the kind of, this 
> whole process will give you an idea of what's really going on and the 
> scale of what's happening.


The Library of Congress defied my search queries.  I didn't find mention 
on the CCC website, wiki, Twitter feeds, etc.  Is this document(?) in 
digital form yet?  Seems like it might be rather interesting.

gf

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