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[liberationtech] Skype Open Letter: CALL FOR SIGNATORIES

Chip Pitts chip.pitts at att.net
Tue Jan 22 04:37:18 PST 2013


I would also be pleased to sign as an individual.

 

Chip Pitts

 

From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu
[mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Ophelia Noor
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:34 AM
To: liberationtech
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Skype Open Letter: CALL FOR SIGNATORIES

 

Hello Nadim,

Can you add me as an individual, please.
Thanks for the great work.
Ophelia Noor

On 21 January 2013 22:31, Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at nadim.cc> wrote:

Everyone has been added, thank you!





NK

 

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Fran Parker <lilbambi at gmail.com> wrote:

Can you add Fran Parker as an individual please.

Thanks.



Nadim Kobeissi wrote:

Added. Thank you!


NK


On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:18 PM, Martin
Johnson<greatfire at greatfire.org>wrote:

GreatFire.org would like to sign. Thanks very much for doing this.

Martin Johnson
Founder
https://GreatFire.org - Monitoring Online Censorship In China.
https://FreeWeibo.com - Uncensored, Anonymous Sina Weibo Search.
https://Unblock.cn.com - We Can Unblock Your Website In China.


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM, Nadim Kobeissi<nadim at nadim.cc>  wrote:

Amazing :)

Thanks for your support, everyone!


NK


On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM, Petter Ericson<pettter at acc.umu.se>wrote:

Hi!

Good work :)

First: some nitpicking: third-parties in the second paragraph should
probably lose the hyphen.

Second: I would be very happy to see a Telecomix signature on this
letter :)

Best regards

/P

On 18 January, 2013 - Nadim Kobeissi wrote:

Okay everyone,
the *final draft* has been posted online, with the gracious

collaboration

of the EFF. Please take a look at it, make sure you want to keep your
signature there (or add it!)

http://www.skypeopenletter.com/draft/

We'll be publishing next week.


NK


On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:29 AM, Grégoire Pouget<gregoire at rsf.org>

wrote:

  We'd like to see the final / rewritten version of the letter first

but Reporters

Without Borders<http://rsf.org>  would be happy to sign it.

Best,


Le 17/01/2013 08:01, Nadim Kobeissi a écrit :

Thanks for your expert advice, Chris. We're currently in the process

of

reworking the letter with assistance from the EFF and we'll take

what you

said into consideration.


NK


On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:58 AM, Christopher Soghoian<

chris at soghoian.net>wrote:

You may want to consider rewriting your law enforcement/government
surveillance section:

As a result of the service being acquired by Microsoft in 2011, it

may

now be required to comply with CALEA due to the company being

headquartered

in Redmond, Washington. Furthermore, as a US-based communication

provider,

Skype would therefore be required to comply with the secretive

practice of

National Security Letters.


  You don't articulate why being subject to CALEA is bad. Are the

people

signing the letter arguing that law enforcement should never have

access to

real-time intercepts of skype voice/video communications? If so,

say that,

and why. If not, CALEA merely mandates access capabilities, it

doesn't

specify under what situations the government can perform an

interception,

  Also, if you want to raise the issue of secretive surveillance
practices, NSLs wouldn't be at the top of my list (yes, they don't

require

a judge, but they can at best be used to obtain communications

metadata). I

would instead focus your criticism of the fact that US surveillance

law

does not sufficiently protect communications between two non-US

persons,

and in particular, the government can intercept such communications

without

even having to demonstrate probable cause to a judge. Specifically,

non-US

persons have a real reason to fear FISA Amendments Act of 2008

section 702

  Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 ("FAA"), codified

as 50

U.S.C. 1181a, which allows the Attorney General and the Director of
National Intelligence ("DNI") to authorize jointly the targeting of
non-United States persons for the purposes of gathering

intelligence for a

period of up to one year. 50 U.S.C. 1881a(1). Section 702 contains
restrictions, including the requirement that the surveillance "may

not

intentionally target any person known at the time of acquisition to

be

located in the United States." 50 U.S.C. § 1881a(b)(1). The Attorney
General and DNI must submit to the FISC an application for an order

("mass

acquisition order") for the surveillance either before their joint
authorization or within seven days thereof. The FAA sets out a

procedure by

which the Attorney General and DNI must obtain certification from

FISC for

their program, which includes an assurance that the surveillance is
designed to limit surveillance to persons located outside of the

United

States. However, the FAA does not require the government to identify
targets of surveillance, and the FISC does not consider

individualized

probable cause determinations or supervise the program.
(from: http://epic.org/amicus/fisa/clapper/)


  While I am happy to provide feedback, I'm in no way authorized to

sign

on to this letter on behalf of the ACLU.



  On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Nadim Kobeissi<nadim at nadim.cc>

wrote:

  Dear Privacy Advocates and Internet Freedom Activists,

  I call on you to review the following draft for our Open Letter to
Skype and present your name or the name of your organization as

signatories:

  http://www.skypeopenletter.com/draft/

  The letter will be released soon. Feedback is also welcome.

  Thank you,
  NK

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