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[liberationtech] An interview with Snowden and more in Der Spiegel
ramdac at ramdac.org
Mon Jul 8 04:55:33 PDT 2013
As an activist, this is pretty damned frightening:
(excerpt from http://cryptome.org/2013/07/snowden-spiegel-13-0707-en.htm)
What happens if the NSA has a user in its sights?
The target person is completely monitored. An analyst will get a daily report about what has changed in the computer system of the targeted person. There will also be... packages with certain data which the automatic analysis systems have not understood, and so on. The analyst can then decide what he wants to do - the computer of the target person does not belong to them anymore, it then more or less belongs to the U.S. government.
This has ominous implications. I worry about the private encryption keys on the computers of people in the "sights" of the NSA.
On Jul 8, 2013, at 1:36 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
> What we're seeing in Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Washington Post and
> other select publications is the birth of new threat models - not just
> for activists but for all of civil society, parliamentarians, companies
> and more. This is a threat model that "many have known" and yet at the
> same time, there is clearly new stuff. For one - we're seeing
> confirmations of things that have been denied in public - we're also
> learning the names of things, which now made public, may be FOIA'ed by
> name as well as pushing for disclosures. This is where we'll see if
> America will shine - when the information comes out, will we be able to
> use our democratic process to turn this disaster around? I'd like to
> think so - that is why I worked on these pieces - hope is not lost.
> Though hope alone is not a strategy.
> I think this may be of interest to people on the list:
> For non-German speakers I suggest the following English links:
> My interview with Snowden is available as a leaked pdf on cryptome in
> The English original will be released this week.
> Last week's article is also very important:
> This is also probably of great interest to people on the list:
> Welcome to the Grim Meathook Future, Citizens! Lets turn this ship around!
> All the best,
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