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[liberationtech] Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

Guido Witmond guido at witmond.nl
Tue Jun 11 05:13:12 PDT 2013


On 11-06-13 12:21, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:27:33PM +0200, Guido Witmond wrote:
>
>> The big deal is that now it's become impossible to believe the lies, and
>> that you [Americans] are forced to accept the truth.
>
> Reality check: https://twitter.com/_nothingtohide
>
> http://www.people-press.org/2013/06/10/majority-views-nsa-phone-tracking-as-acceptable-anti-terror-tactic/
>
> No further questions, your honor.

1st step to recovery is denial...



However, the question of Pew Research (in that second link) is not
fair: "Which is more important?
      A. Investigate terrorist threats;
(or) B. Not intrude on privacy (of the general public)

There is a third choice:
     C. Investigate terrorist threats AND not intrude on privacy (of the
general public). We pay you people $X Billion dollars to do so.


I tend to agree with Lauren Weinsteins opinion that it is rampant 
paranoia that lead us (the world) into this.
http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001044.html


> Realistically, we should be thankful for this brief
> flash of interest (already waning) and use it to reignite
> interest in stalled projects.

I am very grateful for mr Snowden and Greenwald to leak this. Now it is 
ok for EU-commissioner mrv Viviane Reding to state that privavcy isn't a 
luxury but a right.



Regards, Guido.

PS: Check out the background picture on that twitter-page, sheep!




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