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[liberationtech] Secret European deals to hand over private data to America

Mrs. Y networksecurityprincess at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 16:01:43 PDT 2013


"We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of
the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that
happened afterward.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary
Investigation, books V-VII

On 6/29/13 11:09 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> Paul Bernal (LAW):
>> None of this should be surprising, should it? It's a reasonable
>> assumption that all intelligence agencies share their data on a
>> pretty regular basis - certainly with 'friendly' nations, and almost
>> certainly with others, on a quid pro quo basis. It's always been that
>> way.
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Whenever I see this kind of response I wonder, is it a surprise that
> people are robbed? Or that wars kill innocent people? Is it a surprise
> that our governments spy on us? Is it a surprise that people are
> sexually assaulted? It is a surprise that computers get hacked? That
> bankers who pillage walk free?
> 
> I wonder though - do such people who may or may not be surprised - do
> they have any other thoughts?
> 
> Would you tell a victim of the Stasi - "I'm not surprised you were
> harassed!" or would you tell a friend who was beaten for being gay "I'm
> not surprised you were beaten up!"
> 
> Is there a thought that comes after that lack of surprise?
> 
> One wonders if some cynical feelings might smother all other thinking.
> 
> What comes after surprise? Do you - for example - think it is wrong? Do
> you - for example - want it to be this way?
> 
> All the best,
> Jacob
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