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[liberationtech] NYTimes and Guardian on NSA

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 6 23:06:30 PDT 2013


On 09/05/2013 08:00 PM, Shava Nerad wrote:
>
> Part of the tone is also adopted in order to wake the sleeping baby 
> anti-intellectual giants either side of the pond.  The smart magazines 
> can publish smart crypto articles, but mass market newspapers have to 
> bring their audiences along, even the Times and Guardian.
>
>

[...]

> If you tell them that they should be upset because the president 
> essentially struck down posse comitatus in May, they won't know what 
> you are talking about, but if you say, "Basically, if a local SWAT 
> team decides they need backup in some kind of emergency situation and 
> they can't get hold of the governor to call for National Guard?  They 
> can call a local military airbase for an airstrike if they want to."
>

You fault the Guardian for not giving enough hard info on the crypto, 
but you are comfortable casually referring
to such a potentially monumental attack on freedom of movement without 
providing a single citation?

-Jonathan



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