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[liberationtech] NYTimes and Guardian on NSA

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at
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?


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