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Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor

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Postby Malcolm » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:45 pm

Brits as shitty as the US when it comes to breaking their own laws to spy on their own people.
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Postby Malcolm » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:59 pm

Hacking SIM cards.
The Franco-Dutch company said on Friday it was investigating whether the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's GCHQ had hacked into its systems to steal encryption keys that could unlock the security settings on billions of mobile phones.

Fucking Christ. I'd almost take the terrorists over the government.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:08 pm

John Oliver interviews Snowden.
Oliver introduced the segment by explaining that Congress is approaching a deadline to reauthorize the <s>Patriot</s> Fuck the Bill of Rights Act on June 1.
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Postby TPRJones » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:54 pm

It's long but that video is worth it. It gets brilliant towards the end.

Now when I think NSA I'll think National Scrotal Agency.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:15 pm

Why don't we call it "The Terrorists Won" Act?
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Postby TPRJones » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:21 pm

Because honesty doesn't win elections.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:03 pm

Assholes actively cursing anti-malware manufacturers for being so black box.
Kaspersky Lab was singled out in the report, with the NSA and GCHQ paying special attention to studying its software for weaknesses.

In 2008, GCHQ released a warrant which described Kaspersky software as an obstruction to its hacking operations and stated it needed to reverse engineer it to find ways to "neutralise the problem".
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"[We] find it extremely worrying that government organisations are targeting security companies instead of focusing their resources against legitimate adversaries, and are actively working to subvert security software that is designed to keep us all safe."

Big Brother is here to protect you.
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Other firms were also targeted including Bitdefender, ESET, Avast, AVG, and F-Secure. However US-based vendors McAfee and Symantec and Brit-based Sophos were notable by their absence.

Because those last two probably knelt down and started sucking gov't cock without even being asked. Haven't used Sophos, but McAfee and Symantec are jokes scarcely half a notch above Norton.




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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:16 pm

US still intent on driving Snowden straight to the dudes we don't want him talking to.
"Since taking office, President Obama has worked with Congress to secure appropriate reforms that balance the protection of civil liberties with the ability of national security professionals to secure information vital to keep Americans safe," wrote Lisa Monaco, the president's adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism. "Instead of constructively addressing these issues, Mr. Snowden's dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect it," she said.

Fucking assholes and liars.




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Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:20 pm

HAH. US releases Israeli spy.
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Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:16 pm

Assange glad he only has another five years to go.
Under Swedish law, charges cannot be laid without interviewing the suspect.

Prosecutors had until 13 August to question Mr Assange about one accusation of sexual molestation and one of unlawful coercion, while the time limit on a further allegation of sexual molestation runs out on 18 August.

The more serious allegation of rape is not due to expire until 2020.
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Postby TPRJones » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:42 pm

If the first ones were false, what's to stop them making more?
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Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:54 pm

TPRJones wrote:If the first ones were false, what's to stop them making more?

The UK government has urged Ecuador to co-operate, stressing that the UK has a legal obligation to extradite Mr Assange.

"We are clear that our laws must be followed and Mr Assange should be extradited," a UK Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

"As ever, we look to Ecuador to help bring this difficult, and costly, situation to an end."

The cost of policing the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge for the past three years now stands at around £12m ($18.8m; €16.8m).

The UK might have something to say about establishing a permanent barracks outside the embassy. The limies should hand a fucking bill to the Swedes.




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Postby GORDON » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:34 pm

Sheeit, the CIA petty cash drawer is probably paying for it.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:17 pm

Snowden still around.
Snowden's lawyers have long argued that their client would not be able to have a fair trial in the United States because he faces charges under a World War I-era espionage law that does not allow for a public interest defense.

Snowden repeated that argument to the BBC. "The Espionage Act finds anyone guilty who provides any information to the public, regardless of whether it is right or wrong," Snowden said. "You aren't even allowed to explain to a jury what your motivations were for revealing this information. It is simply a question of, 'Did you reveal information?' If yes, you go to prison for the rest of your life."

I'm of the opinion the gov't can go fuck itself in this matter after the time that's elapsed. Pretty much every member of Congress and the White House is a thief and has no moral standing to bitch him out.
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Postby TPRJones » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:53 pm

I expect once he finally is out of the spotlight and no one is paying any attention to him anymore he will quietly have a tragic accident that will seem in no way suspicious.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:06 pm

24-hour watch is no more.

Obama kind of, sort of, not really says the gov't won't require back doors to smart phones. Yet.




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Postby Malcolm » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:16 pm

CIA director has his emails leaked.
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Postby GORDON » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:59 pm

Had a guide on the Snake River out in Jackson, Wyoming, a couple years ago. He was pretty laid back. He and I were shooting the shit, and I said, gazing at the mountains, "You know, they don't really look like 'tetons' to me." He just chuckled.... "Yah must have been some pretty lonely dudes who named them."
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Postby TheCatt » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:04 pm

GORDON wrote:Had a guide on the Snake River out in Jackson, Wyoming, a couple years ago. He was pretty laid back. He and I were shooting the shit, and I said, gazing at the mountains, "You know, they don't really look like 'tetons' to me." He just chuckled.... "Yah must have been some pretty lonely dudes who named them."

Considering they were French, at least it wasn't named Les Tres Buttcheeks or something.
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Postby TheCatt » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:05 pm

And, I think you posted in the wrong thread, Gordon. :)
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