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Comment: Re:Here's what I've learned (Score 1) 220

by AHuxley (#47436545) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls
re 'It's like going into every house in the country and passively photographing and recording everything there, but as long as nobody looks at that vast database unless there's some token cause, it's not a "search"."
It's not "like", thats what the UK did. "A province that is full of spies and their gadgets" (09 December 1999)
http://www.independent.co.uk/n...
"In the last 20 years British intelligence has designed computer programs that keep huge amounts of personal data on a large section of Northern Ireland's population. These systems are said to store everything from their subjects' political and paramilitary associations to the colour of their wallpaper and the frequency of their car journeys."
So yes govs do like the "passively photographing and recording everything " aspect :)

Comment: Re:No one cares, so why does it matter? (Score 1) 220

by AHuxley (#47436511) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls
The fun part will be when the average person writes in or protest about community issues. When they find an issue and try to raise community awareness they will be noted by their local Fusion center https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... .
Later they get the front door talk down via local or federal law enforcement officials about the exact nature of their new found cause.
People are now used to been tracked. The next step is to ensue they know they are been tracked.
Give the paternalistic system a bit more time to fully spread out to suburbia.

Comment: Re:Spock: 'member (Score 1) 220

by AHuxley (#47435495) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls
Could it have been something like Stellar Wind https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
" by four major lines of intelligence collection in the territorial United States together capable of spanning the full range of modern telecommunications"
"The program's activities involved data mining of a large database of the communications of American citizens, including e-mail communications, phone conversations, financial transactions, and Internet activity"
If you have 1h 20 mins free consider watching "29C3 Panel: Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, William Binney on whistleblowing and surveillance" https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Re:Does your CPU spy one you? (Score 1) 90

by AHuxley (#47435355) Attached to: Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security
The phone would be ship with a local version of an international treaty like
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
If it is for sale and connects to your nations phone towers: call voice, location, tower dump, images, mic turn on would all be a nice list of law enforcement options.
Its in the hardware and software layers that no average user can see but would be dual use to make the call on your telco network. You input a number or letter it is 'sent' as part of the networking or kept in memory as part of its normal user functionality. So yes new clean telco layer "code" could find its way down onto your phone as they just track your phone per tower.
re what could we do about? Meet face to face without a phone? Buy a type writer? One time pad on paper? The phone as offered in many countries is a tracking beacon, camera, live microphone for voice prints, web bug and key logger :)

Comment: Re:Good. Hit them in the pocketbook they'll push b (Score 1) 90

by AHuxley (#47435249) Attached to: Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security
Re The Russian CPU is guaranteed to ...... just be a cpu
A Russian cpu would be like a cpu made in China - a cpu that can do some computing tasks at a price and speed that is still useful without questions surrounding its import, a stop over when shipped as part of a larger system. Jobs, security, growth and a full understanding of every aspect of the cpu design.

Comment: Re:Seriously, an iphone? (Score 1) 90

by AHuxley (#47435213) Attached to: Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security
The NSA and GCHQ have always wanted more info on China. From flying drones Lockheed D-21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... to funding CIA Tibetan program https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... to using commercial shipping to gather signals intelligence.
China has its own brands of phones to sell, domestically and globally. Why risk staff wondering around with product lines mentioned in connection with foreign intelligence services?

+ - The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

Submitted by stephendavion
stephendavion (2872091) writes "William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance.

On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and revealed the extent of the surveillance programs unleashed by the Bush and Obama administrations.

“At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US”, Binney said. “This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.”"

Comment: Re:It's geopolitics, not just simple spy flap (Score 1) 206

by AHuxley (#47428597) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart
Re 'My feeling is that European countries want to be friends with the US, because otherwise they get bullied by Russia."
The EU had 2 options - find its own oil and gas globally in the 1950's-70's and undercut protected US/UK oil brands with all the distant start up costs.
Enrico Mattei views on big oil and finding Italy much needed cheap energy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Option two was buy gas from the Soviet Union at set rates with new pipelines.
The Soviet Union and Russia was paid on time and kept to the letter of the contracts with the EU.
The EU and Russia seem to have a new vision of energy exports
Russia Rushes To Seal Ukraine-Bypassing Gas Pipeline: Lavrov Pays Bulgaria A Visit (07/07/2014)
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/...

Comment: Re:There's something Germany can do right away... (Score 1) 206

by AHuxley (#47428507) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart
Re Germans would riot (literally) if the US planned to close the base. It is a huge source of jobs, jobs that would otherwise go to US contractors but instead go to local German contractors.
UK and US sites have closed. The locals are unhappy but decades later an understanding of what been occupied is really all about is emerging.

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