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Comment: Re:Manager (Score 1) 90

by AHuxley (#47437485) Attached to: New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture
But seriously, hopefully:
Code great support for game developers on the PC over the Windows 8 to 9 upgrades.
Console can coast along as always.
Lock in new consumer revenue streams over generations of emerging product lines.
Have more people involved in decisions before another confidential ex parte motion.
Ensure ongoing quality encryption for consumers globally.

+ - NSA Admits Retaining Snowden Emails, no FOIA for US press->

Submitted by AHuxley
AHuxley (892839) writes "The http://thedesk.matthewkeys.net... reports on a FOIA request covering "... all e-mails sent by Edward Snowden"
Remember how Snowden should have raised his concerns with his superiors within the NSA?
Remember how no such communication could be found?
Remember how one such communication was released but did not seem to be raising direct concerns?
Well some record of e-mail communications seems to exist but they are exempt from public disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act."

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Comment: Re:Here's what I've learned (Score 1) 244

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) 244

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) 244

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) 121

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) 121

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) 121

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.”"

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