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Comment: Open carry has nothing to do w/ this (Score 1) 577

In this case it's a large swath of people being spied upon, and not those open-carriers you so detest. Because every gun owner should be spied on extra according to your petty grudge, as if that's sone sort of poetic justice?

Good to know you won't stand up for those who've done you no wrong, let's not be friends.

Comment: Give me a fucking break (Score 1) 392

" it takes surveillance/intelligence ops back to the physical world where you pay per target and not per system of mass surveillance"

You really think the NSA isn't going to pursue the destruction of privacy, regardless of how easy it is? As of less physical encryption will force them to respect us?

P.S. What passes for "Targeted surveillance" in recent times.. hasn't been very targeted at all.

Comment: Re:Physically compromising routers is "mundane"? (Score 1) 234

by Rujiel (#48721097) Attached to: NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip'

A hardware-maker allowing its devices to be physically compromised by the government is absolutely not mundane--give me one example of this news being reported elsewhere before the Snowden leaks. Our own government disagrees with you, since it has taken great lengths to warn US businesses not to use Chinese networking hardware, for fear that the Chinese would do just what it is proven our own government has done.

"Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, at a press conference to release the report, said companies that had used Huawei equipment had reported "numerous allegations" of unexpected behavior, including routers supposedly sending large data packs to China late at night."

And international markets agree with me (and not you) on the gravity of this news for Cisco's outlook:

Cisco's CEO, John Chambers:

âoeI do think (the NSA revelation) is a factor in China.â In May 2014, in response to the alleged NSA spying programs, Chambers wrote the Obama Administration, âoeif these allegations are true, these actions will undermine confidence in our industry and in the ability of technology companies to deliver products globally.â

From a former NSA agent:
"The constant stream of news about NSAâ(TM)s activities has raised broader questions, particularly internationally, about the security of technologies coming from U.S. companies. This has been measurably hitting the bottom lines of companies like Cisco and Juniper and caused many companies to look to alternatives like Huawei."

How's that for "mundane"?

Comment: Re: Can't troll worth a shit, so wall of text? (Score 1) 275

by Rujiel (#48685503) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down
Look, all this isn't remotely believable. You clearly compounded that account's massive spamming attempts by needlessly quoting obscenely huge chunks of his nonsense. He's a paid shill and so are you--no amount of verbose whining on your part could hide the role of spamming you were playing in that thread.

Comment: is that why the NSA is fucking with its developers (Score 1) 19

by Rujiel (#48657993) Attached to: Tor Warns of Possible Disruption of Network Through Server Seizures

Because it's a "crock"?

The NSA has sought to co-opt it, just as the FBI has gone after secure email providers like lavabit and silent circle. By the way, these publicly-known issues would have been considered tinfoil hat material a mere 2 years ago--by you as well?

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