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Comment Re:Biased summary (Score 1) 121

"There need to be real rules covering investigation of people. There needs to be justification. There needs to be oversight. "

There are effectively none of these, and you're still satisfied with the NSA anyway. Very telling about your priorities. Also almost no one on here lauds another user by name, let alone bolds it--comes off as sockpuppety.

Comment Re:#GamerGate (Score 1) 156

Bullshit. For one thing, the target for gamergate wasn't game publishers so much as the outlets they collude with. and gamergate saw quite a bit of success there: gawker last over seven figures from the whole thing, and many of these sites had to revise their ToS. Lotsa fucks lost their jobs over this, etc.

Comment Re:NSA probably intercepts routers in the US too (Score 1) 57

There's no evidence (so far) of someone like Cisco knowingly putting an NSA exploit in everything they sell.

The NSA doesn't intercept all exported routers to a given country, either. Why wouldn't they intercept a single modem being shipped to a single target here in the US? It's no less illegal than most of the other junk they're doing.

A slide leaked by Wikileaks shows Cisco being counted by the NSA as a "strategic partnership".

UPS and Fed Ex's silence on the NSA's involvement doesn't give me much confidence that they're not participating in domestic interdiction.

Comment journalist Michael Hasting's death (Score 1) 262

Hastings was a large adversary for the military industrial complex. When his BMW sped out of control and crashed a couple years ago , most who mentioned auto hacking were labelled conspiracy theorists. How's that looking now? not that whatever technique was used there had to be very high tech.. he even expressed concerns that his car had been tampered with.

Comment Re:They do so much more! (Score 1) 169

The columbian hooker story was nothing more than a huge distraction story to divert attention from a (not very US-ftiendly) south american summit that was happening at the time. Seriously, the DEA cooperates with criminals to murder imnocent people in these countries, but the media only flips its lid when hired goons are fucking hookers? Give me a break

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.