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Comment: Re:yeah, not too surprising (Score 1) 160

You fool.
When he spoke about the spying on Americans, he was doing the right thing.
When he spoke about the NSA spying on other nations and terrorists, he became a traitor.
The reason is that the NSA was set up to SPECIFICALLY to spy on other nations, terrorists, foreigners, etc.
And consider that just about every nation in this world attempts to do the SAME THING, and regards it as legal, means that it is legal for NSA TO DO THE SAME.

Comment: Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 1) 289

by WindBourne (#49491135) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
LOL. Obviously, you are being sarcastic, and these companies deserve it.
I had been offered jobs from multiple Indian contracting houses. In each case, they offered me less than 1/2 (and once, less than 1/3) of what the job paid. And the Indians that got the jobs, with less experience, education, etc, were literally paid more than double what I was offered.

Tata and others are full of shit.

Comment: Re:Please (Score 1) 105

Good posting.

What most ppl miss is that the 5-eyes and others actually do not spy on many at all.
I suspect that they have unique capabilities to listen in, but not with humans, but with computers. As it is, there was far too many connections just in the cell world, let alone land lines, voip, etc. And that does not include all of the e-mail, IM, etc.
Most likely NSA and others check things with computers, but only items which have a high probability of terrorism, criminal connections to ppl outside of America, etc. will be flagged.

Now, with that said, I am shocked that we actually spied on Germany's gov. I certainly never expected that. And it sounds like we were up to other actions that I am NOT happy about, but it was legal for the NSA to do.

Comment: Re:Please (Score 1) 212

who do you want spying on you? If you buy a commercial product that was produced in China, I guarantee that it has a backdoor. That is why the DOD insists that Cisco manufacture their network equipment here in America (and they do).

Our best bet for staying off radars is to not trust ANY commercial product, and go with OSS. FreeBSD is good. So is Linux. Using Commercial OSs from any nation will get you spied on, simple as that.

But in the end, for those of us in the west, it is better to have European govs, or the 5-eyes (now bigger, though I am not certain how big), spy on us, rather than Chinese and Russian.

Comment: Re:Please (Score 1) 212

So, what exactly was 9/11 if not a terrorist act?
And I did not say that NSA had to ask for backdoors. They are everywhere. BUT, when data is encrypted, it makes it harder for ANY government to get around.

Oh, yes, ALL of the european govs are involved in spying on their citizens as well.

Comment: Re:Right up until... (Score 1) 212

No, NSA passes information up the ladder and then ppl inside of DOJ, along with president and others decide what filters down to the FBI.
You will find that no information about citizens is making it to FBI, unless it involves acts of terrorism, or criminal issues from outside of America.

In 2005-2006, the GOP pretty much removed the oversight of NSA. I know. I was working on PAT act then and was very aware of what was going on.

Comment: There is a LOT more than just this (Score 2) 340

by WindBourne (#49473345) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket
Go look at the Powerball PRIOR to the new group bring awarded managing it.
You will see that over and over, the winners were on the east coast. Keep in mind that CA was one of the largest states to be part of Powerball, and had one of the most buyers of tickets, and yet, states on the east coast overwhelmingly won more than CA, esp. on the big ones.
Technically, it is possible. Statistically, it was theft that was going on.

Comment: Re: Right up until... (Score 1) 212

Had I not replied elsewhere, I would have modded you up. NSA getting this tech is NOT about taking our citizen's rights. However, the more that they push to have open access to ENCRYPTED DATA, the more that America will see destruction of our real strength; economic.

Do note that China already said that all businesses must give access to encrypted data. Russia has always insisted on it. And France is saying that they want access to encrypted data (they, like ALL GOVs., access public comm). Shortly, all of the western govs. will be insisting on access to ENCRYPTED data.

Comment: Re:Right up until... (Score 2) 212

terrorists? Spies? Foreign gov. interventions? Yes, that is what the NSA and the intel world is concerned with.
Child Molesters? Nope. NSA does not do civilian issues.

However, there are ppl that want to kill the NSA, and turn over this kind of technology to FBI.
THAT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD FEAR. If the FBI, or groups like DEA, WHO HAVE REAL POWER, should get this kind of power, then you should fear.
And what is needed with this, is to not allow congress to ever again remove the oversight, like the GOP did in 2005.

Comment: Re:Please (Score 1) 105

Hmmm. I worked on USA PAT act in 2005-6. I was born in 1959, and had neighbors that had numbers tattooed on their arms. I heard stories from 1 family, while the other would never talk about: his eyes just got a dead look on them when I asked.

The fact is, that there is a difference between spying on your own citizens in general, vs. spying on terrorists and traitors. It is a hard fine line to walk.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.