Because it's based on assymetric encryption and only they have the private key?
I can only suspect that it has a security angle. As in: she can't listen in those calls or something.
I think this is why he said he would claim asylum in Iceland at first - remember that? - thinking 'I have a nice scoop for the people there on the activities of the NSA'.
It's like key negotiation: if your key has leaked, or you have a feeling it might be about to leak, you change it. Requiring another round of communication.
Eh.. because 'friendly' spying agencies are well-known for the way in which they exchange this kind of information?
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It looks like the scandal in The Netherlands about the NSA from what is revealed by Snowden, is mainly the *lack* of anything scandalous at all. There was a four-page article in a leading newspaper the other week about it, and the most it could claim was that we were infiltrated from 1947 until 1968 and that, every now and then, they might take a poorly protected mySQL database on some poor slob's website.
I don't mean to sound like those other 'security experts' who feign fatigue and familiarity with NSA's practices, but this one mainly stood out by its complete and utter boringness, I tell you.
God.Ashton Tate. Suddenly I get a flash of their logo on the floppy envelope.
If you get real people on the line, ask them about their mother. And whether they love their mother. Tell them you love their mother too. You love their mother a lot. Tell them you can't stop thinking about their mother, all day, every day.
Use a low, slow voice. Use unexpected pauses. Shout every now and then.
Then, at the end, ask them where their mother lives.
I've yet to RTFA, but the sentence "Despite currently holding the title, Anand is very much the underdog, which only serves to illustrate why the current system is broken" does nothing to illustrate the point. Rather the opposite: a contender who beats the incumbent happens all the time. The fact that this is possible, is the prime motivator for trying at all, and thus the reason for the existance these tournaments.
"He did so by adding some code and text âoein a nonmalicious mannerâ to his evaluation document that showed that the vulnerability existed, he said. His immediate supervisor signed off on it and sent it through the system, but a more senior manager â" the man Mr. Snowden had challenged earlier â" was furious and filed a critical comment in Mr. Snowdenâ(TM)s personnel file, he said."
"But the incident, Mr. Snowden said, convinced him that trying to work through the system would only lead to punishment."
So, once again, we have a petty middle manager who can't stand uppity nerds, and if only he hadn't involved himself, this whole affair wouldn't have happened. I'm sure that that middle manager feels mighty proud of himself now.
Because a few weeks ago somebody who was simply critical of the NSA practices was actually banned entry into the US. Yeah, just let it sink in for a few minutes.
You mean, like HTML?
Okay. Sure. Hadn't thought of that. I also understand that buying a DDoS is easy these days: even schoolkids do it.
What's your router's MAC address got to do with it?