Is there a line which gets crossed where every Snowden supporter would say "this has gone too far"?
I have a better question, how much will it take for the American public finally do something about their government that is committed so many international crimes? For the record, I for one do not believe that shedding light criminal activities could ever go too far. What's the old phrase, "Don't shoot the messenger?"
That they can't be the ones spying. Corrupt govt hating on another corrupt govt.
It's hardly hating. Given the circumstances, this will likely become the norm for all governments and quite likely businesses that don't feel like being spied on. I'd like to think this is a wake up call for all those people that want to throw their data into the cloud without giving it a second thought, but it looks like for the most part nobody cares. And apparently, anyone who does care and takes a pro-active approach will be labelled as a hater.
A Google spokesperson said that the company "does not provide encryption keys to any government.""
As Google is a U.S. based company, I'm pretty sure this is a bald faced lie due to the "Patriot Act".
If you're going to attempt such a blatant slashvertisement-disquised-as-a-story, at least tell us what the fuck "The Old Reader" *is*.
I presume it's yet another RSS-reader similar to Google Reader, like so many others out there??
I enjoy using The Old Reader - I also just happened to hear about them closing up shop this morning, however it wasn't communicated well unless you read their blog. I'm happy this was posted up on Slashdot as it draws attention to the issue that they were considering shutting down their servers. This is news that matters to me.
In the real Pearl Harbor, people died. Unless and until the people talking about "cyberwar" demonstrate that they're defending us against the same kind of lethal threats, there isn't a legitimate comparison.
I completely agree that the "Cyberwar" term is hyped up and thrown around too much. But an attack on critical infrastructure like Water and Energy systems through SCADA attacks could easily result in the loss of lives. Just as an example, how many people depend on life support systems that require energy in hospitals?
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Checked out the link... interesting read. Interesting because, considering the plethora of stupid shit that man said in his 8 years as President, people actually bother to take time to make stuff up. Anyway, thanks for the update, I'll remove that notion from my vernacular immediately.
Wikiquote seems to disagree (although it mentions it was said behind closed doors...).
Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It's just a goddamned piece of paper!
What? Read the article. The person who committed the act of stupidity is the person paying for it. This is the way it has to be.
If the banks payed for the stupidity of this man there'd be no incentive not to be stupid.
I work for an international bank and I can assure you we take phishing attacks on our customers very seriously. Almost all banks have an email address where you can forward phishing emails or websites to. I'll agree there is some blame to be put on the users, but the banks should not be off the hook. Banks have the man power and clout to actually shut these sites down.
So, they want to invade privacy in what should be an illegal manner and they want me to pay them to do it?
Well, when you say it like that, it just sounds stupid.