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Comment: Re:Now using TOR after WH threats to invade homes (Score 1) 203

by jklovanc (#48915147) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

It's called "intelligence work", and it requires well-trained people gathering intelligence on these targets.

And how does one find those targets in the first place if they have no connection with known targets? How does one find the group to infiltrate? The point is that there are many new cells that are popping up that have no connection what so ever with known terrorists. How do you find those new cells?

In the information age the speed of communications has increased greatly. What used to take months and many meetings to plan now can be done in weeks. There is not enough time to befriend and infiltrate. By the time the information is gathered the deed is already done.

Comment: Re: Now using TOR after WH threats to invade homes (Score 1) 203

by jklovanc (#48914981) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

You would rather the government unlimited power so you can have your perfect safety, all the while you pretend the people in the government are perfect beings.

How did you go from gathering communications to "unlimited power"? They are very different things. There is a continuum between a government with no power and a government with unlimited power. Somewhere on that line is where one is comfortable living. My line is nowhere near "unlimited power". I suspect your line is closer to "no power" than mine.

It's funny how you hardcore authoritarians are always on the opposite side of organizations dedicated to protecting our liberties and privacy.

The issue is that many of these organizations want complete liberty and complete freedom. Sometimes that means freedom from taxes and liberty to what ever they want when ever they want no matter the consequences. The problem is that it is the government who gets blamed for not stopping terrorist attacks when they occur even though those organizations take away the tools needed to stop them. I look for more of a balance between the individual and society.

That should make you feel bad, but you don't care about freedom one bit.

I care about freedom a lot and am fine with sacrificing unnecessary freedom for necessary security.

Comment: Re:Now using TOR after WH threats to invade homes (Score 1) 203

by jklovanc (#48914763) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

Bank robbers used dynamite to blow open banks and their safes - by your logic you have no problem with police using dynamite to blow up your house looking for robbers.

False parallel as blowing something up causes physical damage while surveillance does not.

So you'd have no problem with government-sanctioned cameras in your bathroom filming everything

Another false parallel as I am generally alone and doing something very private. Anything that happens in my house is very private. Once it gets out of my house it is a different matter.

you not only risk them finding things you've done which they might not like (either now or in the future), but you give them the opportunity to put things there for them to find.

By that logic search warrants are also flawed because they could plant evidence.

Comment: Re:Now using TOR after WH threats to invade homes (Score 0) 203

by jklovanc (#48912615) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

No. Its really not. Its called regular police work. And police have been identifying suspects, building cases against them, culminating in search and arrest warrants for a hundred years now without "mass surveillance".

Of those hundreds of years there has only been thirty where large numbers of people can communucate and plan operations without ever meeting. The criminals are allowed to use modern technology by the police are not?

Why should the EFF apologize for pushing for policies that make us all more free; even if a tiny handful of people die as a result?

Surveillance does not make people less free. Does an audience at a theater make an actor less free? If repressive things happen with the gathered data then that would be a problem but not the surveillance itself.

Should the police be allowed to just randomly stop and frisk you? Maybe give you an anal probe right on the street? Maybe come into your house at night, and search the place for evidence of terrorism? No? You don't think that's ok?

Physically intrusive searches are very different than electronic surveillance.

Will you personally apologize to the families of those killed by attacks that could have been stopped if these searches had been allowed?

I am not sure what you mean by this. You might mean something like "Will you personally apologize to the families of those killed by attacks that occured even though these searched were allowed?" To those families I would say "We did the best we could and used every means possible. I am sorry for your loss." Which is much better than "Your family died because I didn't want a computer scanning my email".

Comment: Re:Now using TOR after WH threats to invade homes (Score -1, Troll) 203

by jklovanc (#48912585) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

How about the pigs do their fucking jobs and get some good old-fashioned probable cause,

How do you get probable cause when everything up to the actual act is planned and discussed over the internet. People used to have to physically get together to converse between many people. Now it can be done over the internet. The criminals are allowed full use of modern technology to plan attacks but law enforcement is hogtied.

and not just assume every communication is a potential crime?

How do you find the communications that are related to crimes without looking at all communications?

Fuck you, you fascist douchebag.

Nice personal attack. It just shows how little faith you have in your argument that you feel the need to stoop to name calling.

Comment: Re:Now using TOR after WH threats to invade homes (Score -1, Flamebait) 203

by jklovanc (#48912281) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

How does someone get a warrant to bug a suspected terrorist without evidence that they might be a terrorist? How does one get that evidence on a new organization without mass surveillance? It is a catch 22; You can't get a warrant without evidence and you can't get evidence without a warrant. Will the EFF be the ones who apologize to the families of those killed by attacks that could have been stopped?

Comment: Re:The one-paragraph summary contrains several err (Score 1) 79

by jklovanc (#48905901) Attached to: SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute

ULA didn't even exist 50 years ago.

But the components of ULA did. All they did was change the name.

People die and institutional knowledge dies with them.

But a significant amount of institutional knowledge live on.

There are models for this. Given Falcon 9's past launch record it probably has a reliability rate of 90% or more.

When you can chose between 90% and closer to 100% which would you chose when dealing with very expensive payloads.

But it seems their launch manifest is quite full with orders so it seems the insurance companies disagree with your perspective.

You must really be an insider to know the insurances charged for each Space X launch. You have nothing to back up those statements. For all you know these launches have no insurance. Again, it may be an issue of supply and demand. Companies need satellites launched to keep business going. They may take a higher risk option to stay in business.

Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 2) 187

by jklovanc (#48902451) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

Can you tell the difference between foreign data and data stored in the US?

The software giant has been battling U.S. prosecutors for data held in its Dublin, Ireland datacenter, which it says cannot be accessed or retrieved by a U.S. search warrant.

If the data is held in the US the Us warrant has jurisdiction and the Microsoft battle does not apply.

Comment: Re:The one-paragraph summary contrains several err (Score 1) 79

by jklovanc (#48902237) Attached to: SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute

Still did not stop the DoD from launching a really expensive satellite on it right on the next flight

There was no other option at the time. It was either a Delta IV Heavy or it didn't get launched.

Fact is Falcon 9 also has an 'impeccable' launch record.

And a much shorter one. Five of those were Falcon 1.0 and nine were Falcon 1.1. The Falcon 9 Heavy has not even launched yet. ULA has been launching for over 50 years; Space X less than 5.

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