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Comment: Re:Dear Michael Rogers, (Score 1) 406

by suutar (#49121595) Attached to: NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data

actually, he has two jobs: reading foreign data and protecting domestic data from interception. Experience shows that what he wants will pretty much gut protection of domestic data, because someone _will_ get access to whatever backdoor he wants. On the other hand, anyone who really wants to will use non-backdoored methods to encrypt, at which point reading it isn't going to happen. So yeah, I can see why he'd request it, but it's not going to achieve any of his official goals.

Comment: Re:Dismissing all data protection laws (Score 1) 149

No, the break in causation is that there's no way to show that the data these third parties are using against the woman _definitely came from the hospital breach_. There's other ways to get card numbers, there's other ways to get family info. Now, if they start using _medical info_ against her, it'll be a lot harder to come up with alternatives, because there's not that many places to get hold of it.

In your analogy, because the stuff Snowden is leaking isn't available elsewhere, it'd be pretty easy to show that it was Snowden's revelation that resulted in the harm. But sadly that level of direct connection just isn't provable yet for this case.

Comment: Re:Sweet F A (Score 1) 576

I figured they would want to absorb/redirect all frequencies. I'm just not sure they would be successful. In particular, sub-1GHz radar can apparently defeat current stealth. And prior to 1940, all available radar was 300MHz and lower. So it seems plausible that some WW2 radar installations could possibly detect current stealth... if you can separate the plane from the clutter.

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