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Comment Re:You're being silly (Score 1) 284

General: "Don't worry about your families, boys. We moved them all to Fort Chupacabra, just while the emergency lasts, to keep them safe. So go out and do your duty without worrying about them."

They're guarded by troops from an entirely different unit, of course. In the Russian case they'd most likely be a different ethnicity.

Comment Re:Chat and trace (Score 1) 195

AC you may recall
'Homeland Security Border Agents Can Seize Your Phone" https://yro.slashdot.org/story...
Securing Your Notebook Against US Customs https://yro.slashdot.org/story...
The Legal Purgatory at the US Border: Detained, Searched, and Interrogated
The ability to demand a device powers on, once a boarder issue is now becoming a domestic issue.

Comment Chat and trace (Score 1) 195

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
The color of law seems to device power on requested at a boarder crossing or internal boarder checkpoint to affirm citizenship.
The really bad news is in the network information collected on power on if a IMSI-catcher is the most powerful and first network found.
A warrant should be for one person or that parsons residence or their devices moving around the USA.
If this can be done to a building what not a part of a city? A town? A village? A parish or part of a state?
Every later chat down in the USA could now be a request to turn on a device and offers network traffic capture.
This also points to very interesting network, telco, device hardware and software questions. What is it about device power on in the USA that gives the government so much confidence?

Time to just carry around a low cost flip phone with no internal data, records or logs. It turns on and is telco connected when confronted. Keep the actual nice, new fashion phone totally unseen in a vehicle or residence to offer another layer of constitutional protection.
Consider walking as if going passing an external boarder within the USA at all times and expect a total lack of protections when the low cost phone is requested or visible.
Get a work only phone so that any requests then have the legal burden of been connected to a larger legal entity.
Only use the good phone in private away from windows (physical and OS ;) ).

Comment Re:Signal triangulation = GPS (Score 1) 156

The Soviet Union flooded MI6 and the CIA with double agents. Decades of perfect stories to sell or give away. Until a real defector gets out and offers proof its all been set up.
The West really, really wanted to believe that lifestyle, freedom and cash offers could not be countered with a steady flow of double agents.
The other issue is how the CIA and MI6 have to act in Russia. Laying flat in a car, changing clothing, a wig just to reach out to a local turned contact to offer spy equipment or contact paper work often fails.
The turned official is often bait waiting to see what the approach will be and by what US/UK embassy worker or NGO. Thats why the GCHQ and NSA got all the funding. Safe and total signals capture and full translation services. Just like the Enigma but for decades, totally unnoticed by Russia...
The gps issue is just another line of protection to stop bugs from been able to be aligned out of any site.

Comment Re:Snowden also did something illegal (Score 1) 247

Re "Doesn't work when the "press" aka propaganda for" ...
Thats why a free press before, during and after publication is so vital and so well protected in the USA.
The USA is one of the few really great nations with amazing lawyers, great members of the press and offers the ability for anyone to comment on any topic.
No theocracy, mil gov, monarchy, communist party, company, political party, media educators, or fascists can rush to get court sanctions.
Document experts can go over every line in all the released material and see if any looks like its been expanded on, faked or altered.
Fiction or later alterations do not go unreported in public.
As all the information is now out and can be published and commented on, the wider public can fully take part in democracy.
Freedom is great like that. Publish and publish and publish some more.

Comment Re:Scientists have proven (Score 4, Insightful) 247

To date, the Clinton campaign has not once attacked the veracity of the emails.

Not. Even. Once.

They have bobbed, weaved, prevaricated, projected, and otherwise produced non-sequitur "answers" to the questions about the content. But not once have they said "well, that one there, that's false, we never said that." Instead we get tall tales of Russians hacking the DNC -with no evidence - just the Clinton campaign's say-so.

All attacks are upon the messenger(s) and not the facts. And it's amazing how these emails match up with reality.

That tells me a lot. It tells me that the emails are real, and that once Hillary assumes office, the heat is not going to be off. [grumpy cat]Good[/grumpy cat].

Karma is a bitch.


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