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Submission + - Schneier: Obama Changes Rules, Allows NSA To Share Raw Data With 16 Agencies (schneier.com)

An anonymous reader writes: President Obama has changed the rules regarding raw intelligence, allowing the NSA to share raw data with the U.S.'s other 16 intelligence agencies. The new rules significantly relax longstanding limits on what the N.S.A. may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations, which are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. These include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches. The change means that far more officials will be searching through raw data. Essentially, the government is reducing the risk that the N.S.A. will fail to recognize that a piece of information would be valuable to another agency, but increasing the risk that officials will see private information about innocent people. Here are the new procedures. This rule change has been in the works for a while. Here are two blog posts from April discussing the then-proposed changes.

Comment Re:correction from the article. (Score 1) 49

You forgot to mention that, at least by default, they are toggled to the "don't kill all humans" setting.

The problem is they hired the cheapest programmers they could find in India and between when the specs where developed and the programmers got them that setting got changed to "kill all humans". You get what you pay for when you just base quality of the programmers on how little they cost.

I am just waiting for a disgruntle coder to slip in "take a chance" in their programming...

Comment Re:Should instead slow down to 5 MPH (Score 1) 74

I'd pay triple for a car with that feature, so I could run over retards and then say "It wasn't me, my automatic car did it, sue them.".

Considering that the vehicle will probably have wireless network to facilitate over the air firmware update, I bet real money some 1337 h4x0r script kiddie can't resist the idea of changing that 5 mph to 50 mph... somewhere there will be bookies taking bets on how far the the ... target flew following the impact.

Comment filing under what can possibly go wrong files (Score 1) 41

Two companies that exemplifies "fuck you all, I got your money" that doesn't give a flying fuck about anyone else but themselves. M$ everyone already knows about Win10 (among numerous other infractions that they sleaze their way out of through an army of lawyers and deep pocket.) DLink that lifts GPL code into closed source products (got caught and sued several times) and hardcodes IP addresses into product FW resulting in DDoS time servers. What can possibly go wrong?

Comment disarmed california civilians (Score 1) 1368

well, the civil war breaks out again, california will be fighting the union troops with harsh language and rocks, since californian politicians have effectively disarmed all of its law abiding citizens, and most californians don't exactly have pitchforks around the house anymore.

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