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Name Game
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Things Mom never told us about NSA

Wondering what the NSA has been doing to Americans for the last decade? Read this sworn statement by William Binney:
»www.eff.org/sites/default/files/···tion.pdf



StuartMW
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Without reading the article I bet it involves rubber gloves and bending over
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It pertains to domestic wiretapping. The EFF's case page here »www.eff.org/cases/jewel



jadinolf
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Damn you mom.



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Watch the Democracy Now videos "National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance".

This interview is part of a 5-part special on state surveillance.
»www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/e···_william
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Blackbird
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I would have to say Binney has described it rather well...



Dude111
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I dont have to read it to know whats been going on



Name Game
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What are you doing about it ?



badjoe
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Re: Things Mom never told us about NSA

On February 27, 2000, "60 Minutes" TV broadcast was about a top-secret Global Surveillance Network is called Echelon, and it's run by the National Security Agency and four English-speaking allies: Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Transcript »cryptome.org/echelon-60min.htm

The New York Times on February 23, 2000 »www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/···spy.html
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Name Game
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said by badjoe:

On February 27, 2000, "60 Minutes" TV broadcast was about a top-secret Global Surveillance Network is called Echelon, and it's run by the National Security Agency and four English-speaking allies: Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Transcript »cryptome.org/echelon-60min.htm

The New York Times on February 23, 2000 »www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/···spy.html

But don't make it out to what it is not.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON
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said by Name Game:

said by badjoe:

On February 27, 2000, "60 Minutes" TV broadcast was about a top-secret Global Surveillance Network is called Echelon, and it's run by the National Security Agency and four English-speaking allies: Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Transcript »cryptome.org/echelon-60min.htm

The New York Times on February 23, 2000 »www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/···spy.html

But don't make it out to what it is not.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON

Echelon was the old system done in the 80's mostly. It basically sucked in all international calls via satellite then performed keyword searches. Nowadays satellites aren't around much, everything is fiber optic, thus the need for a new system.
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Kilroy
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What is the government going to do when we finally secure the Internet with completely encrypted traffic?



FutureMon
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Chances are the encryption algorythm will have been designed by the NSA.

- FM



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said by Kilroy:

What is the government going to do when we finally secure the Internet with completely encrypted traffic?

Perhaps, in one form or another, they'll do what the Brits have already done: In the UK you will go to jail for Encryption. The erosion of rights and freedoms in the Western world (including the US) under the guise of combating terrorism or some other threat-d'jour is accelerating before our very eyes...
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I believe this has gone both ways in the US.

Feds unlock suspect's encrypted drive, avoid Constitution meltdown

Judge Rules Refusing to Decrypt Hard Drive is Covered by Fifth Amendment

The whole thing is that you're going to be put in jail for years until it gets worked out.

But in the end, you can't make math illegal, which is all encryption is. However, with the rate the US population is failing in math you may not have to.
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Name Game
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said by Kilroy:

What is the government going to do when we finally secure the Internet with completely encrypted traffic?

Put out forest fires.

DARPA Creates Machine Which Extinguishes Fires With Sound
Posted by samzenpus on Sunday July 15, @11:04PM
from the wall-of-sound dept.
SchrodingerZ writes
"The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is known for making odd scientific advances ranging from hypersonic unnamed rockets to bionic prosthetic limbs to insect-sized reconnaissance drones. But recently DARPA has made a interesting advancement in the field of fire suppression. Using two speakers arranged on either side of an open liquid fuel flame, an acoustic field was emitted and engulfed the fire. 'The sound increases air velocity, which then thins the area of the flame where combustion occurs, known as the flame boundary.' This make the flame weak and much easier to douse. Another wonderful thing about this: it's not even that loud! DARPA began its testing in 2008, stating that despite extensive research in this area, there have been no new methods for extinguishing and/or manipulating fire in almost 50 years. The agency plans to expand on this experiment and try to make it successful on a practical scale."
»science.slashdot.org/story/12/07···th-sound
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Name Game
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Which reminds me....Here’s a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

»www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/f···ies.html



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said by Name Game:

A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents.

If you tell me where I can buy a bat & ball for $1.10 I'll answer the question
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Re:  

Only thing us peon's can do is follow the trail to the senators, congressman who know about this and defend it by the cloak of national security and vote there asses out, I am sure there is plenty in D.C that are clueless about these programs but the important one's know.

Thank's for the awesome link this needs to stay in the news as long as possible but I have a feeling I won't be seeing this on the 5 o'clock news.


MaynardKrebs
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Re: Things Mom never told us about NSA

said by Kilroy:

I believe this has gone both ways in the US.

Feds unlock suspect's encrypted drive, avoid Constitution meltdown

Judge Rules Refusing to Decrypt Hard Drive is Covered by Fifth Amendment

The whole thing is that you're going to be put in jail for years until it gets worked out.

But in the end, you can't make math illegal, which is all encryption is. However, with the rate the US population is failing in math you may not have to.

The government has been perfecting rubber-hose and waterboard decryption techniques for years at places like Guantanamo.


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said by Name Game:

Which reminds me....Here’s a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

»www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/f···ies.html

That's an old one - ball costs 5 cents and the bat is $1.05...
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Thaler
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said by StuartMW:

If you tell me where I can buy a bat & ball for $1.10 I'll answer the question

The $1.10 store?


FutureMon
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Yeah one of them yellow plastic bats and whiffle balls

- FM



Name Game
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said by StuartMW:

said by Name Game:

A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents.

If you tell me where I can buy a bat & ball for $1.10 I'll answer the question

Yur just saying that cause Mom liked you best..it's still your turn to do the dishes and you can't get out of that one.


DrModem
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Re:  

said by Name Game:

What are you doing about it ?

What can you do about it?

Nothing.


Name Game
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said by DrModem:

said by Name Game:

What are you doing about it ?

What can you do about it?

Nothing.

I don't use AT&T ..how bout you ?

»www.eff.org/nsa/faq#38
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said by Camaro:

Only thing us peon's can do is follow the trail to the senators, congressman who know about this and defend it by the cloak of national security and vote there asses out, I am sure there is plenty in D.C that are clueless about these programs but the important one's know.

Like that's ever worked.

56 of the 100 senators have been in office less than 10 years. 31 of those have been in office for less than 5 years.

246 of the 433 house members have been in office less than 10 years. 150 of those have been there less than 5 years, and 103 of those have been in LESS THAN TWO YEARS.

In other words, you basically get a new senate majority every 10 years, and you get a new house majority every 3-5 years.

Throwing people out as the cure assumes you are throwing the right people in behind them. Which is not the case, as the drumbeat goes on unchanging house after house, senate after senate, despite everyone getting thrown out consistently.

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Re: Things Mom never told us about NSA

said by Kilroy:

What is the government going to do when we finally secure the Internet with completely encrypted traffic?

It will make up new terrorists, to scare people and to make itself even more important for them...
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Spy
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said by StuartMW:

Without reading the article I bet it involves rubber gloves and bending over

Wow, that's the best truth i've seen written here in years.

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x + 1 + x = 1.1
2x + 1 = 1.1
2x = 0.1
x = 0.05

When the complexity increases beyond solve by inspection ... let's not forget the basic tool and encourage its usage.

Algebra

Scary to think how large the percentage of the general population can not express a word problem mathematically.