Yahoo Tried to Fight Back Against PRISM
Their Loss Set the Stage For Other Companies' Forced Compliance
As the PRISM story from last week mutates, it has been interesting to see how many of the Internet companies have fought NSA requests, completely unlike what we saw with AT&T and Verizon when it was exposed
that they were allowing the NSA to split network fibers and monitor all traffic in real time. Google for example recently went out of their way to point out they refused NSA attempts to install their own gear on network
, and now the New York Times
reports that both Yahoo and Twitter also tried to fight secretive rubber-stamped FISA court requests.
According to the Times
, Yahoo's lost battle against the government set the precedent for other Silicon Valley companies to either follow suit, or to be held in violation of the law (something the NSA never seems to be despite lying repeatedly to Congress):
Like almost all the actions of the secret court, which operates under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the details of its disagreement with Yahoo were never made public beyond a heavily redacted court order, one of the few public documents ever to emerge from the court. The name of the company had not been revealed until now. Yahoo’s involvement was confirmed by two people with knowledge of the proceedings. Yahoo declined to comment.
The Times makes it clear that despite their bad reputation on some fronts for user privacy, many of Silicon Valley's biggest companies did actually try to put up a fight. That's a far cry from someone like AT&T, who not only didn't put up a fight, in many instances went out of its way to advise government on how to more easily break the law
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AT&T and Verizon Just got $10,000,000,000,000,000,000 in bad advertising. At least Yahoo, Google, Twitter, and others tried to resist . But in the end it will not matter people just don't care.
I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
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said by Andy from CA:Sadly, a LOT of sheeple in Amerika need to catch the news.
Starting to see why Snowden went to China, not much difference these days. His dad want him to come home to live in a free country. Dad needs to catch the news.
"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence
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Re: arm your self
said by Crookshanks:Too bad we do believe in the 2nd Amendment and also like to point out there is nobody crying and bitching on a nationwide about not being able to have missile launchers, recoilless cannons, fully automatic cannons, battleships, cruise missiles, and hundreds of other "arms" that are absolutely not legal in any working form in the United States of America to be owned by the public.
Too bad most leftists don't believe in the 2nd Amendment. They're the ones hollering the loudest about the NSA revelations, with a few (Rand Paul) exceptions, but they'd happily stomp all over the 2nd Amendment rather than deal with the underlying (poverty and the war on drugs) causes of gun violence.
Which all that clearly means is that it is fully legal and constitutional to prohibit the possession and use of some types of arms so long as access to other types of arms is allowed. So no, it is not unconstitutional to take away any specific type of firearm just like the current list of firearms that you cannot have. So in our ever evolving dictatorship it could be that some day you are only allowed to own or possess "the people's gun".
The problem is that the missile launcher industry does not lobby the US gov't to allow citizens to to purchase these weapons to increase their profits. Money is the answer to almost everything in this country and and a wise person always follows the money.
That is how it is.
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Re: arm your self those hillbilly sheriffs are protected and often part of a secret nationwide platform across America - police agencies and sheriffs respond to a higher power, the US military, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. They are pretty well damn organized and have access to nearly everything the "big boys got". Including shit like synthetic telepathy, energy weapons, etc. They control us, and I am in favor of disbanning these relationships.
www.oregonstatehospital.net - CIA and state of Oregon set me up and targeted me with a microwave weapon, learn more.