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(ZDNet)   Parent company ZDNet yanks BS CNet NSA story after it is proven to be completely false. iPhone6 story stays   (zdnet.com) divider line 18
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1006 clicks; posted to Politics » on 17 Jun 2013 at 9:48 AM (43 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-06-17 02:00:09 AM
First, ZDNet does not own CNET.  It's the other way around, and CNET in turn is owned by CBS.

Second, TFA makes clear that ZDNet is pulling the plug on their own amplification story, not on CNET's story.

So, both wrong and unenlightening.  Next time, before you post, try counting to potato.
 
2013-06-17 08:35:32 AM
"The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress," the statement read

And fortunately for them, they don't need any legal authorization to tap it, only to listen to the result.

What a weasel.
 
2013-06-17 09:51:32 AM

Buzzerguy: First, ZDNet does not own CNET.  It's the other way around, and CNET in turn is owned by CBS.

Second, TFA makes clear that ZDNet is pulling the plug on their own amplification story, not on CNET's story.

So, both wrong and unenlightening.  Next time, before you post, try counting to potato.


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2013-06-17 09:55:25 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Buzzerguy: First, ZDNet does not own CNET.  It's the other way around, and CNET in turn is owned by CBS.

Second, TFA makes clear that ZDNet is pulling the plug on their own amplification story, not on CNET's story.

So, both wrong and unenlightening.  Next time, before you post, try counting to potato.

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Where the points are made up, and the truth doesn't matter.
 
2013-06-17 10:05:27 AM
So they got to them.
 
2013-06-17 10:14:55 AM

Marcus Aurelius: "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress," the statement read

And fortunately for them, they don't need any legal authorization to tap it, only to listen to the result.

What a weasel.


And the secret court that gives permission never says no.
 
2013-06-17 10:41:03 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Marcus Aurelius: "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress," the statement read

And fortunately for them, they don't need any legal authorization to tap it, only to listen to the result.

What a weasel.

And the secret court that gives permission never says no.


The obvious solution is to make FISA court statistics classified information.
 
2013-06-17 10:56:25 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: And the secret court that gives permission never says no.


That isn't really true.

Not only do they actually refuse some small number of warrant requests, they do actually call BS on administration actions occasionally.
 
2013-06-17 11:01:41 AM
If they were skipping that additional warrant needed for further scrutiny, that would be troubling.
And normally, once the allegation was made I would want somebody to get to the bottom of it; but who could we trust?  Congress has called Wolf too many times to take serious
Even this "scandal" feels a little bit manufactured.
 
2013-06-17 11:03:06 AM
Someone must have sent Congressman Nadler a copy of Enemy of State for his "viewing pleasure" this weekend.
 
2013-06-17 11:20:12 AM

Birdshead: If they were skipping that additional warrant needed for further scrutiny, that would be troubling.
And normally, once the allegation was made I would want somebody to get to the bottom of it; but who could we trust?  Congress has called Wolf too many times to take serious
Even this "scandal" feels a little bit manufactured.


I'm sure they were doing everything legally. The scandal is that the program exists at all.
 
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2013-06-17 11:35:46 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: And the secret court that gives permission never says no.


Hey, that's not true. They absolutely, positively say no 0.03%of the time
 
2013-06-17 12:09:30 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Marcus Aurelius: "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress," the statement read

And fortunately for them, they don't need any legal authorization to tap it, only to listen to the result.

What a weasel.

And the secret court that gives permission never says no.


I'd post a picture of a rubber stamp if I wasn't afraid of rubber stamps suing me for defamation of character.
 
2013-06-17 12:11:08 PM
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2013-06-17 12:26:43 PM

Buzzerguy: First, ZDNet does not own CNET.  It's the other way around, and CNET in turn is owned by CBS.


Nope, still wrong. Both companies are owned by CBS directly. CNET ceased to own ZDNet when CNET was acquired by CBS.
 
2013-06-17 12:49:47 PM
Absolutely sweet building mothership. If it's as nerdy as one may imagine the NSA, probably an electric trains setup in the basement and a second Hadron collider in miniature. Never tire of jokes about not cutting corners.

China is building a secret penis building using some of the dimensions.

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2013-06-17 01:00:01 PM
Meanwhile on Reddit, they're discussing the live Q/A interview with Snowden.

Being on Fark is like sitting at the children's table during Thanksgiving dinner...

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Sure, it can be fun being there at times, but you certainly miss out on a lot of adult conversations.
 
2013-06-17 03:51:11 PM
They can delete the CNet story, but good luck removing the tool bar and changing their homepage back!
 
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