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2013-06-20 12:29:23 PM
Better warn your Mafia Family!
 
2013-06-20 01:09:55 PM
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the National Security Agency hires people well versed in matters related to Security.
 
2013-06-20 03:09:54 PM
+1 on the headline subs
 
2013-06-20 03:35:42 PM
Nice one, subby.
 
2013-06-20 03:36:44 PM
DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN
 
2013-06-20 03:46:19 PM
Yeah it's proving to not be a good idea to share every last bit of attention whoring personal information on the Internets, particularly social media.

Who knew?

Maybe finally sites like LinkenIn will disappear, because they're stupid. They don't really get people jobs, they just collect your info.
 
2013-06-20 03:49:39 PM
Tag your face and your friends faces, don't set anything to private. Check in everywhere, tag your friends here too. Keep the GPS on your phone on at all times. Its fun. Like being a celebrity. Finally someone is paying attention to you.
 
2013-06-20 03:57:04 PM
Uh oh. From the article he identifies with the Decepticons.
 
2013-06-20 04:02:08 PM
Onion skewered this one in May of 2011:
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2013-06-20 04:06:16 PM
Fark facebook.  Hasn't anyone invented encrypted, p2p, distributed social networking yet?
 
2013-06-20 04:06:30 PM
Somewhere there is an FBI agent fast asleep after reading my emails and facebook  page
 
2013-06-20 04:07:35 PM
Don't have Facebook. Don't need Facebook. Don't want Facebook.
 
2013-06-20 04:20:24 PM

TV's Vinnie: Don't have Facebook. Don't need Facebook. Don't want Facebook.


Wow, it took 12 posts until someone tried being supercool with this. You're slacking.
 
2013-06-20 04:27:30 PM
I have less problem with people going from civilian business into government agencies, and far more concern about traffic the other way.  When people come out of the NSA (or whatever) and then start a company making bajillions of dollars doing the government's spy work--that's when I attach the SCARY tag.
 
2013-06-20 04:36:38 PM
Many high level fortune 500 IT types have had to go do their 'rotation' in the NSA before coming back to their home company.  Similarly, corp IT started hiring 'ex' feds for security management positions over the few years after 9/11.  Then the whole structure of security industry changed due to all of these companies being in bed with the fed.  That's why I left.  Could not stand the sycophantic spook-groupiness of it all.

/not unike when the CIA started sending people to work in the national news media back in the day
 
2013-06-20 04:39:11 PM
What is so scary about this? He left one job for another, people do this all of the time. The NSA probably offered him more money and better benefits.
 
2013-06-20 04:50:33 PM

ongbok: What is so scary about this? He left one job for another, people do this all of the time. The NSA probably offered him more money and better benefits.


HE TOOK ALL THE PICTURES OF YOU AT THE BAR AND GAVE THEM DIRECTLY TO OBAMA! WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!
 
2013-06-20 04:51:36 PM

whidbey: Yeah it's proving to not be a good idea to share every last bit of attention whoring personal information on the Internets, particularly social media.

Who knew?

Maybe finally sites like LinkenIn will disappear, because they're stupid. They don't really get people jobs, they just collect your info.


I have to agree with you, LinkenIn is a pretty obscure site-- I can't find it anywhere!
 
2013-06-20 04:52:41 PM

Car_Ramrod: TV's Vinnie: Don't have Facebook. Don't need Facebook. Don't want Facebook.

Wow, it took 12 posts until someone tried being supercool with this. You're slacking.


They were too busy checking their Facebook status, delayed their arrival.
 
2013-06-20 05:36:55 PM

Car_Ramrod: TV's Vinnie: Don't have Facebook. Don't need Facebook. Don't want Facebook.

Wow, it took 12 posts until someone tried being supercool with this. You're slacking.


Not being edgy or supercool. Just have no need to do facebook sh*t. And the more I hear about it's douchebag founder, the less inclined I am to ever try it.
 
2013-06-20 05:44:06 PM

ongbok: What is so scary about this? He left one job for another, people do this all of the time. The NSA probably offered him more money and better benefits.


Exactly.  I have no problem with someone deeply familiar with facebook's security protocols working for the government.  I'm sure nothing bad can come of that.  I trust that the NSA is completely above board.

/Just in case they're reading this.
//Not that I think that they're reading this.
///I've done nothing wrong, so I have no reason t++++++++++++++CARRIER LOST+++++++++++++++++
 
2013-06-20 05:52:24 PM

HighOnCraic: ongbok: What is so scary about this? He left one job for another, people do this all of the time. The NSA probably offered him more money and better benefits.

Exactly.  I have no problem with someone deeply familiar with facebook's security protocols working for the government.  I'm sure nothing bad can come of that.  I trust that the NSA is completely above board.

/Just in case they're reading this.
//Not that I think that they're reading this.
///I've done nothing wrong, so I have no reason t++++++++++++++CARRIER LOST+++++++++++++++++


I doubt they were interested in him for his knowledge of Facebook's security protocols; he wouldn't be able to tell them anything they didn't already know. The definitions of most encryption algorithms and protocols like TLS or OAuth are publicly available.
 
2013-06-20 06:00:57 PM
Facebook always did have a stupid farking name anyway.
 
2013-06-20 06:10:46 PM

Dion Fortune: Fark facebook.  Hasn't anyone invented encrypted, p2p, distributed social networking yet?


How would that be any more private? The very nature of social media is that it IS public.
 
2013-06-20 06:24:39 PM

HighOnCraic: ongbok: What is so scary about this? He left one job for another, people do this all of the time. The NSA probably offered him more money and better benefits.

Exactly.  I have no problem with someone deeply familiar with facebook's security protocols working for the government.  I'm sure nothing bad can come of that.  I trust that the NSA is completely above board.

/Just in case they're reading this.
//Not that I think that they're reading this.
///I've done nothing wrong, so I have no reason t++++++++++++++CARRIER LOST+++++++++++++++++


Talk about paranoia.

So in that case any person that ever had a high level it or security job that gave them intimate knowledge of the company's security protocols should never be allowed to leave the company and work for another place.
 
2013-06-20 06:27:19 PM

bwilson27: Facebook always did have a stupid farking name anyway.


<bluth>How about Faceblock? It's privacy software.</bluth>
 
2013-06-20 07:01:07 PM
 
2013-06-20 07:36:03 PM

NateAsbestos: Dion Fortune: Fark facebook.  Hasn't anyone invented encrypted, p2p, distributed social networking yet?

How would that be any more private? The very nature of social media is that it IS public.



yeah... about that... no.
Failbook for example has supposed "privacy settings".  One should be able to pick and choose who gets access to what.
 
2013-06-20 07:56:17 PM
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2013-06-20 09:12:57 PM

ongbok: HighOnCraic: ongbok: What is so scary about this? He left one job for another, people do this all of the time. The NSA probably offered him more money and better benefits.

Exactly.  I have no problem with someone deeply familiar with facebook's security protocols working for the government.  I'm sure nothing bad can come of that.  I trust that the NSA is completely above board.

/Just in case they're reading this.
//Not that I think that they're reading this.
///I've done nothing wrong, so I have no reason t++++++++++++++CARRIER LOST+++++++++++++++++

Talk about paranoia.

So in that case any person that ever had a high level it or security job that gave them intimate knowledge of the company's security protocols should never be allowed to leave the company and work for another place.


It was just a joke.  I don't think there's anything genuinely ominous about it, I just thought it would get me a greenlight.  I don't  think the NSA is watching my fark posts.

/BRB, someone's knocking at the door.
//Sarc!
 
2013-06-20 11:09:42 PM

Dion Fortune: NateAsbestos: Dion Fortune: Fark facebook.  Hasn't anyone invented encrypted, p2p, distributed social networking yet?

How would that be any more private? The very nature of social media is that it IS public.


yeah... about that... no.
Failbook for example has supposed "privacy settings".  One should be able to pick and choose who gets access to what.


And any "privacy settings" on this theoretical social site of yours would be just as laughable. Again, the ENTIRE POINT of a social site is to share your info with others, be it a picture or what you're doing right now or some insight into a news story or whatever. You can say "Only let my friends see this!" but how would you enforce it? You'd still need a central repository to upload everything to until your friends could download it. You upload a picture but none of your friends are online? Guess you never made that status update... unless you condone uploading it to a stranger who IS online (encrypted), and your friends download it when they get online. But how would they know to check for any new content? A central server...
 
2013-06-21 01:27:14 AM

NostroZ: Onion skewered this one in May of 2011:
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Nothing was better than the Onion article right after George W. Bush was elected in 2000. Holy crap, they nailed everything that ended up happening during his 8 long disastrous years.

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'
http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of -p eace-and-pros,464/
 
2013-06-21 03:48:29 AM

whidbey: Yeah it's proving to not be a good idea to share every last bit of attention whoring personal information on the Internets, particularly social media.

Who knew?

Maybe finally sites like LinkenIn will disappear, because they're stupid. They don't really get people jobs, they just collect your info.


Speak for yourself broseph.  I was located for my current job on LinkedIn.

Maybe it's just that your skill-set tends to be sought in other venues.

/Like the lobby of a McDonald's, perhaps?
 
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