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(Guardian)   In light of the NSAs success, private firms are now selling mass surveillance systems around world. Who says the free market doesn't work?   (theguardian.com) divider line 11
    More: Scary, private sector, mass surveillance, mass surveillance systems, optical fiber cable, firm offers, arms exports  
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2013-11-19 08:23:14 AM  
They've been doing that for years.  Hell, NPR reported on it 2 years ago.
 
2013-11-19 09:40:11 AM  
They didn't build that!
 
rka
2013-11-19 11:49:23 AM  
Just what do people think the NSA builds its massive data collection systems with?

That gear in *your* data center? NSA has the exact same stuff....just rows and rows of it.

I find it quite interesting that people are saying companies like Cisco are getting hurt because foreign sales are dropping off for companies that are believed to be in bed with the NSA. Want to know what would also make them hurt? Chopping the NSA budget and then them losing the NSA and other 3-letter agencies as massive customers.
 
2013-11-19 12:00:21 PM  
it works. get enough of these well known and maybe people will start to treat email like the unsecure system it is, and start using something designed for security when they want security.
 
2013-11-19 12:15:26 PM  
I posted links to this stuff on all the NSA threads till I got sick of it.

Corporations brokering in Big Data are not your friend.
 
2013-11-19 01:19:46 PM  

evilmousse: start using something designed for security when they want security.


Meaning manual encryption?

Because there is no way to adequately secure a computer against an opponent like the NSA, not without completely isolating it.
 
2013-11-19 01:33:31 PM  
Not News, unless you have your head buried in the sand up to your ankles.
 
2013-11-19 02:49:02 PM  
ditty: (can'tquote onmobile) I didn't have a larger point regarding how to achieve privacy. I'm just tired of people who think email should be made "secure" via force of law. why not design for security instead of legislate it.
 
2013-11-19 02:55:23 PM  

unlikely: I posted links to this stuff on all the NSA threads till I got sick of it.

Corporations brokering in Big Data are not your friend.


Hey, my company resents resembles that statement.
 
2013-11-19 03:27:34 PM  

evilmousse: ditty: (can'tquote onmobile) I didn't have a larger point regarding how to achieve privacy. I'm just tired of people who think email should be made "secure" via force of law. why not design for security instead of legislate it.


I know, and I agree, but I like to point out that pretty much any modern computer-based communication is inherently insecure, even the encrypted ones.  That's because it's almost certainly sitting in unencrypted form on at least two computers.
 
2013-11-19 06:43:47 PM  
I love see more & more companies hacked. Time to hold them hostage.
 
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