BunkoSquad: That's why I like to call gun shops, U-Haul places, fertilizer dealers, mosques, and airline reservation services just to chat. Let the NSA earn their money.
wxboy: Well, I'm guessing those destinations were: a medical marijuana shop, a doctor, and an abortion clinic.
ZAZ: I thought this was well enough known that it didn't deserve to be news.(*) Allegedly one part of the CIA/NSA interview process was to look at a pattern of communications and figure out who the boss was. They weren't given message contents, just the pattern of who talked to whom.(*) Yeah, I know I saw it by a link from a not news web site.
padraig: BunkoSquad: That's why I like to call gun shops, U-Haul places, fertilizer dealers, mosques, and airline reservation services just to chat. Let the NSA earn their money.I'd like to play a game, that I'd call "which three calls would get me the attention of the NSA". I'd say :- wholesale KY distributor- orphenage- pig farm
Cerebral Ballsy: OK SO I HAD AN ABORTION, ALL RIGHT? JESUS CHRIST!
Eidola: Is that a variant of bringing a box of hefty garbage bags, a pack of wire coat-hangers and a home pregnancy test to the checkout at a supermarket?
WTF Indeed: The Guardian has pigeon-holed itself into the "Everyone is spying on you!" people thanks to their direct association with Snowden, Assange, and Greenwald. However, now that the trio's backer is invading countries, sending men to mark the house of Muslims, and rigging elections it's not good PR to keep bringing them up in stories. So instead they are Ric Romeroing stories like this.
generallyso: Cerebral Ballsy: OK SO I HAD AN ABORTION, ALL RIGHT? JESUS CHRIST!Just one?
Gonz: Eidola: Is that a variant of bringing a box of hefty garbage bags, a pack of wire coat-hangers and a home pregnancy test to the checkout at a supermarket?You wanna see a cashier twitch? On October 30, go to the grocery and buy a bag of apples, a bag of Pixie Stix, a box of razor blades, a container of D-Con, and a bottle of champagne. Pay cash.
Another Government Employee: Nothing new here.A non registered Tracfone is one way around the problem.Even better is radio silence.
Vlad_the_Inaner: Given some clues, they were able to guess a likely narrative that fits them.Utterly unprecedented.[i.imgur.com image 560x415]
if_i_really_have_to: The point is, the claim is that metadata is not sensitive information because it doesn't reveal anything. That's patently a lie, you can tell quite a lot about a person by who they call and when, sometimes as much as you could from something like credit card records.
McGrits: The cool thing is that the NSA doesn't even need to install an app or other software. Most of the apps today (and apple and google) track this stuff and the NSA can just buy the data. It's for advertising!
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