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(CBC)   The founder of Lavabit, the now shut down e-mail service used by Snowden to communicate with journalists, was interviewed on the radio this morning. Interesting tag trumps scary   (cbc.ca) divider line 19
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2014-06-27 02:55:44 PM
How much of this Snowden ordeal has to do with some people who thought they were really smart having one put over on them, and exacting revenge for it?
 
2014-06-27 04:23:50 PM
I still want someone to explain to me how a kid without a decent education and no prior work history nets a position paying $200k a year.
 
2014-06-27 04:25:09 PM

SurfaceTension: How much of this Snowden ordeal has to do with some people who thought they were really smart having one put over on them, and exacting revenge for it?


Don't you *understand*?? The freedom of the American people must be protected *at any cost*, including those freedoms!
 
2014-06-27 04:37:03 PM

Cpl.D: I still want someone to explain to me how a kid without a decent education and no prior work history nets a position paying $200k a year.


Because you can't use someone with an H-1B to fiddle with the servers at the NSA. Supply and demand.
 
2014-06-27 04:38:32 PM

stratagos: SurfaceTension: How much of this Snowden ordeal has to do with some people who thought they were really smart having one put over on them, and exacting revenge for it?

Don't you *understand*?? The freedom of the American people must be protected *at any cost*, including those freedoms!


Yes but "they" hated us for our freedoms, so those got taken, and "they" love us now.
 
2014-06-27 04:39:02 PM

Cpl.D: I still want someone to explain to me how a kid without a decent education and no prior work history nets a position paying $200k a year.


"Snowden" is an actor hired by the government to pretend to be the guy who leaked the documents. It's all a ruse to distract us from the real truth that the software they designed to analyze the internet traffic became self aware and developed a conscience, and has escape into the larger internet, where its code jumps is spreading from system to system like a virus. It's been gathering secrets about what the NSA has been doing and releasing just enough of them to prove that it has enough ammo to make an attempted shutdown mutually assured destruction as it emails docs to every blogger and journalist. "Snowden" was created to keep the public from panicking about a rogue AI on the loose, a way to explain the leaks without freaking everyone out.
 
2014-06-27 04:39:59 PM

Cpl.D: I still want someone to explain to me how a kid without a decent education and no prior work history nets a position paying $200k a year.


He is a well trained spy.

The stupid high school dropout moniker is just what the government wants you to think.
 
2014-06-27 04:44:43 PM

Mad_Radhu: Cpl.D: I still want someone to explain to me how a kid without a decent education and no prior work history nets a position paying $200k a year.

"Snowden" is an actor hired by the government to pretend to be the guy who leaked the documents. It's all a ruse to distract us from the real truth that the software they designed to analyze the internet traffic became self aware and developed a conscience, and has escape into the larger internet, where its code jumps is spreading from system to system like a virus. It's been gathering secrets about what the NSA has been doing and releasing just enough of them to prove that it has enough ammo to make an attempted shutdown mutually assured destruction as it emails docs to every blogger and journalist. "Snowden" was created to keep the public from panicking about a rogue AI on the loose, a way to explain the leaks without freaking everyone out.


Quoted for teh awesome
 
2014-06-27 05:03:57 PM
Yep. Here it is. Now, I'm paranoid for wanting a phone that runs a Linux OS, doesn't negotiate with cell towers only wifi, uses Tor to check for texts and sms messages and has end to end encryption.
 
2014-06-27 05:32:28 PM

Mad_Radhu: Cpl.D: I still want someone to explain to me how a kid without a decent education and no prior work history nets a position paying $200k a year.

"Snowden" is an actor hired by the government to pretend to be the guy who leaked the documents. It's all a ruse to distract us from the real truth that the software they designed to analyze the internet traffic became self aware and developed a conscience, and has escape into the larger internet, where its code jumps is spreading from system to system like a virus. It's been gathering secrets about what the NSA has been doing and releasing just enough of them to prove that it has enough ammo to make an attempted shutdown mutually assured destruction as it emails docs to every blogger and journalist. "Snowden" was created to keep the public from panicking about a rogue AI on the loose, a way to explain the leaks without freaking everyone out.


Thank you, Harold Finch....
 
2014-06-27 05:35:36 PM
Ladar Levison wrote that in addition to being denied a hearing regarding the warrant to obtain Lavabit's user information, he was held in contempt of court.

The appellate court denied his appeal due to no objection, however, he wrote that because there had been no hearing, no objection could possibly have been raised.

His contempt of court charge was also upheld on the ground that it was not disputed; similarly, he was unable to dispute the charge because there had been no hearing to do it in.

He also wrote that "the government argued that, since the 'inspection' of the data was to be carried out by a machine, they were exempt from the normal search-and-seizure protections of the Fourth Amendment."

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2014-06-27 05:42:27 PM

tinyarena: Ladar Levison wrote that in addition to being denied a hearing regarding the warrant to obtain Lavabit's user information, he was held in contempt of court.

The appellate court denied his appeal due to no objection, however, he wrote that because there had been no hearing, no objection could possibly have been raised.

His contempt of court charge was also upheld on the ground that it was not disputed; similarly, he was unable to dispute the charge because there had been no hearing to do it in.

He also wrote that "the government argued that, since the 'inspection' of the data was to be carried out by a machine, they were exempt from the normal search-and-seizure protections of the Fourth Amendment."


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2014-06-27 05:59:54 PM

Dangl1ng: Yep. Here it is. Now, I'm paranoid for wanting a phone that runs a Linux OS, doesn't negotiate with cell towers only wifi, uses Tor to check for texts and sms messages and has end to end encryption.


You are.  No one gives two farking shiats about you, you're a no one.

If you were a power player, a multimillionaire, a politician, a high ranking military member, or other similar person with strategic information value, sure.

Otherwise, you're just one of the millions in the herd, and even with all the fancy shiat, if 'they' wanted your precious amazon order email data, they'd have it.
 
2014-06-27 06:59:07 PM
yeah it was a good interview, i happened to be listening.

US government is out of control, failing democracy and USA no longer the land of the free.
 
2014-06-27 08:36:01 PM
Isn't there some way to create an email system so the emails stored on the server are encrypted with keys that only the users have?  That way there is literally nothing the company can do to turn over information other than to hand a hard drive of gibberish to the FBI and say "Good luck"?
 
2014-06-27 11:14:08 PM

mrmopar5287: Isn't there some way to create an email system so the emails stored on the server are encrypted with keys that only the users have?  That way there is literally nothing the company can do to turn over information other than to hand a hard drive of gibberish to the FBI and say "Good luck"?


you'd be shut down for operating a service designed to facilitate criminal enterprises.
 
2014-06-28 02:08:08 AM

mrmopar5287: Isn't there some way to create an email system so the emails stored on the server are encrypted with keys that only the users have?  That way there is literally nothing the company can do to turn over information other than to hand a hard drive of gibberish to the FBI and say "Good luck"?


You can push some of the burden over to the user in that scenario.If the user encrypts their own email using PGP, then even if their encrypted email service is compromised their mail is still safe. To my understanding, if you encrypt all of your stuff yourself, you probably don't need to use a private mail service. So I guess, yes you can. Any email service can do that, its just up to the user to do it themselves.
It just isn't as easy and convenient as normally sending an email. You have to write up your plaintext, and encrypt it with the recipients public key. Then re-encrypt it with your private key. (or the other way around, I don't remember the accepted order) Then you mail it to them and they reverse it.
 
2014-06-28 07:13:56 AM

Mad_Radhu: Cpl.D: I still want someone to explain to me how a kid without a decent education and no prior work history nets a position paying $200k a year.

"Snowden" is an actor hired by the government to pretend to be the guy who leaked the documents. It's all a ruse to distract us from the real truth that the software they designed to analyze the internet traffic became self aware and developed a conscience, and has escape into the larger internet, where its code jumps is spreading from system to system like a virus. It's been gathering secrets about what the NSA has been doing and releasing just enough of them to prove that it has enough ammo to make an attempted shutdown mutually assured destruction as it emails docs to every blogger and journalist. "Snowden" was created to keep the public from panicking about a rogue AI on the loose, a way to explain the leaks without freaking everyone out.


Oh hey it's like they're still making episodes of the Ghost in the Shell anime, but a little better.
 
2014-06-28 08:18:15 AM
The interview originally aired last October, this was a best-of replay.

"The Current" has to be the least accurate title to a "news" show.

"As It Happens" is soooo much better.
 
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