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?
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.
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!
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.
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."
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.
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"?
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