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(The Blaze)   Latest Snowden bombshell; Guess what happens when you have a room full of 20 somethings looking into everyone's personal data and they come across your secret nude or sex pics?   (theblaze.com ) divider line 20
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5102 clicks; posted to Politics » on 18 Jul 2014 at 12:45 PM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-18 10:12:33 AM  
4 votes:
What - did the Obvious tag call in sick or something?
2014-07-18 10:08:06 AM  
3 votes:
I'm sure that's horrible news for the 3 women in the world who were both 1) Identified as dangerous radical Islamic fundamentalists by the NSA, and 2) Were taking and sending naked pictures of themselves in direct violation of Islamic law.
2014-07-18 01:54:03 PM  
2 votes:
On January 21st 2009, tens of millions of civil liberty concern trolls vanished. Never to be seen again.
2014-07-18 10:57:47 AM  
2 votes:
Ya don't say.

His larger point that there is such limited auditing of the NSA domestic spying program is more worrisome than the thought of a bunch of twenty somethings passing around any poorly lit selfie pr0n they find.
2014-07-18 10:26:09 AM  
2 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: What - did the Obvious tag call in sick or something?


Personally I think fark needs a Well, duh tag.
m00
2014-07-19 04:33:16 AM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: Anyone who chooses to "turn it on" as you say, will get a lovely image of the back side of a piece of electrical tape even if the cover is up; at night and when I'm not using it, my computer is closed.


I do this too, but I thought if I admitted it you'd call me paranoid. :p

Gyrfalcon: "But I should be able to post nude selfies/keep my webcam on around the clock/visit kiddie porn, terrorist sites, and Nigerian banks/announce my opinions about legitimate rape, attractive and successful African-Americans and murdered previable persons and not have any repercussions! It's YOUR responsibility to pretend I did not say/do those things!"


But that's not really what we're talking about. Because terrorists have learned not to say suspicious things, which is a real challenge for our security agencies. What we're talking about literally is mapping esoteric connections and correlations. The "Terrorists are 1.2% more likely to drink Dr Pepper" and "5.6% more likely to google search about encryption" and "have a 3rd degree connection through some social media site or email contact list to a suspicious person" problem -- legitimate correlations that can be uncovered by extensive data-mining. You might add all those weird little fractional correlations up and statistically speaking have a possible terrorist, but it's nothing any rational person would think of as evidence.

I mean, according to the Snowden leaks if you say "Osama" in an email or text message, that's a hit. The system flags that. I'm sure terrorists do use that word more than non-terrorists, but that doesn't mean it's fair to open an investigation into the fark poster that ironically misspells Obama's name in every political thread.

And this is just the "legal" stuff. The stuff the NSA is doing which is illegal by it's own rules is even more appalling. I find the whole thing very concerning, and I suppose it shouldn't -- but it does -- bother me when my fellow voters see no problem or otherwise make excuses. Like "oh you're on the Internet, you expect privacy you fool?" I expect that my government's security apparatus refrains from systematically abusing its powers, and when it does I also expect my fellow Americans to feel the slightest bit out outrage.

Maybe I am crazy.
2014-07-18 02:31:34 PM  
1 vote:

ikanreed: dookdookdook: I'm sure that's horrible news for the 3 women in the world who were both 1) Identified as dangerous radical Islamic fundamentalists by the NSA, and 2) Were taking and sending naked pictures of themselves in direct violation of Islamic law.

The NSA has asserted its warrants cover people who talk to people who talk to identified as members of potentially militant factions.
And no, that's not just Islam.


Since using Linux appears to be enough to get you tagged as suspicious, Linux_Yes must be one of most heavily monitored people in the world.
2014-07-18 02:26:54 PM  
1 vote:
and then Marine Todd punched all those 18 year old NSA analysts right in the face
2014-07-18 02:11:56 PM  
1 vote:

NateAsbestos: TV's Vinnie: So, these jackasses with high security clearance have all the hormones and trustworthiness of your average Best Buy Geek Squad worker?

Not sure why anyone would think otherwise, honestly. Government rarely gets the best of the best, and considering just how many people they employ... it stands to reason there are a lot of incompetent jags there.

Just like everywhere else, really.


Not incompetent, The NSA would be recruiting people with high-ish IQs, who scored high marks for self preservation and low marks for empathy when they were psychologically evaluated.

They look for people who can be trained to do things that are questionably immoral.

A buddy of mine was arrested on felony charges back when he was in high school, as a result he didn't graduate. That NORMALLY would be 2 different reasons why you can't get into the military......

He was snatched up by the Army as soon as he got out of jail...... He has worked on the computer guidance systems for our long range missiles, and nuclear weapons ever since.
2014-07-18 01:46:37 PM  
1 vote:
So, these jackasses with high security clearance have all the hormones and trustworthiness of your average Best Buy Geek Squad worker?
2014-07-18 01:42:43 PM  
1 vote:

mcsiegs: dennysgod: Since it's coming from The Blaze you know it's totally true.

[cdn01.cdnwp.celebuzz.com image 245x285]

Well, there is a link to the Guardian and an actual interview with the guy.

What makes this so hard to believe?


Nothing unbelievable about the claims, but hearing it from The Blaze is like hearing it from the crazed hobo who is always raping the trashbags in the alley on the walk to work.

He may not be wrong, he's just not credible.
2014-07-18 01:36:47 PM  
1 vote:

quatchi: Ya don't say.

His larger point that there is such limited auditing of the NSA domestic spying program is more worrisome than the thought of a bunch of twenty somethings passing around any poorly lit selfie pr0n they find.


How the fark can an 18 year old dude parse a 40 year old person's conversation for meaning, intent, and relevance?

No, seriously, have you watched an 18 year old dude parse a 40 year old's ideas lately? For that matter, the intent and meaning of parents. It's one thing to challenge the 18 year old with philosophers and scientists at school, who are writing in order to be understood. But the daily conversation, emotions, and intentions of adult life are still way beyond them. About the only thing they would have a credible grasp of is pr0n.
2014-07-18 01:16:24 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: dookdookdook: I'm sure that's horrible news for the 3 women in the world who were both 1) Identified as dangerous radical Islamic fundamentalists by the NSA, and 2) Were taking and sending naked pictures of themselves in direct violation of Islamic law.

And were
3) attractive.


memecrunch.com
2014-07-18 01:15:09 PM  
1 vote:

dennysgod: Since it's coming from The Blaze you know it's totally true.

[cdn01.cdnwp.celebuzz.com image 245x285]


Well, there is a link to the Guardian and an actual interview with the guy.

What makes this so hard to believe?
2014-07-18 01:12:56 PM  
1 vote:
I thought we were assured the NSA was only tracking Metadata.
Xai
2014-07-18 01:12:25 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder if there is some way to embed code into those images - I mean they would freely distribute it themselves it seems.
2014-07-18 01:01:57 PM  
1 vote:
I'm more ashamed of my general browsing history than anything else. I could stand on a street corner holding up a cell phone pic of my penis and feel less embarrassed.
2014-07-18 12:49:49 PM  
1 vote:
media.247sports.com
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-18 12:36:42 PM  
1 vote:
1. I thought we knew this last year. Maybe I'm thinking of NSA folks spying on their exes.

2. And then Bill sends to George, George sends it to Tom, and sooner or later this person's whole life has been seen by all of these other people.

Classified systems used to be reluctant to make copies of information.  The other big thing we learned over the past couple years is intelligence agency IT is beyond incompetent.
2014-07-18 10:21:31 AM  
1 vote:
People tasked with looking at things occasionally see stuff. More at 11!
 
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