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(Huffington Post)   About those breathless news reports about the NSA knowing about Heartbleed for two years and taking advantage of it? The NSA says that's not true at all, and if we can't believe the NSA, who can we believe?   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2014-04-12 11:05:24 AM  
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sanriosucks: Someone brought this up in an earlier thread, but it's a perspective I had never really thought of;

All things aside (which is hard to do, considering basic, fundamental American rights and all), all of that, put aside for just a moment,... What an incredible, monumental, epic boondoggle. Such flagrant waste, fraud, and abuse. The NSA has spent an untold amount on this.. We don't even get to know.  And for what. Let's assume they know everything... They can't use it. They can't share it. We know for a fact they can't even look through it all.
Can you imagine if they were scientist, ornithologist, say, and went to congress asking for a budget to collect everything imaginable on ivory billed woodpeckers.. An unlimited budget to collect all information on each of them. Each individual bird. How many mites were in their nest, etc.. And they had to promise in their budget to never, ever use the data. To collect more than they had the capability to process. For science, you know...

Then they'd be called the National Science Administration?
2014-04-12 02:24:23 PM  
1 vote:
At this point the NSA's reputation and credibility is so shot that if they want people to believe something, the NSA should assert the opposite. So they should have said, "We exploited the hell out of this bug," and everybody would assume they never did.
2014-04-12 12:54:55 PM  
1 vote:
So just wait for the Snowden memo that points it out.
2014-04-12 10:51:06 AM  
1 vote:
I am sensing the sarcasm from the submission headline of this but do not think that is the appropriate thing. I do have the trust of the NSA. In fact I will say this to you I believe that the NSA is perhaps the most upstanding of all of the agencies of the government. Oh you will say BUT OM MAGOODNESS THEY ARE DOING THE SPYING. What do you have for hiding from they? What do you do to cause the fear of you from they who are not wishing to cause the fear of you but instead are hoping to reduce the fear of you by preventing the terrorism.

Maybe if you had the appreciation for these individuals and the hardworking you would understand.
2014-04-12 10:46:14 AM  
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enry: Can we take all the "Thanks Obama" GIFs and replace then with NSA?

No love lost between me and them but do we really need to think that the NSA really knows everything and is involved tangentially or actively in every nefarious plot out there?

Well, now we get to riducule them for not knowing. That can be fun as well...
2014-04-12 09:08:49 AM  
1 vote:
They're worse than what we thought the KGB were in the 80s.
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