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Won’t stop the BND from doing what they do. And they have access to the NSA’s methods.
1 posted on 08/29/2013 3:12:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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True but this is starting to gather steam... obama has damaged America's image so badly that the world no longer wants our products or trusts our companies because they know our government is out of control. They may have hated Bush because he made us America... tough but fair... but they hate obama even more because now we are a cross between the old soviet union and iran.
2 posted on 08/29/2013 3:39:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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The movement toward encryption in all of our dealings needs to gain steam. The NSA, despite its size, still have finite resources. There’s no way they can devote processing cycles to decryption if the bulk of traffic they intercept is encrypted.

I’ve had numerous arguments with FReepers on this, but if you truly want to stop this leviathan, start encrypting EVERYTHING YOU DO ONLINE! They’ve come out and very publicly stated that a majority of the data they harvest is from insecure websites (i.e. not using HTTPS). We need to rally JimRob to get SSL running for FR. Everything we do on this site is wide open, and I’d bet the NSA scoops up every word we say as it’s posted.

Oh, and hi there Uncle Andrew in the NSA’s web surveillance department in Quantico. How’s Aunt Sam and cousin Beth?


13 posted on 08/29/2013 5:29:39 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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And like normal, the portrayal and the reality separate themselves again. The claim that people are moving to German email providers is just that, a claim by a politician.

I went and looked up our list of customers in Germany. The vast majority (likely close to 90%) have .de addresses. Most popular is t-online.de, followed by dmx.de, web.de. On the less than 5% side, yahoo.de and the top .com, aol.com.

This is an address list that goes back five years and 98% are prior to the whole Snowden revelation. Germans have always had the highest affinity for .de email addresses. They’re not switching ‘back’ to these addresses, they had them from the beginning.

This isn’t to say that e-mail providers aren’t having a heyday with this; DMX, web.de and t-online.de are using encrypted links between data centers now, and have assured the German public that all e-mail is being served from German data centers. These steps took place near the start of the month.

But the impression given that somehow there is a vast migration from US e-mail providers to German is, like most things from a politician, false.


15 posted on 08/29/2013 5:58:40 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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