Skip to comments.NSA encryption story, Latin American fallout and US/UK attacks on press freedoms
Posted on 09/08/2013 1:23:27 PM PDT by shego
I'm currently working on what I believe are several significant new NSA stories, to be published imminently here, as well as one very consequential story about NSA spying in Brazil that will first be broadcast Sunday night on the Brazilian television program Fantastico (because the report has worldwide implications, far beyond Brazil, it will be translated into English and then quickly published on the internet)....
There has been some excellent commentary on the implications of the NSA/GCHQ encryption story we published this week. The LA Times' Jim Healey says the story is "the most frightening" yet, and explains why he thinks that. The Bloomberg technology columnist David Meyer's analysis of what this all means is worth reading in its entirety. In the Guardian, security expert Bruce Schneier, who has worked with us on a couple of soon-to-be-published stories, identifies five ways to maintain the privacy of your internet communications notwithstanding the efforts of the NSA and GCHQ to induce companies to build vulnerabilities into certain types of encryption....
One big problem the NSA and US government generally have had since our reporting began is that their defenses offered in response to each individual story are quickly proven to be false by the next story, which just further undermines their credibility around the world....
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
I'll be watching for those "significant new NSA stories". If the pattern holds, they'll shoot down the (mal)administration's latest line of BS.
I hope Mr. Greenwald drives an old car that can’t be hacked into by the NSA and driven into a brick wall at 100 mph with him in it.
I’m wondering why we wouldn’t spy on Brazil. It is a good assumption that they spy on us. The whole world spies on us, particularly in the commercial area where stealing American technology has to be a high priority.
Just ask the French about this. And the Chinese. And the Russians. And the Israelis. And ... And ... And ...
Brazil is fair game, just like all the rest. Why is this an important story? Does this help Snowden’s image in any way?
This gay guy is a better American than ANY PERSON WORKING AT NSA, and I am very hostile to most aspects of gay culture.
I AM ON TEAM EDWARD.
The “anything proto-US military is good for America” is for FREAKING SUCKERS.
I support Edward Snowden.
It’s also quite strange how little the US “news” media complain about their ‘press freedoms’ being limited more and more by their selected boy-king wannabe and his merry band of court jesters.
Please put me on your ping list, if you have one, on this story (NSA, Snowboy, et al)
Well it is the NSA’s job to spy on foreigners that plus everybody does it so no foul no harm in my opinion. The problem comes in their claiming that they don’t do the spying for economic reasons which is total bull. Of course they use this information for economic leverage whenever possible and more than likely “leak” it to major corporations for their benefit (just like every other nation out there). The real problem in my view is that they are not supposed to do this against Americans which it is obvious that they have and are and that they’ve compromised the security of the internet in so many ways to achieve their goals.
No, no, Manning is the gay one. Snowden has/had one of the hottest girlfriends around. Not gay at all.
And also to run a little extortion, blackmail and duress to gain influence and funding from the political crew. Think about McCain running around like a SF male prostitute or John Roberts flipping at the last moment and putting the dagger into the backs of Thomas, Alitio, Scalia, etc. I think most people really underestimate the evil abuse of power going on.
I think he’s talking about Greenwald, the reporter of all things Snowden.
The both deserve the Peace Prize (unlike a few laureates who do not)
Greenwald is gay.
Ah, so. Sorry for my confusion.
> The both deserve the Peace Prize (unlike a few laureates who do not)
Yeah... it's like when you suspect that your wife/girlfriend has been cheating on you with some other guy, but you could never find evidence sufficient to prove it... and then a stranger who works at the motel where your wife and the other guy have been meeting, shows up with photos and video, taken at great personal risk.... You hate like hell to see it in print, but at the same time, you owe that stranger a debt of gratitude for bringing it to you.
That's sort of how I feel: Thanks, Snowden and Greenwald, ya done good.
I support Edward Snowden.
Snowden is a hero.
What a great analogy and just apropos.
IMO, the "culture war" is mostly a diversion, like the scantily-clad assistant who walks onstage with an attention-getting jiggle as the magician performs his prestidigitation.