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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #300 on: August 19, 2013, 04:54:36 PM »
Some lame denials of the US's involvement in David Miranda's ordeal:

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"There was a heads up that was provided by the British government, so this was something we had an indication was likely to occur."

The White House declined to comment on whether Mr Miranda's name was on a "watch list" maintained by the US Transportation Security Administration.

It also declined to comment on whether the US was given access to Mr Miranda's laptop or anything on the laptop.

The US can't go after Snowden, so now it goes after anyone connected to the Snowden affair. This seems to suggest that a) there are still some very sensitive data in Greenwald's possession that they would prefer he didn't publish, or b) they know that the cat is out of the bag but the bureaucracy needs to go through the motions to set a deterrant to future whistleblowers and meet out 'justice,' or c) both of the above.

But it needs to be some incredibly important material if the UK government was ready to risk being labelled anti-free press and engage in the kind of intimidation of journalists for which they usually lambast Russia and other less 'democratic' nations...

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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #301 on: August 19, 2013, 05:38:44 PM »
I'm voting Both.

But can he/Snowden lay down the fourth ace that really kicks this up a notch?

What would that even be!? Anyone want to do a "thought experiment"? What could he possibly say that's new and groundbreaking?

His message part 1 was "they are spying on you". Other stuff has been finesses and details. But are there any more aces? Or is the US Whitewashing machine too strong?!


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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #302 on: August 19, 2013, 07:41:08 PM »
http://www.huffingto...rtner_n_3779667.html

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"I will be far more aggressive in my reporting from now. I am going to publish many more documents. I am going to publish things on England too. I have many documents on England's spy system. I think they will be sorry for what they did," Greenwald, speaking in Portuguese, told reporters at Rio's airport where he met Miranda upon his return to Brazil.

"They wanted to intimidate our journalism, to show that they have power and will not remain passive but will attack us more intensely if we continue publishing their secrets," he said.

It seems unfortunate that he said "they'll be sorry". That will be used to attack Grenwald constantly.

Though I am wondering just how long before he joins other journalists/reporters/investigators like Andrew Breitbart, Michael Hastings, and Barnaby Jack, all of whom were about to release findings or were on a "big story".

Glen has painted an even bigger target on his back.

Any bets on how he dies? Car crash? Suddenly drops dead on his front steps? "Absolutely no foul-play here. Coroner's office has nothing to report. Nope. Nothing at all. This is not the murder you are looking for. Move along."
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #303 on: August 19, 2013, 11:24:33 PM »
Anyone want to see yet another one of the trillion examples of just how clueless TPTB are? This is damn funny! (Once you get over the overt criminality and Stasi tactics.)

http://www.smh.com.a...-20130820-hv1fx.html

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British government officials ordered the destruction of hard drives at the Guardian offices in London that purportedly contained information relating to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has revealed.

They took the action even though Rusbridger explained it was pointless, he said. The Guardian's NSA reporting is written, stored and edited in New York, he told them, and journalist Glenn Greenwald, the lead reporter on the story, lives in Brazil.

The officials from GCHQ, Britain's equivalent of the NSA, were apparently unaware of the concept of information in the cloud – and seemed satisfied that they had been able to destroy something tangible. "'We can call off the black helicopters,' joked one as we swept up the remains of a MacBook Pro," Rusbridger wrote on the Guardian website.

Guess this is just more proof that there's an IQ ceiling for hiring police-thugs.
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #304 on: August 20, 2013, 10:05:49 PM »
Some commentary in art on the Grenwald/Miranda/Guardian issue:

http://www.zerohedge...information-not-free

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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #306 on: August 21, 2013, 12:11:28 AM »
PM 'told Heywood to warn Guardian'

Holy deluded special ed classes, Batman!

That the Home Secretary is informed about a possible police action to begin with shows that there is something WRONG going on.

Should the MPs be informed if you take an axe to a telephone pole and then get arrested for vandalism? How about if you speed too fast? Beat your dog? Beat your spouse? Beat your PM? :P Well, you'd be a hero if you beat your PM, but that's another story. :P

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She went on: "We have a very clear divide in this country, and I think that's absolutely right, between the operational independence of the police and the policy work of politicians. I as Home Secretary do not tell the police who they should or should not stop at ports or who they should or should not arrest. I think it's absolutely right that that is the case, that the police decide who they should stop or not and whether they should arrest somebody or not. That's their operational independence. I'm pleased that we live in a country where there is that separation."

That is so incredibly disingenuous. Holy crap. Unreal.
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #307 on: August 21, 2013, 10:24:45 AM »
Here's Falkvinge's take on the most recent criminality:

http://falkvinge.net...-you-believe-us-now/

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With Glenn Greenwald’s partner being harassed by security forces at Heathrow, the last warning bell for totalitarianism has chimed. For upwards of a decade, activists of the Pirate Party have been warning that laws that are marketed to the public as being “against terror” or “against child pornography” are so vague and so full of exceptions to due process that they don’t make sense if they’re not actually targeted at creating a totalitarian society. With family members of reporters taken away for detention and harassment, the last warning bell has gone off – there will not be another bell before they come for me and you.

More at the link, and a VERY worthwhile read.
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #308 on: August 22, 2013, 02:09:26 AM »
Haha!

We have the next move (sorta) from Snowden's side in this game!

"EFF Victory Results in Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional."
https://www.eff.org/...ing-nsa-surveillance

So then the "U Word" is among the highest in the land. It's all blah-blah, then appeal-blah, then another-appeal-blah, and then when the U-Word shows up the Judiciary goes all sudo-don't-do-that.

Stating the obvious, one reason this is big news, (and a nice move - is this a Discovered Knight Fork?), is that not only is
A: the action (some of it) U-Word, but
B: the court actually had a shred of decency, but then the exec branch's secrecy tried to hide it.
C. your choice here

See, they've been wiggling around (hiding the opinion), but it's *reeeeaaaallly* hard to *overturn* the U-Word. (It DOES happen, but far from easily, and never this quick.)

So now we're at the dangerous part, of "So, the U-Word is here. But Nat-Sec blah blah, we'll ignore the ruling".

Comments? Countermoves from Gov?


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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #309 on: August 22, 2013, 04:27:41 AM »
Haha!

We have the next move (sorta) from Snowden's side in this game!

"EFF Victory Results in Release of Secret Court Opinion Finding NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional."
https://www.eff.org/...ing-nsa-surveillance

So then the "U Word" is among the highest in the land. It's all blah-blah, then appeal-blah, then another-appeal-blah, and then when the U-Word shows up the Judiciary goes all sudo-don't-do-that.

Stating the obvious, one reason this is big news, (and a nice move - is this a Discovered Knight Fork?), is that not only is
A: the action (some of it) U-Word, but
B: the court actually had a shred of decency, but then the exec branch's secrecy tried to hide it.
C. your choice here

See, they've been wiggling around (hiding the opinion), but it's *reeeeaaaallly* hard to *overturn* the U-Word. (It DOES happen, but far from easily, and never this quick.)

So now we're at the dangerous part, of "So, the U-Word is here. But Nat-Sec blah blah, we'll ignore the ruling".

Comments? Countermoves from Gov?

WOW! THAT'S AWESOME! ;D  :Thmbsup:  :-*

I know this is just a deluded fantasy of mine, but I would love to see people tried for treason for this, including Obama and Bush, and Clinton if he knew about it. Probably George H. W. Bush as well - that prick goes way back to the OSS days - if ever there were a sinister fellow, he's the very embodiment of it. But, my bet is that everyone that knows where the skeletons are buried, are buried skeletons.

Blah. Just a fantasy of mine. My bigger fantasy is to see all the real criminals in "gummit" prosecuted in Canada... Sigh... that'll never happen though.

Still, I'm elated to see this EFF victory! Now, I'm just hoping that they don't redact everything except the title - which they've done before... crossing fingers...
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #310 on: August 22, 2013, 06:43:56 AM »
Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional.

 :huh: ...So...isn't that the same FISA court that was giving - Instead of Just Saying No.. - them the warrants to do the sneaky unconstitutional stuff in the first place?

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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #311 on: August 22, 2013, 07:10:41 AM »
Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional.

 :huh: ...So...isn't that the same FISA court that was giving - Instead of Just Saying No.. - them the warrants to do the sneaky unconstitutional stuff in the first place?

It's still better than a kick in the balls, which is all we've been getting so far...
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #312 on: August 22, 2013, 08:01:28 AM »
Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional.

 :huh: ...So...isn't that the same FISA court that was giving - Instead of Just Saying No.. - them the warrants to do the sneaky unconstitutional stuff in the first place?

It's still better than a kick in the balls, which is all we've been getting so far...

Bummer ... I was hoping I had/was missing something. But it does at least imply a glimmer of a conscience on FISA's part.

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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #313 on: August 22, 2013, 08:16:32 AM »
Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional.

 :huh: ...So...isn't that the same FISA court that was giving - Instead of Just Saying No.. - them the warrants to do the sneaky unconstitutional stuff in the first place?

It's still better than a kick in the balls, which is all we've been getting so far...

Bummer ... I was hoping I had/was missing something. But it does at least imply a glimmer of a conscience on FISA's part.

Well, as it was all done in secret, we don't know just how bad things are. The FISA court might not be as complicity in the criminality as we're guessing. Who knows? They've not released any of what they've done yet, and we're only getting a tiny glimpse into the crimes they've committed. It might not be all that bad on the court's part... (Perhaps I'm just being naive and hopeful... dunno - we'll see [or we won't].)
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #314 on: August 22, 2013, 12:45:04 PM »
Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional.

 :huh: ...So...isn't that the same FISA court that was giving - Instead of Just Saying No.. - them the warrants to do the sneaky unconstitutional stuff in the first place?

It's still better than a kick in the balls, which is all we've been getting so far...

Bummer ... I was hoping I had/was missing something. But it does at least imply a glimmer of a conscience on FISA's part.

Well, as it was all done in secret, we don't know just how bad things are. The FISA court might not be as complicity in the criminality as we're guessing. Who knows? They've not released any of what they've done yet, and we're only getting a tiny glimpse into the crimes they've committed. It might not be all that bad on the court's part... (Perhaps I'm just being naive and hopeful... dunno - we'll see [or we won't].)

Quid Pro Quo - Since the constitution is out the window and "We the People" are faced with proving our innocence at gun point ... It's only "fair" that they be given the same treatment. Our evidence? Their Guilt by Association with Zero Degrees of separation with those that are systematically destroying the American way of life ... No trial is necessary.

The benefit of a doubt that was wasted a decade ago in trusting them to actually lookout for the wellbeing of the American people was obviously foolishly unfounded. So it is now time for assholes and elbows to be seen headed out of town because the lynching needed to be started promptly at friggin' yesterday.

The NSA (and friends) should be disbanded and then publically disemboweled as an example to any other "well intended" secret agency that might be thinking on making a bid for world domination. Then a statue of its fetid carcass should be raised in the center of any town that is large enough to have an MLK street, road, avenue, lane, park or boulevard ... To make god damn sure nobody EVER forgets and decides to try that shit again.

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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #315 on: August 22, 2013, 03:40:28 PM »
Update: In response to EFF's FOIA lawsuit, the government has released the 2011 FISA court opinion ruling some NSA surveillance unconstitutional.

 :huh: ...So...isn't that the same FISA court that was giving - Instead of Just Saying No.. - them the warrants to do the sneaky unconstitutional stuff in the first place?

Yes, though that's why I called it a knight fork, aka a move that creates new avenues in different areas. So by "wiggle", that includes the original permission, casting doubt on the court itself. But it's also an area where indeed the U-Word showed up, and I don't believe they can hold together the argument that the court was "unauthorized to use the U-Word" because that just sinks their whole board position. It's still tight, but they can wiggle the original permission, but this might be the (delayed) answer to that. In other words, they allowed it, running a very tight argument of "you didn't ask if that is even allowed, so we didn't rule on that then".

I'm scrambling the terminology a bit, but it's like they had a "lower court hat" on to do the original permission, then a "high court hat" on the review. But that's just a vague guess. Really, this new ruling makes their side much stickier to "logically" hold. It nudges them close to a tyrannical caricature, which is generally more brittle and one day breaks sooner.




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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #316 on: August 22, 2013, 03:52:17 PM »
...Since the constitution is out the window...

See, that's another finesse I was trying to grasp at. It's like we're wandering around Dante's 7 circles of hell. To be sure, the constitution was made into a paper airplane and sent sailing into the rotunda pit in the middle of the circles of hell, but had not in fact landed. (My kingdom for an art work representation editorial cartoon!! Artists?)

See, "Da C Document" was being *ignored*. Pretty badly. But I really am emphasizing that uttering the actual word of "Unconstitutional" brings it out of "Pshaw & hand waving wink-nudge space" into "Dialog space". The first is maybe a 4th circle of hell. Pretty bad. But once the U-Word shows up in an official ruling, only top level courts can use that, and *that* is *very hard* to hand wave away. (They did it last month with the Voting Rights thing, but you see how long that takes). To forcibly override a legit ruling that uses the word "Unconstitutional" is like holding a gun to a mathematician and asking him to divide by zero.

And yes, the Internet is on Snowden's side. Look how fast a random fella like me found this news through one typical news aggregator system. Before even about 2009 this wouldn't have been possible zeitgeist-wise because the Main Media could have squashed it. But the Internet doesn't *quite* get squashed, not at this level.

So now that "We know that they know that we know that they know that we know" etc, the U-Word is here, so they could still be nasty enough to nuts-kick it like Renny likes to say, but they *can't un-do it*.


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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #317 on: August 22, 2013, 05:43:16 PM »
So now that "We know that they know that we know that they know that we know" etc, the U-Word is here, so they could still be nasty enough to nuts-kick it like Renny likes to say, but they *can't un-do it*.

I hear Ya man...I really do. And maybe I really am just subconsciously trying to defend my "right" to be a stupid lazy American. But I just friggin tired of the ever vigilant necessity to constantly have to fight with some special interest jackass, or aspiring world dictator for the basic rights that this country was (allegedly..?) founded on. 

As Ren has said many times: Don't want your rights taken away? Then don't piss on somebody else's. But we have this constant drone of ass-clowns that want to be protected from their own stupidity but constantly and consistently gagging to get more dumb-f***ing laws on the books that serve only to beg to be abused.

Why?!? WTF is wrong with these people??

They just had some crap on the news the other day about a kid that is now "facing charges" because he punched a bully. Pat the kid on the back, commend them for growing a spine and Let. It. GO!!! Because otherwise we're just going to breed yet another useless generation of sniveling idiotic litigious cowards.

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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #318 on: August 22, 2013, 07:19:17 PM »
Hmm. If this (below) is true, then what are the implications?
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12 year-old NSA spying system revealed that catches 75 percent of US Internet traffic
August 21st, 2013 by Sarah A. Downey

NSA companiesLooks like the NSA lied.

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman and Jennifer Valentino-Devries broke the story this morning that the NSA’s systems can access about 75% of all Internet traffic in the US. Not only that, but it can save the content of emails and Internet phone calls sent from one US citizen to another.

The revelation contradicts previous NSA statements, including some by NSA Director James Clapper, that the NSA doesn’t intercept the actual contents of emails and other communications, and that the NSA doesn’t intercept purely domestic (US to US) traffic.

The surveillance programs, with whimsical code names including “Blarney, Fairview, Oakstar, Lithium and Stormbrew,” collect and filter information directly from US telecommunications companies, including AT&T and Verizon. Major companies like Cisco, Boeing, and Juniper provide the gear to build the systems. 

Similar to PRISM, the spying program Edward Snowden revealed that lets government analysts access data from web companies like Google and Facebook, these programs only work because they integrate directly with wireless and Internet providers. Once again, private companies are demonstrated to power the surveillance that feeds the government.

Clapper NSA memeThe government can spy on people “reasonably believed” to be outside the US, which is a low legal bar and easy standard to meet. But NSA officials admit that many of the communications they intercept and store are actually between US citizens, and thousands of other serious surveillance errors happen each year.

The program is largely secret and regulates itself. Civil rights and privacy activists argue that the NSA should have better, more public oversight.

The fallout from 2013′s “Summer of Snowden” has been widespread. Analysts estimate that newfound distrust in US data companies will cost $180 billion, although privacy companies like us and DuckDuckGo have seen major growth in the number of people using our tools. President Obama’s approval rating has dropped, especially among young voters between 18 and 29. Last week, the President announced plans to reform NSA programs to better protect privacy.

On a final note, you can’t stop the NSA from tracking you, but you can make it harder. Here’s how.

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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #320 on: August 22, 2013, 10:11:34 PM »
New ODNI press release:

http://www.odni.gov/...ational-intelligence

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Press reports based on an article published in today’s Wall Street Journal mischaracterize aspects of NSA’s data collection activities conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The NSA does not sift through and have unfettered access to 75% of the United States’ online communications.

The following are the facts:

--Media reports based upon the recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article regarding NSA’s foreign intelligence activities provide an inaccurate and misleading picture of NSA’s collection programs, but especially with respect to NSA’s use of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

--The reports leave readers with the impression that NSA is sifting through as much as 75% of the United States’ online communications, which is simply not true.

--In its foreign intelligence mission, and using all its authorities, NSA "touches" about 1.6%, and analysts only look at 0.00004%, of the world’s internet traffic.

etc. etc.

The interesting part is:

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--In its foreign intelligence mission, and using all its authorities, NSA "touches" about 1.6%, and analysts only look at 0.00004%, of the world’s internet traffic.

My guess is that is a statement about just how understaffed they are and how they need more funding to make up for the slack. :P

Oh, and they have a new blog site:

http://icontherecord.tumblr.com/

Oooooh! It's on tumblr! They must be cool now! :P
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #321 on: August 22, 2013, 11:38:27 PM »
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #322 on: August 23, 2013, 06:31:22 AM »
New ODNI press release:

http://www.odni.gov/...ational-intelligence

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Press reports based on an article published in today’s Wall Street Journal mischaracterize aspects of NSA’s data collection activities conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The NSA does not sift through and have unfettered access to 75% of the United States’ online communications.

The following are the facts:

--Media reports based upon the recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article regarding NSA’s foreign intelligence activities provide an inaccurate and misleading picture of NSA’s collection programs, but especially with respect to NSA’s use of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

--The reports leave readers with the impression that NSA is sifting through as much as 75% of the United States’ online communications, which is simply not true.

--In its foreign intelligence mission, and using all its authorities, NSA "touches" about 1.6%, and analysts only look at 0.00004%, of the world’s internet traffic.
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My guess is that is a statement about just how understaffed they are and how they need more funding to make up for the slack. :P
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Hehe! Renny, you're so sweet! You believed their "facts"!

However, in response to that "damage control move" in this game, I reply with:

"NZ police affidavits show use of PRISM for surveillance
Live traffic capture.

Police affidavits related to the raid on Kim Dotcom's Mega mansion appear to show that New Zealand police and spy agencies are able to tap directly into United States surveillance systems such as PRISM to capture email and other traffic.

The discovery was made by blogger Keith Ng who wrote on his On Point blog that the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand (OFCANZ) requested assistance from the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), the country's signals intelligence unit, which is charge of surveilling the Pacific region under the Five-Eyes agreement."
http://www.itnews.co...or-surveillance.aspx

So see? 75% might be closer to the mark! Otherwise they would have "wasted" their 1.6% & 0.00004% on Kim Dotcom, and none of the 400 other more important topics!


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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #323 on: August 23, 2013, 07:01:18 AM »
Hehe! Renny, you're so sweet! You believed their "facts"!

Hahaha! Now THAT'S funny! ;D  :up:
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Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage.
« Reply #324 on: August 24, 2013, 10:26:00 PM »
This is a collection of people lying about all this stuff. It starts with James Clapper and only gets better!



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