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NSA restraints? Yes we can! (not)

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..If you can live your life like that, all well and good, I suppose...
-40hz (January 25, 2014, 11:28 AM)
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By the way, your supposition is incorrect.
Good luck.
-IainB (January 26, 2014, 05:51 AM)
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Really? wouldn't be the first time if so. ;D

Nothing said? They said they're going to continue.

Nothing done? They stayed the course.

Insubstantial? They affirmed that they're going to continue exactly what they're doing now, but perhaps with a minor tweak here or there.
-Renegade (January 20, 2014, 02:40 PM)
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The speech was supposed to be about reforms and changes to be made to government surveillance programs.

Therefore: Nothing of substance was said. Nothing of any substance will be done. And whatever else was being offered as a proposed course of 'action' is insubstantial when viewed in that context.

-40hz (January 20, 2014, 03:15 PM)
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I think we're simply going to disagree on that.

My spidey-sense is telling me that it was supposed to be theatre, and nothing more.

The evidence appears to be on my side:

Andrea Shepard, a Seattle-based core developer for the Tor Project, suspects her recently ordered keyboard may have been intercepted by the NSA.

Following the purchase of a new IBM Thinkpad Keyboard from, Shepard discovered her package to be taking a strange detour to the East Coast, revealed by a screenshot of her shipment tracking information.
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Paranoid? Possibly. However... What is more likely?

No. The speech was not supposed to address anything. It was mere theatre to distract people and attempt to reassure them that everything is just fine. The NSA will continue to do what they are doing. If there are "reforms", they will only escalate what they are doing now - they will not give an inch. And if they do give an inch, they will take a mile somewhere else while they use the inch as a media distraction to cover their sins.

It's not the terrorists that hate you for your freedom... Look closer to home for that...

^ seems to me you're both agreeing there - just looking at it from different perspectives...

^ seems to me you're both agreeing there - just looking at it from different perspectives...
-tomos (January 26, 2014, 03:04 PM)
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Yes. The main difference is that I make no presumption of government acting in good faith. They don't have a track record to support that assumption.

The TechDirt perspective:

It's a bit better.

But don't worry about the NSA... JUSTIN BIEBER!!!

Really? REALLY?!?


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