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Discussion in 'News' started by Derpalerp, Nov 25, 2013.
WELP! There's one thing I can say to that...
Shouldn't this be in the news section?
fix this and become useful for once you fucking fagtard piece of shit motherfucker
50,000 is not that much.
I've always wondered who these slideshows are for... Why were they made?
Today's NSA "revelation", or, more to the point, the response (or lack thereof) to it, shows that the NSA has won. How?
Well, it didn't take long after Snowden's leaks for people to become desensitized to them and stop caring. To your average garden-variety not-security-professional person, all of the new "leaks" sound the same, too. If you stop someone on the street, and tell them something that was only found out yesterday, they'll tell you they heard about it back in June.
And more recently, even people more intimately familiar with what's to be lost are starting to show habituation; Indeed, the outcry, from both the public at large and the more security-focused crowd, dies down with each and every exposure of the NSA's fuckery.
When Snowden put out his stuff, the response was HOLY SHIT, THIS IS A SCANDAL AND AN OUTRAGE AND THIS NEEDS TO STOP RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. Now, new information is released on a "Oh, by the way, they can also do this, so yeah..." sort of basis.
So now the NSA knows a couple of things. They know that they haven't really crossed any meaningful lines. Of course people are going to take up a cause if it's as easy as liking a Facebook page that says "STOP WATCHING US". Unless and until they go so far as to do unjustifiable shit like watch people's webcams 24/7, people won't really care, and won't put any meaningful effort into taking their privacy back. Even then, it won't be a big issue until "the next Snowden" releases those videos by the petabyte, embarrassing moments and all.
They also know that they're free to slowly crank up the heat on their spying programs. If one of these "leaks" (Again, who are these slideshows really for?) comes out every few weeks with progressively larger privacy violations, thanks to the creeping normality of the situation, the NSA will all but be allowed to install cameras in every room of every home... because terrorists made our eagles cry.
And while we're on the subject of the NSA, laws and bills and acts aren't going to solve the problem. We've already seen time and time again that the NSA is even willing to disobey the orders of the secret court specifically set up to control it. More words isn't going to help.
Know what will solve the problem? Cut funding to the NSA. Completely. 100%. The NSA should no longer exist as an entity. Cut every employee, shut down every server, empty every office, and sell that Utah datacenter to Google.
Yes, the NSA won't be able to fight "turrurists", but these are choices that people have to make. And "turrurists" aren't even that big of a threat. Even using 2001 numbers (lol), a person was far mor likely to have died from a lightning strike than from terrorism.
And finally, to wrap up my tl;dr rant, let's look at the word terrorism. (1) the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. On 9/11, those people sought to permanently change the American way of life. They succeeded. The terrorists win every time the NSA reads an email. The terrorists win every time you get fondled at the airport. The terrorists win every time a kid is arrested and indefinitely detained for saying something stupid on Xbox Live.
Wake up, you overly-patriotic brainwashed idiots. The terrorists won, ironically because you were trying so hard to make sure they wouldn't.
NSA installed malware on ur butt.
Naw. I installed a custom Linux-based firmware on my butt. Now I can use iptables to prevent rape.
But what if the NSA has backdoors in the loonix kernel?
That map looks like the middle east has herpes.
Yes, our government has been spying on as many people in the world as possible for a very long time. There is little you can do to change this but bite the pillow, spread your ass cheeks, and hope they aren't too rough on you. They're going in dry.
Not my butt! ;_;
Also @r000t this is exactly the reaction from people I expected when all this "whistleblower" shit arose. Hell, it's relevant to my interests but I stopped caring years ago because honestly, the only countries that aren't digging into the business of others are countries that either lack a functioning government or are too poor. Even Australia was recently ousted for bugging the Indonesian PM and his wife's phones and no one has gone up in arms about it.
... Uh, partially because neither Aus nor Indonesia matter in the larger scheme of things... but you get my point.
The USA is one of the worst countries when it comes to protecting personal information. The NSA (Naturally Shitty Assholes) is also not helping matters that it spies on everyone. Other countries spy on us and we spy on them too. The USA is also the backbone in diplomatic relationships. It also doesn't help that the USA is filled with a bunch of fucking morons who could care less about this and care more about Miley Cyrus smoking weed. Think of countries spying each other like a strategy game, one side gets our information, we get their information and the inevitable bloody battle begins with many casualties.
I am pretty sure I am monitored 24/7, especially my Asian ass porn.
I am autistic. Can you provide additional detail please?
so the US did an espionage version of what 4chan does anytime some 12 year old refuses to go out with them.
BIG FUCKING DEAL.
Are you telling me that American authorities have done or are doing something sinister and/or unscrupulous?
It's pretty fucking breaking news, right?
It is, actually. They're usually much more pleasant in their triflings.