Showing posts with label NSA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NSA. Show all posts

Monday, April 28, 2014

Just one more thing for Republicans

Stop the NSA snooping of cell phones, all phones for that matter. 
   "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probably cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Article IV.  The "oath or affirmation" was language acceptable to the Quakers, who refused to take oaths as a matter of religious principle.  Quakers would "affirm" their testimony, but would not testify under oath. 
  NSA is violating every clause of Article IV.  They have no Warrant.  They have no probably cause. Snooping every cell phone in the country is not "particularly describing the place to be searched".
  It's creepy to know that government can check every person I ever telephoned, and probably where I was when I placed the call.  Your (or my) political enemies could troll thru this record looking for dirt.  Just accepting a phone call from some scum bag could do your rep, and your chances of winning an election, a lot of harm.  How often have you picked up your phone and found some slimey robocaller on the line?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Amnesty for Snowdon in return for?

TV news was talking about a deal for Snowdon, we give him amnesty if he gives us all the juicy secrets he still has, the ones he hasn't let out yet. 
  And so how do you do this.  All the stuff Snowdon took fits on a thumbdrive, may be two thumbdrives, but still , real small.  Fits in a coatpocket without a bulge.  And, any computer geek like Snowdon understands about back up of essential data.  He must have made a bunch of duplicates and hidden them the best he can.  With friends, buried in his back yard, bank safe deposit boxes, with his folks, and somewhere in the cloud.  We will never find them. 
  So,  Snowdon gets amnesty back here, and he still has every thing he took from NSA. 
  Although I cannot imagine what stuff he has left being anything as juicy as the stuff he has released.  But then maybe my imagination is weak. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Strange Bedfellows

The NRA is going halfsies with the ACLU on a lawsuit against the NSA.  How's that for a lotta acronyms in one sentence?  The NSA phone spy program keeps a record of every phone call placed all over the world.  It only records which number called which other number, it doesn't record the contents of the call, just the information that appears on your phone bill.  But that's enough to cause a lot of trouble.  NSA could track down every NRA member.  This would make a good start on a national gun registry since most gun owners are members.  From a registry they could move on to confiscation of guns.  Anyhow, the ACLU has it's own problems with NSA telephone surveillance.  For that matter I have some problems with NSA telephone surveillance.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.