Summary: Marcus Ranum, our in-house cyber-expert, looks at the next stage of the government’s defense against the revelations of NSA surveillance. Like the surveillance itself, they rely on non-governmental agents to get the job done.
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(a) Comments on the Empire Striking Backs:
- “Edward Snowden and the selective targeting of leaks“, Jack Shafer, Reuters, 11 June 2013
- “The Sickening Snowden Backlash“, Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast, 14 June 2013 — “It’s appalling to hear the Washington bureaucrats and their media allies trash Edward Snowden as a traitor, when it’s our leaders and the NSA who have betrayed us”
(b) About surveillance:
- “How Britain Eavesdropped on Dublin“, The Independent, 16 July 1999
- “AT&T Whistle-Blower’s Evidence“, Wired, 17 May 2006
- “Ministry of Defence hid microwave phone-tap tower inside nuclear plant“, Richard Lamont, 1999
(c) See Wednesday’s post for links to a wide range of information about the surveillance of US citizens.
(d) Posts about these revelations, and what they show about America:
- Attention fellow sheep: let’s open our eyes and see the walls of our pen, 2009 — Five years ago these programs, and their growth, were easily visible. We just didn’t want to see.
- The NSA news might be a birthday for the New America!, 7 June 2013
- The US government spies on us because America is a democracy, 8 June 2013
- Our opinion leaders defend the government’s surveillance programs, 10 June 2013
- The government says “We do not have ‘direct’ access to your info …”, 11 June 2013
- Someone call Nixon’s plumbers. We need them again., 13 June 2013