Control of the internet


#231

I think it’s a “you had an affair with my wife” and another thing, “you couldn’t even keep it a secret from the papers” type-thing.


#232

I think it’s more … ‘When I said there was an understanding you could bug our phones, I didn’t expect you to bug ***mine ***!’


#233

Realpolitik: 2 reasons why.

Snowden would be bad for business. Germany is a major exporter. Having Snowden on the agenda at every intergovernmental conference would be a barrier to getting deals signed. The only reason the Germans (and other countries) sent troops to Afghanistan was to keep their export markets to the United States open.

Snowden would be a lightning rod for political activism in Germany. Remember they have political groups such as the pirate party there and in the run up to the election, his presence would make an issue of the German governments own activities especially on behalf of the corporations against its own citizens.


#234

Unlike some hype-ridden stuff of late, here’s a rather interesting paper detailing how researchers were able to get a 4096-bit key off a computer by listening to the sound of its CPU decrypting something, using a mobile phone. Fascinating stuff (to me anyway).

cs.tau.ac.il/~tromer/acoustic/


#235

I’m also reading that, summary here.

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/12 … tion-keys/


#236

So it wasn’t the bolloxed version of OpenSSL:
forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1 … ial_sorta/

As one of the comments says:


#237

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit -> spiegel.de/international/wor … 40969.html


#238

More on the above, from Jacob Applebaum at the 2013 Chaos Communication Congress, 30th Dec.

Blue Horseshoe


#239

France-UAE satellite deal shaky after US spy tech discovered onboard – report -> rt.com/news/france-uae-satellite-deal-220/


#240

Ford Exec: ‘We Know Everyone Who Breaks The Law’ Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car -> businessinsider.com/ford-exec-gps-2014-1

Ford Exec Retracts Statements About Tracking Drivers With The GPS In Their Cars -> businessinsider.com/ford-jim … gps-2014-1


#241

How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet - Steven Levy -> wired.com/threatlevel/2014/0 … ernet/all/


#242

#243

Mistrust In Google At All Time High - -> rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/ … time-high/

duckduckgo.com/


#244

#245

I think duckduck uses google though. Does it encrypt to and from?


#246

IIRC it uses the Google API, but google does’t see your info (IP address, cookies etc).


#247

FG TD wants Firefox and Bitcoin banned. The stupid is strong with this one

finegael.ie/latest-news/2013 … /index.xml


#248

But his next constituency newsletter can say something along the lines of:


#249

He also says that “pornography” is illegal. He’s certainly not the smartest peanut in the turd.


#250

Whoops, FG took the page down!