Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 14:57 UTC
Legal And yes, the PRISM scandal is far, far from over. More and more information keeps leaking out, and the more gets out, the worse it gets. The companies involved have sent out official statements - often by mouth of their CEOs - and what's interesting is that not only are these official statements eerily similar to each other, using the same terms clearly designed by lawyers, they also directly contradict new reports from The New York Times. So, who is lying?
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No direct access
by voidlogic on Sat 8th Jun 2013 15:25 UTC
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I'm operating under the assumption that the NSA does not have "direct server access", rather what they have is the SSL private keys from all the companies involved. Maybe the companies volunteered these keys (sounds like MS), maybe they were infiltrated (sounds like Twitter), but it seems completely plausible the NSA has them. I have little doubt armed with the SSL private keys that the smart folks at the NAS could man-in-the-middle attack, and stream traffic from anywhere on the Internet backbone they can put their beam splitters (*cough* prisms...).

Edit: If this is not plausible, explain why and put my mind at ease.

Edited 2013-06-08 15:42 UTC

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