Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jul 2013 16:32 UTC
Legal "The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web communications from eavesdropping. These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users." Well. "And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission." When quoting a work of fiction befits the state of reality better than reality itself, shit has officially hit the fan.
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by lucas_maximus on Thu 25th Jul 2013 20:33 UTC
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Everyone that is spazzing out about data protection ... there is no way to collect this amount of data and properly analyse it.

Google has a better budget probably than the feds and they can't do it effectively 100% of the time.

Data Mining is really complicated ... Considering I worked for Government and large orgs, everyone is assuming everyone has a single purpose that aligns with the organisations is just unrealistic. Especially considering the number of people involved and the amount of data.

Edited 2013-07-25 20:36 UTC

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