Anyone else reading it that way? After some of Mr. Ed's descriptions, That was just asking for a cross-thread reference, sorry. it almost seems like that. How old fashioned would tapping your phone lines be at a time like this anyway? Don't we all text everything? Kids these days...
"The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting.
Why pay someone to listen to a phone when you can have a computer process the information instead?
If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.
I love his former firm's response to this as well:
"If accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm," the statement said.
Because potentially facing execution for divulging information = not following mission statement.
In the end I can't say any of this was all that surprising. I mean, you'd except if some 16 year old can do it you'd hope the government could do it better. I'm still shaking my head at the sound bite from Obama's speech though. Seems a bit out of touch with modern communication methods. Perhaps that was why he said it, I dunno.
Did we have a thread about this? I couldn't find it, but I seem to remember talking about stuff at some point. Part of a derail?