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NSA/PRISM links for the morning

2013-06-14 16:00:42.579826+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Violet Blue in ZDNet: Ad Exec: Online ad industry complicit in NSA PRISM datamining.

Last Sunday, after the Edward Snowden video went live, Graham took to a large, private industry email list to call out the online advertising industry as complicit in the NSA scandal by making the public collection and use of personal information seem harmless, permissible, inevitable, and sometimes even desired.

But I actually think that's the other half of this that we're missing: If the National Security Letters and FISA court decisions weren't shrouded in secrecy, if we didn't have secret laws and secret legal decisions, I'd care a hell of a lot less about the surveillance. Hell, if I could get the same data about my cell phone calls that the NSA is getting, I'd be overjoyed.

Very related: RT @Medley:

David Simon has an interesting conversation with commenter Gavin in the comments thread: http://davidsimon.com/counter-arguments-gathered-and-answered/

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-14 21:06:02.113034+00 by: Dan Lyke

I actually haven't read The Guardian: Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks: NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism closely, I'm tossing it here so I can read it over the weekend, but my primary skim is...

Yeah: This. This is about maintaining a particular status quo. When you do that shit with secret courts and secret laws, that's no longer my country or my government.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-14 21:26:04.926903+00 by: Dan Lyke

Worth reading Glenn Greenwald's summary today: On PRISM, partisanship and propaganda.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-17 15:56:19.111467+00 by: Dan Lyke

Persuading David Simon.