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The Guardian is not "walking back their claims:" the NSA slide claimed "direct" access. Now, does it really matter if the NSA has root on the server or if it's just some sort of mirroring/splitting scheme?

You seem all too happy to adopt the loaded language of the naysayers for someone claiming rational forbearance.

That obviously matters a tremendous amount, both in terms of how much we should continue to trust the companies involved and also what countermeasures we can take.

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