I know those sound like loaded questions, but they seem relevant if you have clients that are adverse to being targeted by the NSA. These days, mainstream companies like Google and Yahoo would arguably qualify.
On the other hand, I imagine employees with that type of background would be very beneficial in context of government and defense industry contracts.
I would love to see someone start performing a large scale analysis of shipping paths using GPS tracking devices to create algorithms that flag certain shipping paths as anomalous. Offering services and creating products that guarantee shipping security is now a legitimate market to create a startup for.
And maybe that will be the nature of the first solutions or mitigations for this breakdown. Not tamper-proof, but tamper-evident, in the physical and digital worlds. You could then at least judge whether you should continue to trust the delivered item and/or its delivery path.
Total Information Awareness for the little guy.
In one internal graphic, they replaced the text of
Microsoft's original error message with one of their own
reading, "This information may be intercepted by a
foreign sigint system to gather detailed information and
better exploit your machine."
It is an interesting question regardless - can anyone at my ISP read these error reports, too?
The technique can literally be a race between servers, one
that is described in internal intelligence agency jargon
with phrases like: "Wait for client to initiate new
connection," "Shoot!" and "Hope to beat server-to-client
If the one amongst us is ready, please post what you collected, I am sure everybody is as curious to see what there is. It's not just journalists who study the NSA revelations, but there are also hobbyists or simply some curious and innocent computer scientists (let's not say hackers here).
If the answer or "yes," don't reply.
They can't even say that. Instead they are legally obligated to say "We didn't get a National Security Letter" (even though they did, and acted on it).
I dunno, looks like as a business everyone has made it through a-ok.
Clearly your unfamiliar with the rest of the world. They have all pretty much said your screwing up our business.
Defence contractors? Telcos? Hollywood? Pharmaceutical companies?
The big tech companies most of us talk about here are in the minority when it comes to lobbying, from what I understand.
Why does this make you reassured?
The potential for misuse when it comes to nukes and chemical weapons also have the distinct and likely possibility that someone would catch them, this means that they generally will only use those weapons when it is actually needful.
This technology is very likely impossible to detect by all but the biggest actors, and therefore has a HUGE potential for abuse. I am NOT reassured.
Maybe I'm missing something but all of the stuff in the article and several things in these threads aren't in the cryptome pdf listed below.