Stasi 2.0

“Last month, Levison reportedly received an order — probably a National Security Letter — to allow the NSA to eavesdrop on everyone’s e-mail accounts on Lavabit. Rather than “become complicit in crimes against the American people,” he turned the service off.[…]

So far, we just have an extreme moral act in the face of government pressure. It’s what happened next that is the most chilling. The government threatened him with arrest, arguing that shutting down this e-mail service was a violation of the order.

There it is. If you run a business, and the FBI or NSA want to turn it into a mass surveillance tool, they believe they can do so, solely on their own initiative.”

Als een verwende kleuter, met vadertje staat als pressiemiddel, ten koste van alles en iedereen je zin doordrijven.

Usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/08/27/nsa-snowden-russia-obama-column/2702461/ (via BoingBoing)

1 Response

  1. NP says:

    Voor wie de afgelopen 25 jaar in Amerika heeft lopen bellen. Opstelten kan wel inpakken.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/02/us/drug-agents-use-vast-phone-trove-eclipsing-nsas.html

    “The Hemisphere Project, a partnership between federal and local drug officials and AT&T that has not previously been reported, involves an extremely close association between the government and the telecommunications giant.

    The government pays AT&T to place its employees in drug-fighting units around the country. Those employees sit alongside Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local detectives and supply them with the phone data from as far back as 1987.”

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