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January 15, 2014
Nothing to worry about with the NSA?
Do you feel that democracy is slipping away? If not, consider three new stories out this morning. David Sanger and Thom Shanker of the New York Times: The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials. Okay, so even if you keep your computer off the internet, the feds can spy on you. But there's ntohgin to worry about, right? After all, those special courts exist to protect our privacy rights - you know, those rights found in the penumbra of the Constitution that make it OK to...(Read Full Post)