RadioStar January 29, 2016 6:31 PM

Snazzy. Good way of making the point.

However, they do leave out one of the core concerns of the matter: yeah, I suppose they have an apparent “spook” saying “support our snoops they care what your’re doing”, and they have a cop saying, “Lazy cops for easy unlocking”.

But, really, it isn’t much about “lazy cops”, and “snoops/spooks” don’t actually care about what you are doing.

More like “support your sheriff who is up for re-election and wants to make sure he wins by surveilling his competition and their supporters”. Or “support your spooks who want that surveillance to control the elected and unelected political process”.

Hell, Obama, we know was spied on as a congressman.

Good news is, an outsider like Trump will never win even if he had eighty percent of the population behind him. With strong enough and wide enough surveillance powers, it is just too easy to bring his campaign to failure.

Which very often is much more like Watergate, then attacking the headliner directly.

Not as sexy, not as simple, but it is how things really work.

RadioStar January 29, 2016 6:33 PM

^^ Oh, and not that I was opposed to Obama, nor am. Nor am I opposed to the next President, Hillary Clinton. (Sorry folks, reality, you might as well note even not vote, heh.)

~ Neither democrat nor republican ~.

ramriot January 29, 2016 6:59 PM

Another group that is missing:-

“International encryption product developers”

Are possibly for weak commercial proprietary US encryption because it makes our business models way more attractive. Because on the global scale the US has mostly cornered the market right now, but if they do what they plan then it will make their products unsaleable.

foreigner January 30, 2016 10:03 AM

So, you know now. Don’t buy crap from American companies. It’s all backdoored.

Okay, okay, the Chinese stuff may be backdoored too. So if you feel better being spied upon by your own government, then do it.

blake February 1, 2016 6:01 AM


“may be” ? It almost certainly is.

At this point you just pick the country of origin to chose who has backdoors, and accept that 3rd party collection will happen too. Presumably your own country represents your interests … slightly … more than others? Might depend on your threat model.

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