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  •  yep (0+ / 0-)

    this is some stupid, petty shit to have going on, but this is pretty much a lost battle by now. everyone is monitored this closely at their place of work now, there are no 'safe' messaging systems when you're on your work computers, devices, networks. people just have to realize that and take precautions. no matter what you're doing, if you work in a networked office of any kind, what you say is being recorded and potentially monitored.

    that said, it would be nice if the Times could also devote some of this 'hard-hitting' journalism towards properly reporting on Romney and his Swiss cheese defenses about his taxes and tenure at the head of a major vulture capitalist firm...

    Think of me what you will, I've got a little space to fill. - Tom Petty

    by itsbenj on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 12:57:32 PM PDT

    •  The problem extends far beyond (7+ / 0-)

      the workplace.

      NSA whistleblower: They’re assembling information on every U.S. citizen

      NSA whistleblower William Binney was interviewed by internet journalist Geoff Shively at the HOPE Number 9 hackers conference in New York on Friday.

      Binney, who resigned from the NSA in 2001 over its domestic surveillance program, had just delivered a keynote speech in which he revealed what Shively called “evidence which we have not seen until this point.”

      “They’re pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country … and assembling that information,” Binney explained. “So government is accumulating that kind of information about every individual person and it’s a very dangerous process.” He estimated that something like 1.6 billion logs have been processed since 2001.

      “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

      by Sagebrush Bob on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 01:20:31 PM PDT

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      •  sure, yeah (0+ / 0-)

        but for the most part, the most densely informationally populated part, that's the workplace, with no close second of an easy milieu in which to crawl through people's detailed demographic info...

        Think of me what you will, I've got a little space to fill. - Tom Petty

        by itsbenj on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 09:59:13 PM PDT

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