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  •  I strongly suspect (2+ / 0-)
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    nchristine, inclusiveheart

    that they also underestimate the variety of methods people communicate.  Those with motive to conceal can do so and perhaps right under the eyes of those watching and not get the signal.

    Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

    by DRo on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 02:28:16 PM PDT

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    •  Yes and people doing bad things (2+ / 0-)
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      DRo, kurt

      are not totally stupid about the risks of communication technology revealing whatever stupidity they have in mind.  It is doubtful that they write an email or make a call detailing in plain language exactly what they are planning to do.

      They've probably got codes and stuff.  Weather conversations or talk about doing laundry - whatever.  I wonder if the text I sent to someone about Katy Perry recently is powering its way through the database and can now only hope and pray that bad guys aren't using her name as part of their code so as not to be wrongly associated with people like that - lol!

      •  Interesting article (1+ / 0-)
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        To watch our intelligence apparatus grow in the wake of 9/11, one might conclude that our adversaries converse mainly in the English language. After all, most of our intelligence agents know no other languages
        Also interesting
        CHRISTOPHER PYLE: Well, yes. The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures, only binds the government, doesn’t bind corporations. That’s a serious problem.

        Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

        by DRo on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 02:10:16 AM PDT

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