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  •  It amazes me that the mainstream media hasn't (3+ / 0-)
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    DRo, beverlywoods, kurt

    made the connection between the AT&T Mark Klein story and the PRISM leak. Sure it's been reported here and there, but when MSNBC or CNN pundits discuss the issue, it's like this earlier disclosure never happened.

    If the NSA felt they had the authority to directly wiretap all of AT&T's web traffic, why would they settle for an FTP dropbox mode of exchange with Google and Facebook?

    Also, an interesting coincidence (or maybe not): the kind of technology Klein uncovered at AT&T (produced by a Boeing subsidiary, Narus) fits the codename "PRISM" perfectly.

    Here is a diagram from Narus' website showing how the technology works:

    •  I don't understand the (0+ / 0-)

      discussion and debate on whether there is FTP dropbox or not.  Could that just be a black box concept that actually means little? Please explain and help me out here. To me a drop-box only emplies keyed access and does not mean it is not real time. (No doubt even a request for data would be keyed.) What am I missing that people are so concerned about?

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

      by DRo on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 04:10:55 PM PDT

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