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  •  But does he or anyone else on this panel (3+ / 0-)
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    Shockwave, greenbell, eztempo

    understand the technology; where the technology is going; what encryption really means; that just today it was reported that the password hacking software has been updated to passwords of up to 54 characters; or what any of that even means?  

    Where is the person who could sit on this panel who would be given the same status as the rest of them who knows what it means to build a hard drive or a software program?

    Just like the FISA court, these people are going to rely on what NSA technologists tell them without any expertise themselves or another member of the panel who isn't invested in protecting the NSA from oversight and meddling politicians.

    You could have five of the nicest most sensible people in the world on this panel and if they had no independent source to guide them through the technology they could be so easily misled.  So easily.  Frankly, that's part of what's already been going on.

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