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pistolpete23
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Directive 10-289 soon to be enforced?





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Decatur
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You should wait to find out more details on this.


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Some details remain unclear, including when the requests began and whether the government demands are always targeted at individuals or seek entire password database dumps.


yeah I'd be cautious jumping to conclusions...also this writer fricked up one of his prior NSA stories real bad...so bad it was completely disavowed by CNET



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BlackHelicopterPilot
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I'd be cautious jumping to conclusions..


You must be new to this board. Welcome










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wickowick
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wait...... Goodbye, folks.









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HubbaBubba
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If the Feds were watching you, why does it matter? Are you doing something wrong/illegal?


No. But they know you will!







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BlackHelicopterPilot
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Panda.....you calling me an Oreo?

If I had a dollar.....


: casty :






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WikiTiger
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There is no need for your password if they want user account details (unless they're literally signing in and accessing the application through the intended user interface). If they have access to the data ...they have access. You're password doesn't matter. They're not signing into the app. They're querying databases/raw data.



nice simpleton response.


they want the hashed passwords so that they can use them to potentially decrypt any other data from that individual that may have been collected but is encrypted


that way they don't have to spend the time and effort required to MAYBE get lucky and brute force something. in other words, they are relying on people to use the same password for Gmail that they use to encrypt their data



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LSUGrrrl
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LSUGrrrl
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Oreos







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PrimeTime Money
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If this is true, then holy shitballs.




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PrimeTime Money
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If the Feds were watching you, why does it matter? Are you doing something wrong/illegal?
Would you be okay with a guy going through all of your mail before you get it, listening to all of your conversations no matter how private. Listening to you talk about personal matters with your wife. How about this guy watching you and your wife while you take showers, have sex, take a shit, etc?

Would you be okay with that?

I mean, if you aren't doing anything illegal, what's your beef?






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The Dude's Rug
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Would you be okay with a guy going through all of your mail before you get it, listening to all of your conversations no matter how private. Listening to you talk about personal matters with your wife. How about this guy watching you and your wife while you take showers, have sex, take a shit, etc?

I wouldn't care. But having a physical human watching you is a bit of a stretch.

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I mean, if you aren't doing anything illegal, what's your beef?

No beef here.






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PrimeTime Money
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What do you mean it is a bit if a stretch?





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The Dude's Rug
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What do you mean it is a bit if a stretch?

I mean that there isn't going to be a living, breathing human being standing in your bathroom watching you shower.






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PrimeTime Money
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No, but why does that matter? Privacy is privacy. As long as you aren't doing anything illegal, why do you care?

There could be a living breathing human being gong through all of your email, and listening to all of your conversations.

They can find out all kinds of personal things about you, your family, your friends, etc.

And when the people collecting this information works for the government, that doesn't make you uncomfortable? That your own government is collecting what is basically a file on you.

You are perfectly okay with that?



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The Dude's Rug
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That your own government is collecting what is basically a file on you.


As long as its not detrimental to my well-being, I really don't care what they do.






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wickowick
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I mean that there isn't going to be a living, breathing human being standing in your bathroom watching you shower.


Facial recognition software and cameras are ok to track all your movements but a guy in a car following you is not ok? Which one will do a better job tracking you?






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The Dude's Rug
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Facial recognition software and cameras are ok to track all your movements but a guy in a car following you is not ok? Which one will do a better job tracking you?

You all act like you could do something about it if it were to happen.

Just abide, man.






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