[tog] Fwd: [ILUG] Thursday Lunchtime Talk in Dublin re. NSA Prism

Leo Richard Comerford leocomerford at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 18:01:24 IST 2013


PRISM itself seems to be pretty banal - basically just an automated
workflow for FISA 702/FAA 702 requests. The real story is FISA 702
itself, which is a *real* doozy though not actually news.

On 12 June 2013 17:14, Sean Nicholls <seannicholls at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know many of you are ILUG subscribers, but for those who are not...
>
> Begin forwarded message:
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> From: Anthony Geoghegan <anthony.geoghegan at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ILUG] Thursday Lunchtime Talk in Dublin re. NSA Prism
> Date: 12 June 2013 16:45:13 IST
> To: Irish Linux Users Group <ilug at linux.ie>
>
> Hi all,
>
> For ILUG members (like me) who don't do Twitter, Facebook, etc., I thought
> ye might be interested in knowing about this event. I just saw from another
> mailing list that at lunch-time tomorrow, the Science Gallery are hosting a
> panel discussion on the recent news about the extent to which US
> intelligence organisation spy on their own citizens - and pretty much
> everybody in the world.
>
> http://sciencegallery.com/events/2013/06/rapid-response-nsa-prism-leak-una-mullally
>
> It's not surprising to me (remember the controversies about PGP, the Clipper
> Chip, Carnivore, Echelon, etc.) but I'm glad that this issue has finally
> started to receive mainstream attention. Over the past decade or so, it's
> been disturbing to discover how little value people place on their personal
> data and how freely they share so much of their personal details explicitly
> with large profit-making corporations - and by extension, with the security
> state. Here's hoping that people will start to think about how much
> information is being collected on them that they're not explicitly sharing.
>
> Regards,
> Anthony Geoghegan
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