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

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Thu Jun 13 12:32:11 IST 2013

I thought the main thing that caused a PR storm was that PRISM shows
that the NSA is spying on USAians? They've pretty much always said that
they spy on non-US citizens. US law places US citizens higher and more
protected than us second class people. #bitter

On 12/06/13 18:01, Leo Richard Comerford wrote:
> 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:
>> 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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