[clug] Offline snooping

Andrew Donnellan andrew at donnellan.id.au
Thu Jan 30 20:25:18 MST 2014

On 31/01/14 14:21, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> If so, to whom?? What do they stand to gain by hacking _you_??
> The world of electronic intelligence gathering has grown far past the trivial issues such as “who is a target.”
> Pervasive surveillance is not about “targets” anymore. They’re not hunting someone they already know to be a criminal, they're trying to filter out the things they’re interested in finding.
> They want to collect “all the data” and then interpret it at their leisure. It’s no longer about “am I a target” it’s, “am I a victim.”

That's relevant to the NSA's mass surveillance programs (the metadata
collection and backbone network interception, etc).

That's not the subject of this thread though.


Andrew Donnellan
DigiACTive Pty Ltd (ABN 62 166 886 871)

More information about the linux mailing list