[clug] Offline snooping
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.
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