[FoRK] [liberationtech] today's Spiegel edition

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Mon Jul 22 00:10:01 PDT 2013


Netzaktivist...  Heh, I say we just import that word right now.

Stephen

On 7/21/13 4:07 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> -----
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> Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:52:43 +0000
> From: Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>
> To: liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
> Subject: [liberationtech] today's Spiegel edition
> Reply-To: liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
>
> A new Spiegel edition is out and it is awesome. It contains leaked
> documents that show that the BND, BfV, NSA and CIA worked together to do
> domestic spying in Germany. It also covers more information about XKEYSCORE.
>
> The PDF of the article has been leaked too:
>
>    https://twitter.com/derPUPE/status/358891530267815936
>
> For those that don't read German, I suggest reading anyway - the leaked
> NSA document is in English and very telling.
>
> Quote of the day:
>
> (S//REL TO USA, FVEY) The German government modified its interpretation
> of the G-10 Privacy Law, protecting the communications of German
> citizens, to afford the BND more flexibility in sharing protected
> information with foreign partners.
>
> Once again, privacy by policy fails.
>
> It is long past time for privacy by design through strong cryptography
> and unmistakably clear legislation. With such changes, a
> "re-interpretation" would cause those crypto systems to fail and this
> would be part of the way we would alert people that they are under attack.
>
> All the best,
> Jacob
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