Japan secretly funneled hundreds of millions to the NSA, breaking its own laws


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/24/the-whale-in-the-room.html


#2

The Rebel State of California doesn’t like that.


#3

Hahaha is that what the kids are calling it these days? “excessive secrecy and siloing” is slang for an effective intelligence agency?

Or maybe Japan has long experience with rapacious neighbours.


#4

Or maybe Japan has a bit of a history of being a rapacious neighbour?


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As usual, the headline hyperbole differs greatly from reality. First of all this would be completely covered under the US/JP treaty which covers military facilities. But the quote in the article already said that:

Second of all, the relevant law (see here) states:

(3) The term “a business operator handling personal information” as used in this Act shall mean a business operator using a personal information database, etc. for its business; however, the following entities shall be excluded;
一 国の機関
(i) The State organs

IANAL but I have done extensive work regarding the scope of this law.

See also here as well.

Why not take a look at what Hiroshi Miyashita has written on the subject here as well.

TL;DR: Once again @doctorow mis-reports, speculates & exaggerates.


#6

Ha. That too.


#7

Seriously, they’re the neighborhood bully and registered sex-offender


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