Schneier on NSA intimidation, and the expanding surveillance state


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I have the feeling that we are soon reaching a tipping point, despite the way we have been so subtly trained to accept the outrages as merely a cost of doing business. The Powers That Be have become more savvy about not tipping their hand, about controlling the media, but with so much power going not to the “leaders” but to an army of cubicle dwellers they will soon stumble.

Just off the top of my head.

After all, a topic this important needs at least one response!

The government’s message is, “You are required to become a puppet and a spy without pay if we ask, or we’ll arrest you. Talk about this, and we’ll also arrest you.”


I just can’t understand the justification for these secret courts

It is the right of the accused to be tried by a legally constituted court, not by a kangaroo court" (Williams v. United States, 341 U.S. 97, 71 S. Ct. 576, 95 L. Ed. 774 [1951]

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