Privacy

by Mike Masnick


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anonymous, documents, nsa, prism



Anonymous Leaks Some NSA Documents About PRISM

from the spy-back-time dept

Well, this is getting interesting. Anonymous has now leaked some NSA documents about PRISM and related programs. You can see the documents over here and a slightly hyperbolic, but not unexpected, statement about the leak. The documents don't appear to have anything that surprising or revealing beyond what people expected -- and many appear to be fairly old. However, just the fact that such documents are being leaked is interesting, as it's almost certain that more will be coming (and perhaps quite soon) about all of this government surveillance. And it's no longer a case where people are just sitting around and accepting what the government is doing.

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    Zakida Paul (profile), 7 Jun 2013 @ 10:43am

    This was inevitable and I expect even more action by Anonymous in the coming days and weeks.

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2013 @ 10:43am

    Mike, did you see my link in the last post?

    Thanks for making it a story. Keep up the good work.

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    Michael, 7 Jun 2013 @ 10:49am

    Anonymous

    With all of the NSA spying, "Anonymous" may have to change their name soon.

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2013 @ 10:57am

    is the government going to be able to pin this on Manning? after all, these are leaked documents that are embarrassing for the government. just because Wikileaks hasn't put them out doesn't make them any more or less true

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:00am

    Yeah! You're dipshit asshole friends at Anonymous have really let the cat out of the bag! Wow! All the government-hating idiots that you cater to must be creaming themselves! Yeah!

    Bawk. Bawk. Chicken Man. I'm ready when you are, you spineless chicken.

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:03am

    These documents are already available on U.S. government websites.

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    out_of_the_blue, 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:04am

    It's deliberate "leak" for a "limited hangout".

    And as your last piece just confirmed, "this is hardly surprising".

    Get off the current and ask what the people who control NSA (and Google + other corporations) are doing in secret right now in Watford, England, at the Bilderberg convention. -- If they were working for good, they'd do it in the open.

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      The Mighty Buzzard (profile), 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:08am

      Re: It's deliberate "leak" for a "limited hangout".

      While I tend to agree, that's not an especially good time to use the old "Why do you need privacy if you've nothing to hide?" argument.

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        Sheogorath (profile), 7 Jun 2013 @ 12:32pm

        Re: Re: It's deliberate "leak" for a "limited hangout".

        While I tend to agree, that's not an especially good time to use the old "Why do you need privacy if you've nothing to hide?" argument.
        I agree. In fact, I think that argument's akin to asking, "Why do you need a door on your bathroom if you've nothing to hide?"

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:38am

    hostzi.com seems to be blocked on U-Verse

    I can't connect to the site the files are located on. Anyone else having the same issue?
    U-verse, Florida panhandle

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2013 @ 12:00pm

    Yesterday's story - Government spying on Americans
    Lambs - There is no reason for this

    Today's story - Government being hacked

    Priceless

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    raindog469 (profile), 7 Jun 2013 @ 12:41pm

    As I mentioned earlier...

    I'd be more impressed with Anonymous' "leak" if the same document hadn't already been publicly available for the last two years on the military's own site.

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.carlisle.army.mil/DIME/documents/DoD_NetOps_Strategic_Vi sion.pdf

    $ md5sum DoD*
    7967f1ee6086189f84d8f19c3effa5d3 DoD_NetOps_Strategic_Vision-anon.pdf
    7967f1ee6086189f84d8f19c3effa5d3 DoD_NetOps_Strategic_Vision-orig.pdf

    Anonymous apparently knows how to use Google. Or, I suppose, DuckDuckGo.

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    9Blu (profile), 7 Jun 2013 @ 2:26pm

    Not NSA Documents, not classified, and not related to PRISM. As someone already pointed out, they are available on the DoD's own website. If you want to know about the network in these documents, talk to Bradly Manning. It's how he got access to most of the materials he leaked.

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Jun 2013 @ 9:10am

    Anonymous Leaks Some NSA Documents About PRISM

    Sorry to deflate your hero worship, Masnick. As others pointed out, the docs in question were published long ago.

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    horse with no name, 9 Jun 2013 @ 12:58pm

    creates

    It would make much more sense generally if you replaced the word "leaks" with the word "creates" as much of what comes out of these sources seems very suspect.

    Worse, in this case they are claiming to leak documents that have already been out there. The only leak here is the one you took instead of checking facts.

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