Canadian Gov't Responds To Spying Revelations By Saying It's All A Lie And Calling Glenn Greenwald A 'Porn Spy'

from the wtf? dept

We've seen various government officials act in all sorts of bizarre ways after revelations of illegal spying on their own people (and foreigners), but none may be quite as bizarre as the response from the Canadian government, following the release late last night from the CBC (with help from Glenn Greenwald) that they're spying on public WiFi connections. That report had plenty of detail, including an internal presentation from the Canadian electronic spying agency, CSEC. In the Canadian Parliament today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's parliamentary secretary, Paul Calandra, decided to respond to all of this by by insisting it's all a lie and then flat out insulting both the CBC and Glenn Greenwald.
If you can't watch the video, here's what he says:
Mr. Speaker, last night the CBC aired a misleading report on Canada's signals intelligence agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada. These documents were stolen by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden and sold to the CBC by Glenn Greenwald. Canada's signals intelligence agency has been clear that the CBC story is incorrect, yet the CBC went ahead and published it anyway.

Here are the facts: Before the story aired, CSEC made clear that nothing in the stolen documents showed that Canadians' communications were targeted, collected, or used, nor that travellers' movements were tracked.

In addition, CSEC's activities are regularly reviewed by an independent watchdog who has consistently found it has followed the law.

Why is furthering porn-spy Glenn Greenwald's agenda and lining his Brazilian bank account more important than maintaining the public broadcaster's journalistic integrity?
Okay. Where to start? First off, the whole idea that Greenwald "sold" the documents to the CBC is just ridiculous. Every so often we've seen others raise this kind if idiotic argument and it's just silly. Greenwald -- like any other freelance journalist -- gets paid to do journalism. No one is paying him for the documents. They're paying him to work as a journalist, which, you know, is what he does. The attempt to portray it as selling the documents is just a completely bogus smear.

Second, for all the CSEC's denials, note that Calandra makes no effort whatsoever to explain what's in the actual (fairly damning) document that the CBC published. Instead, he's playing games with words -- games that you should be quite used to if you've followed the infamous NSA dictionary. Note that he says that none of Canadians' "communications were targeted, collected, or used." There are a few problems with that. No one's talking about their communications here, but rather details of their locations and the kinds of devices they were using, which is exactly what's shown in the powerpoint presentation.

Next, the fact that the CSEC's activities are regularly reviewed is somewhat meaningless. Was this program reviewed? By whom? What did they find? As we've seen in the US, the claims of independent oversight of the NSA turned out to not mean very much once people looked at the details.

And then... there's that last paragraph. First of all, what is a "porn spy" anyway, and how is Glenn Greenwald one of them? The word makes no sense at all. When government officials are talking gibberish, it does not bode well for them. Maybe he's trying to repeat the smear from a former US government official who bizarrely called Snowden an espionage pornographer, which made no sense, but makes at least marginally more sense than a "porn spy." And, yes, Glenn Greenwald lives in Brazil. Saying "Brazilian bank account" makes it seem, again, as if there's something nefarious going on here, rather than a well-known, accomplished and celebrated freelance reporter who happens to live in Brazil, doing some work for the CBC.

If this is the Harper government's official "response" to these revelations, they're just asking for trouble. This is so over-the-top silly and defensive, without even remotely responding to the actual issues, that it suggests that Harper has no legitimate response, knows that more is probably on the way, and has resorted to throwing out nonsensical insults at reporters.


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    silverscarcat (profile), Jan 31st, 2014 @ 1:13pm

    A squirrel!

    Point at something random, say something random then run off with something that you want while the public looks the other way.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:01pm

    Like I said, a bunch of liars.

     

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    crade (profile), Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:02pm

    When I think porn spy I think peeping tom.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:07pm

    He's a politician reading a script from CSEC.

    He is a puppet and if you notice, nothing but strawman and personal attacks.

    "It's inaccurate" oh that's a great argument!

    Where's the convincing proof? None.

     

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    jackn3, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:11pm

    Actually, this has been a great effort to expose politians that need to be removed from office. Snowden IS a hero!

     

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    AricTheRed (profile), Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:14pm

    Re: What is a porn spy?

    My wife, she is a porn spy too, trying to figure out what free stuff I've been downloding on my NSA enabled smartphone!

    I'm lucky she doesn't work for The Clapper or else she'd know exactly what I've been peeking while she's sleeping!

     

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    edpo, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:15pm

    CSEC Morons

    The great thing about the NSA/CSEC/GCHQ/surveillance reporting by Glenn Greenwald and others is we don't *have* to take their word for it. The underlying documents support their reporting.

    If you're claiming the underlying documents are false, good luck with that.

    These morons at the NSA, CSEC and GCHQ honestly think that everyone else is as dumb as they are.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:46pm

    Obama is trying it hit Snowden with the espionage act. Is this grunt MP telling me that the entire cache is falsified and that Obama is prosecuting some guy with the espionage act just for making up a bunch if lies which are not actually real secrets?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:47pm

    wellI bit and went looking for porn spy all I found was an iphone app , maybe though I'm not 100% sure (not having an Iphone)
    "Iphone porn spy. Spy on a cell phone by locating it, tracking it, as well as having access to SMS messages, contact lists, and call history."

    but for someone to know about this app I'm thinking his wife or kids are being naughty .. just sayin.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:56pm

    Surveillance. The Movie.

    Can't wait, but can't decide if I would like it by Woody Allen or Mel Brooks.

     

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    mattshow (profile), Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:01pm

    I am so so so so so sick of hearing that "CSEC's activities have been reviewed by an independent third party and have been found to be legal"

    That's not exactly what the independent third party (the Commissioner of CSEC) said. The Commissioner's last annual report is available here. Flip over to page 20, where he discussed his "Review of certain foreign intelligence activities".


    Background
    I examined CSEC’s acquisition, use and exchange of information relating to certain foreign intelligence activities that occurred a number of years ago.

    Findings and recommendations
    I had no concern with respect to the majority of the CSEC activities reviewed. However, a small number of records suggested the possibility that some activities may have been directed at Canadians, contrary to law. A number of CSEC records relating to these activities were unclear or incomplete. After in-depth and lengthy review, I was unable to reach a definitive conclusion about compliance or non-compliance with the law.


    So no, the Commissioner did not say that everything CSEC has done was legal. What he said was that everything they did was legal, except for those things which maybe weren't legal and which they conveniently did not keep complete records on.

    Now, admittedly that's not the most damning thing he could have said. He doesn't make it sound like there was any massive scandal. But it's still a lie to say that his report found CSEC always behaved lawfully.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:16pm

    @Mike - the "porn" comment probably a backhand reference to Greenwald's former business -- HOMOSEXUAL PORN.

    Although that disreputable business venture ended years ago, all that kind of stuff comes out once a person make enemies. And it becomes a useful tool to rub in someone's face again and again ....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:26pm

    "Is that how your mommy makes recipes?"

    and not just his face, if he's into homo porn and all..

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:30pm

    Re:

    masnick knows that, but he's not going to mention it, it would affect his bias.. being in 'mainstream GAY movie industry' is a great training group of a UK "journo"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:32pm

    Who gives a shit about porn, anyway?

    Porn is ubiquitous. It's been ubiquitous ever since human beings began communicating with one another. It's even driven some of the technology we've developed (thank porn sites for innovation in online streaming video, for example). Everyone watches it, including the people who lie and say they don't. These days, half of us MAKE it.

    Anyone who's afraid of it, or thinks it's bad, or disapproves, is a lying hypocritical asshole. They're stupid. They're ignorant. They're worthless. They may be immediately dismissed, with prejudice.

    As should be the case here. Calandra is clearly just making this nonsense up as he goes, lying, lying, lying -- and doing it badly -- in order to pretend faux outrage.
    Calandra KNOWS he's lying. He's been ordered to, and like the good little obedient cowardly toady he is, he's carrying out his orders.

    He's just not doing it very well.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:34pm

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    no, its a reference to Greenwald's fetish for filming men who like to punch poo with each other, he also likes to profit off the copyright for the movies he makes of this activity.

     

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    Anonymous Coward #1, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:46pm

    Re: Re: Porn

    To clarify, Mike said:

    "First of all, what is a "porn spy" anyway, and how is Glenn Greenwald one of them? The word makes no sense at all. When government officials are talking gibberish, it does not bode well for them."

    Gibberish to some, no doubt, but understood by people who "get the joke."

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:48pm

    a porn star is more trustworthy than any government and at the moment, the Canadian government in particular. at least Greenwald didn't throw personal insults at Harper or this dickie licking idiot, Calandra. proof doesn't need insults to back it up. this is a typical denial from a government caught on the back foot and with fingers in the till!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:54pm

    When did someone write the global book that all these spying agencies run with right out of the box when their fingers are caught in the cookie jar doing what they are not supposed to be doing?

    First thing they do is jump up and claim they're legal following that with getting a few political puppets to go to bat for them. If this follows the usual with in just a few days this idiot will be exposed to be the lying toady he is demonstrating with this speech response.

    The Canadian citizens will not just realize but know beyond a doubt that their government lies to them on a regular basis and that government is not to be trusted by the average Joe, the same as the American public has figured out.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 3:56pm

    the best way of decrying an accusation is to accuse the accuser, and of porn to make it just that bit better. i wonder what Calandra would do to defend himself if charged with defamation or something? run and hide behind his boss, i bet!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 4:04pm

    Porn? Whatever.

    I'm a devout Christian, and frankly I am far, FAR more concerned with the blatant abuse of power by the NSA and governments that collaborate with them, than the history of the guy who reported on their abuses.
    If the people mismanaging Canada think that slinging mud at a single person is going to distract me from the fact that they're helping to build an Orwellian surveillance state, they're sorely mistaken.

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Jan 31st, 2014 @ 5:52pm

    Re: Re:

    hysterical stuff there, anon 3:34, a trifecta of homophobia, homo-erotica, and homo-bashing in one sentence...
    (i'm certain you had to do a lot of -um- research on the film in question... over and over... *snicker*)
    of course, the truth of the matter is a little more prosaic than that; but better to spew hateful nonsense...

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Jan 31st, 2014 @ 6:05pm

    'cause it isn't character assassination at all...

    The They (tm) are going after snowden, greenwald, et al hammer and tong...
    GIVEN the -what?- 1% we 'know' of what is being DONE TO US, with OUR MONEY, in secret by 'our' gummint; does ANYONE doubt that there are plans on a shelf to assassinate snowden, greenwald, et al ? ? ?
    does anyone doubt there are all kinds of chatter among the boys in black -in MANY countries- to figure out what they can do to shut these truth tellers the fuck up ? ! ? ! ?

    does anyone doubt that ALL of these people -plus many others that don't get mentioned- are susceptible to being spied on REGARDLESS of 'laws'; that they are the subject of 'dirty tricks', endless harassment, and nasty whisper campaigns ? ? ?

    i don't know who they are kidding, i think even the vast number of sheeple who are just now hearing about these abuses of our rights and untold surveillance, will not buy this horseshit they are peddling with respect to the TRUE journalists who are reporting on these issues...

    too late: lying about and smearing truly COURAGEOUS journalists/citizens like snowden, manning, greenwald, et al, only makes me HATE those fuckers all the more for it...

     

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    Monty Python, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 6:12pm

    ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪

    I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay.
    I spy all night and I lie all day.

     

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    Just Sayin', Jan 31st, 2014 @ 6:42pm

    perhaps

    Perhaps you might want to consider the stupidity of someone profiting to release stuff. Greenwald appears not to be doing it for the good of the world, but in fact for the good of the Greenwald brand and of course, his bank account.

    If the documents are that important, publish each and every one of them free of charge, online - that would be free speech. Charging to write stories AND INTENTIONALLY HOLDING BACK DOCUMENTS FOR FUTURE PROFIT seems like profiteering and not reporting.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 6:54pm

    "Stolen"? Didn't he just COPY?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 7:33pm

    Re: Surveillance. The Movie.

    Mart Feldman should play Stephen Harper.

     

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    Guardian, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 9:27pm

    Paul is a chicken shit

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/csec-used-airport-wi-fi-to-track-canadian-travellers-edward-snowden- documents-1.2517881

    see the videos and now he and his party knowing they borke the law wont even come on air

    its time to toss all these spying traitors into prison....

     

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    Guardian, Jan 31st, 2014 @ 9:32pm

    http://academictorrents.com/

    THIS WILL DRIVE THE HARPER NUTS SPREAD THE WORD

     

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    G Thompson (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 1:10am

    Re: Re:

    So exactly what are you saying?

    All I'm getting from your statement is "Flargga blargha.. I'm a honmophobic idiot of massive proportions.. Blarghha Flarggha"

    YMMV

     

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    G Thompson (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 1:12am

    Re: ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪

    ugh.. it's now in my head forever.

     

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    G Thompson (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 1:14am

    Re:

    shhhhh...

    That implies they actually still have evidence that might be useful in discovery motions.. If they keep saying it was stolen they can deny knowing what was in it and that they have it still.

    Denial.. It's the first step in becoming a politician/idiot/shrill

     

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    btrussell (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 1:45am

    Re:

    That is not fair use. You owe me $150 000 for using my copyrighted work.

     

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    Duke (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 4:06am

    I think he's being even sneakier there...

    "Before the story aired, CSEC made clear that nothing in the stolen documents showed that Canadians' communications were targeted, collected, or used, nor that travellers' movements were tracked."
    You've said that this is a half-truth by pointing out what counts as a "communication", but I think this is even sneakier.

    Not that he didn't say; "No communications were/are being targeted, collected, or used."

    He said that nothing in those specific documents showed that this was the case. He isn't even denying that CSEC are targeting, collecting or using the communications of Canadians.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 4:38am

    My (true) American friends, if you weren't of it..

    This "Conservative" government we have here is a complete farce and is in fact the result of the merger of the Reform Party and National Alliance (2 extreme right wing, apocalypse-waiting and Israel asskissing political parties) with the 3 mere Progressive-Conservatives that were left (at the federal level of course) due to the non stop 80's scandals. So basically we have an extremely dangerous government in power here, you can easily read about Harper and his bunch of idiots on the internet.

    Be happy that Harper's Sect aren't the ones reigning the USA. Harper despises the US, that latest visit to Israel comprising of chiefs of illegal terrorist organizations like the JIDF and a delegation bigger than when our last real "Canada-first" government (Liberals, from 93 to 2005) visited China. Not for any reason. It's like if the Tea Party on steroids were ruling us right now. Got elected like Hitler too, used petty and a few non petty bad things that the Libs did in the early 2000's, promised "transparency" and "accountability" and got in with a minority government with like 31% of votes, and when in 2011 a lot of people made the error of voting en masse for the NDP (which I respect a lot, they never had federal power..) and some robocaller shenanigans by the conservatives put them in Majority, they just push omnibus bills changing 35 000 canadian laws at once and we get to discover what they changed later on.

    Just ask our Veterans right now. This disaster is sure to end in 2015, but it will take forever to undo the damage, wow, sure sounds like what Obama said about Bush's 8 years when first elected.

     

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    WysiWyg (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 7:33am

    Re:

    What about it made it "disreputable"?

     

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    WysiWyg (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 7:35am

    Re: Re:

    Although, wouldn't it be easier to find out what he took if it was truly stolen, rather than copied?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 8:01am

    Holy hell our crooked US Politicians even rubbed off on our friends to the north , sorry guys .

     

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    Tom, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 8:25am

    meaning of term

    I am not sure if you are all playing dumb, but Gawker and other media have reported on Greenwald's financial association with a company that sold sexy dvds a decade or so ago. Can't be bothered looking it up and linking because the reporter can't be bothered. I don't remember GG ever claiming he was a saint.

     

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    Cornholio, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 9:00am

    Paul Calandra

    I see, you fully understand how our Parlimentry process works.

     

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    Zorkna, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 10:40am

    So who exactly is Paul Calandra, anyway?

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 10:46am

    Re: meaning of term

    I am not sure if you are all playing dumb, but Gawker and other media have reported on Greenwald's financial association with a company that sold sexy dvds a decade or so ago. Can't be bothered looking it up and linking because the reporter can't be bothered. I don't remember GG ever claiming he was a saint.

    I'm aware of that, but the term still makes no sense. Porn spy? WTF is that?

     

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    Silly Rabbit, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 12:32pm

    Porn?

    The only "porn" going on is in the House of Commons cause it's packed with lying, cheating, prostitutes!

    Snowden is a hero!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 12:34pm

    Re: CSEC oversight

    CSEC watchdog muzzled, defanged: Greg Weston, CBC :

    "Of course, even if a commissioner did discover something seriously amiss at the electronic eavesdropping agency, there is a chance Canadians would never know.

    Here's how the system works:

    Suppose the commissioner's oversight sleuths discover that CSEC is illegally intercepting phone calls and hacking into the computers of certain Canadians.

    The oversight commissioner is required to report his discovery in a top secret report to the defence minister.

    That happens to be the same minister responsible for CSEC, and from whom the agency gets its government direction.

    It is also the minister who would be at the centre of any CSEC scandal if news of this breach leaked out.

    If the minister refuses to expose his own agency's wrongdoing, the oversight commissioner can try to use his annual report to Parliament to do that.

    But a funny thing happens on the way to Parliament.

    First, CSEC gets to censor the entire report. Then it goes back to the same defence minister.

    The minister is required to present the sanitized version of the report to Parliament, but has no obligation to mention it is not exactly as originally written."

    ~Alison@Creekside

     

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    Stan -- Unlined Brazilian Bank Account -- Burnitt, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 12:39pm

    Lining his Brazilian bank account?!

    Why would he do that? These guys' and girls' reactions keep me thinking: 'it doesn't get any better than this'. But I know it will and I am staying tuned.

     

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    anonymous coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 1:47pm

    Re: Re: meaning of term

    Maybe saying "porn-spy Glenn Greenwald" is short for "former-pornographer-turned-de-facto-spying-accomplice-who-hides-behind-the-First-Amendment-but-real ly-hates-his-country Glenn Greenwald"

    Or maybe like a lot of insults (both today and historically) it's not always perfectly clear what precisely the term means (often by design) even if it's not too difficult to figure out what it's alluding to in general.

     

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    Sunhawk (profile), Feb 1st, 2014 @ 7:01pm

    Re: meaning of term

    Oh noes! Someone was financially involved in porn!

    ... and nobody cares. Well, okay, if they're an anti-porn crusader (that's more about the hypocrisy than anything else).

    But what, exactly is a "porn spy"?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 9:08pm

    Re:

    "a porn star" yay, so Greenwald is a PORN STAR now !!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 9:10pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    then you could call it "infringement" and downplay it !!! GREAT IDEA...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 9:14pm

    Re: Porn?

    "Snowden is a hero!"

    yes, you just have to ask him, he will tell you !!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 1st, 2014 @ 9:18pm

    'it doesn't get any better than this'

    if that is the case, that is sad, if its not going to get any better that is,

    no one cares now, its not last weeks news its LAST years news, no one knows or cares about Snowden or Greenwald..

    and it does not get any better !~!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 2nd, 2014 @ 4:53am

    Re: Who gives a shit about porn, anyway?

    "It's even driven some of the technology we've developed (thank porn sites for innovation in online streaming video, for example)."

    More than you might realize:

    VHS tapes vs. (competitor): VHS (adopted by porn industry)
    BluRay vs. HD-DVD: BluRay (adopted by porn industry)

    I want to say the same was true with original DVD, but can't quite remember the details.

     

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    frd, Feb 2nd, 2014 @ 5:03am

    Re: Re: meaning of term

    its pretty smple really. He is pushing this story the same way and for the same reasons he sold gay porn: for the money.

    That and its being sold and held back in the same manner as a strip tease. if its news release it, dont sell it to the highest bidder or only in the champagne room.

     

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    sān gỗ, Feb 2nd, 2014 @ 10:10am

    sān gỗ

    does anyone doubt that ALL of these people -plus many others that don't get mentioned- are susceptible to being spied on REGARDLESS of 'laws'; that they are the subject of 'dirty tricks', endless harassment, and nasty whisper campaigns ? ? ?

    i don't know who they are kidding, i think even the vast number of sheeple who are just now hearing about these abuses of our rights and untold surveillance, will not buy this horseshit they are peddling with respect to the TRUE journalists who are reporting on these issues...

    too late: lying about and smearing truly COURAGEOUS journalists/citizens like snowden, m

     

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    JMT (profile), Feb 2nd, 2014 @ 3:50pm

    Re: Re: Re: meaning of term

    "He is pushing this story the same way and for the same reasons he sold gay porn: for the money."

    Yes, because journalism is one of those jobs you get paid for. Do you think journalists should work for free?

    "That and its being sold and held back in the same manner as a strip tease. if its news release it, dont sell it to the highest bidder or only in the champagne room."

    Are you being deliberately obtuse or do you actually not know what's been happening with these docs? Greenwald works for the The Guardian and they're publishing stories he writes for them. He is not the only one with the docs and not the only one writing stories based on their contents.

     

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    Robert, Feb 2nd, 2014 @ 7:28pm

    Re:

    The blatant contradiction. If it is all a lie, than he is not a spy he is a conspiracy theorist. If he is considered a spy by the Canadian government that he must be revealing factual evidence of activity.
    So which is it?
    Face it, we all know what it is about, setting up for the war of the 1% against the rest. The police state to actively oppress speech and to turn democracy into permanent oligarchy and enslavement of the majority.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Feb 3rd, 2014 @ 9:56am

    Re:

    Even if so, the comment still makes exactly no sense. And what clear-thinking human gives a crap that when he was an attorney one of his clients was a porn company? That seems 100% meaningless.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Feb 3rd, 2014 @ 9:59am

    Re: Re: Re: meaning of term

    GG was never a pornographer in any sense of the term.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Feb 3rd, 2014 @ 10:00am

    Re: The REAL truth about Glenn Greenwald...

    How about some citations from a source that has some kind of actual credibility?

     

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    BigKeithO, Feb 3rd, 2014 @ 11:18am

    Re: Re: meaning of term

    I am also a porn spy. I hunt the dark corners of the interwebz looking for porn... When I find it, I spy on it, watching it and mentally recording what I have witnessed, in what is known as a "spank bank", for review on a later date...

    It is all very serious stuff.

     

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    BigKeithO, Feb 3rd, 2014 @ 11:21am

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    I know about them, I care about them.

    You lose!

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Feb 3rd, 2014 @ 12:10pm

    Re: Re: The REAL truth about Glenn Greenwald...

    Oh come on, just because all of them are from a single source(and one quite obviously with a a GG hate-on)... /s

     

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    BernardoVerda (profile), Feb 3rd, 2014 @ 7:45pm

    Re: The REAL truth about Glenn Greenwald...

    "Cincinnatus" !?

    Seriously!?

    You're a disgrace to your screen-name.
    With delusions of grandeur.

     

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    Just Sayin', Feb 4th, 2014 @ 5:28am

    Re: Re: Re:

    "obtained illegally", does that make you guys feel better? "purloined", perhaps? Or "duplicated and distributed against federal law"?

    It's amusing to watch you guys get all caught up in word games but ignoring the point, score one for me I guess, you can't seem to reply so I suspect I am right.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 11th, 2014 @ 11:33am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Spoken like someone who thinks he knows how the courts work, but doesn't have a clue.

    Your so-called 'word games'? Yeah, those are VERY important in court. It's like saying 'murder' and 'manslaughter' are the same thing, it's just a word game.

     

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