Thursday, January 23, 2014

NSA Whistleblower responds to # AskSnowden: + + + 23:40 Snowden ... - NEWS


Thursday 23 January 2014

+ + + 23:40 terminated Live Ticker + + +
The Q & A with Edward Snowden is over, also n now complete live coverage. The editorial team will of course continue to support the topic.

+ + + 23:10 Snowden calls for protest on + + +
Edward Snowden finished the question and answer session after almost two hours set was a. He thanked all those seeking information and calls U.S. citizens to write to their representatives in Congress. “This is a gobales problem,” he writes. He concludes with a call for a demonstration on 11 February.

+ + + 23:05 Snowden: Pay attention to high-level players + + +
@ mperkel: It is said that there is a balance of privacy and security. I think espionage makes us less safe. Do you agree?

Snowden: intelligence agencies have a duty and working at NSA, CIA and other agencies population is not on the hunt for you. You must pay attention to the high-level actors, such that authorize unconstitutional practices and not reliable mechanisms such as the secret FISA court (Decide about monitoring people suspicion of espionage, editor’s note), 99.97 percent of all government that answers positively to requests (only 11 out of 33,900 requests were rejected in 33 years).

Even the president agrees that our monitoring programs go too far. We’re wasting money and time that could be better used to pursue serious dangers.

+ + + 22:54 “There were several death threats” + + +
@ mrbass21: Intelligence sources have been several death threats against you. Do you fear for their lives?

Snowden: It worries me, but for different reasons than you might suspect. These government employees feel so sure that they say journalists publicly that the fifth Amendment to the Constitution was outdated (right of an accused to a fair trial and more, ed). These are the same people who tell us we should trust them that they (Editor’s protection against unreasonable searches, note) and First Additional eighth to fourth (including freedom of expression and freedom of the press, ed). That should worry us.

+ + + 22:46 “In the direction of preventive determination” + + +
@ Ferenstein: What is the largest and most realistic danger of massive data storage

Snowden: Exemplary mass data storage is a euphemism for mass surveillance. There are two major threats. First, the “chilling effect”. Human behavior changes when we know is watching us. We are less free because we act less free. Numerous studies are proof of this

Second, they create records of our daily activities, even if we do anything wrong. This allows “retroactive determination”. When you become conspicuous, the government has a record of your daily life, according to current law by up to five years in the past.

When a Company monitors the sum of its social activities routinely, it moves toward an infrastructure for preventive investigation.

+ + + 22:35 “National laws solve the problem is not” + + +
@ Luke Reuter: How should the international community respond to the new revelations to monitor? What must be done?

Snowden: We must work together and agree on a reasonable international standard to limit espionage. No one should live hacking critical infrastructure such as hospitals and power plants. This can be cast in international law.

We must recognize that national laws do not solve the problem of indiscriminate surveillance. A ban in Burundi stops no spies in Greece. We need a global forum and global funding to develop safety standards that defend our privacy rights. Not laws, but better encryption and better research.

+ + + 22:27 “The world needs more dedication” + + +
@ wikileaks: The Ecuadorian consul in London, Fidel Navarez, lost his job because he helped you had to get to safety. Do you want to tell his family something?

Snowden: Fidel is an incredibly brave man, and he has done everything possible that a person’s rights to protect, whom he had never met. The world needs more of this kind of dedication to have to do the right thing.

+ + + 22:19 “I am not protected” + + +
@ jaketapper: Under what circumstances would you return to the U.S.


Snowden: A return is the best solution for the U.S. government, the public and myself However, with the current legal situation not possible because I’m not protected. I have been sued for a 100 year old law (for spying could Snowden up to 30 years in prison come, editor’s note), which was never intended for it to be used against people who have acted in the public interest . It says I have no hope of a fair trial. But perhaps the U.S. Congress will revise the Act Protection for whistleblowers.

+ + + 22:10 Snowden answered questions + + +
“I’m going into overtime,” writes former NSA employee. Actually, only one hour was scheduled for the question and answer session. However, the initial responses also appeared only after 21 clock.

+ + + 22:04 Snowden: Congress will not ignore report + + +
@ Valio_ch: Do you think that the mentioned report of the Government Commission will ever have influence

Snowden: It is inconceivable that Congress will ignore it, as there are no reasons is to maintain the current practices upright


(The following is a quote from the report which states that the suspension of the massive wiretapping in the United States has no negative consequences for specific investigations, ed)

+ + + 21:57 “Not every spy is bad” + + +
@ RagBagUSA: What do you think is a reasonable scope of the NSA? Something espionage is certainly necessary, right?

Snowden: Not every spy is bad. The biggest problem currently is the arbitrary mass surveillance, daily catch at the governments billions and billions of innocent communication processes. The threat underlying causes fewer deaths per year than falls in bathtubs. Congress has determined that we no longer provide these practices security.

It is a global problem, and the U.S. must take the lead in the solution. Otherwise, we set a precedent, and every dictator can simply do the same. The NSA is well enough equipped to specifically monitor, not en masse and complete populations. If our capabilities allow you to monitor the phone by Angela Merkel, we should not waste time trying to create call lists of grandmothers in Missouri.

+ + + 21:48 “I have never stolen passwords” + + +
@ MichaelHargrov1: Have you thought of the privacy of their colleagues, while you steal their login data

Snowden: The report of the Reuters news agency is wrong. I have never stolen passwords or a mass of colleagues duped.

+ + + 21:44 Snowden: 120 million constitution breaks + + +
@ except field: Do you think that it was striking that Obama’s NSA speech to a Commission report held for privacy and civil rights?

Snowden: The time of his speech appears to be particularly interesting, as was also alleged that there had been “no abuse”. But we have seen more cases of intentional abuse as halted by monitoring terrorist activities, or even attacks.

An independent, commissioned by the government-commissioned study has discovered a single case. The monitoring had no legal basis, the mass surveillance was illegal and must be stopped, it said. The U.S. government has 120 million times disregarded the Constitution, but does not prevent terrorist attack it. That’s a success rate of 0 percent.

+ + + 21:34 Snowden: No one wanted to risk his job + + +
@ VilleThompson: What do you think about Obama (in 2012 revised ed ) Protection Act for whistleblowers?

Snowden: These laws do not protect workers in the field of national security. There are too many gaps. It gives the impression that the laws discourage more likely to pass wrongdoing. Had I my knowledge publicly reported to the U.S. Congress, I would have been sued as a felon.

I have many of my colleagues reported the violations of the law, but no one wanted to risk his job. An example is Thomas Drake (NSA whistleblower who was indicted in 2010 as a spy, editor’s note). My case shows that a reform of the law is urgently needed. We need independent mediator. Even the president seems to believe that my action was necessary.

+ + + 21:22 Snowden: Encryption has weak points + + +
@ midwire: How fast can decipher NSA and other encrypted with AES news? Is e-mail encryption effectively?

Snowden: Right used, strong encryption works. At risk are the endpoints (ie, computers and other communication devices, editor’s note). If someone steals the key, each encryption is useless.

+ + + 21:16 Snowden: Official responsible Pull + + +
The first question-answer pair is here:

@ savagejen: Do you think that our democracy manages to recover from the damage that has caused the NSA spying


Snowden: Yes. Our values ??make our country strong, not a snapshot of our authorities. We can correct laws and pull Official responsible.

+ + + 20:58 Snowden’s main statements here Ticker + + +
on Twitter questions lawn just so over. Faster than every second rattle down the marked # AskSnowden posts. Soon it starts. We will translate the main thrust of NSA whistleblower.

+ + + 20:49 How did Snowden at his security level? + + +
Behind the scenes, the workup of the NSA scandal is also underway. However, it is also about the question: How could Edward Snowden is such a high level of security in order to get all its information about the National Security Agency? This reports the American edition of the Russian news website The privately held company “U.S. Investigations Services LLC” should therefore have forged over several years in 665,000 cases, candidate testing procedures in order to reduce the workload. The U.S. Justice Department has sued the firm.

+ + + 20:40 Snowden calls allegations “absurd” + + +
In the U.S., the assumption was made public, Snowden had before his flight to Moscow with the Russian secret service FSB cooperates and is possibly a spy of the Kremlin. The ex-NSA employee called the accusation a few days ago “absurd.” He would probably not first traveled to Hong Kong and had also not been stuck forty days in the transit zone of the Moscow airport Sheremetyevo, so Snowden.

+ + + 20:29 Snowden manifests itself to perhaps Obama + + +
Exactly one week ago, U.S. President Barack Obama has outlined his plans for the reorganization of the U.S. intelligence services. The listened to groundbreaking – are there but probably not. Too many details he was silent.

+ + + 20:18 hoax circulating protocol + + +
The public colleagues have previously chatting “spying”. This shortens the waiting time. Bottom line: If meet Barack Obama, the NSA, Edward Snowden, ADAC, “The Wendler” and Markus Lanz, it might be amusing


+ + + 20:15 starts the Live Ticker + + +
in three quarters of an hour we go. The so far last time was Edward Snowden last summer in a live chat on the go. This time reaches the hashtag # AskSnowden to possibly get a reaction of the whistleblower. He answered questions from around the world.


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