I disagree that spy agencies should be allowed to tell me to install mass wiretaps on my or others' property and if I tell anyone at all I'm going to jail for a long time, I'm bothered that tax dollars have gone into making encryption more insecure for everyone (I doubt malicious hackers are quite as bothered on this point though), I very much disagree with the "nothing to hide" argument, and its premise that it doesn't affect people who don't do anything bad. (As an extreme simple example: Would everyone post all of the same things here if their parents knew what they were posting?)
There's already been reports of NSA agents who admitted to using the surveillance system for stalking. They were only found out because they felt bad and admitted it. There's been many reports already that their oversight is poor and non-existent. I have to wonder how many others are doing similar, or possibly doing worse with blackmail.
There aren't many issues I'll soapbox with the site for, but privacy issues and any ones affecting the continued existence of the site are the rare exceptions. People can disagree on the messages, though an informed public is still important.>>13225
His post was contributing nothing intelligible to the conversation and just complaining that I banned him for practically harassing me for banning him for clear harassment before. That's just getting too meta and shit for my tastes in a decent thread.>>13226
Huh, it isn't actually very informative on what's going on with the message. I had instead clicked through somewhere on EFF's site
which had much more info on where the messages were going earlier. This page
has a little widget for looking up your representatives.