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NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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2/28/2014 | 3:37:09 PM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
It's an insult to everyone's intelligience for Clarke to dismiss the uproar as simple naivite' that "people are suddenly amazed that intelligence agencies were collecting intelligence." It's the scale and lack of appropriate oversight that is so shocking. That and the fact that a government contractor could so easily abscond with all that classified information in the first place. 
IMjustinkern
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IMjustinkern,
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2/28/2014 | 11:17:11 AM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
Mr. Clarke ... "your winnings, sir.
J_Brandt
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J_Brandt,
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2/27/2014 | 7:34:11 PM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
I don't think it's so much being shocked at the intelligence gathering, it's the sudden realization of how much data everyone is leaking without their even being aware of it.
Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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2/27/2014 | 11:31:29 AM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
That comment jumped out at me too. Of course intelligence agencies collect data. The question is, what lengths will they go to? The revelations that the NSA sought to weaken encryption standards is a legitimate cause for outrage. That said, I agree with Clarke that residency restrictions wouldn't do much for security.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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2/26/2014 | 5:02:35 PM
Re: good RSA insight for those of us not there
What's amazing is how the administration bends the law around the contours of its intelligence gathering. If it were only terrorism-related intellgence gathering going on, it wouldn't be an issue. 
IMjustinkern
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IMjustinkern,
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2/26/2014 | 1:39:05 PM
good RSA insight for those of us not there
Especially love this quote: "People are suddenly amazed that intelligence agencies were collecting intelligence."

While I agree with Clarke's statements in part, I think the real amazement is HOW the intelligence is being collected and WHAT they're going after (i.e. everything). 

Looking forward to more gems like this, especially from RSA themselves.


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