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NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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6/1/2015 | 11:03:49 PM
Re: If it's not illegal, it should be
I'd say it's worth it -- especially if you're a cloud provider (an industry in the US that has been losing billions of dollars because of the NSA/Snowden debacle).

And certainly possible.  You need unbeatable encryption and tools that keep even you yourself from your customers' data -- as Apple has with their encryption, and as Microsoft and Intel have been working on with projects related to Intel's SGX.
Joe Stanganelli
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5/24/2015 | 9:57:14 PM
Re: If it's not illegal, it should be
One of the reasons we need to invest in better information security overall -- to thwart all manner of attackers, government or not.
Joe Stanganelli
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5/24/2015 | 9:53:31 PM
Google App Store infection
Pretty sophisticated.  Of course, there are far easier ways to infect Android users via the Google Play store...as long as you don't care *which* user you infect.
DDURBIN1
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5/22/2015 | 10:23:43 AM
Re: why does this matter?
Great example and this has already occurred to unsuspecting citizens.  If unchecked, all digital "services" are open to searches like Skype, GoToMyPc, FaceTime, Facebook, you name it the government can spy on it.  What confuses me is the complicity of the courts.  The sole purpose of the judicial system is to uphold the constitution and bill of rights but still the Patriot Act stands.  Judges are now politicians first and judges second.
DDURBIN1
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5/22/2015 | 10:09:39 AM
Re: why does this matter?
It's not just against the law but against the constitution and the bill of right protecting us against government searches and seizures.  The "if you have nothing to hide" mentality goes against this protection. These are inalienable rights meaning they don't go away under any circumstances.  There needs to be a specific reason tied to a specific person to conduct such searches which the NSA does not possess particularly if you have nothing to hide. 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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5/21/2015 | 6:02:41 PM
Re: why does this matter?
>why does anyone care?

Because it's against the law and the law applies to those who govern as well as the governed.


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