Nov 062013
 
 November 6, 2013  Featured News, Surveillance

More damning evidence from leaked Snowden files published by the Washington Post, here.

In response, Mike Hearn of Google’s security team writes, in part:

I now join him in issuing a giant Fuck You to the people who made these slides. I am not American, I am a Brit, but it’s no different – GCHQ turns out to be even worse than the NSA.

We designed this system to keep criminals out . There’s no ambiguity here. The warrant system with skeptical judges, paths for appeal, and rules of evidence was built from centuries of hard won experience. When it works, it represents as good a balance as we’ve got between the need to restrain the state and the need to keep crime in check. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason .

Read more of his response here.

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