Fwd: GNU hackers discover HACIENDA government surveillance and give us a way to fight back

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Fri Aug 22 01:16:15 CEST 2014

On 8/21/2014 3:35 PM, Johannes Zarl wrote:
> "Compiling a collection of publicly available information" is an
> almost perfect description of the term "surveillance". E.g. a
> surveillance camera does exactly that: it collects publicly available
> information.

So does the phone book, Wikipedia, and IMDB.  We don't call them

> The information is not by definition harmful to anyone, yet has the
> potential to be used against someone.

Name me any piece of non-trivial information which doesn't have the
potential to be used against someone.

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