Fwd: GNU hackers discover HACIENDA government surveillance and give us a way to fight back
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Thu Aug 28 01:48:29 CEST 2014
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On Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 8:37:10 PM, in
<mid:53FE3366.6010706 at sixdemonbag.org>, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> Is there really as much of a distinction as some would
>> have us believe?
> Yes, absolutely. If the problem is X and your advocacy
> loudly insists that Y is happening, then you're (a) not
> solving X (although Y might need fixing anyway), and
> (b) all the people you've persuaded to join your cause
> will desert you as soon as they discover you were
> totally uninformed.
A good point well made. The act of collecting metadata is distinct
from the act of collecting content.
But there will be significant overlap between the dataset collected by
somebody harvesting content and the inferences about somebody's life
that could be drawn by somebody harvesting metadata. I had hoped the
quote from the EFF website would illustrate this.
MFPA mailto:2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at riseup.net
Don't be silly, it's all "make believe" anyway
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