15 Sep '13, 12pm

Your tax dollars at work... #lovint

Your tax dollars at work... #lovint

Glenn Greenwald 's steady drip feed of reports (combined with Edward Snowden's disappearance into Putin's Russia) seems to be keeping the focus of attention on the NSA's capabilities. Early Warning has a look at a new report about the deliberate insertion of security vulnerabilities into software - Your tax dollars at work... . Personally, I thought the Internet was already quite insecure without the US government spending large amounts of money to deliberately make it worse. I'm not surprised by most of the revelations but I did find the notion of "LOVEINT" a little astonishing - it hadn't occurred to me that intelligence operatives would use their powers to stalk hot chicks, but I guess in retrospect that's a little naive. John Quiggin notes that polygraphs are used to prevent this sort of thing (presumably a phrenologist administers the backup test if the polygraph mach...

Full article: http://peakenergy.blogspot.com/2013/09/your-tax-dollars-a...

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