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This will be my last public post since I apparently can't expect to control where my content goes once I put it on G+ unless I'm explicit about it.

So, I'll be explicit about it.

Later.
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Aha. I looked for that error but didn't spot it. #IgnoranceBasedTrolling

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The packet capture shown in these new NSA slides shows internal database replication traffic for the anti-hacking system I worked on for over two years. Specifically, it shows a database recording a user login as part of this system:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Recently +Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - "fuck these guys":

https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG

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.

Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement,  we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.

Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.
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New Russian Circles yall.
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been looking forward to this. believe I will be spinning this and moving mountains's new one til winter sets in http://hellomerch.com/collections/moving-mountains

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Codelab for writing a Text Parser dropped this morning!  

Looking for a low key into to writing a Plaso Parser?  This walks you through it!
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I think your Doyle cover is blown dawg.

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I wonder if I have what it takes to make presentations at the NSA.
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From the headline, I thought this was an Onion article... O_o

"Looking around, we're seeing the wing that came off. We're seeing it's on fire and there are just parts of the airplane floating in the air with us," he said. "We were falling faster than those parts ... So the concern was we get away from the crash area."
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Just think if they'd included that the planes took off from the "Richard I. Bong" airport.
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