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I am extremely bemused that swept up into the NSA's overarching sweep of crypto metadata has been Linux Journal's writers and subscribers.

You know, the Linux folk, people that have made #linux work on 98% of the supercomputers in the world, made old, recycled, computers work better all over the world, dominated the handheld space with #android, and in the process of building an innumerable internet of thingamabobs, and a ton of cpe...

...all swept up into a surveillance net inside these Blighted States.

Off of Linux Journal of all things? That "evil hotbed of dissent", full of civilization-threatening articles on hadoop scheduling, scientific graphing of python, and "diff -u", this month?

I hope that the #NSA   finds my unencrypted stuff on #linuxjournal enlightening, and perhaps useful, in my own overall mission to make the internet better, by fixing #bufferbloat    , and safer, by doing the same and fixing various security vulnerabilities like #heartbleed

And elsewhere:

Perhaps they could use my efforts and viewpoints as an inspiration to address more real problems. Or perhaps this piece might be of use:

And perhaps the other unencrypted stuff on my views of politics, widely posted:

might be of help in more fully establishing my profile. There's about a thousand other articles off on that link, and I only regret a couple things about all of them. (the above has a joke I made badly in it, for example)

Certainly I associate with a ton of highly powered, opinionated people, of every part of the political and technological spectrum, with whom I argue frequently, and publicly - but some are on wikipedia, and none on drugs, nor hiding out in basements armed to the teeth, and the only revolutions being planned - if by "planned" you can call the slow accretion and distribution of good ideas and code - are the ones in technology and in making the world a better place.

I would laugh, if it wasn't so sad. Linux Journal? A hotbed of extremists? Doc Searls' efforts on VRM? extreme?

Talking about the benefits and resilience of distributed networks, and of privacy concerns? Extreme?

Hanging out on irc? Extreme?

give me a break.

Still it's kind of neat to know that at least some of my public stuff is getting read, and whatever's been captured of the rest, stored. I've always been bad about backups.

// START_DEFINITION /* These variables define terms and websites relating to the TAILs (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) software program, a comsec mechanism advocated by extremists on extremist forums. */
$TAILS_terms=word('tails' or 'Amnesiac Incognito Live System') and
or ' USB ' or ' CD ' or 'secure desktop' or ' IRC ' or 'truecrypt' or '
tor ');
$TAILS_websites=('') or ('*');
David Fiedler's profile photoMark Burton's profile photoNick H's profile photoBill McGonigle's profile photo
That Linux list has got to be one of the lower signal to noise extremist lists that the NSA produces.   Makes it seem like they are grasping at straws.
Makes you wonder what the IT folks working for the NSA think about this. Either they're laughing their asses off at their employers, or they are absolutely brainless and/or ignorant. 
Or they know how thankless and impossible their task is and feel sorry for the poor grunts having to sort through that mess.
Just plain old silly nonsense.

Fight to keep the internet free and open.

This is just like when the FBI infiltrated peace groups. If you're not for the war, you must be a Commie! 
Nick H
We need a f-u command? :-)
The Unix/Linux world has always attracted people that sport "suspicious beards" !
Nick H
+Mark Burton That's why I chose genetics that doesn't grow hair! :-) ;-)
+David Fiedler War is the health of the State.  The State looks out for the State first, the People a distant fourth (other States, Campaign Donors).
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