posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 07:24 PM
a reply to: PhoenixOD
Well, I am hardly surprised at that.
I do not use Linux, because I am told that to use it effectively, one needs to understand more about the nitty gritty of computing. Personally
speaking, I am a broadswords and axes kind of a guy, so deep computing does not interest me, and nor do the problems of having to maintain a system
without having any idea what the bloody hell I am doing.
However, what I do find interesting about the article, is not the fact that users of the services described in the article are under surveillance of
some sort (which is, of course, bloody ghastly), but that this information did NOT come from files leaked by Mr Snowden, which would be the obvious
thing to assume, but allegedly from a totally different source, indicating that there are more holes in the NSA than we had been previously made aware
That said, this could all be a reaction from the German intelligence services, to the news that a German double agent had been leaking data to the
NSA, among others, for money. Apparently the same fellow had also been talking to the Russians about doing a bit of espionage on their behalf also,
although it is not certain at this stage, whether or not any actual data exchanges took place between this fellow and any Russian organisation at this
What I would say however, is that the timing of this suggests to me, that the German intelligence services might have put this out there by back
channels, to remind the US agencies that they are not all powerful, and can be exposed at the drop of a hat, the whisper of a word, or the televising
of any one of an uncountable number of sensitive data points, which the Germans have access to.
It's just a possibility.