“Yes We Scan”…Germans Don’t Trust Obama Anymore

What follows is a very worthwhile read on data security.

…now imagine if you had access to millions of similar data sets. You could easily draw maps, tracing communication and movement. You could see which individuals, families or groups were communicating with one another. You could identify any social group and determine its major actors.

All of this is possible without knowing the specific content of a conversation, just technical information — the sender and recipient, the time and duration of the call and the geolocation data.”

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It wouldn’t surprise me if the entire climate skeptic movement has already been mapped out and is now being monitored. What’s next? IRS audits? Harassment? We’ve already seen it with the Tea Party.

Warning: German Greens

I agree with much of what is written in the report. But I will warn readers not to trust any German Green. They are no better with the truth than any other historical misfits when it comes to climate science and environmental issues. These people are environmental tyrants dressed in liberty sheepskin.

Also read Lubos Motl’s post: motls.blogspot.de/spying-on-germany.


12 responses to ““Yes We Scan”…Germans Don’t Trust Obama Anymore”

  1. Juergen Uhlemann

    AOL web search data were leaked in 2006 and anybody, I mean anybody, could go through the search requests mapped to a user ID.
    One case got real attention.
    A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/09/technology/09aol.html?pagewanted=all

    1. Juergen Uhlemann

      I remember the company Omniture that is now owned by Adobe. Omniture got lots of critism at the time.
      “Plagued by the 2o7.net cookie” http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/askjack/2008/apr/24/plaguedbythe2o7netcookie
      This cookie collected too much and more than the website owner actually needed. A little NSA?

  2. Ulrich Elkmann

    The Greens were never fundamentally opposed to this kind of surveillance – provided, of course, that it was aimed at the “right” people. They just get worked up because this touches an old Pavlovian reflex from their founding phase – when they accused the Christian Democrat/Free Liberal coalition of trying to install Orwellian measures (that was back in Orwell’s Year) – Kohl’s Minister of the Interior, Friedrich Zimmermann, was the face of Big Brother personified. The only result they achieved was to delay the long overdue census of Germany by 25 years – & then to be surprised that the margin of error had increased dramatically in the meantime. BTW: Not a single one of those Concerned Progressives back in 1984 ever mentioned the East German Stasi.

    1. Mindert Eiting

      Don’t forget that Eastern Germany almost collapsed under the weight of spying their inhabitants. We may help our present big brothers by making subtle changes to our names or writing on the internet that we are animal rights activists, or greenies, or whatever we like.

  3. DirkH

    The network of skeptics and warmunists alike is being mapped out by various social sciences / social engineering institutes; it’s public anyway as it happens in the open.
    One example, http://www.carboncapturereport.org/

  4. Harry Dale Huffman

    When I decided I was ready to start communicating the gist of my own, independent scientific research, I deliberately made the decision I would be entirely open in my efforts (while restrained and focused in my writings), knowing that there was no way I could keep total control over the process. I came to terms with the fact that I was in the hands of a higher power (or powers, and some in this world, bad). My work is revolutionary and unprecedented in human history, but I expect many who made a conscious decision to put information on the internet understand the need not to be paranoid, or overly concerned about that which cannot be helped. I have been known to walk down a strange street in a strange town, in the dark, at times in my life too (it happens routinely, in my dreams). One comes to terms with one’s lack of control early in life, or one has to suffer through a lifetime of perceived insecurity. This does not, of course, negate the morality involved in cases like the one now under discussion.

  5. alex

    Today’s USA is a parody of what it was in the days of the cold war. During those tense years, when the world was threatened by the most powerful and tyrannical empire, with the nuclear sword of Damocles dangling on our heads, the USA was governed by politicians and presidents who, with all their defects, did everything in their power to save Europe and the world from this diabolical tyranny.

    Now, under OBama. the USA has turned against the truth, against the Europeans, against even I would say democracy.

    This is the man who was awarded the (ig)Noble prize for peace as soon as he took office. Can that prize be retrieved back and awarded posthumously to Irean Sendler?

    From Wikipedia:
    Irena Sendler (née Krzyżanowska, also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, Nom de guerre Jolanta; 15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008)[2] was a Polish Roman Catholic nurse/social worker who served in the Polish Underground during World War II, and as head of children’s section of Żegota,[3][4] an underground resistance organization in German-occupied Warsaw. Assisted by some two dozen other Żegota members, Sendler smuggled some 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and with housing outside the Ghetto, saving those children during the Holocaust.[5]

    Irena Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace and was still alive when Obama was awarded the Nobel prize for peace, but the committee chose to award that to Obama.

    That heroic lady deserved the award much more than anyone else including Obama who has now been proven tot be a fake.

    Get that Prize back from him… He does not deserve it.

    Lech Walensa had declared, after the award, that it was too early to award the prize to Obama and he was bl@@dy correct.

    1. DirkH

      “Today’s USA is a parody of what it was in the days of the cold war. During those tense years, when the world was threatened by the most powerful and tyrannical empire, with the nuclear sword of Damocles dangling on our heads, the USA was governed by politicians and presidents who, with all their defects, did everything in their power to save Europe and the world from this diabolical tyranny.”

      Not so sure about that…

  6. Ed Caryl

    “Although we would like to believe in the Mr. Obama we once knew,”…
    You didn’t know him. No one knew him.

  7. Ike
    1. Ed Caryl

      Thank you Ike. You just gave me the idea for my next article.

  8. Bernd Felsche

    With systemic surveillance, You Do Too Have Something To Hide.

    No man is innocent in the eyes of his enemy. A zealous prosecutor can take the most harmless of circumstance and through innuendo, contrivance, and brazen lie turn it into at least dark suspicion if not “proof” of heinous crime.

    Read the whole thing at the link.

    DWN suggests that the targets of espionage such as Merkel can be blackmailed with the threat of exposing embarrassing communications.

    As Briggs points out, any communique can be embarrassing when placed into the “right” context.

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