Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Sochi Winter Olympics

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Pinga, Oct 6, 2013.

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  1. Pinga

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    Nothing different from what the NSA is doing.
     
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    If you ask me, this is sometimes necessary for ensuring safety of society.
     
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    Yet terrorists and privacy-oriented citizens bypass it "so easily"... Just look at NSA's success rate for its intended purpose.
     
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    Yes these programs were designed with the intent of catching terrorists and other "criminals". But you can easily by-pass them if you know HOW.
     
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    Hence the issue. The percentage of criminals with the know-how is (far) higher than citizens, plus it's already skewed in terms of demographics.

    So the government is willing to sacrifice the privacy of most of its millions of citizens to catch a few dumb criminals (that most likely would've been caught with traditional police work)? It's more like that's the excuse than the true reason.
     
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    We just can't expect any privacy when we use electronic devices. Even if we don't use any device we can't expect much privacy on public places...

    hqsec
     
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    I hope no one was shocked by this. Of course Russia was going to do this, they aren't worried about "prettying things up" like China was during its hosting. Russia doesn't really give a damn what the world thinks and, under Putin, they are headed back to the 1920s/30s. Also, the area right around Sochi (and we're not talking the next country over, we're talking literally surrounding Sochi) is a hotbed of Chechen and Islamist terrorist activity. Considering the deplorable conditions and lack of preparation at the various hotels and other facilities in Sochi, setting up some mischief would be an all too easy task.
     
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    Welcome to 1984.....I mean 2014
     
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    Well we do have Mr 'S' in Moscow to comment on this FSB spying at the Putin Olympics, or should that be ... they have him. I am sure he will be allowed to speak freely on the subject. The Guardian will no doubt publish it all without prejudice. Haven't heard a peep as yet.
     
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    Good point. :D :D
     
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    Hahaha. That made me laugh :) Running no AV, downloading and executing unknown applications... it would be a miracle if they didn't get hacked. Well, journalists like to make up such stories, but I would expect something more from TrendMicro.

    hqsec
     
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    Knew it was BS as soon as I read the original story.
     
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    Instant classic FUD white paper/article. It's rare to find 'm that raw and full-throttle.
     
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