The Guardian Goes Tap-Like and transcribes an online commentary…
For your consideration.
I was intending to attend others matters, when I came across this from yesterday, 05.07.2013, and have an urge.. I thought it worth pushing out there even more. I’ve copied out the highlights as per the Guardian article. It is interesting to note the party line the NSA recruiters take; just like politicians on e.g. BBC Question Time or the behaviour of police when confronting the public… I sense at some point it is inevitable ‘official representatives’ are going to ‘turn’ and begin to question what they represent. We must remain hopeful; optimistic; thoughts create reality, as per Gerald Celente’s 20 % tipping point theory; the 100th monkey syndrome… I see shoots of encouragement when journalist studying language course, Madiha R Tahir, takes the initiative and it gets chronicled online. She deserves credit and acknowledgement. Indeed, let me google and find her original blog posting, it is great the Guardian have pinched and highlighted her ‘work’, but let’s go straight to the horses mouth: independent multimedia and print journalist reporting on conflict, culture and politics in Pakistan, 3,041 followers on Twitter…
Pakistan? Hey Tap, I’m going to CC her and send her my ‘Karachi Bus Ride’ from 2002 while saying thank you! Hello Madi.
NSA recruitment drive goes horribly wrong
Friday 5 July 2013
On Tuesday, the National Security Agency called at the University of Wisconsin on a recruitment drive.
Attending the session was Madiha R Tahir, a journalist studying a language course at the university. She asked the squirming recruiters a few uncomfortable questions about the activities of NSA: which countries the agency considers to be “adversaries”, and if being a good liar is a qualification for getting a job at the NSA.
She has posted a recording of the session on Soundcloud, which you can hear above, and posted a rough transcript on her blog, The Mob and the Multitude. Here are some highlights.
Unnamed female student: “And people suffer from the misinformation that you pass along so you should take responsibility as well.”
UK (it’s still summer!)
OSIRIS sends –
Horrifying Graphic: What The NSA Knows About You From Your Phone Usage Alone
T-Mobile knew exactly how many telephone calls Spitz received in a day, how many calls he made, how many Twitter messages he sent out, and how many he received. By examining the data, T-Mobile could figure out that Spitz was attending a political demonstration on Sept. 5, 2009. Spitz shared the data with the German magazine ZEIT, which had an easy time creating a simple interative graphic that tracked Spitz’s movements based on the metadata. The graphic, of which you can see a still of below, highlights what the NSA and mobile phone companies can find out about you from phone records alone