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Datamancer 3 points ago +3 / -0

Oh your packet spent .00000001 seconds in Mexico, you are no longer a US citizen and the government is no longer restricted by the 4th and 14th amendment with respect to your entire life. This is the level of insanity we have reached.

Kekman85 3 points ago +3 / -0

They don't even have too, they are tapped into the US backbone. How do you prove you're being spied on if they never tell you and it's helped by big tech.

VictorLaszlo20 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just like spygate, they can get the British to request the info.

HocusLocus 2 points ago +2 / -0

This bluster about Traffic Shaping is a bullshit hang out to put out there a technically plausible explanation for how they're doing it, to hide/obfuscate the real way they're doing it (which is illegal and unconstitutional). The objective is

  • NSA spying on Americans by "Traffic Shaping" and diverting rivers of data Bullshit.
  • oops our bad, wrist slap
  • see? (Network operators confirm) no Shaping happening here, all better now!

What actually happens is that the NSA has already put fiber split-taps at major exchange points. They see all the traffic and have boxes that selectively forward intercepted packets (through other dedicated fiber) to places like Utah. Network operators are not seeing suspicious diversions of traffic which involves broadcasting AS prefixes and slowdowns, and when they do it is usually someone's configuration error. Usually some poor little ISP in another country who advertises an over-broad prefix and suddenly finds themselves buried in other peoples' data. A disaster that is noticed instantly.

It's kind of insulting that news networks are seizing on this "Traffic Shaping" stupidness instead of asking network operators if this does in fact, happen. Insulting to any of us who have operated autonomous systems with multiple carriers and watch traffic every day.

Search my history for Heptig Vs AT&T, I'm tired of repeating it. For some background you can look at Geometries of Internet interception a great PDF I tucked away years ago.

EDIT: But for the straight scoop, get Mark Klein's book "Wiring Up The Big Brother Machine and Fighting It", ISBN ‎1439229961 ... Klein is a patriot like few others who saw something and said something, and his cushy technician's life was turned upside down by it. NSA was so ass-puckered by his case that Congress had to pass legislation to shut the case down. Support this Patriot Author.

Ou812ou812 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I like it. Makes sense.