Re: Wise words
I'm sure the bods in Cheltenham are quite capable of setting up such a regime.
we'll you'd hope so wouldn't you, except, time & time again 5-eyes allegedly fail to secure their jewels. The most recent (public) loss of all the hard-intel that they've stolen from users around the world, then hoarded in one place, is from 2007 to 2011 in Canada. Where, quoting CNBC, "Delisle found it simple to steal secrets. He copied files from a secure computer to a floppy disk, which he would take to an open computer to transfer files to a USB key. After work, he would take the USB key home, log on to a private email account on a server based in Egypt and leave the files there as a draft document. His Russian handlers shared the password for the account and could download the files...."
TimBL's quite on the mark as usual - when the prointel community makes a stash of our secrets somewhere - there'll always be an unexpected path to it, whether it's Manning with a Lady GaGa CD or Delisle unexpectedly using a floppy in 2011...multiple independent levels of defense in depth?
So back to the worldwide co-ordinated efforts to capture all private correspondence data:
★5-eyes , today, looks very much like it's becoming all nations;
★The tapping & recording-all-data technology is OEM COTS;
★The tapping & recording-all-data standards are mature, international and enforced;
★Proportionality is ignored;
★Shock articles like http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/russia-surveillance/all/ (which I suppose is to explain how naughty is The Register in EURASIA) just reminds us of the technology that all states are installing/have installed.
It's a shame that the civil sector debate only seems to exist courtesy of Sir Tim and The Register.