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back to article Top secret spook court agrees to release 2008 PRISM docs

The secret US court that rules on snooping activities by the country's agencies has granted the Yahoo! motion to reveal its 2008 decision justifying the PRISM project. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court said in its order that it has handed over its opinion document and the legal briefs that were submitted by the parties …

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What the betting....

That every page is unreadable due to everything being redacted?

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Re: What the betting....

Of course the entire thing will be heavily redacted. Either that or the documents will be outright lies. All the conflicting statements in this mess have proven this whole thing is run on lies and weasel words. Why start telling the truth now.

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Re: What the betting....

As long as secret gag orders and the secret court still exist I have to assume that there is a new order that tells them to release a few requests that did turn out to relate to crime, and say that's all of it. Don't talk about all the big fishing trips, or direct access to networks...

Yelling Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, is not working.

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Re: What the betting....

Not everything. They'll leave in the page numbers.

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"They claim the cyber-snooping wasn't as bad as everyone thinks it was and are hoping that any challenges they made to handing over their customers' data might buff their rather tarnished reputations."

This more like it, simply trying to shift the blame back to the NSA where it belongs.

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'Stop Tempora' Campaign for a Public Inquiry into GCHQ's Tempora

Both Liberty and Privacy International (who're taking legal action against GCHQ) have tweeted their support for the 'Stop Tempora' campaign - a petition calling for a Public Inquiry into GCHQ's Tempora programme.

http://www.stoptempora.com

Hopefully with public debate on this and the PRISM programme the security services can be held to account.

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Can we stop the childish "!" thing?

It was funny once. Now it just comes across as a cheap immature way to undermine Yahoo for no good reason. It's pathetic.

Yahoo seems to be the only big internet business to at least try to oppose the US gov and its henchmen at the NSA. Give them some fecking respect. They have earned it.

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RE: Can we stop the childish "!" thing?

You do realize that one of the primary reasons it continues is because of comments like yours, right?

As for respect, there's a vast gulf between disrespect and piss-taking.

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@ACx: Can we stop the childish "!" thing?

What are you on about? This particular item didn't even have any superfluous exclamation marks. You do realize that the official name of the company is, in fact, Yahoo! Inc., don't you? That's including the exclamation mark. The exclamation mark is, e.g., in their SEC filings and in every other serious, important official document.

Give them some fecking respect. They have earned it.

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Re: @ACx: Can we stop the childish "!" thing?

You obviously missed the subheading. Here it is in full for you:

"Yahoo! wins! motion! to! unseal! court! challenge! to! data! snooping!"

I suppose in its favour, it's not a Daily Mail style subheading for a change:

"Yahoo! wins MOTION to UNSEAL court challenge to DATA SNOOPING!"

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We could, but the !tards won't let us.

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Translation

"Numerous documents are now in the public domain. As a result, there is no longer a compelling government interest in stopping those of us with knowledge from sharing more information, especially when this information is likely to help allay public concerns," Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith wrote.

The public now hold us in equal contempt with politicians and bankers and are no longer buying our stuff. If you want us to be able to spy on them for you in the future you better cut us some slack and publish something that makes it look like we where not at fault.

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