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Surveillance Court Orders Review of Actions by Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer
Mr. Horowitz has referred his findings about Mr. Clinesmith, who has resigned from the F.B.I., to prosecutors. The Justice Department also informed the FISA court about the issue in classified filings in October and November, according to a newly declassified order. But the order, issued Dec. 5 and made public on Friday, indicated that the court wants more action.

Judge Collyer, as the presiding judge on the 11-member court, ordered the department to identify any other FISA applications that Mr. Clinesmith may have worked on. If there are any others, she said, the department or F.B.I. must explain what steps it would take to ensure every fact in them was accurate.

Judge Collyer also asked whether the Justice Department was referring the matter to Mr. Clinesmith’s bar association for potential disciplinary action, like losing his license. (He was not named in the inspector general report or in the newly declassified order, which is partly redacted, but people familiar with the Russia inquiry have identified him.)
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Aussie ex-pat will ‘never return’ after digital strip search reveals sex tapes
Callan said he’d been selected for a random bag check.

He handed over his bags and answered a few questions when a female customs officer appeared and took his phone and told him to”surrender any digital devices and to write any relevant passwords on a piece of paper.”

“I informed the female customs officer that I have intimate material of my partner on my phone, and that I would be breaking her trust, (as well as several privacy laws) by giving anyone access to those files.”

He asked to call a solicitor but they pointed at signs saying the use of a mobile device in a customs area was prohibited and punishable with a $5000 fine.

Callan reluctantly handed over his device and passwords and said he didn’t get a clear answer on whether any material was copied.

“All of my crypto wallets and accounts stored within my phone were compromised as well as any email applications. I don’t know if anything was installed on my phone either.”
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“When I was given my phone back by the woman (customs office) I was told ‘It was nice to see some normal porn again.’"
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Oh surprise surprise, Peter Thiel is behind this shit. Has Reason ever taken back their love of him, because he’s probably the American that enabled the surveillance state the most since J. Edgar Hoover.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/tech ... ition.html
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Mo wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 18:17
Has Reason ever taken back their love of him
Doherty wrote:Thiel used to be roughly identified, including, at times, by me, as a libertarian. One reason was his decision to fund what started as a libertarian-rooted wild idea, Seasteading. Another indicator was his big-money support of an ultimately feckless Ron Paul-oriented SuperPac. These decisions made his warm embrace of Trump back in 2016 confusing, but he has now made it clear he has, and wants, nothing to do with the idea that human liberty is overall good and enriching.
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Good for Doherty. But man, if all it takes is supporting seasteading and Ron Paul to make you a libertarian hero than you are one hell of a cheap date.
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And let's not forget PayPal (or at least the original vision for it).
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Mo wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 18:50
Good for Doherty. But man, if all it takes is supporting seasteading and Ron Paul to make you a libertarian hero than you are one hell of a cheap date.
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Warren wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 19:13
Mo wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 18:50
Good for Doherty. But man, if all it takes is supporting seasteading and Ron Paul to make you a libertarian hero than you are one hell of a cheap date.
Hero?
He has gotten nothing but positive press and kid gloves because of his seasteading and hatred of colleges at Reason. Despite Palantir being gross for much longer than that. The only thing that moved things a bit was his work with Trump.
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Reason had been loathe to turn on people who needed shivving (or simple lack of approval) for some time, once they're hyped them up.
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That's some pretty mild hyping. And they did turn on him. Not soon enough to suit you I understand. But still.
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I mean they were hyping his seasteading and anti-college stuff for years. According to Google there are over 650 pieces about him in Reason, which is a bit more than mild hyping. He’s been sucking the surveillance state’s cock even in his seasteading days and that wasn’t commented on until his Trumpy days.
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Mo wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 18:57
According to Google there are over 650 pieces about him in Reason
Can I get a link on that?
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Warren wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 19:07
Mo wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 18:57
According to Google there are over 650 pieces about him in Reason
Can I get a link on that?
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thoreau wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 19:12
Warren wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 19:07
Mo wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 18:57
According to Google there are over 650 pieces about him in Reason
Can I get a link on that?
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Areason.com+Peter+Thiel
Just as I suspected. There's no where near "650 pieces about him". Those results are full of stuff like this and this and, oh look, an article critical of him back in 2014.
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Mo wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 18:57
I mean they were hyping his seasteading and anti-college stuff for years. According to Google there are over 650 pieces about him in Reason, which is a bit more than mild hyping. He’s been sucking the surveillance state’s cock even in his seasteading days and that wasn’t commented on until his Trumpy days.
According to Google there are about 561 mentions of Thiel, which include links/roundup articles, tag pages, Volkh posts, relevant content links, and articles that mention him once but are about other things.

From the first four pages of those results: Doherty's skeptical coverage of his 2016 Republican convention speech, Gillespie being critical about his 2016 WaPo oped, Sullum criticizing him in 2016 for the Gawker vengeance quest, Doherty doing the same in a 2018 book review, A very skeptical 2014 guest book review, a 2017 video criticizing him for building police state tech, A link to a 2014 Postrel piece with the headline literally reading Peter Theil is wrong, and a 2017 Bailey piece about transhumanism that distances the movement from Theil, who he calls wrong-headed.

If one weren't absolutely convinced that they were smarter than the Great Reason Hype Machine, one might almost think that a big number of search results didn't prove by itself whether a publication is blindly approving, skeptical, critical, or all of the above about a public figure they cover.
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Optimistic "libertarian moment" type writers latch onto hopeful signs quickly, but I don't know that compared to lots of other outlets and their pet things Reason is particularly bad about being critical.

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Apple was planning to encrypt iCloud backups, but rolled over for the FBI
More than two years ago, Apple told the FBI that it planned to offer users end-to-end encryption when storing their phone data on iCloud, according to one current and three former FBI officials and one current and one former Apple employee.

Under that plan, primarily designed to thwart hackers, Apple would no longer have a key to unlock the encrypted data, meaning it would not be able to turn material over to authorities in a readable form even under court order.
When Apple spoke privately to the FBI about its work on phone security the following year, the end-to-end encryption plan had been dropped, according to the six sources. Reuters could not determine why exactly Apple dropped the plan.
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Dang. Just another reminder that
a) if you are a high-profile kind of person, there is a target on you at all times
b) OpSec is really hard. Seriously, I would have expected Bezos' phone to be locked down like Fort Knox, but who knows.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/31/1828 ... l-enquirer
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JD wrote:
22 Jan 2020, 11:25
Dang. Just another reminder that
a) if you are a high-profile kind of person, there is a target on you at all times
b) OpSec is really hard. Seriously, I would have expected Bezos' phone to be locked down like Fort Knox, but who knows.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/31/1828 ... l-enquirer
It's just Bezos claiming the Saudis hacked his phone.
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True, but it it also true that the Saudis hacked Bezos' phone.
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Kolohe wrote:
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True, but it it also true that the Saudis hacked Bezos' phone.
Says who?
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MBS. The fact that MBS knew about the National Enquirer pictures before they were ever public is strong circumstantial evidence
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Peer to peer hacking?
Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Mo wrote:
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MBS. The fact that MBS knew about the National Enquirer pictures before they were ever public is strong circumstantial evidence
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Warren wrote:
24 Jan 2020, 12:11
Mo wrote:
24 Jan 2020, 10:28
MBS. The fact that MBS knew about the National Enquirer pictures before they were ever public is strong circumstantial evidence
???
It's evidence of a conduit of that information between MBS and TNE. The alternate explanation is that TNE hacked the phone and then informed MBS about it, which isn't impossible but not burdened with an overabundance of plausible.
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