NSA Spying Birds?

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NSA Spying Birds?

Postby bigstupidflyingfish » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:57 pm

The other day i heard that NSA hacked Angry Birds and now you cant play it because they're spying on you
I think they called it "Spying Birds."
But I don't think this makes any sense...

1. Why is the NSA doing this? Is it overreacting or just plain evil?

2. How did they hack Angry Birds in the first place?

3. How can you watch someone's every move through ANGRY FRICKIN' BIRDS?!?!
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby JamesPup » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:24 pm

I had heard the same thing but had forgotten what the details were. Here is a link that says what they were doing.

http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/28/ ... irds-game/

The website talks about leaky apps that give away smart phone identification codes and where someone had been that day. I guess that and other stuff is what the NSA might be collecting from phones now. We don’t know if they are and if they are it must be for mainly for fighting Al-Qaida. I don’t really care myself if the NSA spies on me or not. I have nothing to hide and I would think they would be just wasting their money or our taxes on it.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby Big-Will » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:21 am

Angry Birds is so passé. :P
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby triplemultiplex » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:57 am

I know I feel safer... :roll: :roll: :roll:

every apologist for fascism in history wrote:I have nothing to hide


The fact that they are looking everywhere should creep everyone out. The corpse of J. Edgar Hoover has a massive erection right now.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby JamesPup » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:37 pm

triplemultiplex wrote:I know I feel safer... :roll: :roll: :roll:

every apologist for fascism in history wrote:I have nothing to hide


The fact that they are looking everywhere should creep everyone out. The corpse of J. Edgar Hoover has a massive erection right now.


I don’t think I am very fascist at all. What did I say to make you think that I am fascist? And I really don’t have anything to hide. People on the internet always say how they are scared of helicopters flying over their homes and their government monitoring their internet actions, what do they have to be afraid of? Most people don’t have things to hide and I think our government will not use their powers inappropriately. I have full faith in America and it is one of the best countries around. Corrupt politicians get caught these days and everything hit’s the news. Maybe I come across fascist but I’m not. I love America and can not think of another country I would rather be in. I like Obama and I approve of him as our president. I think he is doing a great job. I guess now there is little I can do to have you see me in a different light. But I hope in the future you change your mind of me. I have to admit, I enjoy the news articles about our government acting borderline abusive. I guess that makes me a fascist then but whatever happens in America is what I will be part of as I will never leave our country, even if it got horrible here. I just don’t want to leave. Do you think that I am fascist or America? America has some problems but they allow all people to be part of it and all religions. They do impose on other countries to be more like itself but does that really make America fascist? Our government using leaky apps to gain intelligence could help with finding wanted and missing people as it would give away locations of where that person had been. Gaining usernames and passwords could help in spying on other countries which could come in handy. I don’t really know all that our government is doing but it is for the better of us Americans.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby triplemultiplex » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:24 pm

You'll notice I changed the attribution of that quote away from your name specifically to avoid my response sounding like a personal jab.

I object to all the spying because I object to the government collecting this type of information en masse with the pretense of maybe using it to stop some terrorist bullshit. It is not needed at all and they have not stopped anything with this information.

First of all, the threat of terrorism is so small to begin with, it's hardly worth the enormous expenditure of resources America devotes to it. Especially considering the other far more dangerous things that run rampant in this country like automobile collisions, obesity and the fact that climate change is fucking up the polar jet stream and making winter shittier.

Second of all, I don't trust any entity stockpiling information on me and everyone else. I don't care if it's the US Government or Google or whoever. It is unnecessary for any of them to do that. I can shop for myself; I don't need Amazon to recommend me shit. I shouldn't have to trust the government or corporations not to do anything shitty with my information. THEY should trust ME enough not to collect that crap in the first place!

The fact that a constitutional lawyer like Barack Obama is going along with this data hoarding is a tremendous disappointment to me personally.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby zzyzx 2 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:03 pm

triplemultiplex wrote:The corpse of J. Edgar Hoover has a massive erection right now.


The corpse? You don't think J. Edgar's really dead, do you, just because that what they want us to believe :P

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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby JamesPup » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:22 pm

Speaking of fascism, the protesters in Ukraine are pro fascist I hear. Maybe the Ukraine will turn into the new 3rd Reich? I don’t know how good this truce I’m hearing about in the news will be. Protesters are still out in the streets. The US is blaming the current government and Russia is blaming the protesters. This reminds me of Syria and the Arab Spring Uprisings.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby triplemultiplex » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:00 am

Don't know that much about the situation in the Ukraine, beyond some people want their country to be more like Europe and some want it stay about the same, complete with a cozy relationship with Russia. I thought it was the pro-Russia side that's presently in charge.

I think that was the place where an opposition candidate was poisoned with radioactive materials a few years ago. After which there were a LOT of suspicious fingers pointing at Putin.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby ShaneHaughey » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:44 pm

James, the problem with saying, "Well, I don't have anything to hide and I trust the government to use this information appropriately," is not what it means for you today, it is what it means for you twenty years ago, your children, and your grandchildren. When you start willingly giving your rights away to government, you do not get them back. That becomes the standard. It becomes normal. Then something else happens and they request authority, likely in secret like this program, to go even further.

How does a police state come into being? More often than not, it isn't violent. It is far more insidious as it is often unintentional, it moves slow, and it leaves far less for you to fight against. As time goes on, people who say, "Well, I don't have anything to hide and I trust the government to use this information appropriately," become the enablers of fascism.

So no. Maybe you have no cause for alarm now, and in all likelihood those that are gathering and using the intelligence right now have noble intent. But all it takes is an attitude like yours and one turn of an autocratic government and you have a police state with a friendly face. And that is the worst of all outcomes.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby JamesPup » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:55 pm

Fine I guess I’m fascist. I never thought I was fascist and I have to admit I had a bad memory of what a fascist was but now I know what one is and can remember what one is and probably will never forget it. I did take some “Am I a fascist quizzes” online and sometimes I was graded as fascist. So I am not that angry anymore of someone calling me fascist. I am part fascist. Thank you triplemultiplex and ShaneHanughey for helping me learn more about myself. Your right, I don’t really care what powers our government has and what they do and so I am fascist, sorry. Please don’t hate me for being fascist. As long as there are people like you, you will not have to worry of a takeover whether a slow one or a fast one. I don’t think America has to worry about becoming fascist but as long as people are gong to stand in the way of that it will not come to be. If it doesn’t happen then so what, I don‘t care. I don’t like to take part in politics but I do like to follow politics. I don’t vote and don’t voice my opinion on politics on a floor that is important. I always feel that America is headed in the right direction. And when something is not what I would want it to be I don’t obsess over it. I just focus on something else. Sorry that I feel I have nothing to hide. I don’t think anyone is after me and I like it. I like to live a life care free and without feeling like a criminal. I still will not refer to myself as fascist as it feels wrong and would probably get me into trouble. Most people that know me would not think of me as fascist. I’m not in strong opinion and strict of views. I’m atheist and never had a religion and don’t want one. I am never going to push views on others and never do. I just wanted to say how I saw it and how I felt. Nothing wrong with that. Don’t like it sorry, you don’t have to follow it, just let me have a platform for my opinion.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby JordanIsFresh » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:34 pm

Sounds like a bunch of bull to me.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby kfgg » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:12 am

Because they can. If you had the equipment to spy on everyone and everything, wouldn't you do it? Starts to become addictive.

That's why I think they do it anyway.
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Re: NSA Spying Birds?

Postby triplemultiplex » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:17 am

Just to clarify, JamesPup, no one is calling you a fascist.

All we are saying is that just because you 'have nothing to hide' doesn't mean it's okay to go along with intrusive and unnecessary government spying.

(Nice sarcasm in that post, btw. As someone who throws it out a lot, gotta say that game recognizes game.)
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