9 votes

Bruce Schneier : "Today I Briefed Congress on the NSA." (1/16/2014)

On Bruce Schneier's blog, 1/16/2014 :

This morning I spent an hour in a closed room with six Members of Congress: Rep. Lofgren, Rep. Sensenbrenner, Rep. Scott, Rep. Goodlate, Rep Thompson, and Rep. Amash.

No staffers, no public: just them. Lofgren asked me to brief her and a few Representatives on the NSA. She said that the NSA wasn't forthcoming about their activities, and they wanted me -- as someone with access to the Snowden documents -- to explain to them what the NSA was doing [...]

Read on:

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/01/today_i_briefe...




Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Maybe they will be able to

put together how much they have been lied to.

Cyril's picture

Hopefully, hopefully...

Hopefully, hopefully...

AFAIC, I just hope they only still care enough about what that means.

I believe Rep. Amash does, at least.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

uh, how does he have access to the documents?

.

Through The Guardian

"For the past two weeks, I have been working with the Guardian on NSA stories, and have read hundreds of top-secret NSA documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. I wasn't part of today's story – it was in process well before I showed up – but everything I read confirms what the Guardian is reporting." --Bruce Schneier, "NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure", September 6, 2013

He's written or co-written numerous other articles on the subject for The Guardian in recent months as well: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/bruceschneier

Cyril's picture

Feel free to ask him, if you're curious.

If by that you mean those that may not have been released in the press, well, you could just try to ask him.

I don't think he's that kind of unreachable type of person - or else, why would he bother disclosing it on a public blog?

But true, he might have requirements on how to share some bits of that information safely with you - assuming he'd be willing to / can afford so.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril's picture

Well, now at least six of them know a little better, hopefully.

Well, I take it that from this point on, at least six reps know a little better about the nature specifics of NSA's activities, and won't be able to deny it.

Hopefully.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius