Re: [perpass] perens-perpass-appropriate-response-01

Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.com> Wed, 04 December 2013 21:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: [perpass] perens-perpass-appropriate-response-01
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On 12/04/2013 12:35 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
What about the illegal spying is in your interest?
I am not 100% confident that it is illegal, although I am unhappy about FISA and a lot of other things done since 9/11. I testify for a living. I could make a good case that it is illegal, and maybe convince a court.

The part that is in my interest is that sometimes they do actually catch people who are out to hurt others.

I happen to have walked through LAX terminal 3 two days before the violence there, and I stayed in 7 World Trade Center a month before 9/11, traveling through the subway station and the main building basements that were buried. I could just as likely have intersected with the bad guys.

I am all for finding those guys before they can do harm. I am not for giving espionage and law enforcement a blank check, though. And I think there are obvious problems today that I'd like to fix through the political process.

    Thanks

    Bruce