Surveillance, Dick Pics & You

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“The good news is, there is no government program named The Dick Pic Program,” said Edward Snowden. “The bad news is they are still collecting everybody’s information, including your dick pics.”

It’s a pretty long but important (and entertaining) video, so if you have some time to spare, please check it out. It’s pretty important stuff.

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  1. The ignorance in the US is just breathtaking. I live here and many people don’t know who the Vice President is. This lack of engagement with current affairs should concern everyone in the world.

    1. Who cares who the vice president is under George W. Bush’s fourth term. They may have different hairstyles but are all fascists.
      And yes, the ignorance is unbelievable except so is pretty much what is going on the whole world. Hitler would be amazed that the fascist conquest turned out to be so straightforward. Stalin too would be laughing at the irony of Russia being the stalwart supporter of a totalitarian whistleblower.

  2. This is a pretty awesome video for explaining just some of what’s going down with these agencies and documents. Well done.

    @Islanddreamer:

    I share your opinion about this country and how ignorant and pathetic so many are. Most just care about their phones, chargers[ing], and just like the video said, “dick pics.”

  3. So what about letting us non-US citizens see this?

    Why is it restricted?

    More censorship? Or is it just embarrassment running riot in the so-called ‘land of the free’?

    1. Maybe David Cameron doesn’t want you to watch it?

      jk! I’m surprised that you can’t see it. Can you try downloading it and watching it locally? Or try to find another link — it may be watchable for you there?

    2. Odd… this here non-US citizen has no trouble at all viewing the video. Perhaps ‘perfidious Albion’ is the censoring party here? Mr. Cameron’s gang are no strangers to Grundyism, as you probably know.

    3. British government has a lot more censorship as I know but in a smaller scale. But region restriction on youtube videos is not so associated with censorship though.

      In an easier way for you, use a proxy site supporting videos ( like https://kproxy.com/ ) to see it.

  4. “So what about letting us non-US citizens see this?”

    @ ilia: I had no problem viewing it here in Canada, surprisingly enough. So much content from US broadcasters are blocked here, which can be very frustrating. As Penboy said, try searching for it elsewhere.

    “The ignorance in the US is just breathtaking.”

    @ Islanddreamer”

    Sadly, I’d be willing to bet if they interviewed people on the streets here, you’d get a similar result.

  5. FINALLY found a copy that would work in the UK – source: The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia.

    But this beggars the question: why did HBO restrict it at all, especially from one of the US’s closest allies?

    No wonder suspicion and conspiracy theories abound!

    And for the arseholes at GCHQ, lapdogs to the NSA, etc., I don’t give a flying f— for you or your kind!

    The UK has been – and still is – the most surveilled nation on the planet, ever since the 1800’s, when the establishment were running terrified that the French Revolution might spread to here, and, legally speaking, we actually have no right whatsoever to privacy!

    And, of course, they’ve already started their dirty tricks campaign for the impending election when they fabricated a scurrilous ‘official’ communique claiming scandalous lies by the SNP (Scottish National Party) leader, Nichola Sturgeon, in order to try to stop her supporting the opposition Labour Party in the case of a hung Parliament!

    Like in all so-called ‘democracies’ (show me a real one, please!), governments and establishments are absolutely the last one should trust to any extent. It truly is criminal!

    1. It’s all about DRM, digital rights management. If you can’t see it with a locally made vaginal cream commercial they will block it.

      1. “If you can’t see it with a locally made vaginal cream commercial they will block it.”

        Is that why my anus has been itching so much lately?

        :-)))

  6. Just watched the video. The saddest part when when Snowden gets to see brain dead people not even have a clue as to whom he is. This has got to be one of the best done interview ever on such a serious subject.

  7. “But this beggars the question: why did HBO restrict it at all, especially from one of the US’s closest allies?”

    @ Ilia: You have to understand this isn’t a question of political agendas between nations, but rather simple corporate copyright and greed. It happens all the time here in Canada with American network TV shows and news. Americans can watch past episodes and other bits of teasers, but for us Canadians, their sites are blocked. Some of the error messages are downright demeaning saying things like they don’t provide free content to you Canadians with free healthcare, and we should instead either move to the USA or log into their .ca site rather than their American .com site. Only thing is, their cheapo Canadian pseudo sites offer no such options. They think their being humourous, when in fact they’re only revealing their true attitudes to people outside of their country.

    “This has got to be one of the best done interview ever on such a serious subject.”

    @ Old Dan: Yes indeed, although it could have been far more in-depth, it was by far the best interview I’ve seen so far.

    1. In depth? How could that be done with people that are more worried about having their dick pics intercepted by the NSA than their personal information? After all, have you ever seen someone impersonating a dick he intercepted on the web? Of course not but we see people being impersonated all the time because their bank and credit card info was intercepted.

      1. “After all, have you ever seen someone impersonating a dick he intercepted on the web?”

        @ Dan: Unfortunately, I have seen that on the internet a few times. xD

      2. @Dan:
        “After all, have you ever seen someone impersonating a dick he intercepted on the web?”

        Have you checked out those “nude, erect penis” pics of “Justin Bieber” that’s been circulating for so long? Talk about impersonating!

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