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squirvel  ·  1941 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

    Q: Is that the name of your unit? A: I cannot answer that question, that is a secret. Q: Is that the board which passersby on the main road see outside your unit's base? A: Yes. Q: Read it out to the jury, please. A: I cannot do that. It is a secret.

That is a particularly startling comment. They are tried for spying for merely publicizing a publicly available fact. And while they were set free, it does not sit well for anyone as we proceed into the future that you can be tried just for showing people something they could find themselves.