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Wed Sep 11, 2013, 07:13 PM

'It's Treason' For Yahoo To Disobey The NSA - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer: 'It's Treason' For Yahoo To Disobey The NSA



Marissa Mayer was on stage on Wednesday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference when Michael Arrington asked her about NSA snooping.

He wanted to know what would happen if Yahoo just didn’t cooperate. He wanted to know what would happen if she were to simply talk about what was happening, even though the government had forbidden it.

“Releasing classified information is treason. It generally lands you incarcerated,” she said, clearly uncomfortable with the turn of the conversation.

She also explained that when the government comes calling wanting information on Yahoo users, the company scrutinizes each request and “we push back a lot on requests.” But “we can’t talk about those things because they’re classified,” she said.

This has been going on long before her reign, too, she said:

“I’m proud to be part of an organisation that from the very beginning in 2007, with the NSA and FISA and PRISM, has been sceptical and has scrutinized those requests. In 2007 Yahoo filed a lawsuit against the new Patriot Act, parts of PRISM and FISA, we were the key plaintiff. A lot of people have wondered about that case and who it was. It was us … we lost. The thing is, we lost and if you don’t comply it’s treason.”


http://www.businessinsider.com.au/marissa-mayer-its-treason-to-ignore-the-nsa-2013-9

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 07:55 PM

1. Would have thought Marissa Mayer would have had a little more moxie, judgment, and respect

for our constitutional rights that are being eviscerated. Even a soldier at war is not required to follow an unlawful order.

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Response to indepat (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 08:03 PM

2. That's pretty much the reaction this is getting on twitter. n/t

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Response to indepat (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:50 PM

9. Why would you think that

These business school CEOs only want to join the 1% - they don't even know what's in the fugging constitution-money, the good life, the latest of everything and some hypocritical religion to go along with the package - that's all they want.

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 10:07 PM

15. How right you are on all accounts. Silly me to hope reason, good sense, and sanity will ever

emanate from TPTB.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:32 PM

3. It's treason, and it'll cost us money. nt

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:35 PM

4. come now

this is the same woman that made a room for her kid at yahoo, but cancelled work at home for working moms.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:36 PM

5. I heard she cancelled the work-from-home program due to NSA pressure

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:47 PM

6. She's a dumbass who has no clue

what treason is or what it takes to be convicted of treason. Who put her in charge of anything?

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:50 PM

8. Seriously.

That was the worst response to give to this crowd.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:49 PM

7. K&R

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”

~George Orwell, 1984


- The object of power is power.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:52 PM

10. Nope, definitely not like a Police State.

Not at all.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:54 PM

11. “Releasing classified information is treason. It generally lands you incarcerated.”

Disregarding the stupid-ass syntax, WTF does this mean? Does this mean Marissa Mayer has been given a clearance for classified information and gets briefed on it? Or does it mean that she got a scawwy letter that threatened her with a charge of treason if the company didn't comply? Both options fill me with despair.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 10:05 PM

14. Great point BB...

That was my first reaction too. Doubtful the employees at Yahoo! have security clearance - so why are they subject to the same security treatment?

It would be like me giving you a document between me and a 3rd party that is marked "confidential." You have no obligation to maintain the confidences and if you decide to breach that confidence, it would be me - the party to the confidentiality agreement in the first place - that is subject to penalty.

I do feel confident in saying the gov't team has many attorneys that have twisted and contorted enough rules/regs (to the point a contortionist would be embarrassed) to "sweep everyone under the rules & penalties" - even if we don't know we're subject to those rules.

Think Dean Wormer and "Double Secret Probation." We're all on double secret probation... even if we don't know it.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 09:58 PM

12. Liar Marissa... I've had Yahoo as my Home Page for Years and just two days ago

their Site...after being listed as giving away my Data....now has my Exact Location here in the USA for my Weather Report. They have My Street Name GIVING ME WEATHER!

This is NEW... Damned site thinks they can "Go for Broke" after NSA Spying Scandal to SPY ON ME MORE!

I'm not kidding about this. Marissa is so "under fire" for her new Position as CEO of YAHOO that's she's pulled out all PRIVACY STOPS for YAHOO that she's found a way to track me to my exact location, where I live and give me weather located to my Subdivision where I LIVE.

And no matter how I try to stop her link to my location...it keeps popping up!

It's like these Websites are so thrilled the NSA has revealed their SECRETS they are going for BROKE pushing EVEN MORE invasions of our Privacy to us!

I even delisted YAHOO as my Homepage on FIREFOX...and it keeps coming back along with my exact LOCATION for Weather Reports.

Whatever......what do we do and how do we all move forward with this TRACKING.

I have E-Mail with Yahoo for Amazon Purchases and a few Other Things...but, I'm ready to cancel it all.

Anyone else have this VERY RECENT problem with Yahoo and Marissa trying to RAMP SALES on backs of our Privacy?

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 10:04 PM

13. And it used to be heresy to not attend church on Sunday, and you were burned in the plaza

after being marched around in a dunce cap. The law is always used to do what the powers that are want to do. They define what is right and wrong according to their own purposes.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 10:08 PM

16. Wait... Yahoo still exists?

Next your going to tell me that my old Angelfire website is still out there somewhere.

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