With the cosy relationship between NSA and GCHQ (and others), we know that any one of the “network” can do dirty work for the other. For example, since historical IRA terrorism support by many an American (giving money) will no doubt be lauded by many an American congressman (out to buy votes, by taking such a position).
And, therefore, one can imagine such folks wanting certain Irish and Americans folks alike to have secure communications – that GCHQ cannot break. It should aim to disrupt and avoid UK attempts to ?falsely” hold those folks accountable. After all, this is American (two faced) exceptionalism at work – protecting the weak and abused (from the Evil English). Tor exists to protect such dissidents and such oppressed folk, surely?
So therefore, NSA needs to be prevented from giving to GCHQ on the other hand what King prevented them from giving with the first – otherwise the exceptionals look now actively duplicitous (not only two faced). And we cannot have the name of Uncle Sam be besmirched so, can we?
This seems to mean that ordinary folk who are “wrongly” setup for terrorist labels (i.e. lots of IRA-leaning Americans) need tools to protect themselves; and it’s the exceptionals duty to give it to them. If this means showcasing how GCHQ has limits in attacking security-technology tools like TOR (augmented with suitable opsec, of course), then surely its King’s job to do so.
Now assume I’m tasked to help King dumb down the technical information revealed by The Guardian about GCHQ techniques and limits (so he can give it to those Americans being “persecuted” by Britain for Irish terrorist support activities). What briefing terms can I give him (so he can brief the English about what he is doing, since they are too confused about the technologies involved being too poorly educated).
First realize that “internet phone book of computers” is compromised (by the Evil English). The awful technical name (that is too difficult for UK folks, generally) is DNS. Entries are false. Entries disappear . One person gets one result, another a second. Irish-American terrorist support suspects… take note! The evil redcoats are after you, so get protected against DNS attackers (courtesy King). At least “know your enemy” and its capabilities (courtesy King).
Second realize that the mail rooms that send internet packets around are compromised (by the Evil English). The awful technical name (that is too difficult for UK folks, generally) is “router” (because it routes). Entries in the “route list” are false. Entries disappear. One person gets one result, another a second. Entries also appear – being delivered faster to you (Irish-American terrorist support suspects) than those from the phone companies devices. So … take note! The evil redcoats are after you, so get protected against router attackers (courtesy King). At least “know your enemy” and its capabilities against routers (courtesy King).
(is this dumbed down enough for the general reader of The Guardian, Cameron?)
We could go on. Its dumb (supporting King). Its dumb (using language this way). Its dumb (listening to Cameron and his plummy Etonian voice deliver a UK-targeted “malevolency” message that then just doesnt work – “on the world stage”). The likes of King take dumb things and twist them (back to such as his supporting for those who support/supported Irish terrorism and against those who hold his “heroes” as terrorist supporters). Now the malevolency looks pathetically and a particularly mean-spirited and passive aggressive malevolency – which undermines the case being made since its made so conspicuous now, once put back on the world stage.