Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Oct 2010 22:33 UTC, submitted by sawboss
In the News "The Russian state plans to revamp its computer services with a Windows rival to reduce its dependence on US giant Microsoft and better monitor computer security, a lawmaker said Wednesday. Moscow will earmark 150 million rubles (3.5 million euros, 4.9 million dollars) to develop a national software system based on the Linux operating system, Russian deputy Ilia Ponomarev told AFP, confirming an earlier report in the Vedomosti daily." Right. I guess this has absolutely nothing to do with this. Want to buy a unicorn?
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RE[5]: cold war
by james_parker on Thu 28th Oct 2010 21:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: cold war"
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Also, don't forget the precedent with most (if not all) color laser printers having "tracking dots" embedded in their output, presumably at the "request" of the US Government:

https://www.eff.org/issues/printers/

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