Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jun 2013 17:32 UTC
Microsoft From Bloomberg: "Microsoft, the world's largest software company, provides intelligence agencies with information about bugs in its popular software before it publicly releases a fix, according to two people familiar with the process. That information can be used to protect government computers and to access the computers of terrorists or military foes." The lid has officially been blown off.
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RE[2]: Great Firewall of China
by unclefester on Sun 16th Jun 2013 02:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Great Firewall of China"
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Buwahahahaha! Riiiiiiiiiiiight, the GFW is purely a defensive measure... I'm sure it has nothing to do with China being one of the most censorship-happy regimes in the industrialized world, not to mention their history of draconian control over what information their citizens can access. After all, we know that people in China can easily access sites with information about Tienanmen Square, or Tibetan/Taiwanese independence... oh, wait.

The inconvenient facts:

Tibet has been considered a part of China for over 2500 years. The Tibetan llamas ran a brutally repressive feudal system. Western supporters of Tibetan independence are essentially useful idiots. [In public the Dalai Llama hides his true opinions such as his absolute hatred of homosexuality.]

Chinese citizens can travel freely to many Western countries.

There are daily flights between Taiwan and mainland China.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students study at western universities.

Six million Chinese citizens in Hong Kong have uncensored internet access.

There is a great deal of robust online discussion and social networking in China.

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