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 acobar on Sun 16th Jun 2013 02:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Great Firewall of China"
acobar
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What part of "ONE of the reasons" you missed? What I left subtle on my comment and, unluckily, one thing that strongly ties USA and China governments is that them both are paranoid states where the powerful elite are more than willing to sacrifice the liberty and privacy of their citizens to justify the maintaining of the status-quo.

They label and treat their own people and other countries under suspicion flag and as so they prepare the communication infra-structure with barriers and traps, frequently overstepping their own legal systems. This is what USA did as also China. They both went to extreme extents on that. USA, China, Russia and some other countries have power circles that are way too poisonous.

What I left tacit is not that China already did know about PRISMA but that paranoid countries act on presumption and that they use all available disinformation techniques to gain some advantage. Specifically, on USA case, many politicians and members of the government went public to criticize the GFC when they probably already knew about the USA spy efforts. I guess, it is too much to assume the all readers will infer that. Well, I hope your self-confidence on your cognitive abilities do not get affected.

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