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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"Please. It really doesn't matter hether you claim it as one reason, or the sole reason - it's still an absurd, completely unsubstantiated claim. Bullshit is still bullshit, the quantity doesn't change that.

Let me see, it is bullshit because you said so?

Now you're just being deliberately obtuse. It's bullshit because it's directly contradicted by numerous, widely known facts about the GFC. And it's bullshit because you haven't provided a single source or shred of evidence to substantiate up your claim. Hell, you haven't even provided any reason to believe that the GFC would actually be EFFECTIVE in preventing spying.

So I guess we can also add "burden of proof" to the list of intellectual concepts that you fail to grasp.

"False equivalence, once again - you do realize that spying is not the same thing as censorship, right?

And you do realize that they are not mutually exclusive do you?

Stop riding my coattails, kid - get your own material.

USA has been doing censorship and spying since forever. You do not believe me right? So, what do you think are the so called "classified information" that is all over the place?

False equivalence combined with confirmation bias - find me a single country in the world that DOESN'T classify information.

And you're seriously trying to pretend that classifying sensitive information (for security purposes) is the same things as GFC-style censorship of politically-inconvenient information? People don't resort to such blatant intellectual-dishonesty if they any valid argument left - your de facto admission of defeat is noted.

Also, go and read history facts about human tragedies triggered by USA actions all around the globe. No that big difference to me between USA government elite and the their bad pals around the globe.

More unsubstantiated claims. I'd challenge you to provide examples, but we both know that you either don't have any - or you would just toss out some more red herrings that didn't actually have anything to do with your claims. But hey, anything to justify your irrational, knee-jerk hatred of the US, right?

And please, stop projecting your own sexual fantasies on others, keep them to yourself, there are some things that are better to maintain private. ;-)

An "I know you are, but what am I" flame, really? Tell you what, because I'm such a nice guy, I'll give you a do-over. Maybe you'll be able to come up with something a little less pathetic this time.

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