Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 21:35 UTC
Microsoft Documents released by Snowden show the extent to which Microsoft helped the NSA and other security agencies in the US. "Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would be unable to intercept web chats on the new portal; The agency already had pre-encryption stage access to email on, including Hotmail; The company worked with the FBI this year to allow the NSA easier access via Prism to its cloud storage service SkyDrive, which now has more than 250 million users worldwide; [...] Skype, which was bought by Microsoft in October 2011, worked with intelligence agencies last year to allow Prism to collect video of conversations as well as audio; Material collected through Prism is routinely shared with the FBI and CIA, with one NSA document describing the program as a 'team sport'." Wow. Just wow.
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RE[2]: Intranet
by corbintechboy on Fri 12th Jul 2013 02:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Intranet"
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It is not that hard and could start in a small area and spread.

Start with a local network of shared somethings (files and webpages and or services or whatnot). Dedicate a small always on system (maybe a small Intel Atom system). Wire what can be wired and wireless what cannot.

Creates a chain from one place to the other, across a small area, then a town, then a city, then a state, and so on.

This does not have to be this huge costing project. We can already contribute with what we use everyday, our computer.

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