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[4]: Intranet
by corbintechboy on Fri 12th Jul 2013 03:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Intranet"
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Now I like that idea.

And with the power of current smart phones we could have a nice, complete internet. And if you split resources across devices (in some instances many devices) you could create a very complex system.

The only issue this leaves however is the current caps. This would not really be able to be an unlimited service. At the same time however, if a developer of some sort who is into cell technology could figure out a way for phones to "talk" to each other without need for cell towers, we could have a winner (this might be what your getting at as well).

I like the idea.

Edited 2013-07-12 03:43 UTC

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