Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th May 2014 23:47 UTC
Internet & Networking

For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a "threat" because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them. Yet what the NSA's documents show is that Americans have been engaged in precisely the activity that the US accused the Chinese of doing.

What surprises me the most is that there are still people who are surprised by this.

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RE: Open hardware
by Morgan on Tue 13th May 2014 11:48 UTC in reply to "Open hardware"
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While that's an awesome project, it won't help you one bit if the router you connected it to is compromised.

Honestly, no matter how open source and secure all of your equipment is, the moment it touches another network, you run the risk of your information being exposed. Every chain has at least one weak link, and as we've seen recently, even projects like Tor are vulnerable to state sponsored monitoring.

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