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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Sometimes, I think that Snowden was is a NSA plant. The whole leak thing is just a ruse by them to make people think they are all powerful. In reality, they suck, but if everyone thinks they're watching over everything then thats about 80% as good as if they actually were looking over everything at a substantial discount. They're serving the same purpose as the fake surveillance cameras they put in our school buses as kids.

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