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: Comment by M.Onty
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 13th May 2014 15:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by M.Onty"
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But that's really fake outrage for the sake of sensationalisim to try and get people to care. But most people don't know enough about it to really care.

This is what most people understood from the first story about the NSA:

NSA is spying on us all.

This is what they will get from this story:

NSA is spying on us all.

Zero, increase in knowledge gained. So, the reporter has to go above and beyond to make it seem more revelatory and surprising than it really is.

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