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[5]: So...
by Alfman on Wed 14th May 2014 13:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: So..."
Alfman
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2011-01-28

1c3d0g,

What's with the privacy paranoia lately?

So, according to you, they invest millions of dollars implementing a back-door (or exploiting an unknown vulnerability), just so they can retrieve my "private" porn collection on my "private" local network? Okay...



Hyperbolic much? I hope you understand that the government's right to do anything comes from the people, otherwise it cannot be democratic and the founding fathers would have had us stand up and abolish such unjust power. Nothing short of our freedom depends on it.

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.” - James Madison

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” - Charles Montesqueu

“A great wave of oppressive tyranny isn't going to strike, but rather a slow seepage of oppressive laws and regulations from within will sink the American dream of liberty” - George Baumler

Government is overstepping it's authority and treating us like subjects of itself rather than subject to us, this should not be taken lightly.

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