Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Wrong, the NSA may have the right to spy on US users, but not any user in the world.

The NSA has always had free reign to spy on the rest of the world. They were restricted from spying on U.S. citizens until the Bush administration lifted that ban in the wake of the WTC/Pentagon incident. Currently, they can and do spy on anyone they want without outside permission.

Edited 2009-02-12 10:03 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

In a sense you are correct, but also wrong. They don't legally have the permission to spy on US citizens. That's what the whole FICA mess was about. But they have and could again in the future. There was also a tweak made to the policy, if a US based person was speaking with someone outside of the country then they could be listened to as well.

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dcwrwrfhndz Member since:
2006-05-26

That's what the whole FICA mess was about.

Fica?

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stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

You miss my point. The NSA have the USA's permission to spy on whoever they want, but that only makes it legal in the US

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

You miss my point. The NSA have the USA's permission to spy on whoever they want, but that only makes it legal in the US

I suspected that was what you meant. But what are you going to do? Ask the NSA, nicely, to please stop it?

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