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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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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:

That's what the whole FICA mess was about.


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sbergman27 Member since:


The NSA was given the OK to spy on U.S. citizens by the Bush administration. But then the IRS pointed out that the NSA was liable for a hefty "spy tax" for each employee involved in an instance of that, which at least temporarily curtailed the practice while NSA accountants looked for a loop-hole. No further details exist on the resolution. Not surprising, as the inside joke within the department is that NSA stands for "Never Say Anything".

Sometimes, where PR and political pressure fail, bureaucratic inertia and budgetary complications can succeed.

I think he meant "FISA". ;-)

Edited 2009-02-13 00:03 UTC

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