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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I'm surprised by many things.
by siraf72 on Tue 13th May 2014 01:01 UTC
siraf72
Member since:
2006-02-22

Not this stuff though. No, not this stuff.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

"You die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain"

What is sad is that we in the USA had our parents and grandparents fight and suffer to stand up against fascism and totalitarian regimes only to become fascist and totalitarian. Sorry folks in the EU but We, The People have no say in our government anymore, we have two bought and paid for parties, any attempts at grass roots change is quickly hijacked by the corps, see how the Tea Party became the Koch bros Tea Party Express, and any protests are stuffed into "free speech zones" and completely neutered.

So try to remember as the NSA spies on you and the US corps try to jam their endless self enriching laws using bribery and the state dept saber rattling into your countries that the people here in the U$$A have no more control or say than our counterparts in the USSR did during the cold war. For what little its worth I'm sorry our tax dollars were/are used to develop the tech your governments use to spy on you, but they don't listen to us anymore.

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Well...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
...

When civilians and citizens loose faith and confidence into their imposed/voted politics and representatives, there's no 100s of solutions :/

Kochise

Edited 2014-05-13 11:36 UTC

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RE: I'm surprised by many things.
by some1 on Tue 13th May 2014 13:53 in reply to "I'm surprised by many things."
some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

I'm surprised there are still no people on the streets with pitchforks and torches.

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