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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by 1c3d0g on Tue 13th May 2014 04:51 UTC
1c3d0g
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2005-07-06

What's with the privacy paranoia lately?

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RE: So...
by Soulbender on Tue 13th May 2014 07:40 in reply to "So..."
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2005-08-18

Maybe it's also about the "don't buy those guys stuff, it's unsafe and they spy on you. Buy our stuff so that we can spy on you" thing.

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by 1c3d0g on Tue 13th May 2014 13:17 in reply to "RE: So..."
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

And you somehow think that you're "anonymous" on the Internet? Is there a name for this imaginary world that you live in? ;)

As soon as you're connected to the Internet, your privacy goes out the window. Basic networking knowledge. I thought most people knew this by now...

Edited 2014-05-13 13:18 UTC

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