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[3]: So...
by WereCatf on Tue 13th May 2014 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

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...


That's like saying that since people can already see some of your skin while walking on the street you should just discard all of your clothes and go bucknaked. It's a silly argument; even if some parties can track some of the things you do that's not an argument for just nilly-willy sharing everything with them.

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RE[4]: So...
by 1c3d0g on Wed 14th May 2014 02:44 in reply to "RE[3]: So..."
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Your analogy is so screwed up, I don't even know where to begin.

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