posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 06:15 AM
Or to be more accurate, your operating system is.
I have a reliable source and a good friend working for a big IT firm, I won't name for obvious reasons, who confirmed my fears that the most popular
OS may be riddled with NSA spyware.
It is more advanced that people think it is. People already know about the "magic flash disk" agents and officers use to unlock and upload data from
any PC .
But it goes beyond that.
They can access your computer freely remotely, effectively look at its content, browsing history, record what you type, access your emails and
everything. Even plant "evidence" against you. Mainstream firewalls and protections will not detect all this information moving in and out. And that
is one of the main counterterrorism and intelligence tool, the remote access of any computer that belongs to suspected enemies.
That's the reason Chinese and Cuban governments built their own OS based on the open source Linux and are quickly moving to promote households to use
I think it is important for ATSers to be aware of such thing. I know many think they are safe, even with their alternative views, but the govt is
probably doing this in the possibility someone becomes too vocal and too popular. Then it would be easy for them to stop this person under whatever
terror law with evidence (real or not) stored in his/her computer.
[edit on 13-2-2009 by TheOracle]