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Originally posted by dgtempe
Here's what i think: Someone is dialing me up hoping im on the internet and to monitor me.
If you didn't already hate Microsoft, this may push you over the edge: "Security experts raised privacy concerns after a US National Security Agency official revealed that the Agency collaborated with Microsoft during the development stage of Windows 7. The revelation was made in a prepared statement by NSA information assurance director Richard Schaeffer, before the US Senate’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, which operates under the Judiciary panel."
"Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronics Privacy Information Center (EPIC), said “the obvious concern is [that the NSA has built] in back doors that enable tracking users and intercepting user communications”. This is the third time in recent years that the NSA is found to have collaborated with Microsoft in developing operating systems. The secretive Agency worked with the US-owned vendor on Windows 9X, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Vista."
I get mad every time I hear about stuff like this. AT&T, Verizion, and other communications companies also opened their doors to the cloak & dagger guys with no regard for the public's right to privacy or constitutional safeguards. It won't be long before NSA's files will begin to rival those of the Stasi's. Welcome to Heimlandishe Sicherheit - oops, I mean Homeland Security.