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News Microsoft denies NSA direct access claims

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 12 Jul 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Well they would say that wouldn't they. Lets see the source code :D
     
  3. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Piratebay team are working on an NSA proof chat application for mobiles.
     
  4. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    i`m not really that interested as we don`t, as of yet, live in a police state. That and i`m pretty boring.
     
  5. Dave Lister

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    Woo hoo, go Mr Snowden ! In all seriousness though, I hope Snowden exposes all the scuzballs who are working against the general population.
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Evidence and/or rumors of NSA back-doors being in Windows have been floating around all the way back to 1999
    http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/5/5263/1.html
    I do find it funny though when people say OMG our spy's are spying on people :hehe:
     
  7. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    WHAAAAA?!
     
  8. miller

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    We can see what's been happening now, so the UK monitors the USA and passes the info to them and the USA monitors the UK and they give the info to the UK and neither party has actively spied on it's own. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Woodspoon

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    yup and neither of them seem to be doing a very good job of it.
    where's terrorist A gone? "ah well he was in the country but now we're not sure"
    where's security leak B gone "ummm don't know, china, maybe? he was here when we last looked though"
     
  10. SAimNE

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    i'd rather windows not publicly release their source code. im forced to use it for gaming, and i really dont want it to be even less secure :|
     
  11. DC74

    DC74 Doh!

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    No wonder Hotmail accounts can't be logged into sometimes for hours, they must be sending them copies of all our e-mails. Hey NSA maybe you can do something about this Adriana spam I've blocked like 100 times they still get through though...
     
  12. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    U.S. isn't in "police state" anymore. Is MARTIAL LAW now! Why you think they are spying everybody? Terrorist? You must be a complete fool to believe them. Even M$ is lying. Terrorism is just a stupid excuse for those completly desinformed. They are doing that because the general sold a F-15 loaded of NUKES, of course, he committed suicide days after. So yes, the U.S. (true axis of evil) is just DESESPERATE as there is no counter-attack to a nuke attack from those with no nation, with no ideals, etc. Anyway, the U.S. created a new seed of evil yet again!
     
  13. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    A month ago @ Gmail was impossible to log in. UK can trap over 600M telephones and they are also doing this super dirty "job".
     
  14. Fused

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    Apart from one brief glimpse at a powerpoint slide has anyone actually seen the documents that he has released? I guess I should be heading over to wikileaks?
     
  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Oh good lord.

    Really?

    Conspiracy theorists are mostly absurd lunatics, this entire thing is hokum, and the notion that either the US or UK governments could actively monitor almost half a billion people and supposedly pass data between each other with nobody noticing before now?

    ********. Biggest proof that this is crap IMO. Our government couldn't even keep schtum about their own expenses, let alone monitoring every computer connected to the internet in the United States.
     
  16. Fused

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    Actively monitor is the wrong way of looking at it. I understand it to be more that data is automatically stored on emails/instant messaging conversations etc. This data is held for about a month and can be processed with general search terms or they can look into specific individual cases.

    Thats my interpretation of the news lately anway. Remember in both cases the people supposedly doing this are government agencies rather than the governments themselves. How much those in power know about in the inner workings of these schemes/systems is anyones guess.
     
  17. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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