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(Network World)   Desperate to convince the world that it's not in bed with U.S. intelligence agencies, does this company: C) buy a CIA-funded start-up?   (networkworld.com) divider line 11
    More: Stupid, CIA, In-Q-Tel, distrust, Edward Snowden, RSA  
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2014-06-01 02:29:53 PM
The funding ensures that the intelligence community not only gets the technology, but gets a product that is more refined for their needs, he said.

Yeah, I'm not sure why anyone would buy anything made or designed in the US and not assume that they were being spied upon at this point.
 
2014-06-01 03:30:13 PM
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2014-06-01 04:24:30 PM

JasonOfOrillia: The funding ensures that the intelligence community not only gets the technology, but gets a product that is more refined for their needs, he said.

Yeah, I'm not sure why anyone would buy anything made or designed in the US and not assume that they were being spied upon at this point.


Why would you assume others aren't spying on you as well? A lot of shiat is made in China/SE Asia so its easy to see how they could get into every PC/Mac in the world. Its kind of telling how China played this so cool by paying back and ignoring their own shiat and getting other nations to ignore their repressive nature while Russia took so much shiat for much less.

Hell even Germany, France, and most other nations have been caught spying somehow on their people so saying only one nation is doing this reeks of stupidity or willful ignorance.
 
2014-06-01 04:31:24 PM
FTA: The CIA's non-profit venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel,

Mind. Blown.
 
2014-06-01 04:34:26 PM

steamingpile: JasonOfOrillia: The funding ensures that the intelligence community not only gets the technology, but gets a product that is more refined for their needs, he said.

Yeah, I'm not sure why anyone would buy anything made or designed in the US and not assume that they were being spied upon at this point.

Why would you assume others aren't spying on you as well? A lot of shiat is made in China/SE Asia so its easy to see how they could get into every PC/Mac in the world. Its kind of telling how China played this so cool by paying back and ignoring their own shiat and getting other nations to ignore their repressive nature while Russia took so much shiat for much less.

Hell even Germany, France, and most other nations have been caught spying somehow on their people so saying only one nation is doing this reeks of stupidity or willful ignorance.


I didn't.
 
2014-06-01 05:35:01 PM
For me personally what Snowden did was not a game changer in terms of substance--spying of all kinds has been going on since primitive times. What Snowden revealed to me was simply how pervasive it had become--that the game had changed from a game of spy-vs-spy to a game of mass surveillance. For mass surveillance to work, however, it needs to be massive. So who controls the technology controls the degree of surveillance possible.

Phrased differently, in the cold war days is was "I know something you don't!". Today, it is "I know more than you!" So the claim that "other nations are doing it too" misses the point. The question is not whether they can do it too, the question is who can cast the widest net. And in that game the USA has such a huge lead that other nations are right to be scared. This isn't because of brainpower but because the USA has a 30 year head start in terms of technological infrastructure. Almost everything that gets passed on the internet is based in one form or another on some piece of American equipment. We have wired the world for surveillance.  As the Chinese discovered it is one thing to steal an intellectual patent; it is another thing to manufacture the technology and propagate it to hundreds of millions of people. The first step--stealing-is actually easy. The other steps are time consuming and expensive.
 
2014-06-01 07:21:40 PM
I'd pay the CIA to be in bed with me, they've got some good looking agents.

/another old white punk on dope...........
 
2014-06-01 08:39:54 PM
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2014-06-02 06:21:08 AM

JasonOfOrillia: steamingpile: JasonOfOrillia: The funding ensures that the intelligence community not only gets the technology, but gets a product that is more refined for their needs, he said.

Yeah, I'm not sure why anyone would buy anything made or designed in the US and not assume that they were being spied upon at this point.

Why would you assume others aren't spying on you as well? A lot of shiat is made in China/SE Asia so its easy to see how they could get into every PC/Mac in the world. Its kind of telling how China played this so cool by paying back and ignoring their own shiat and getting other nations to ignore their repressive nature while Russia took so much shiat for much less.

Hell even Germany, France, and most other nations have been caught spying somehow on their people so saying only one nation is doing this reeks of stupidity or willful ignorance.

I didn't.


You singled one nation out so at the least you implied it, at worst you were trying to just shiat on the easiest target.

Face it people the governments who can afford it will always find a way to spy on us.
 
2014-06-02 07:10:16 AM

steamingpile: You singled one nation out so at the least you implied it, at worst you were trying to just shiat on the easiest target.

Face it people the governments who can afford it will always find a way to spy on us.


I singled out the one nation that was mentioned in the story.  The fact that the US has long been the cheerleader of freedom and limits on government makes the current situation more entertaining.  Much like the entertainment found in discovering a family-values politician in bed with a hooker.
 
2014-06-02 10:54:00 AM

Unobtanium: FTA: The CIA's non-profit venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel,

Mind. Blown.


In-Q-Tel has been around since 1999 and has funded a lot of tech start ups.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-Q-Tel
 
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