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Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears
AFP ^ | March 26 2014 | No Attribution

Posted on 03/27/2014 7:45:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Moscow — Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday. Journalists spotted that ministers at a cabinet meeting were no longer using Apple tablets, and minister Nikolai Nikiforov confirmed the changeover "took place not so long ago."

"We are not proposing any sanctions," he said

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ipads; russia; yesterday
no sanctions

gulp, ..thats good to know.

1 posted on 03/27/2014 7:45:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137634/posts


2 posted on 03/27/2014 7:47:13 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL ... if they were concerned about “security” they would keep their iPads. No ... this is a “political move” about Moscow not wanting to use an “American” company, and instead - pick a Korean one ... :-) ...


3 posted on 03/27/2014 7:50:09 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014

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https://securosis.com/assets/library/reports/Defending-Data-on-iOS-v.2.pdf


4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:52:26 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I’m sure the NSA uses the backdoors built into the system both from a hardware perspective as well as software.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 8:00:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There are people who say there are black helicopters over their house, too - and that they are being followed by black cars and vans are parked down the block from their house. I tend to ignore these people ... LOL ...

It’s the same reason I ignore the “Truthers” too ... :-) ...


6 posted on 03/27/2014 8:06:06 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

They have a legitimate fear.

NSA Built Back Door In All Windows Software by 1999
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/microsoft-programmed-in-nsa-backdoor-in-windows-by-1999.html

NSA has total access via Microsoft Windows
http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/nsa-has-total-access-via-microsoft-windows/

Is Windows 8 a Trojan horse for the NSA? The German Government thinks so
http://news.techworld.com/security/3465259/is-windows-8-a-trojan-horse-for-the-nsa-the-german-government-thinks-so/

Microsoft denies it built ‘backdoor’ in Windows 7
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141182/Microsoft_denies_it_built_backdoor_in_Windows_7

Confirmed: Microsoft Tells the NSA About Back Doors in Windows
http://techrights.org/2013/06/15/nsa-and-microsoft/

Actually, I did see a black helicopter yesterday flying rather low. It was a Bell Ranger and could not see any markings on it. Don’t know who it belongs to but I have seen it in the past flying at much higher altitudes.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The people who use those products you’ve listed ... do have a concern.

Furthermore any data that has left the device and is on someone else’s network, the NSA can scoop it up. This part has nothing to do with the device, though.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 8:23:03 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I bet the Apple corp. is really upset by this. Here’s the better spy guys in the world, telling Apple to take a hike!

(maybe it’s because Apple is in bed with Barry?)


9 posted on 03/27/2014 8:23:41 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Star Traveler

The NSA can turn on the mic or the camera. It doesn’t matter if the data is on their device, another server, or in the cloud! They can get to it no matter what.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 8:25:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Terry L Smith
I sense the Obama Connection has a great deal to do with the choice.

Here we see Barry with his new IBEANIE/// presented to him by none other than the Pope


11 posted on 03/27/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Star Traveler

Poootin has spoken...is all about Politicks


12 posted on 03/27/2014 8:31:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That’s not true for the iPhone and the iPad, which is not jailbroken. I’m sure it’s true for the others that run other systems.

The iOS which is not jailbroken has never been shown to be compromised. One can’t install malware (or any software) remotely. And if it is not jailbroken, software cannot be loaded from the web or some malware site, even if you tried to do it.

The only place that software can be loaded onto the device is the one and only place of - the Apple App Store. And there ... they don’t even allow “spyware” that “you” may even want on your device. It’s simply not allowed in the store. All the software there is screened before allowing on the store. If something were to get by and someone reports it as spyware, afterwards, it would be pulled immediately.

The key here is NEVER JAILBREAK your iOS device, because then you defeat the security measures.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 8:36:44 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Terry L Smith

Why would “Apple Corps” care in the least whether Putin listens to Beatles music or not?

Apple Corps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps


14 posted on 03/27/2014 8:40:23 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

They don’t need to be jailbroken or have had malware installed. The NSA has had backdoors built into at least the Microsoft Windows OSes for them.

They simply don’t want the NSA to use those devices to eavesdrop on them.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 9:04:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That may be so for what you’ve described, but no one has ever shown that to be the case for the iOS from Apple - and neither has anyone detected anomalies which could raise warning flags or found extra data leaving the device.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 9:17:53 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

At least not yet.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 9:27:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I guess there’s always tomorrow ... :-) ...

But, in kind of a similar vein, I’ve been waiting for the “tomorrow” that many Apple-haters have told me “is going to happen” for about 30+ years.

They’ve been telling me for all this time that Apple is on the verge of going out of business, that it’s losing business and that it’s products are not selling and it can’t keep this up forever.

“I guess there’s always tomorrow.” ... LOL ...


18 posted on 03/27/2014 9:33:57 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Considering how many computer companies and telcos have been strongarmed into helping the Feds I would say the chance is pretty high Apple’s devices are compromised in some way.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Let’s see some document from Snowden on that happening with Apple ... :-) ...

AND ... if it has happened, you can bet Snowden has it!


20 posted on 03/27/2014 9:45:41 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

That’s what I’m waiting to hear on, too!


21 posted on 03/27/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Star Traveler

Dear Star Traveleveler,

Did I really !!?? write ‘Apple Corps’ (spoken as Apple Core)???

If I did, it’s because i keep a keyboard in my lap, when I have my legs up, so my P.E.D. stays under control, and it might just bouncuenen around a bit, and i might have missed that tyop!


22 posted on 03/29/2014 4:55:04 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

Yep ...:-) ...

You left off the “s” on corp, but the computer company is “Inc”. It wasn’t a big deal and I was just teasing you anyway ... :-) ...


23 posted on 03/29/2014 5:53:11 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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