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Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'(Double-digit declines)
The Register ^ | 6/19/2014 | The Register

Posted on 06/22/2014 10:23:16 AM PDT by Dallas59

Microsoft's top lawyer says the fallout of the NSA spying scandal is "getting worse," and carries grim implications for US tech companies.

In a speech at the GigaOm Structure conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith warned attendees that unless the US political establishment figures out how to rein in its spy agencies, there could be heavy repercussions for tech companies

"What we've seen since last June is a double-digit decline in people's trust in American tech companies in key places like Brussels and Berlin and Brasilia. This has put trust at risk," Smith said.

"The longer we wait or the less we do the worse the problem becomes," he explained. "We are seeing other governments consider new procurement rules – procurement rules that could effectively freeze out US-based companies."

(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: companies; nsa; spy

1 posted on 06/22/2014 10:23:17 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

LOL, these obama ass-kissing clowns happily provide the backdoor to the NSA.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 10:24:44 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Dallas59

Paging John Galt.....


3 posted on 06/22/2014 10:25:40 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: max americana

Happy or not they didn’t have a choice.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Dallas59

Obama must resign! The sooner the better.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 10:30:34 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Dallas59
Ain't Cloward-Piven grand?

The more stupid things you do, the better it works.

6 posted on 06/22/2014 10:31:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Dallas59

You dance with the devil, he steps on your toes.

Next time dont let the idiot hipsters in your companies get you to support people that are bad for business.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 10:34:59 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: max americana

Not happily but they had to and they weren’t allowed to tell anyone.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 10:44:11 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Dallas59

Government worried about citizen uprising
http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/government-worried-about-citizen-uprising/


9 posted on 06/22/2014 10:55:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: for-q-clinton

Snowden wasn’t allowed to say anything either. He did the right thing.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 11:12:33 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Dallas59
So the NSA is handing the cloud-based industry to the Europeans because nobody trusts cloud services based in the United States?

-PJ

11 posted on 06/22/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Dallas59

What a surprise. People don’t like doing business with weasels who facilitate spying on them.


12 posted on 06/22/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Dallas59
After 9/11 the American people gave privacy keys out in exchange for safety. NSA, Homeland, CIA and FBI abused that trust.

It's as if your home was robbed and you gave neighbors your spare set of keys to ‘check on things’ while you were on vacation.

Then discovered your trusted neighbors had gone through your belongings - taken what they wanted and found personal items they shared with your friends, co-workers and neighbors.

That's what the NSA, CIA and Homeland did - they went nuts and the abused power that had been given to them...

Yes, we feared radical Muslims... No, that doesn't give Homeland, NSA, CIA, EPA, etc the right to rummage thorough our under ware drawers, emails and private conversations....

The world's making the right call... the creeps are NOT to be trusted with this level of power. It's hurting tech company's reputations here at home too. As it should.

13 posted on 06/22/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em.)
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To: GOPJ; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

14 posted on 06/22/2014 12:24:04 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: for-q-clinton
Not happily

Source please?

15 posted on 06/22/2014 12:25:07 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: null and void

Can you add me to your ping list? Thanks null...


16 posted on 06/22/2014 12:47:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: GOPJ
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
17 posted on 06/22/2014 12:50:23 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: Paine in the Neck
What a surprise. People don’t like doing business with weasels who facilitate spying on them.

Yeah, who woudda thunk it?

18 posted on 06/22/2014 12:50:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: null and void

LOL - done.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 12:51:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: GOPJ

Where?


20 posted on 06/22/2014 12:52:26 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: Dallas59

bookmark


21 posted on 06/22/2014 12:55:43 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Dallas59

You sleep with dogs you’re gonna get fleas. Sounds like they do like the consequences of their choices and behavior. TSK TSK.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Dallas59

Huawei is already destroying Cisco in every region but North America.

The areas of US dominance are becoming narrower every year. Eventually it will hit Wall Street and finance.


23 posted on 06/22/2014 1:22:30 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Republicans are in lock step with this too.


24 posted on 06/22/2014 1:23:21 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: GOPJ

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”


25 posted on 06/22/2014 1:30:10 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: max americana

They’re lying through their teeth. They’ve been part of the government plan since day one. Now that it’s out there they’re trying to convince everyone they didn’t know about it. That’s as believable as Lerner’s hard drive crashing.


26 posted on 06/22/2014 2:01:08 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Jindal said the people are ready to revolt against Washington. I’d like to see him take it a step further and lead the revolt.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Why do you think the District of Criminals is arming up every department and agency? They know its on its way.


28 posted on 06/22/2014 2:11:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: max americana
LOL, these obama ass-kissing clowns happily provide the backdoor to the NSA.

I'm not sure what makes some folks think this is some kind of partisan issue.

Microsoft was providing backdoors to their products under both democrat and republican administrations. This is not about partisan politics. and It's not about Obama. It's about a feral government (at all levels) that essentially has decided the 4th and 5th amendments just simply no longer apply.

People trying to turn this into some kind of political partisan are really just helping to cloud the issue.

 

29 posted on 06/22/2014 2:20:43 PM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: Dallas59

Considering microsoft has been shipping windows with a back door for the NSA since windows came out, they deserve what happens.


30 posted on 06/22/2014 2:41:13 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Dallas59

Here are only a few choices of many.

Designed to be easy for children to use. Autorun CDROM, so no need to install.
http://www.doudoulinux.org/

Easy to use, especially for the elderly
http://www.ordissimo.com/

Parsix is a live and installation DVD
http://www.parsix.org/

Univention Corporate Server - easy to operate
http://www.univention.de/

Finnix is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution (”LiveCD”) for system administrators
http://www.finnix.org/

Embedded Debian
http://www.emdebian.org/

Kanotix (Germany)
http://www.kanotix.com/changelang-eng.html

KNOPPIX (Germany)
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)
http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

Morphix is designed as a modular framework to easily create and customize livecd’s
http://www.morphix.org/

Parsix “...ready to use, easy to install, desktop and laptop optimized operating system” with newer drivers, software, etc.
http://www.parsix.org/

OpenBSD, probably the most secure
http://www.openbsd.org/

Runs on many kinds of machines and appliances
http://www.netbsd.org/


31 posted on 06/22/2014 3:04:50 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Dallas59

Those companies had a choice and did choose. There’s much news on personal privacy, security issues and practices behind the following link.

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Defending Your Right in the Digital World
https://www.eff.org/


32 posted on 06/22/2014 3:26:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Yup.

And the sad thing is, the NSA spies on them just as much. It’s tentacles are truly global.

WARNING: THIS POST HAS BEEN FLAGGED AT FORT MEADE FOR FUTHER ANALYSIS


33 posted on 06/22/2014 3:29:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: zeugma
"People trying to turn this into some kind of political partisan are really just helping to cloud the issue."

Exactly. They try to keep the focus on a few political celebrities in hopes that others will continue generating funding to them by neglecting to become more self-sufficient and save. And here's a look at the new socialists in control of both sides of politics, playing "good guy, bad guy" in unprecendentedly noisy and nonsensical political speech.

Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php
American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $60,949,129 [Democrat] 81% [Republican] 1%”

Leviathan (Uncle Sam employs more people than you think)
National Review ^ | 02/03/2011 | Iain Murray
"...nearly 40 million Americans employed in some way by government."

America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution
http://spectator.org/articles/39326/americas-ruling-class-and-perils-revolution

The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility
http://volokh.com/2011/10/31/the-fragmenting-of-the-new-class-elites-or-downward-mobility/

Environmentalism and the Leisure Class
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2835601/posts

The New Upper Class and the Real Reason We Dislike Them
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843575/posts

Are you a member of the political class?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/08/are_you_a_member_of_the_politi.html

Downton’s Class System — and Ours: We have a ruling class that despises the free market and does...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3024119/posts

The War on Humans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWcEYYj_-rg


34 posted on 06/22/2014 3:35:01 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: null and void

dictatorships are just like trains running full out with no brakes


35 posted on 06/22/2014 3:52:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: GOPJ; null and void
LOL - done.

No Really. You have to threaten to report Nully to the mods for being a NSA plant, a DU troll, BATF agent, member of the trilateral commission, an ISIS sleeper, etc. in a real post or forget it. :)

36 posted on 06/22/2014 5:15:11 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou; GOPJ

Freepmail suffices.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 6:34:05 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: null and void

Noted.


38 posted on 06/22/2014 6:38:26 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

One gets extra point for creativity, public or private...


39 posted on 06/22/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: Dallas59

The US government can find and read everone’s emails, but not their own.


40 posted on 06/22/2014 8:09:12 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: null and void

Where is your source?


41 posted on 06/22/2014 8:15:23 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Doomonyou

You’re kidding me, right?


42 posted on 06/23/2014 6:38:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: Doomonyou

Ok, I reported her to the mods. Hope they have a sense of humor..


43 posted on 06/23/2014 6:40:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: GOPJ

Just Threaten to report.


44 posted on 06/23/2014 6:52:07 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

Oh God, I reported Nully to the mods... I thought you guys were serious...


45 posted on 06/23/2014 7:56:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: max americana

They made a bargain with the devil, only to find that the devil keeps altering the bargain and telling you to pray that he doesn’t alter it any further.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 7:11:51 AM PDT by koanhead
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To: Political Junkie Too
So the NSA is handing the cloud-based industry to the Europeans because nobody trusts cloud services based in the United States?

Yep. Soon we'll be reminiscing about the Good Old Days when the economy only shrank by one percent every month....

47 posted on 06/26/2014 7:13:19 AM PDT by koanhead
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