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    Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/technology/29spy.html

    A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded.

    In a report to be issued this weekend, the researchers said that the system was being controlled from computers based almost exclusively in China, but that they could not say conclusively that the Chinese government was involved.
    The researchers, who are based at the Munk Center for International Studies at the University of Toronto, had been asked by the office of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan leader whom China regularly denounces, to examine its computers for signs of malicious software, or malware.
    I imagine this is but the tip of the iceberg
    only a small twig on the branches of the Cyber war that is always raging

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    Re: Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

    The malware is remarkable both for its sweep — in computer jargon, it has not been merely “phishing” for random consumers’ information, but “whaling” for particular important targets — and for its Big Brother-style capacities. It can, for example, turn on the camera and audio-recording functions of an infected computer, enabling monitors to see and hear what goes on in a room. The investigators say they do not know if this facet has been employed.
    my my my
    never felt comfortable with giving people 'backdoor access' to my computer for repairs, but it is not like i got anything of value on it

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    Re: Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    my my my
    never felt comfortable with giving people 'backdoor access' to my computer for repairs, but it is not like i got anything of value on it
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    In this book, 1984, the government eliminates privacy with an instrument called a telescreen, a tv with an intercom and a camera in every room, which is always on.
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    Re: Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

    I wonder if people seriously thought that this whole concept of "progress" being able to do things simpler, less amount of time, would not affect Government's wish to keep a watchful eye on it's citizens.

    I was not surprised by this.
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    Re: Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I wonder if people seriously thought that this whole concept of "progress" being able to do things simpler, less amount of time, would not affect Government's wish to keep a watchful eye on it's citizens.

    I was not surprised by this.
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    Re: Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

    As I've stated over and over again...

    there are no "freedoms/rights" there are only "privileges"
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