In a rare public appearance, NSA Director Mike Rogers defended the agency’s policy of putting “backdoors” in American companies’ technology, compromising much of the commercial software produced in the United States as well as numerous types of hardware.
Rogers insisted he was confident that keeping NSA backdoors in all this software wouldn’t ruin the international market for American products, even though some companies are already seeing declining sales for their compromised products.
Rogers had no good answer for how to guarantee the privacy of Americans, who the NSA aren’t supposed to be spying on in the first place, but insisted that the NSA needed that access anyhow.
Rogers went on to liken the NSA’s capabilities to the early years of the nuclear arms race, saying the NSA needs to be able to guarantee “mutually assured destruction” with its ever growing arsenal of powers.
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These morons run our country. What a sad world.
Computer giants Microsoft and IBM, their primary goal in all of this is to keep small business computer illiterate, so that small business does not automate and more efficiently compete with big business.
Surely, the corporate rich control every aspect of our Empire and the NSA is no exception, for Microsoft tells the NSA exactly what to do and when to do it. That is absolute.
Exactly why we need to close the doors on these aholes.
Mutually assured destruction? What's he seeking to destroy, the lives of innocent Americans, the concept of privacy altogether?
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