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MIT Technology Review: NSA and the “Problem from Hell”

You just can't make this stuff up...

In 2011, General Michael Hayden, who had earlier been director of both the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, described the idea of computer hardware with hidden “backdoors” planted by an enemy as “the problem from hell.” This month, news reports based on leaked documents said that the NSA itself has used that tactic, working with U.S. companies to insert secret backdoors into chips and other hardware to aid its surveillance efforts.

Continued: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/519661/nsas-own-hardwar...




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Is this how they steal elections too?

A Computer Infection that Can Never Be Cured
A hacker demonstrates that code can be hidden inside a new computer to put it forever under remote control, even after upgrades to the hard drive or operating system.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428652/a-computer-infec...

DEAR WORLD: HERE'S THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY. IT'S YOURS.

Just stamp NOT MADE IN AMERICA on every chip and you really can't lose.

Get your preps together! Learn historic food storage and preservation methods and the science that makes them work now, start saving money and the future

They are their own worst

They are their own worst enemy. It seems that by having all of these capabilities they are just causing more of a headache for their analysts to take all of that information and process it into actionable, useful, and timely intel that could be used to thwart potential threats. You can't solely rely on Big Data to give you trends and patterns that will be able to predict the future... Or can you? It just seems counterproductive; or maybe I'm just missing the point altogether.

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

They will turn their

They will turn their intelligent agents lose to roam around in the databases.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

LOL!

LOL!

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -Ayn Rand

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Intel in bed with NSA? (suspicions) - dating back to last August

Intel in bed with NSA? (suspicions) - dating back to last August :

http://www.dailypaul.com/294573#comment-3155754

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Nice, I missed that thread.

Nice, I missed that thread.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

windows operating system and many others are riddled

with back doors.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Sounds like

...this little gem might be real, then.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/business/the-border-is-a-b...