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Weaponization of the Internet

Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet. Here’s How They Did It

"The internet backbone — the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels — went from being a passive infrastructure for communication to an active weapon for attacks.

According to revelations about the QUANTUM program, the NSA can “shoot” (their words) an exploit at any target it desires as his or her traffic passes across the backbone. It appears that the NSA and GCHQ were the first to turn the internet backbone into a weapon; absent Snowdens of their own, other countries may do the same and then say, “It wasn’t us. And even if it was, you started it.”"

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/11/this-is-how-the-interne...

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Aside from the horrible

collection, storage, software backdoors, and actual hardware implants (all of which many people say they knew about, or aren't surprised about), I've heard no one talk about this bizarre little nugget!...

Last week at the 30th annual Chaos Communications Congress, trusted Snowden confidante, Jacob Applebaum, said

"What if I told you that the NSA had a specialized technology for beaming energy into you and to the computer systems around you..."

http://youtu.be/b0w36GAyZIA?t=56m38s

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

An even bigger weapon

Automated posting. Becoming less obvious as technology advances.

Subverts, silences, drowns out any number of voices. Lifelike, human persona, the software allows the personality to "grow" and "learn".

Coming soon or already present to an interweb near you!