1. erebh

    erebh Contributing Member Contributor

    Jan 12, 2013
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    What price technology?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by erebh, Aug 2, 2013.

    So with all this spying going lately with Prism and now XKeyScore, in case you haven't heard it's Snowden's latest beanspill where he and his colleagues could look into anyone's digital life without a warrant http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/31/nsa-top-secret-program-online-data I'm wondering is the whole world on a massive spying mission and we are just pawns in their wargames.

    We saw how when the Prism story broke, how the whole of Europe gasped in disbelief, then a week later we find out they all knew and actually shared the info on each other.

    They are saying now that the UK weren't really spying, well not for themselves anyway but that the US spent over 100 million dollars last year buying spied info from the UK. So the UK spied, but didn't look-in or listen-in on the tapes - they just sold it straight to America - like Clinton smoked a joint but didn't inhale - and they think we believe this shit?

    Last week they figured out that 750 million mobile phone sim cards (in use today) can be hacked with a mouse click http://rt.com/news/sim-mobile-nohl-hacking-389/

    Meanwhile the Chinese mobile phone network Huawei are setting up networks left right and centre with aerials that pick up everything sending tons of data back to Beijing. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/8939317/Huawei-spies-for-China-ex-CIA-boss

    A little while ago there was a thread here where gamers discussed X-Box V Playstation and the biggest drawback on the X Box was it had to be left connected to the internet 24/7 and on in the user's home or the games can't be played. This meant Microsoft could watch all activity in the room, should they desire.

    Now I'm watching on TV that Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas have revealed that Samsung Smart TVs enabled hackers to remotely turn on the TVs' built-in cameras without leaving any trace of it on the screen. While you're watching TV, a hacker anywhere around the world can watch you. Hackers also could have easily rerouted an unsuspecting user to a malicious website to steal bank account information. http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/01/technology/security/tv-hack/index.html?sr=fb080113tvhacksamsung9p

    The 'glitches in both the 750 million sim cards and the Samsung smart TVs have allegedly been 'fixed' - or have they? Who else is watching us? Are we really that interesting? What are they doing? Listening in? Seeing what we like to send us ads? Surely they can't be trying to catch us plotting attacks during Scooby Doo?

    Were we better of with household analogue landlines and crappy dial-up internet?

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