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With a Cybersecurity Panel Like This, Who Needs Any More Demands for Back Doors?

"Anyone wonder why the Microsoft SQL server is called the sequel server? Is that because no matter what version it's at there's always going to be a sequel needed to fix the major bugs and security flaws in the last version?"

--Unknown



Michael S. Rogers "I don’t want a back door. I want a front door." -- Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), exactly one year ago



Summary: The sad irony of the US government taking advice on cybersecurity from a company which it is paying to deliberately weaken security and enable mass eavesdropping on billions of people

Microsoft undoubtedly builds back doors for the NSA (in many of its so-called 'products' or services) and yes, based on headlines such as "Obama Names Former NSA Chief, Microsoft and Uber Execs to Cybersecurity Panel" or "Obama appoints tech veterans from Microsoft and Uber to cybersecurity commission", Obama adds Microsoft to a "Cybersecurity Panel", where "cybersecurity" basically means "national security", i.e. back doors in virtually everything digital. Looking at various other reports about this (there were plenty more, some of which focused on Keith Alexander's role), we cannot help but laugh at the notion of "cybersecurity" coming from those who deliberately weakened security for the sake of domination/imperialism (euphemism "national security", as if the oppressor risks being occupied or besieged). To quote one article on the subject, "General Keith Alexander (Retired), who headed the NSA during the enormous expansion of its surveillance apparatus — pointed, of course, at you — is the first listed member of the commission. On the one hand, better the devil you know, and what a resumé. On the other, wow."



"...Obama adds Microsoft to a "Cybersecurity Panel", where "cybersecurity" basically means "national security", i.e. back doors in virtually everything digital."We habitually post in our daily links, under "Security", various reports about Microsoft's security failings. We no longer wish to focus on Microsoft (standalone articles), which more and more people realise isn't really interested in security, privacy etc. especially in light of back-doored and front-doored Vista 10, which -- if developed by a small company -- would be ruled illegal, malicious software and its developers risk a long jail sentences (being close to government helps here, especially enabling snitches to spy agencies, which in turn empowers the government).

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