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davesays (922765) writes "Documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden show that Microsoft helped the National Security Agency (NSA) work around the encrypted code on its new Outlook portal... Microsoft also gave the FBI easier access to its cloud storage service SkyDrive and let the NSA have access to email on Outlook and Hotmail before it was encrypted." Link to Original Source top
ALL communication is recorded and stored by U.S. Government
davesays (922765) writes "CNN anchors Erin Burnett and Carol Costello have interviewed Former FBI Counterterrorisim specialist Tim Clemente. In the interviews he asserts that ALL digital communications are recorded and stored. CLEMENTE: "No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not." "All of that stuff" — meaning every telephone conversation Americans have with one another on US soil, with or without a search warrant — "is being captured as we speak". "no digital communication is secure", by which he means not that any communication is susceptible to government interception as it happens (although that is true), but far beyond that: all digital communications — meaning telephone calls, emails, online chats and the like — are automatically recorded and stored and accessible to the government after the fact. To describe that is to define what a ubiquitous, limitless Surveillance State is." Link to Original Source top
davesays writes "Just when I thought my opinion of the "Geek Squad" couldn't get any lower. Their reputation is pretty bad, but I wouldn't have believed they would do this unless I saw it myself. An older, non-tech, business associate of mine was regaling me with tales of how well the Geek Squad treated him when he bought a new computer. Later, his wife needed their business data recovered from the old machine. I thought I would just run a live CD and recover the files. Little did I know, the geek squad had vandalized their machine!
davesays writes "NEW YORK — April 14, 2008 -The Rocket Racing League® (RRL TM) announced that the First Exhibition Race of the Rocket Racing League® will take place on August 1st and August 2nd at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. In addition to announcing the dates of the First Exhibition Races, the Rocket Racing League® also announced the remaining series of exhibition races for the rest of 2008, the acquisition of Velocity Aircraft by Rocket Racing Composites Corp., and announced that Armadillo Aerospace will manufacture liquid oxygen (LOX) engines for the Rocket Racing League®.
davesays (922765) writes "EMI is considering a change in the way it markets music. Apparently people outside the music industry can see the problem "The new owner of EMI (who runs a private equity group), Britain's largest music group, has warned that the industry will not survive if it continues to rely on CD sales alone." (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/10/07/cnemi107.xml) This in response to Radiohead's decision to make their latest album available directly to customers, and let them decide what to pay for it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/10/07/ccmusic107.xml" top