NSA buddies up with Internet carriers, Again

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by CloneRanger, Jun 17, 2011.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    One of the Internet carriers is AT&T, so NO surprise there then :D See AT&T's secret room in San Francisco, amongst Other places http://www.zdnet.com/blog/ip-teleph...one-internet-tracking-activities-for-nsa/1103 & https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Room_641A

    The other two already signed up are Verizon & CenturyLink !
     
  2. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    It has Not been a Secret...;)
     
  3. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    A better and cheaper idea would be for companies/agencies to patch their systems and keep them secure, but where's the fun in that.
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    Or to simply build their systems with security in mind to begin with. Patching is a useless and endless battle.
     
  5. funkydude

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    More nonsense. Everything and anything releases patches, not to install them is foolish. You cannot build a 100% secure system, there will always be patches.
     
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    They're partnering with local ISPs to combat foreign attacks? How obvious does this contradiction have to be? We should monitor the local airports to defend against inter-continental bombers too.
     
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