* Posts by Tree

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Android Pay may, er, pay... providing it gets over security hurdle

Tree
Unhappy

Do you trust them?

I do not trust these payment schemes. I am afraid that Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc. will want my wallet in their pockets. Possession being 99% of the law, what if the Bangladesh government domain stealers get into their servers? If they can steal $31 million from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who stands between them and Samsung Pay, anyway?

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SWIFT moves on security in wake of hacking attacks

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speedy

Time is money, but too fast transfers lead to temptations. A courier service is not as fast, and not free of risk, but at least the money can be tracked down. Where did Bangladesh's money go? Can you get it back? It is not safe to use online transfers. Go to the bank and get currency because this internet is not safe.

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Gird your coins: A phishing tsunami is smashing into America

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Happy

What? The IRS doesn't have a server in Nigeria?

I have gotten these wierd emails politely requesting that I reveal my banking information. The IRS is not polite, but rude. It must be a scam, honorable sir!

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US Dept of Defense to shift 4 million devices onto Windows 10

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Re: Yes. Well.

Maybe Apple would be less likely to be compromised and decrypted. Ask the FBI

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College kids sue Google for 'spying' on them with Apps for Education

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Windows

"Mamas, don't let your boys grow up to use chromebooks"

Gurgle is the least "trustworthy computing" company out there. Whatever Gurgle has can be picked off their servers by bad guys. I am sure our leftist politicians want to use derogatory info like Hillary did with her FBI files she hoarded to use for blackmail.

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UC Berkeley profs blast secret IT monitoring kit on campus

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Janet Incompetano

This person is an abuser of men and very mean. Just read about the sexual harassment cases against her. I bet she wants to be like Big Brother (Sis) to disparage and make miserable those who are not the same bent gender that she is.

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Avast forked up its Chrome fork, so flings fix after Google goggles

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I hate Google

When Avast! added it's unsafe bloatware browser, I never used it because I don't want to be tracked by Gurgle. Wonder what other problems they have with their insecurity suite.

I do not feel safe, so never bank online. Sorry, Amazon, but rather not put my credit card out there.. Gift cards work better. Too many fools out there to trust my money for the convenience of credit cards online.

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New open-source ad-blocking web browser emerges from brain of ex-Mozilla boss Eich

Tree

Upright and trustworthy

Always get stuff from those with impeccable morals. Much more trustworthy than the blokes who forced him out of Mozilla because of his political and religious view. Use Pale Moon instead of Firefox. Not evil.

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US House okays making internet tax exemptions permanent

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Go

Pros and cons

In the U.S., federal government does not raise funds through general sales taxes, but most states and a few localities make it a major source of funds. Pro: it provides an incentive for state and local governments to hold taxes down. Con: It unfairly favors the central govenment and also certain forms of distribution. Another way Amazon is subsidized. The "book rate" or "media mail" postal rates are exceedingly low and should be raised to the standard parcel rates.

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Dell computers bundled with backdoor that blurts hardware fingerprint to websites

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Pirate

Re: At least the Windows 10 operating system is not phoning home...

Who would think that Michael Dell and Bill Gates would act as pirates? - Stealing your private info that is none of their business. I heard they both despise piracy. It's only when their own stuff is being stolen that they are against piracy.

Gates also is behind some of the collections of data about your children to be used by users who you do not know even though you do not want the information to be shared. If that stuff is in the "cloud" it can likely be accessed by the worst kind of people, such as the Commies, Musselmen and even Goooogle.

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Video malvertising campaign lasted 12 hours? Try two months

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Pirate

Another good reason to use adblockers. Have used adblockers for years and noscript, too. Also, I resist temptation to watch a video online. I have been only watching those I can download. My AV will automatically scan it when downloaded and when opened.

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Black Helicopters

this is MY computer

I paid good money for this computer and even paid for Windows 7. It does not belong to the evil Microsoft, nor Gurgle. When they try to find out all about me, who else gets this information? My computer's camera has black tape over the lens, Must I install other things and monitor the updates, too?

Read recently where that pretend Indian, Senator Elizabeth Warren wants her pet Consumer Protection Bureau to track our finances. I do not trust these Commies. She lied to get racial preferences by claiming to be a Cherokee. Is Microsoft helping? It is none of their business. Maybe Microsoft is passing this info to these evil people or the agency is tapping into Microsoft's data to store my private things. The government's computers are constantly being compromised by bad guys.

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Google spews out Alphabet. Alphabet gobbles Google

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OK to be EVIL!

Time magazine says "Alphabet has dropped 'Don't be Evil' mantra from it's code of conduct." At least they are honest about their tracking business model. Google has always been one of the more evil tech companies out there. Once Google has all the info they can slurp up about you, all kinds of REALLY evil folks (like Hillary Clinton) likely know your secrets. Are your privates on her server?

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Malvertisers slam Forbes, Realtor with world's worst exploit kits

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Re: Adblocking is now a basic security requirement.

The installation of u-block or other adblocker saves time and bandwidth as well as making the websites less ugly. Security is a benefit, too. NoScript works well to prevent loud music playing and videos. I hate videos automatically playing. Using Palemoon fork of Firefox.

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Hilton hotels in credit-card-stealing malware infection scare

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USA Today

I wonder if the USA Today newspaper at their hotels will report this. Does this affect those who reserved a room? One must enter account number to do so?

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In your face, US citizens! Govt can’t save you from corporate eyes

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Big Brother

Hillary Clinton kept FBI files

Be more wary of what private things the government knows about you. Some in government use information about others to gain power, whether through blackmail or selective leaking of derogatory information. The government knowing about me is of more concern than a private company. A private company cannot jail me. Neither can it seize my assets like the IRS.

But the government is spying on Google, etc. Therefore, I will block Google from learning about me.

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Trump carded: Wannabe prez's hotels 'ground zero' in banking breach

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Thumb Down

All illegal aliens are not criminals and terrorists, but some are

Allowing anyone to walk across the border is not good for the country. Deporting the law breakers is the answer. They are not solely Mexicans. Knowing how many Illegals are criminals might affect one's opinion about our current open borders policy. In 2013, ICE agents released 68,000 aliens with criminal convictions. The released illegals went on to commit new crimes. In 2014 30,558 criminal aliens that ICE knowingly released back into the community in 2014 had amassed nearly 80,000 convictions, including 250 homicides, 186 kidnappings and 373 sexual assaults. See http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/14/feds-releasing-illegal-immigrant-rapists-murderers/ See the GAO's criminal aliens report. You may want to check the last names of the LA Police Department's ten most wanted list.

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UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends

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Microsoft can see and store everything

The reason Microsoft wants us to get Windows 10 is to steal all our data and secrets. They also wish to sell our data to the world. My data is mine and they cannot have it, therefore Windows 10+ must be a loser. I will not ever install it.

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Facebook: Your code sucks, and we don't even have to run it to tell

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Sell this to Microsoft

Microsoft wants to monetize the users, too. Why else is Windows 10 being forced on people? They will need to worry about the same bugs as Facebutt.

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City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

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Keep a text file

If you don't want Goooogle or others to know all your private info, just put BS in the fields for your mom, pet, etc. and save the BS in a text file so you can enter it if you are locked out. Now what to name that file?

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Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

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Re: 84,000?

My Adblock has blocked doubleclick* and google-ad* many thousands of times. Guurgle is the worst about injecting unwanted things into pages. Facebutt is almost as bad. With Privacy Badger and NoScript installed, this is quite a lot of these injections. What Guurgle is doing are countermeasures to its competitors? Google ads do not have happy bouncing chimps, but they know what you've been doing.

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Get ready: 'Critical' Adobe Reader patches coming on Tuesday 12 May

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Flame

Adobe Acrobat Reader

I loved Reader 4. You could not have all these bad things like flash and active-X to ruin yolur day. It was also fast and lightweight. Why do we need a version that allows you to surf the web, play videos and get infected? Reader 5.1 ruined things and the current version is a real hog. All I want to do is read PDF files.

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Can't patch this: Mozilla pulls Firefox encryption feature after just a week

Tree

Why do this?

I hate those mysterious and confusing warnings of invalid SSL certificates. This is a real improvement to do away with them so I can get back to girlie images.

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Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

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Bloated

It might start out spartan, but will soon turn to bloatware if Adobe has anything to do with it. I fear that the two software giants want to track me and know more about me than Facebutt and Gurgle combined.

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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Chi-Comms

My laptop is the baby that the commie gave birth to after sneaking into the USA as a tourist. It is an abortion.

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50 shades of grey can turn Adobe Reader into a hot mess

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Holmes

Bloated

If Adobe Acrobat Reader were not such bloatware it would be obvious when an executable was inside it. The last version that was just a reader was version 3. We do NOT want or need it to execute javascript or other scripts in order to read a document.

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TrueCrypt + Norton AV = BSOD, wail disgruntled users

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Facepalm

Norton/Symantec Defined Bloatware

Back in the days of Windows 95, this was a good company offering a needed product to the AOL users, because Microsoft could care less about security in those days. This company decided to add all of these useless features to their antivirus so they could charge extra. It is now so complicated that nobody understands how it works at the home office. The original owners cashed in by selling it to somebody with no understanding of how it worked. They have changed it since then to find anything on your box (even Internet Explorer) that acts strangely.

The cure. Do not install it in the first place. It is a virus, malware, scamware or whatever you call it.

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Phishers, scammers pile into worried Anthem customers in FRAUD FRENZY

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Hope the people in Covered California exchange lose money

These nincompoops who thought up this thing were vastly overpaid for the lousy work they did and should compesate us taxpayers and consumers for all the wasted hours we spent. They thought that they were the really smart scammers.

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Facebook: Hey guys, come share all your securo-blunders with us!

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Zuckerberg's Suckers

People who post sensitive info on Facebutt are dumb fucks. It's like Gurgle wanting to safeguard your identity. They say " Trust me!!!" Then change terms of use.

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Enough is ENOUGH: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell

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Re: Plugins are actually the symptom, not the root problem

If we ditch flash and replace it with "X" will "X" play on my Windows XP box? Please fix Real Player for the older computers. Real Player turned into such bloatware that it was useless but I never got a virus from it!.

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Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to kill off hated zombie stalkers

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They charge more

Where I live, Southern California, Verizon charges about twice what T-Mobile charges. Did not know they offer an added service because sharing to these scumbags is worth it. Do NOT trust them when they say they turned of the turds at Turn who in turn share your info with others. Facebutt will lie about this, too. They change their privacy policy only briefly after being caught.

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Mr President, is this a war on hackers – or a war on people stopping hackers?

Tree

Trust me

Trust me. I never lie.

B.O.

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Sucker for punishment? Join Sony's security team

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Re: The First Step

Stopping use of Windows is most important, but disconnecting internal computers from internet facing computers is very important. Using encryption to send messages and other files is necessary as well.

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Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

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Boffin

Do NOT call for more government power as a way to stop this

Whether you know it or not, the federal Department of Education wants to track all children and have them in a "Human Capital" or Das Kapital database. This is part of the Common Core rubbish being pushed on state and local school boards. To learn more, search for one of Michele Malkin's wonderful columns on the subject.

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

Tree

Exclamation!!!

The title puts the exclamation point at the wrong place. It should be Avast! not Brick! We have no problems with Avast! but use Windows 7, not Windows HATE!!!

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Firefox decade: Microsoft's IE humbled by a dogged upstart. Native next?

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What's a native, any way?

Is a native one of those men with a bone in his nose or women with pendulous breasts in the National Geographic? Please define what that means.

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Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important'

Tree

"Your privates are very important to us"

What about MY RIGHTS? Digital rights management for me means I never use this product. Adobe is evil like Google.

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Facebook apologizes for binning accounts of drag queens

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Zuckerberg can stick his opinion up his behind

The name above is not what my parents gave me. If I ever agree to the terms of service, it will not be with a real surname nor will true stories be told. His advertisers can bite me, too.

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Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list

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If you allow it to update, it will do so during the busy times

The article implied that the antivirus had not been updated since 2007. Windows probably also had no security updates for the same reason. That's all you need for it to reboot before waiting on customers. A simple DOS or Unix box programmed to do one thing only would have been cheaper and better. And do not connect to the interwebs!

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Euro chiefs: Hi Google. Here's how to REALLY protect everyone's privacy. Hello? Hello?

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Flame

None of their beeswax

Bad enough that big data about ME is collected by evil people like Brin who believes in the religion of global warming now. Worse that it is shared with others who may be inclined to blackmail. The B.S. that it is so convenient that ads I want are targeted to me is bad enough. What else can be targeted to ME and Thee.

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THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models

Tree

Correction: It was the mortgage brokers, not the banks

The people pushing the neg am loans were independent mortgage brokers who did not work for a lender. Banks who actually hold the notes were not the ones pushing these low start rate loans (at least at the earliest) This was a new phenomenon. Previously, loan officers were employees who brought in business to Banks and S&Ls. Banks generally do not lend to those unlikely to pay off the loan. At the end of the bubble, the banking institutions did follow the competition and did make unsafe loans, but the smart ones sold the notes off to "wall street" instead of taking on the risk.

Many people who bought houses in those days did so because they thought it would make them rich. The borrowers were sure housing would continue to increase in value. They were willing to borrow in order to pay$200,000 for a property that would soon be worth $300,000. People could qualify for a loan with less income using a neg am than a traditional 30-year fixed.

The U.S. government also encouraged loans to low income people using "red-lining" rules, that changed the equation to make such lending more likely than before.

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Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills

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Are your privates with the illegals?

Whenever I go to the local Home Depot, there are always a crowd of illegal aliens standing around outside in the shadows there. It is a crime to hire them. Inside there are these crminal terminals trying to steal our money. Is it possible that these are in any way connected? Is Home Depot profiting in any way from these criminal enterprises?

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Boffins plot global (browser) cookie crumb trail

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Gurgle is the worst

Google started this to monetize us. The rest, including AOL and Mapquest are having to track us to make money, also. Use Firefox and in "options" you may choose to also block third party cookies. You must also use Adblock Plus with a subscription to Easy Privacy List. If you do not use Facebutt, then subscribe also to Fanboy's Social Blocking List. Facebook can be the worst, but Google has superceded them this month. These scum are always changing the terms of service to confuse us.

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Critical Adobe Reader and Acrobat patches FINALLY make it out

Tree

Classic bloatware for a price

Reader used to be a good document reader but has too much other stuff. For making PDF's use Open Office or Libre Office. They are both great and do not have Microsoft Office vulnerable scripts. Also they are free of charge. How can anyone justify paying for these programs.

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

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Gurgle be evil

The company spies on us if we do not work hard to prevent that from happening. What they do with that data they collect about us, is not certain. Some may be used for nefarious purposes. Some of the data was apparently sucked out of their databases by the NSA. The company that spies on us was angry that someone was spying on them. Who else has access to our data now?

Search your computer for the word "google" You would be surprised how many times it turns up. This does not count "doubleclick" and other products owned by google. I don't recommend deleting every file with google in its name. It cannot all be deleted or your computer will stop working. What are all these things and are they spying on me, too?

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Backoff malware attacks hit 'more than 1,000 big businesses', warns US government

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Why not use Windows Hate?

Malware could never find anything because of jumping tiles in 8. Really, a simpler OS is likely safer. Just write them in DRDOS. and have a hardware firewall.

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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Puts people out of work, too

An excuse for shutting down modern industry. There was no global warming in the stone age. Wait - there was an ice age going on back then!

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EFF looses Privacy Badger to munch cookies and scripts

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Hope this stops GURGLE

The reason to stop evil companies from snooping on us is that it's none of their business if I don't wish them to know. We really cannot stop them from blabbing this to the highest bidder even if they try not to be evil. I'd like to see if Sergie Brinn would like me peering in his window. If he does want that, he can tell us where he and his family live.

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Surprise! NSA's first ever 'transparency' 'report' is anything but

Tree

Re: Its Newspeak, the language of today...

I, for one, will keep applauding Mr. Clapper until he changes from transparent to invisble. Please disappear, dirtbag. Clap, Clap

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Germany dumps Verizon for Deutsche Telekom over NSA spying

Tree

LIES?

O'Bama never lies. See Joe Wilson.

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