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Cisco is dipping into loose change to buy Securent, a Silicon Valley data security startup, for $100m cash. Securent makes software for companies to restrict user access to data on a network, helping prevent sensitive information from falling into nefarious hands. The firm has 57 employees in Mountain View, California, with R …

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Anonymous Coward

Hmmm

First Google, then Walmart, then dell, yahoo!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) just to name a few biggies, now Cisco?

Shit, China has won the war without ever firing a shot... Now the west is doomed.

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Black Helicopters

Not just in China

in the US, the government (through its various three-letter tentacles) uses Cisco gear (and all other backbone equipment, really) to run universal surveillance on the populace (they monitor all means of communication, not just the internet), and harass political dissidents.

it's really a matter of degree rather than substance.

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Anonymous Coward

I assume you're talking about Echelon?

Psst, if that's what you're referring to then you can't place the entire blame on the pinheads in US government... You also have to include the folks who "run" the UK, Canada, Oz & NZ... They are all have alleged access to, use of and provide collection points to "the beast".

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Stop

What?

I think it's a little silly to criticize the manufacturers of very broad purpose products because someone, somewhere is using their product IN PART to do something you find distasteful.

You might as well get mad at the manufacturer of shoes for the US Army on the basis of incidents in military prisons.

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