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Microsoft Warns Of ‘Orwellian Future’ As WikiLeaks Exposes Participation With Surveillance – Collective Evolution

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 28, 2017

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/25/microsoft-warns-of-orwellian-future-as-wikileaks-exposes-participation-with-surveillance/

Recently, an instalment of WikiLeaks’ Vault7 documents came to light that exposed two CIA malware programs that specifically infect Microsoft computers with the purpose of carrying out tasks on infected computers, checking for scheduled events, and collecting data.

The revelation put Microsoft in the hot seat, with people speculating that the tech giant may have been aware that the CIA works with features specifically built into Microsoft computers to collect data and perform tasks.

Microsoft’s history would suggest the worst, from Edward Snowden’s 2013 leaks that revealed Microsoft had “collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption,” to the NSA bragging about their newly acquired ability to triple the amount of Skype video calls being collected through Prism just nine months after Microsoft bought Skype.

Just shows to go ya.  When Bill Gates, Google and those other silicon valley types tell you how concerned they are about your privacy, they are lying.

You can’t win with those guys. They are the reasons people invented Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Firefox, DuckDuckGo, Proxify, PIA et al.

Be seeing you

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