A member of an advisory group to President Barack Obama said about surveillance, "There can be serious negative effects on other U.S. interests".
-- From the
Reuters article, Russian
researchers expose breakthrough in U.S. spying program
Another quote from that article: "The U.S. National
Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made
by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the
means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber
researchers and former operatives."
"China is seeking to make its own secure smartphones, in an attempt to insulate its
handsets from U.S. surveillance."
-- Wall Street Journal
through Google Search
How will China react to Windows 10, which gives Microsoft complete control
any computer connected to the internet?
Articles about Microsoft spying:
Microsoft's Software is Malware
. "Malware means software
designed to function in ways that mistreat or harm the user."
How Can Any Company Ever Trust Microsoft Again?
handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
-- The Guardian
In a democracy, citizens are allowed to participate in government. Secret government
projects in the U.S. make the U.S. less of a democracy and move toward hidden
Articles about secret agencies often assume they are managed well. But an employee of an
NSA sub-contractor, Edward Snowden, was able to copy huge amounts of data. What would
stop NSA employees from listening to telephone conversations of CEOs to find inside
information for profiting from buying stock, for example?
NSA = No Sales for America.
Question: Other producers of spyware have been put in prison. How does Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella avoid a court case?