Of course, the existence of a programmed or delayed-opening backdoor of any sort in the chip would break this procedure...
Certainly these are not music festivals or sports events
Remember that the 2008 Olympics were to be in Beijing, and so Chinese authorities in 2002 tried everything to avoid inflicting any tiny bit of fear in the tourists coming to China. They tried at first to admit there was an epidemics, and along the way declared many SARS fatalities as due to other causes. The things become more transparent (i.e. the official numbers were more realistic) when the medical community all over the country began to put a strong pressure. Many doctors were victims because when SARS started the hospitals didn't have equipment to protect them conveniently. But today no one really can tell the "true" number of SARS victims (and also of infected people) in China, and that biases the global SARS statistics, of course.
But the documentary was not about the deaths: it was about the survivors that have been treated in hospitals. In fact, the standard treatment was to deploy huge amounts of cortisone in the infected and that, AFAIR, stops blood flow in bones (among other secondary effects) and so many bone parts died in the patients in the forthcoming months and years. Some people have already gone into surgery many times (up to a dozen or so, in some cases) to patch those dead bones and other injuries in joints, many are in wheelchairs and in some cases they are sorts of abandoned by family and authorities. Some have already died, or even committed suicide.
It was said that the "cortisone" treatment was in China only, other countries (such as Canada, which had a bunch of deaths) didn't follow those medical guidelines.
Couldn't google the documentary name but just found an article about the issue: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-01/07/content_9276884.htm
Final words: many survivors are still severely crippled from SARS. For them the SARS epidemics didn't end in a few months. And local medical practices still make a strong impact in the quality of life of the patients.
In fact this is clearly a positive feedback example: instead of trying to keep the chicken (Portugal) alive and delivering 1 egg each day for many years (reasonable interest rate), "good economy practices" instead dictate to get 7 eggs a day by using brute force for a couple of weeks, without worrying with chicken's ass destruction - followed by the wipe-out of the whole chicken.
It is like if a doctor who sees a patient suffering from cancer says: lets kill this guy right now because in this way he/she will not (eventually) die of cancer.
There's no mercy in this world for the weak (or those countries with stupid governance, which are most), at least under this nice "global economy"...
BTW I think Japan has one of the largest 'per capita' public debt in the world, but since it is mostly owned by national banks and citizens, "it stays at home" and there's not a strong international pressure on it (via USA rating agencies who performed miserably in the bank crisis 5 yrs ago).
Now it seems that the blacklisting has been canceled: the site is delivered normally by Chrome. Will it be the case that some machines have been infected through that site?"
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Speaking at a time of great scrutiny of the agency and its activities, Alexander said that the NSA, along with other federal agencies such as the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and CIA, need to find a way to share the attack and vulnerability information they collect in order to help key private organizations react to emerging threats. Though the idea is still in its formative stages, Alexander said that it potentially could include companies in foreign countries, as well.
“We need the authority for us to share with them and them to share with us. But because some of that information is classified, we need a way to protect it,” Alexander said during a keynote speech at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit here Wednesday. “Right now, we can’t see what’s happening in real time. We’ve got to share it with them, and potentially with other countries.”"
Many more there, such as this on dinosaur extinction: