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2021-12-13 00:30 »

If you were in a leadership role in a country other that the United States, would you trust your country's secrets, or any information for that matter to the hands of Microsoft, Amazon, Google, or any other American company?

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2021-12-13 00:31 »

*other than

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2022-01-15 11:06 »

Bit of a broad rangign set of data "secrets" and "other info". Name, emial address, website - why not?

Secrets - wouldn't want them on the internet at all!

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2022-01-20 22:34 »

I guess I am not being specific enough, I'll point to the *latest* news regarding what got me thinking about this:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... 5-mi6-gchq
Priti Patel is under pressure to disclose whether the UK’s most sensitive national security secrets could be at risk after the disclosure that its spy agencies signed a cloud contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Labour is demanding that the home secretary explain why GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 will use a high-security system provided by the US-based firm, and whether any risk assessment was undertaken before the deal was signed.
I'm glad to see there's someone in the Kingdom asking whether or not this is wise. When I first posted, I had read that the contract had just been signed.

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2022-02-14 05:42 »

This kinda thing has been rolling over and over in my mind. While I'm not going to give some complete endorsement of this, I do think it's worth a read:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/bl ... e-iceberg/

While I'm not going to claim that it's 100% factually correct, nor is it everything that is needed to understand how 'we got here', I do think that it points to something that you'd have to be totally intellectually dishonest to deny. The Bush regime laid out the framework for something terrible post-9/11. The next regime opted to take full advantage of that framework, despite the fact that the leader of that regime campaigned and pledged to dismantle it. American corporations are not and insignificant part of that apparatus. You might ask yourself, what part did 'social media' play in the Arab Spring? Is the world truly better off afterward? If you're truly intelligent, you may ask, 'What Americans/American Corporations benefited from the Arab Spring'? Of course there are other 'uprisings' that got support from American 'social media'. When Jen Psaki claims that banning a social media site is banning a free speech platform and later says that the regime, which she is a part of, is in touch with a social media site to have 'problematic posts' removed, am I supposed to take her seriously? You might also want to examine how certain American corporations came to be. Where did Facebook and Google get funding? You can search the phrase “NSA West” and find some interesting facts.

I can also see the push by certain political actors in the USA to divide the citizenry. Is it a coincidence that there's corporate support for the exact same things?

Another recommended and not *totally* endorsed read:

https://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/

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2022-02-23 05:55 »

I don't trust some people in my family, why would I trust strangers? :thumbdown:

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