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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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2022-10-29 07:14 »

I sometimes have problems opening the original. I should put snippets of the two articles side-by-side.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220913084 ... -it-seems/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... igsaw-vpn/

More Amerimutts get their news from corporations than any other source. Don't think corporations waging war or nudging regime change, think happy-wappy spreading democracy. Saying otherwise might run afoul of corporate 'fact-checkers'.

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2022-11-15 08:03 »

Benny, brah! U gotta break 'em in easy. I know, I know, you're barely scratching the surface and you're not mentioning the biggest rat of all, but their little fragile minds can't deal.
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2022-11-15 08:29 »

How's it go down? More rats abandon ship and the corporate media parrots the line 'Bankman-Fried' was a crook and off to jail he goes. Ignore the conspiracy theorists, also Dear Leader is a good man!

Or

The rats close ranks and the corporate media reports that various government/corporate experts agree that nothing could have been done. Ignore the conspiracy theorists, also Dear Leader is a good man!
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2022-11-17 23:05 »

I was gonna say the illustration of Ellison was very flattering, but apparently I was mistaken.
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https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2022/ ... 84923.html

Vox is bought and paid for? Along with a good chunk of the MSM. Jim Kramer of CNBC told ya to make that investment?

Thank God here in the good ol' US of A we have a media that we can all look up to and take seriously. I've heard he had Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Tom Brady and Larry David performing while he was grinding the organ. Aww, the little Ukrainian flag was a nice touch for the grey-haired American monkey:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... Perry.html

The more you dig, the funnier this shit gets.

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