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Old 01-21-2014, 06:03 AM   #16
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If you are so sceptical, just put the computer back in the box. I personally would be more worried about what info they can get legally from my bank and other accounts and all the servers i connect to rather than the operating system. You obviously didn't see the bbc article where they can get info from your machine via wireless even though your machine is not connected to the net.

Oh please rip out your gps in the car too. That probably runs linux but is actually programmed with your favorite routes and past destinations. Oh and phone taps but mail wont solve that issue because they have authority to intercept your mail.

Thinking about it. Move to a desolate island, oh sorry, satellites can still spot you.
Well it may be extreme step, but next to it there are so many other options. Fear is not a solution in any ways. There is threat everywhere, even for Windows OS. What then can be said of open source which always available for free.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 06:57 AM   #17
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But that is the whole point. I don't agree with what goes on, but at the same time, if I chat on a forum, who cares? Nothing I say here is gonna land me in jail and why should i stop living and having fun because of it.

For example i smoke, i know it is bad, but also it is bad when i inhale exhast fumes from cars, so what do i do, walk with oxygen tanks all day even if i was not a smoker?

With all this that happened, it is good that it came to light but also important that we do not over react and start fear mongering.

Besides if security is such a big issue and you work for a corporation, they probably would be asking less and get their coders to check out things or if paranoid write their own systems.

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