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Kim Dotcom: Windows is “Effectively CIA Spyware,” Trump Spied on “24/7”

Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:27
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trumprubicMegaupload and Bitcache Founder Kim Dotcom has highlighted the most striking revelations from WikiLeaks’ latest expose on CIA spying practices.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, the entrepreneur noted that the agency likely spied on US President Donald trump “24/7” by bugging his electronic devices.

“They used his phone cam & mic. Watching and listening 24/7,” he wrote.

The wider context involves the Microsoft Corporation in particular, with Dotcom highlighting how “CIA coders are working at [Microsoft] and that Windows is effectively CIA spyware.”

Highlighting similar implications, former National Security Agency Official Oren Falkowitz told the New York Times on Tuesday:

“We expect governments to be involved in espionage. What we don’t expect is that the people within these organizations would create vulnerabilities by disclosing them.”

The full leak involves 8,761 public documents in a release titled “Vault 7,” of which Tuesday saw only the first volume, “Year Zero,” go public.

Centering on CIA spying practices, it was found that the agency under the Obama administration built tools to spy on consumer electronics worldwide, turning them into microphones and data relay devices. Even Skype calls were logged, scanned and stored, Dotcom notes.

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  • VirusGuard

    Everyone working in IT who has ever looked at the windows registry knows that windows is spyware and if you write a recursive function to count all the folders (keys) in the registry then it comes out at 400k and some are nested 13 levels deep.

    Microsoft is now locking us out of the registry and even admin can not edit some of the values but Russia plays along as if they don’t know any of this and this is why i think we are being feed a script from the book 1984 when it comes to Russia and the USA.

    I’m good but it comes to something when i cannot write code to delete index.dat files and if you think it’s easy then you try it because windows has become little more than a remote terminal thats bloated to hell and back

  • Canderson

    If they want to they can: – spy on you, -steal everything you got on your hard-drives.

    The system account.
    If using the windows operating system all your hard-drives exists as shares for administrative purposes. (Only the system drive needed for that.)

    The system account and the administrator account (Administrators group) have the same file privileges, but they have different functions. The system account is used by the operating system and by services that run under Windows.
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms684190(v=vs.85).aspx

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