Politics/Law/Government

So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

Damn straight.

Yeah, the last person you want loitering around a freakin’ PEACE conference and mucking things up is the D-Lam.

Dirty goddamn hippies.

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  1. Yeah, China’s really stepping up their clandestine and diplomatic pressure. Here’s another NYTimes piece on China, this time on their hacking habits. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/technology/29spy.html?hp

    “Working with the Tibetans, however, the researchers found that specific correspondence had been stolen and that the intruders had gained control of the electronic mail server computers of the Dalai Lama’s organization.

    Sometimes, the two merge:
    “The electronic spy game has had at least some real-world impact, they said. For example, they said, after an e-mail invitation was sent by the Dalai Lama’s office to a foreign diplomat, the Chinese government made a call to the diplomat discouraging a visit. And a woman working for a group making Internet contacts between Tibetan exiles and Chinese citizens was stopped by Chinese intelligence officers on her way back to Tibet, shown transcripts of her online conversations and warned to stop her political activities.”

  2. I had read that article earlier, Djerrid. This is the most Big Brother-ish part (emphasis added):

    The malware is remarkable both for its sweep — in computer jargon, it has not been merely “phishing” for random consumers’ information, but “whaling” for particular important targets — and for its Big Brother-style capacities. It can, for example, turn on the camera and audio-recording functions of an infected computer, enabling monitors to see and hear what goes on in a room. The investigators say they do not know if this facet has been employed.

    Spooky or what?

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