Hollywood was never without its perversions. Truly shocking vintage footage unknown to most by Eav in videos

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God bless you for doing that job, and yes: our elders should be part of our families and society and thus passing on their wisdom to the next generations, and not struggling to survive in isolation or be put away in old-age homes.

Firefox Election Bundle released by d3rr in privacy

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Mozilla something something Soros, can't remember specifics, but repeated fuckery at mozilla, suggest brave (built by fed-up moz guy, similar to birth of saidit) or waterfox (more customizable than brave).

Bulgarian journalist who reported on EU corruption, found raped and murdered by useless_aether in Europe

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Thank you (article forgets to mention Maltese investigative journalist), bivol.bg is full of those kinds of corruption cases, but such a murder for simple corruption is a bit odd, especially in that neck of the woods, where corruption is rampant ?

How do I make a subsaidit? by sjain_guides in SaidIt

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Bulgarian journalist who reported on EU corruption, found raped and murdered by useless_aether in Europe

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Have you looked into her work ? What specifically was the last thing she investigated ?

Before the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban had almost entirely shut down poppy production in Afghanistan. After many years of US occupation, Afghanistan now produces 90% of the heroin in the world. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Time for military tribunals. Kavanaugh is in place. Gitmo has been expanded and upgraded for wheelchair users. Can't wait!

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip on Servers to Infiltrate U.S. Government, Military and Companies by expat in news

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Yeah, maybe not exactly a national security issue (ISS excepted), but can someone buy Lenovo back, pretty please, so that we can all have decent tanks (ahem laptops) again ?

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip on Servers to Infiltrate U.S. Government, Military and Companies by expat in news

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Well, remember the Navy ship crashes from earlier this year ?

Quote from the article: "Elemental’s servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships."

Still so sure ?

Especially knowing the steel issue (see my post below) ?

Coincidence or deliberate targeting ?

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip on Servers to Infiltrate U.S. Government, Military and Companies by expat in news

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Exactly what I was thinking with regards to the manufacturing. It would be important at least for crucial digital infrastructure. Think what was uncovered regarding deliberately low-quality Chinese-manufactured steel that was used to build U.S. military vessels, thereby weakening them. If steel manufacturing can be brought back to the U.S. (thus also reducing pipeline leakage e.g.), surely microtech manufacturing can be relocated back to the US as well.

With regards to your second point: yes, the Snowden leaks uncovered that. But that was on a smaller scale afaik: when a target ordered a piece of tech, the mail was intercepted and the appliance modified. But as you said: those were software modifications. What was uncovered in the article is a much more sophisticated and much larger operation. I don't know if you read through the whole piece (it is quite a read, I have to admit), but this bit simply made me gasp: "In one case, the malicious chips were thin enough that they’d been embedded between the layers of fiberglass onto which the other components were attached". So even if you took a magnifying glass to the components you would not stand a chance to detect that. And a company that purchases thousands of servers has zero chance to detect that, unless they pick up on some irregularity when running that piece of hardware.

Communist goals: Do that sound in any way familiar ? by expat in politics

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Sorry about that typo (should have beeen "do they" or "does that")

Worker Wages in Germany Too High - Merkel and Friends will fix it. by CharliePrimero in politics

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"Worker-starved Germany..." ROFLMAO. Who the hell buys this crap ? Propaganda techniques at their finest.

Bye-bye CBF IV: Katz (her lawyer) and HRC by expat in politics

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