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    NSA intercepting laptops to install malware?

    Article is quoting Der Spiegel. If what they're saying is right... well, it all went too far long ago.

    NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware | The Verge

    According to a new report from Der Spiegel based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency's elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to conduct sophisticated wiretaps in ways that make Hollywood fantasy look more like reality. The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, routinely and secretly intercepts shipping deliveries for laptops or other computer accessories in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations. According to Der Spiegel, the NSA's TAO group is able to divert shipping deliveries to its own "secret workshops" in a method called interdiction, where agents load malware onto the electronics or install malicious hardware that can give US intelligence agencies remote access....
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    Nothing surprises me any more. We are living in 1984. It just got here a few years later than expected.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    I believe it is not so much as intercept any computers as this scenario which happens a lot:
    Get the program put on the chip!
    So intel, amd, etc are probably getting millions of bucks from the USG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Nothing surprises me any more. We are living in 1984. It just got here a few years later than expected.
    While the book 1984 was written as a warning, Obama acts as if it was an instruction manual.

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