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Offline wongyan

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Re: Firefox
« Reply #10 on: 03 March 2011, 09:44:21 »
 
by IP address? Or they work together with the telecom providers?
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Re: Firefox
« Reply #11 on: 03 March 2011, 13:41:26 »
by IP address? Or they work together with the telecom providers?

no idea.

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Carrier IQ
« Reply #12 on: 04 December 2011, 04:20:34 »
Ok this is not about FF, but in the same theme about protecting privacy...

If you have not hear of Carrier IQ, read this
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/secret-software-logging-video/

To remove, try this
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/107427-carrier-iq-which-phones-are-infected-and-how-to-remove-it

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Re: Carrier IQ
« Reply #13 on: 04 December 2011, 13:49:28 »
Ok this is not about FF, but in the same theme about protecting privacy...

If you have not hear of Carrier IQ, read this
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/secret-software-logging-video/

To remove, try this
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/107427-carrier-iq-which-phones-are-infected-and-how-to-remove-it
I really wonder whether it is merely "commercial" activities or actually some kinds of government backed actions.  Though it is the worst on Android, Apples are facing the same threat.
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Re: Carrier IQ
« Reply #14 on: 04 December 2011, 14:22:33 »
I really wonder whether it is merely "commercial" activities or actually some kinds of government backed actions.  Though it is the worst on Android, Apples are facing the same threat.

Surely the govt encourage this.

Before 911, around 1997/8, the US govt proposed a new law to install a special chip in all network equipments. The proposal was termed "Clipper Chip" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipper_chip) and was opposed by ALL network equipment manufacturers and network service providers.

After 911, no one dare to object anything like that. Although eventually the Clipper Chip died, I am 100% a variation of it is now commonly adopted. Not just on large network routers and switches, but possible on terminal devices, like smart phones.

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Re: Firefox
« Reply #15 on: 08 June 2013, 13:44:47 »
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Why would anybody be surprised that the US government (actually all government who is capable of doing so) is watching and logging everyone's traffic?!?!

In one of my earlier telecom projects, I met a guy who by then was retired, and he recount to me the days when he worked on secret projects including recording of ALL long distance calls in Cable & Wireless 大东电报局.

Yes nowadays the traffic volume increased hugely, but so is the mean of recording easier and cheaper. Google is doing it already, NSA is a step further in integrating all sources.

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US spies on citizens and foreigners by tapping into web and phone traffic
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1256050/us-spies-citizens-and-foreigners-tapping-web-and-phone-traffic

US spies are secretly tapping into servers of nine internet giants including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google in a vast anti- terror sweep targeting foreigners.

Stung by a dizzying 24 hours of revelations on covert programmes, the top US spy, James Clapper, slammed disclosure of information about the scheme, and warned that leaks about a separate programme to mine domestic phone records hurt US national security.

And yesterday US President Barack Obama defended his government's secret surveillance, saying Congress has repeatedly authorised the collection of records of Americans' phone use and foreigners' internet use.

Obama said safeguards were in place and that nobody was listening to the content of phone calls. And he said the internet targeting was aimed at foreign nationals, not American citizens.

The reports came as Obama was preparing to meet President Xi Jinping in southern California, a meeting intended to address among other things complaints about Chinese cyberattacks and spying. Now that conversation will take place amid discussion of America's own vast surveillance operations.

The Guardian and The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) had direct access to the servers of internet firms to track people's web presence via audio, video, photographs and e-mails.

Some of the biggest firms in Silicon Valley were caught up in the programme, known as PRISM, the reports said. They were Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Apple, PalTalk, AOL, Skype and YouTube.

The Post said the leak came from a career intelligence officer "with first-hand experience of these systems and horror at their capabilities".

Internet giants, however, denied opening their doors for US spy agencies. "We have never heard of PRISM," Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said.

Facebook's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, said the huge social network did not provide access to government organisations. Google and Microsoft were also adamant they only disclosed what was legally demanded.

Claims of the internet spy operation broke as Washington reeled from a report in The Guardian on Wednesday detailing an apparent operation by the NSA to capture millions of domestic phone records.

Such metadata can provide authorities with vast knowledge about a caller's identity. Cross-checked against other public records, the metadata can reveal someone's name, address, driver's licence, credit history, social security number and more.
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