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    How Corporate Interests TRUMP All Governments
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 09 2005, @04:49AM (#16452)
    How Corporate Interests TRUMP All Governments

    Governments (even the U.S. Government) are totally
    unprepared to protect Joe Average from the agents
    and operatives paid by large corporate interests.
    People have a right to be concerned, and they
    make a natural assumption that their government
    protects them. WRONG Assumption. Governments are
    mostly clueless and corporations with the money
    will do anything they want, including breaking
    into your systems. Do they break the law ? What
    law ? They are the law, they make the laws.
    Those with the money can hire people to do
    anything they want and governments can not stop
    them, and in some cases governments encourage
    them, look at ICANN, Verisign, ARIN and NeuStar
    as shining examples. People have a right to be
    concerned about what those 4 corporations are
    funding behind the scenes. Their view is that they
    are the law and they make the laws and they
    dictate to governments what is good and evil.

    Here is just one example of what governments are
    told is good:

    "Sony Latest News about Sony has admitted that it included a stealth rootkit on some music CDs shipped in 2005 and has issued an update to remove the hidden software one day after it was discovered. The company had drawn criticism from security experts who warned that the technology could serve as a tool for hackers.

    The nearly undetectable monitoring utility, part of the company's digital-rights management (DRM) technology, was aimed at preventing consumers from producing illegal copies of CDs. The software installed itself automatically in Windows systems whenever a CD was inserted. Any files contained in the rootkit are invisible and almost impossible to remove."
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