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Legalised malware (20 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:40 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2021/0720.shtml

Why is it that an Israeli company can make and profit from malware that is then used to spy on world-leaders, journalists and countless others -- yet if I was to do the same then it is almost a dead certainty that I'd be locked up for a good length of time for my troubles?

Yep, it's that old backbone of the political world: hypocrisy

One set of rules for some, another set for us.

Perhaps this is why I have contempt for the rule of law sometimes.

Re: Legalised malware (20 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:45 am
by hagfish
Frank Wilhoit wrote: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.

A lot of people think they're 'free' - they just haven't reached the end of their leash, yet. The Covid lock-downs might have been the first constraint that the "but I want it and I can afford it'' set have ever really experienced.

As long as our social bindings are fictional ('countries', 'economics', 'laws' etc) the systems can be rigged and the rest of us just wonder meekly why some people were born so lucky. But there's a new sheriff in town, and this one is based on 'reality', and no amount of ETS/feebate paper-shuffling is going to stop it. There's no need to wonder what the Easter Islanders were thinking as they cut down the last tree; or bought the last ute.

Re: Legalised malware (20 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:03 am
by phill
israel as the moral conscience of the world

a business in israel as the peak of the worlds morals

can you spot the problem ?

background
https://www.transparency.org/en/countries/israel
6/10 from transparency int
higher than i thought they would be .. wonder if they pulled a pakistan and bribed the judges .. or keep it more secret than most

Re: Legalised malware (20 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:55 pm
by shadesnz
This topic has been addressed by international bloggers several times over.
You are right to think that emails are being monitored.
If you are in a 5 eyes country, everything is being monitored. We are already in the Orwell world - it just hasn't been 'officially' declared.
Israel has shown many times over that it doesn't adhere to international law or the laws of other nations. Nobody is doing anything about it because they are afraid of the consequences (or don't see what they are).
My 0.0005 cents.

Re: Legalised malware (20 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:59 am
by Kiwiiano
aardvark_admin wrote:This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2021/0720.shtml

We also have the relentless snooping of large multi-nationals such as Google, Facebook, etc, who rely on building a comprehensive dossier of all our activities so as to better target their advertising.

The puzzle there is why do the do such a crap job of targeting? The mindless dross that Inflicts my screens misses me by light years.