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July 17, 2013 2:38:05 PM

It's likely, that windows has backdoors. And mac not less. Does that mean that in reality, linux is most likely the only system not spying on users? Ubuntu unity not mentioned. What about adobe flash and java? Some say they also spy. Does it apply when they are installed on linux systems? Are there reasons why there are no open source flash and java? If millions use linux should it not be possible to finance it? Thanks.

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July 17, 2013 7:59:24 PM

I believe computer OS backdoors are the least of your worries. It's been known for some time that NSA has installed micro-cameras in toothpaste, toilet paper and tomato juice ... the socalled 3-T ansatz. Even low-sodium V-8 is infected. Not much else to hide, eh?

okppko said:
It's likely, that windows has backdoors. And mac not less. Does that mean that in reality, linux is most likely the only system not spying on users? Ubuntu unity not mentioned. What about adobe flash and java? Some say they also spy. Does it apply when they are installed on linux systems? Are there reasons why there are no open source flash and java? If millions use linux should it not be possible to finance it? Thanks.


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July 17, 2013 9:24:19 PM

All you need to do is a simple Google search on "opensource java" and "opensource flash" to see that there are plenty of opensource alternatives to both.
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July 18, 2013 3:39:01 AM

nss000 said:
I believe computer OS backdoors are the least of your worries. It's been known for some time that NSA has installed micro-cameras in toothpaste, toilet paper and tomato juice ... the socalled 3-T ansatz. Even low-sodium V-8 is infected. Not much else to hide, eh?

okppko said:
It's likely, that windows has backdoors. And mac not less. Does that mean that in reality, linux is most likely the only system not spying on users? Ubuntu unity not mentioned. What about adobe flash and java? Some say they also spy. Does it apply when they are installed on linux systems? Are there reasons why there are no open source flash and java? If millions use linux should it not be possible to finance it? Thanks.




The main problem I've encountered with open source Java and Flash is that there do exist programs that only work only with the Sun Java and Adobe Flash. Few and far between since it takes so little to accept the others. Pity.

TOILET PAPER!!???!!
I pity the fool that has to watch when I wipe...

Here we have John Wayne toilet paper- Tough as nails and don't take sh*t off nobody.

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July 18, 2013 7:10:14 AM

I have **never** heard of such substitutes or how one enables them. For the casual Linux lusr, JAVA/FLASH never get in-yo-face ... or awareness. Utube = FLASH, right(?). JAVA = ?????. So it's easy for usrland to accept the function and hard to avoid the apps.

And cautious usrland spends all its effort battling ads and JavaScript intrusions. Practical lusrs simply cannot emulate RS & fight everything!

stillblue said:
nss000 said:
I believe computer OS backdoors are the least of your worries. It's been known for some time that NSA has installed micro-cameras in toothpaste, toilet paper and tomato juice ... the socalled 3-T ansatz. Even low-sodium V-8 is infected. Not much else to hide, eh?

okppko said:
It's likely, that windows has backdoors. And mac not less. Does that mean that in reality, linux is most likely the only system not spying on users? Ubuntu unity not mentioned. What about adobe flash and java? Some say they also spy. Does it apply when they are installed on linux systems? Are there reasons why there are no open source flash and java? If millions use linux should it not be possible to finance it? Thanks.




The main problem I've encountered with open source Java and Flash is that there do exist programs that only work only with the Sun Java and Adobe Flash. Few and far between since it takes so little to accept the others. Pity.

TOILET PAPER!!???!!
I pity the fool that has to watch when I wipe...

Here we have John Wayne toilet paper- Tough as nails and don't take sh*t off nobody.



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