Honestly, I don't believe in portable security. :-)
— Guido van Rossum
Pre-Snowden, there was no downside to cooperating with the NSA. If the NSA
asked you for copies of all your Internet traffic, or to put backdoors into
your security software, you could assume that your cooperation would
forever remain secret. To be fair, not every corporation cooperated
willingly. Some fought in court. But it seems that a lot of them, telcos
and backbone providers especially, were happy to give the NSA unfettered
access to everything. Post-Snowden, this is changing. Now that many
companies' cooperation has become public, they're facing a PR backlash from
customers and users who are upset that their data is flowing to the
NSA. And this is costing those companies business.
The recipient, perhaps sitting at home in a pleasant Virginia suburb
drinking his morning coffee, has no idea that someone in Minsk has the
ability to watch him surf the web. Even if he ran his own traceroute to
verify connectivity to the world, the paths he’d see would be the usual
ones. The reverse path, carrying content back to him from all over the
world, has been invisibly tampered with.
of Renesys looks at "Targeted Internet Traffic Misdirection"
This information appears to be sent back unencrypted
and in the clear to LG every time you change channel
, even if you have gone to the trouble of changing the setting above to switch collection of viewing information off.
It was at this point, I made an even more disturbing find within the packet data dumps. I noticed filenames were being posted to LG's servers and that these filenames were ones stored on my external USB hard drive.
looks into the traffic from his new LG Smart TV
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