US tech firms losing business over PRISM: poll

Jul 24, 2013
A protestor wearing a Guy Fawkes mask demonstrates against the PRISM program on June 29, 2013 in Hannover, Germany. Revelations about the US government's vast data collection programs have already started hurting American technology firms, says an industry survey.

Revelations about the US government's vast data collection programs have already started hurting American technology firms, according to an industry survey released this week.

The Cloud Security Alliance said 10 percent of its non-US members have cancelled a contract with a US-based cloud provider, and 56 percent said they were less likely to use an American company.

The online survey was taken between June 25 and July 9, following media revelations of programs that collect the phone logs of millions of Americans, as well as Internet data from the accounts of foreign targets, as a way to thwart terror attacks.

The organization received a total of 456 responses from its member base, about half of which were outside the United States. The alliance includes some 48,000 individual members and corporations involved in security and other Internet-based businesses.

US have asked the government to release more details about the so-called PRISM program and other data collection efforts, claiming the roles of the companies have been misinterpreted. Some companies say non-US customers are less likely to trust American firms with their data following the revelations.

In the survey, 36 percent of US firms polled said the revelations would make it more difficult for their company to do business outside the United States, while 64 percent said it would not.

Some 91 percent of the members surveyed said companies should be allowed to publish summary information about data they provide to the National Security Agency or other US government entities.

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Osiris1
3.2 / 5 (6) Jul 24, 2013
No one in the world should trust any American company with its data or info of any kind as the American GeheimeSTAatsPOlizei will not only glom on to it, but sell it at a profit to scammers as well. Same with American manufacturing products that may contain hidden devices to listen and scan and take pictures or give away location info or product use info. No American company will admit to these hidden devices as those company execs do not want to 'give away secrets' for which secret kangaroo courts will jail them forever or torture them in foreign countries.
VendicarE
3.4 / 5 (5) Jul 24, 2013
I agree with Osiris1 on this issue.

As long as the corrupt nation of America can not be trusted, America should not be trusted.
VendicarE
2.3 / 5 (3) Jul 24, 2013
George W. Bush Defends PRISM: 'I Put That Program In Place To Protect The Country'

http://www.huffin...249.html
kochevnik
2.4 / 5 (8) Jul 24, 2013
No nation should be trusted with private data without a lot of research. But only France and USA have the foolish attitude that they can stomp on people's face forever without damning repercussions. I trust Karpersky more as a company with people who understand living under tyranny. But I know full well why there is a Kaspersky USA: It's a red flag that your hard drive may be available to your opponents. USA uses their snitch and spy system to bring down competitors, threatening them with prison while the policy insiders steal the business: at fact that many seem determined to learn the hard way

NIST encryption standards are compromised with a list of unknown constants generated and the purpose known only to insiders at NIST. Knowledge of these constants allow NSA to crack encryption in only a few attempts automatically, rendering many USA encryption packages and Intel hardware encryption transparent to the State Department and their bankster overlords who want total information
Humpty
1.8 / 5 (5) Jul 25, 2013
Look up this file:

Windows 7:

EntriqMediaTray.exe

The process known as Media Server Tray Application belongs to software Entriq MediaSphere or MediaSphere by Entriq (irdeto.com).

Description: The file EntriqMediaTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 360,448 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 368,640 bytes or 372,736 bytes. http://www.file.n...exe.html

The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). EntriqMediaTray.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.

In case you experience problems using EntriqMediaTray.exe, you can remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

Which feeds data off your windows system to here:

http://irdeto.com/

And they do this shit:

http://irdeto.com/anti-piracy-services/tracking-and-enforcement.html

Blah blah blah blah................. sun shines out our arses etc. Blah blah blah blah.................

Irdeto Intelligence is the industry-leading solution to identify and track unauthorized digital content across all major Internet protocols including user-generated content (UGC) hosting sites, cyberlockers, peer to peer networks, IRC, Usenet groups and public FTP sites. On average Irdeto Intelligence processes 950 million detections that create over 35 million actionable events each month for its clients.

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Scans leading P2P networks, including: Bit Torrent, eDonkey/eMule, Ares and Gnutella to identify individuals who upload client content

Collects identifying information on the first uploaders, tracks propagation and can provide data for evidence packages in the event of possible litigation

Includes tracking by asset, file source, language, user origin and breakouts by unique users and downloads.

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Infringement Notices - Irdeto sends more than eight million Takedown Notices monthly on behalf of clients and monitors for compliance, providing reports to copyright holders on who has and who has not complied.

Microsoft's entire history is of spying on all people, through a whole range of methods.

Microsoft - the Peeping Tom Software Co.
Humpty
1.8 / 5 (5) Jul 25, 2013
And this goes back to 2001:

http://www.echarc...?t=10159

Microsoft's Really Hidden Files v2.0
by The Riddler
May 16, 2001
(v1.0 written on June 11, 2000)

Microsoft IS the NSA of the computer world - the greatst social, political, industrial computer spyware system ever created.
Humpty
1 / 5 (6) Jul 25, 2013
Boycott AMERICAN software.
heymon
not rated yet Jul 26, 2013
No one in the world should trust any American company with its data or info of any kind as the American GeheimeSTAatsPOlizei will not only glom on to it, but sell it at a profit to scammers as well...

I agree 100%, unfortunately. Allowing the government to have corrupt laws that require companies to lie only makes it worse, because big companies like google or microsoft can rationalize they're doing the right thing since they are following the government line, though you would think they'd have more integrity at the top somewhere. Right now the push for "transparency in the requests" ignores the bulk data access issue completely, however they get it. Either the slides are real and they have direct access to data saved on numerous people, that they access when they have "51%" confidence they've done something or are out of the country, and companies are lying straight to our face, or it's not real and they should drop all charges against Snowden and apologize profusely.
kochevnik
2 / 5 (4) Jul 26, 2013
...because big companies like google or microsoft can rationalize they're doing the right thing since they are following the government line, though you would think they'd have more integrity at the top somewhere.
No, I rarely assume that. I usually assume I'm dealing with a godfather
ssa-ed
5 / 5 (1) Jul 26, 2013
Hmmm. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and the US started a program called "Echelon" over 50 years ago to eavesdrop on world-wide radio (and later satellite) and phone comms - it was the 'cold-war' era.
"Carnivore" (also known as the DCS1000 program) was originally a US only 'digital collection system'; probably created 3 or 4 days after Al Gore created the internet (ARPANET).
If you think for a moment that the US operated these programs alone, you are naive. For decades they were operated with the consent, approval and benefit of most if not all ally governments. Now that 99% of all human communications is done via the internet, the older programs were doomed and fully closed in the decade or so, prior to 2005. In the mean time, the new kid on the block "PRISM" grew exponentially. If they weren't part of the 'upgrade', I wonder why Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK allowed the US to shut down Echelon and allow PRISM which now ONLY benefits the US? Does that make sense?