Microsoft Gives Aid To The Terrorists?

March 13, 2010 at 4:20 am Leave a comment

In a column in the New York Times today, technology guru David Pogue has a well written (as usual) article about a new free “feature” that’s included in Windows for a P.C. and for Mac computers that’s called “Live Sync”, and describes the simple set up and operation process that will allow users to keep their different computers in sync over the internet, or at least as far as everything that they have in a common folder that shows up on the desktop of either of the pair (or more!) of computers set up to work together.

Yes, it’s a great way to share your porn and dirty jokes.

But, there is a dark side.

Some truly bad news for us (and you can also read that as “U.S.”) is that if Abdulah in Alberta wants to keep Mohammed in Mosul up to date with his plans or send text messages back and forth, they don’t have to send those easy to intercept e-mails, or post on a public website.

Maybe I’m wrong about how easy this would be for the bad guys to pick up on it and use it, and I hope I am, but what do you think?

If any key words here trigger an alarm at Darpa,

maybe it’s time to scramble the jets, guys.


My prediction? Microsoft will quietly kill this “feature”.

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