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> you get calls from the US ambassador and it's not just economic reasons...

Do you have details/links about that.




I can't find any sources about it any more but I vaguely remember reading about it. I'm sorry. As I can't find it, it certainly wasn't covered by big press. I'll remove that part of the comment to be on the safe side. It's not what my comment was supposed to be mainly about anyway. The main part of my comment was more to point out that this is a pattern: the USA is supplier of a major amount of technology that lends itself very well to mass surveillance and the western world uses it. The US got the unique chance to make the technology spy onto the customer nations.


> The US got the unique chance to make the technology spy onto the customer nations.

I dunno how unique that chance is any more. The whole world runs so on hardware made in China which could be compromised to do pretty much anything.


What you are saying basically (if I got it right) is that US ambassadors are in some way threatening the target country if they move out of a potential spying system. That's quite a statement and more like wikileaks material.




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