quote: I would really like to see your proof.
quote: In order to boost America's position in trade negotiations with the then Japanese Trade Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, in 1995 the CIA eavesdropped on the conversations between Japanese bureaucrats and executives of car manufacturers Toyota and Nissan.
quote: German counter-intelligence experts have maintained the German economy is losing around €53 billion or the equivalent of 30,000 jobs to economic espionage yearly. The main perpetrator was thought to be China, although it has been revealed that a significant amount of economic espionage on Germany was conducted by the United States. The target of these attacks included not just information about technology but also management techniques and marketing strategies. As well as accessing intellectual property, infiltrators were also considered, by German counter intelligence officer Walter Opfermann, as capable of "sabotaging huge chunks" of infrastructure such as Germany's power grid. In 2013, with the NSA spying scandal it became clear that the USA was, and still is, "at the first position of the list", clearly surpassing China in the espionage against Germany and other European states. Germany and China were the two primary targets of these operations, and according to the information leaked by Snowden, the NSA is equally as interested in spying on German firms as spying on Chinese ones.
quote: Wikipedia has been around for 13 years and you still haven't figured out how to click on a citation link?
quote: 13 years and you don't know that Wiki is iffy when it comes to information? If I post info to back up what I say, wiki is never a consideration.
quote: ^ "Unusual suspects: Cyber-spying grows bigger and more boring". The Economist. Retrieved 25 May 2013.^ Department of Defense 2002.^ Connolly, Kate. "Germany accuses China of industrial espionage". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 22 July 2009.^ Jump up to: a b c New York Times: Paris 1991.Levine, Dan (2010-05-24). Federal Judge_Trashes Novel Economic Espionage Case "Federal Judge Trashes Novel Economic Espionage Case". Law.com. Retrieved 2010-12-11.Meredith, Robyn (1997-01-09). "VW Agrees To Pay G.M. $100 Million in Espionage Suit". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
quote: Not to defend the NSA but they won't share their candy or toys with other govt agencies
quote: I'm just not seeing the benefit to having the NSA around, and you can be sure I'll be doing my American civic duty and voting it the heck out of existence!
quote: The U.S. politicians have mostly successfully cast this as an NSA problem - some sort of rogue NSA operation
quote: The idea of a "European network" whose data does not pass travel to any data centers in the U.S. is a novel one.
quote: Lastly, it reportedly had two factories devoted full time to planting bugs in consumer electronics sold in America, Europe, and other regions.
quote: Cell phones?
quote: "DROPOUTJEEP:"A software implant for the Apple iPhone that utilizes modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality. This functionality includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device. SMS retrieval, contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation, hot mic, camera capture, cell tower location, etc. Command, control and data exfiltration can occur over SMS messaging or a GPRS data connection. All communications with the implant will be covert and encrypted.""
quote: "TOTEGHOSTLY: Software that can be implanted on a Windows mobile phone allowing full remote control"
quote: Exactly what electronics? HDTVs and XBoxes? Home surveillance anti-burglary camera systems? Cell phones?