Think Black Hat and Hacking is Bad? This Is Worse

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Think Black Hat and Hacking is Bad?  This Is Worse

Can We Have Some Violins Please?

Hacking and Black Hat SEO are very bad behaviors - but for the obscenely rich - that's piffle.  How is this so? 

Have you ever wondered who owns our internet technology from telecoms, domain hosting to primary servers and all the invasive privileges that go with them?   If you do some checking on owners and financiers, you are not going to like what you find, nor this post.

My second husband was one of the earlier super programmers in the world, part of an Australian tech group attempting to create a viable operating system for the up and coming micro computers, like Bill Gates.  He helped to connect the Australian Social Security Department to the Australian Tax Department through a mainframe.  He jokingly asked over a meal one day "would you like your tax record removed?". 

Not really so funny when you think about the privileges our technical people have, he could have wiped me then and many can wipe us now!
In the beginning there was Windows (anything before that was secure because it was required to work before release).  Windows Specialists emerged as the first real bunch of authorised hackers on the planet ... the last time I looked Windows still awarded certain graduates with a special code that permits them to visit any device (that has Windows) on the planet virtually undetected ...  (Boy I could tell you some stories about this.)  

Then every other program and app that was created gave developers license privileges to visit their software on devices any time they chose (it's written in their terms and conditions if you ever read them). 

Finally the Browsers (Advertising Tools) came along to control our minds and keep statistics  ...  and this is where it got frightening.

Where There Is Man - There will be Mischief!

Licensing humans to have privileges on the web is like having made them the Custodians of the Planet ~ Fail!

Rupert Murdoch (bless his heart - a marketer like myself) knew early in the piece that the internet was going to be about taking 30 cents from as many head of cattle as possible, over and over and over (it's called leverage) ....  news rapidly made way for his technical marketing concepts (thanks to a relationship he formed with some Irish Geeks) and his organization continues to develop and buy up anything that fits in with this herding philosophy ...  you have to admire their foresight!  

Now other billionaires are cottoning on and buying up critical technology, Domain houses, Hosting Houses, Primary and Secondary Servers are all being scooped up. They began their march on our Telecommunications and Internet systems a couple of decades ago.  The last time I looked our top telecom services were owned (or financed) by the same group as major mining and earthworks conglomerates.  

 You Can Turn the Bleeding Violins off now!

These Hosting Services have a more intrusive capacity than any Hacking or Blackhat SEO will ever have, because they are "legal"  ...  Data can be read and gathered from the Primary Server downward and there are some unsavoury partakers. Remember when they had to jump through a variety of hoops to read our credit information - actually do you remember when there were regulations on our data full stop?   

Oh a Hacking Theft?  Oh come on pull the other one...  the art world has staged thefts for centuries... this is just the new Jewish Stock Take!

Up In The Clouds

I recall a bloke introducing me in the 90s to the concept of the "Cloud" as some mysterious hidden place for our data.  I nearly choked on my coffee.  They launched it anyway!

This is why I still nag nag nag our powers to be to get some more local Primary Servers happening and get our Telecommunications services back (the NBN is supposed to be the big safe one) ... plus some essential tech genius to prevent the local telco guys and their mates from plugging into the system to pay us a little visit as they choose. 

A real problem in regional areas right?

Still believe our secure systems should be housed with our Government Cyber Authorities and or Military.

May 2022