When Philippa complained about Microsoft here, I recommended she should drop the shitty company and switch to a proper operating system for her PC. On second thought, I am now adding a few more companies, you should avoid. Why? because according to this slide from an internal NSA presentation, those have”NSA Strategic Partnerships”:
For your and our sake, please avoid Hewlett Packard, IBM, Motorola, AT&T, Qwest, EDS, Cisco, Qualcomm, Oracle, Intel, Verizon and Microsoft.
Why for our sake? Because if they can spy on you, obviously they are also getting everything we send you and you are sending us.
Freedom from surveillance works only, if all of us have it. Not just a few.