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[–] FlamingoBumblebee 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago 

well fuck that. who decides what is offensive? if i say, "transgenders shouldn't be in the military because they can't even accept the reality of their biological gender, so what happens when they can't accept the reality of a war, or disagree with the orders given to them by their superiors?" and someone gets offended i lose access to my purchased digital games. if someone tells me i have white privilege or that my ancestors owned slaves they get no punishment (not that i would ever report someone. i don't give a fuck what some snotjizz kid on a video game says).

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[–] tsaoutofourpants [S] 1 points 42 points (+43|-1) ago 

You've been banned from /v/Microsoft.

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

...huh. Didn't even realize we had that.

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[–] voatusernamevoat 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

who decides what is offensive?

jews.

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[–] FlamingoBumblebee 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

they're easily incensed

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[–] thatguyiam 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Just meme 'non-offensive' highly-utilised words to turn them into 'offensive' words. Whatch stupid Skype eat itself alive.

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[–] srgmpdns 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is exactly what Chinese people do.

Use the search engine of your choice to search for "Grass Mud Horse"

or this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_crab_(Internet_slang)

Let's also not forget "Googles" and "Skypes"

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[–] RugerLCP_2 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

We need to go back to the days where the main server sanctioned your initial connection, but after that the communication was between you and the receiver.

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Microsoft bought Skype with billions in federal tax money, given to them with the stipulation that they'd destroy its much-lauded P2P encryption and route all calls through a central server, which they'd backdoor for the NSA and five eyes. We learned about this back in 2009 or so, and it's hard as fuck to find on Google these days.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/12/nsa_offers_billions_for_skype_pwnage/

Skype was a big step towards Internet privacy and security, and once the feds woke up to it they spent literally billions to ensure they had control.

This information is almost never shared anymore. People don't know about it and don't give a fuck that the US federal government spent tax dollars to get a private corporation to purchase and ruin a prominent Internet technology, and to do so with the express knowledge that it'd be used to spy on US citizens.

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[–] something_went_wrong 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

and it's hard as fuck to find on Google these days.

This information is almost never shared anymore.

Just an aside: I myself have been finding it increasingly difficult to find old articles to support my own arguments using historical evidence. Like I've been saying, the "memory hole" is very real. A conspiracy doesn't even need to exist to explain why the memory hole is very real - simply lack of interest to preserve information is enough to do damage.

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[–] cuello_rojo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks very much for this.

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[–] WhiteSurvivalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Know of solid alternatives? Ever use bitmessage?

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[–] superkuh 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

That'd defeat the entire point of the feds having their friends at eBay and MS (in sequence, after eBay fucked up the deal and only bought a license to use the tech so they couldn't remove p2p) buy Skype.

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[–] Fragnostus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think Ring does that.

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[–] cyks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Modern warfare between governments are elaborate jewish devices to trick others into creating a larger jewish state.

The last major war, WW2, saw the foundation of the first jewish state.

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[–] roznak 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I have been waiting for this moment. Software has this cycle. Centralize all - Decentralize all- centralize all- decentralize all... The centralization has give so much power to big enterprises that they start to abuse it. Every censored person moves away from the centralized system and goes to a decentralized system.

What we now need is lots of startups that creates decentralized systems.

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[–] bluefascist 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

blockchain tech leads to decentralized systems in many cases. support crypto projects that decentralize key services.

ex. siacoin for encrypted, redundant cloud storage

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[–] hang_em_high 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I never thought about that. I wonder how I can get started in decentralized app development. I'm a bit of a noob but it maybe be useful to focus on that entire area.

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[–] karaz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It probably sounds more complicated than it really is. You can make any app decentralized by providing server code to the public as well as publicly defining a communication protocol.

Look at jabber/xmpp as an example. It's a com protocol definition which when you implement will make it so that your client will be able to connect to any server that also implemented it, and your server will be able to talk to any other server, forming a network.

Same example with binaries was standard in gaming some years ago, every game was shipped with dedicated server, so you could run that wherever you pleased. Didn't matter if the developer folded, as long as there were people running private servers you could play.

For a more modern example of decentralized social networking you can take a look at something like Mastodon. The idea is that anyone can download the code and host it on their own server, once again meaning that if the dev folded, or went insane with terms of service, it doesn't matter if the node you're using is privately run by some guy with no connection to them.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

It shouldn't even be aware what someone says over the connection

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[–] aria_taint 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Yeah, Skype is not the only player in that space anymore so.... Nigger kike faggot.

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[–] skidmark-steve 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Getting banned from an online service is one thing, but losing digital content that was paid for is bullshit. I understand that this is the new fascist America, where corporations will take things away from me after I buy them if I do anything they don't like, or even if I do nothing wrong at all (see PS3 other OS controversy), but it still does not sit well with me and it never will.

It's why I classify any game that won't work without an Internet connection as broken by design/malware, and I refuse to buy them.

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[–] Qchmqs 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

vote with your wallet, always go for DRM-free, and a game that doesn't have an offline mode that can still run forever without calling home is as you put it "broken by design"

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Offensive language will get you banned, including on xbox live, but i bet my entire live savings it would never be used against their main stream customer base the "I fucked your mother" youth. Only any one that goes against the narrative.

What really frightening and reavealing is that to enforce this they -

When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue.

are storing your skype calls, your xbox live interactions, etc.

We already knew M$ was invasive and scraping data but where the fuck are they storing all these skype calls and other shit?

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[–] cdglow 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Please fact check me if my perception is mistaken: but one of the first things Microsoft did when they acquired Skype was change it from a service that was mostly peer to peer in nature and coded it to run through their servers.

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You are correct, others in this thread are more knowledgeable than I and have explained it well.

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[–] Kill-Commies 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They probably just route the data off to NSA buildings like this one.

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/16/the-nsas-spy-hub-in-new-york-hidden-in-plain-sight/

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