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quarterly revenues plunged 21% in Asia and 19% in the Middle East and Africa. Wednesday evening, it was IBM’s turn to confess that its hardware sales in China had simply collapsed. Every word was colored by Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s hand-in-glove collaboration with American tech companies, from startups to mastodons like IBM.

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serves them right
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Sucks that IBM is guilty by "association"

Same reason our "company" doesn't buy any goods or services from anything except American companies and citizens.
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Im having a hard time looking at testosteronepit.com as a reputable source.
Theres a lot more bias than usual in that article.

Still, good read.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Sucks that IBM is guilty by "association"

Same reason our "company" doesn't buy any goods or services from anything except American companies and citizens.

I would imagine the systems in question were specifically designed and developed by IBM. I highly doubt it's just "association"....
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Good. This balances out the equation, it would've looked bad if the laws of causality didn't apply when you betray the people to follow immoral government rules..
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Im having a hard time looking at testosteronepit.com as a reputable source.

lol.
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serves them right

Eh, as much as I hate the domestic spying, every country collaborates with domestic companies to spy on other countries. And when it comes to electronic surveillance and attacks, China is one of the worst offenders. Not only do they actively engage in state espionage, but they are renown for state endorsed corporate espionage. China would have found ways to steal the tech they were getting from IBM anyways, this is just an excuse to go elsewhere for it and to break contracts.
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it's the new information age, digital cold war. western governments are going to avoid chinese made electronics for sensitive info and vice versa
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You brainwashed sheep never cease to amaze me. That's because according to Western media (mainly US and UK), the West is always the "innocent" when it comes to this sort of things. I laughed when you mentioned China used this excuse to "break contracts", while I have no doubt this is "national security" when it comes the US.

You sheep are
the most valuable assets to this country. Good job.

You do realize that there are ways of expressing your opinion and informing others without being quite as hostile. If you had anything worthwhile to say, you'll already be climbing out of the hole you just dug yourself.
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