Crafty Putin Banning Microsoft Products from Government Offices in Russia

Bill Gates.  The USA isn't good enough for him.   He wants a single government ruling the world.  With him as KING???

Why wouldn’t any government prefer it’s own software to often dodgy products put out by Microsoft? Lots of people prefer an Apple operating system or Linox to Windows.

Russia is going them one better and developing in-house software immune from American government spying.

As you read this article, you’ll see that it’s short on facts and long on anti-Russian propaganda.

NBC News

In his battle with the United States, Vladimir Putin has a new target — Microsoft.

The Kremlin is backing a plan to rid government offices and state-controlled companies of all foreign software, starting with Moscow city government replacing Microsoft products with Russian ones, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.

The Russians have also moved toward blocking LinkedIn, the U.S.-based networking site that Microsoft is in the process of buying. The company is appealing an injunction, with a decision expected Nov. 10.

The intelligence official said Putin is going after Microsoft because it is the biggest American name in information technology and because it’s easy to convince Russians that the company works with the U.S. intelligence community.

Russia is also bracing for the U.S. to retaliate for months of hacking attacks that Washington says were authorized by Putin and designed to influence the American electoral process.

“They are obviously stepping up their game,” Fiona Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

“It is a signal that the Russians really mean business now about nationalizing the internet and making sure they can create their own secure content.”

Microsoft told NBC News it doesn’t collaborate with the government on any spying.

“We don’t spy on anyone. We don’t work with any government to spy on others, and we never would,” said Dominic Carr, Microsoft’s general manager for public affairs.

“We make sure governments can review our software to confirm for themselves that our products are secure. And we’ve worked hard to increase privacy protections for customers including by suing the US government four times.”

But the Russians are keenly aware that Microsoft products, like any software, can be used as weapons in cyber-warfare. A sensitive U.S. Homeland Security document obtained by NBC News confirms that a Microsoft Office attachment was used by Russian hackers to shut down the Ukraine electrical grid last year.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he’s not surprised Russia is singling out Microsoft since Russia’s relationship with the U.S. is at “the lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War.”

“Putin as an old KGB officer views the world as a zero-sum game between Russia and the U.S.,” he said. “Whatever is good for the U.S. is bad for Russia and vice versa.”

The move against Microsoft “may also be a way for Russia to signal to its own population we can’t trust American technology — and once again feed into Russian hostility and paranoia towards America and its products,” Schiff said.

“So as part economic message, part a shot across the bow, part attack on American IT, part protectionism … all, I think, very consistent with the kind of escalation we are seeing from Putin.”

If the goal is to deal an economic blow to Microsoft, Putin’s campaign doesn’t appear to be having much of an effect. The company’s stock hit $60 a share on Oct. 21 — an all-time high. U.S. intelligence officials also believe that any attempt to ban Microsoft will be limited because its products are too integrated into Russia’s IT infrastructure.

The anti-Putin propaganda here is subtle, which is the most effective kind. It mentions Russia’s paranoia toward America without mentioning how the American press is fanning the flames of fear of Russia among Americans.

By the way, I doubt that the claim by Microsoft that it does not spy on anyone is true.

frull retard microsoft

9 thoughts on “Crafty Putin Banning Microsoft Products from Government Offices in Russia

  1. Even if they don’t actively help the us govt to spy using their os, it still has a lot of vulnerabilities that can be taken advantage of. Honestly even i would change from windows if linux had a comparable software library. Not sure about apple to be honest, i doubt they’re much better than microsoft.

  2. Here is the truth by quoting and just deleting lots of words in the middle…..after “he”…Putin is not the enemy, the US traitor (((Neocons))) are…..

    “Rep. (((Adam Schiff)), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he views the world as a zero-sum game between Russia and the U.S.,” he said. “Whatever is good for the U.S. is bad for Russia and vice versa.”

  3. Anyone with some brain uses UNIX based systems for their servers anyway, without any government regulations not because of spies or something, but simply because of their flexibility. So, in my opinion, this is more of a statement than an actual action.(assuming IT guys in Russia were not Microsoft fanboys before this law)

    I’m relatively sure they use their own custom Linux for more than a decade now. At least for govt. servers that is.

    • Putin looks out for Russia and Russians as far as I can tell sitting here thousands of miles away. That’s a good thing for his people. We don’t have very many of his caliber in America as far as I can see.

  4. 100% jew Microsoft being executed by 100% jew soviet kgb’er putin!!! Ezek 38-39 style, hopefully….”and all of them are swept forever away, thus, cleansing the entire universe of all filth”.

    • Fred.. Your second statement is wrong !! KGB joos have left in the 90’s to become plutocrats plundering Russia riches… Until V Putin put a stop to them..e.g. berezovsky, gusinsky,khordokhovsky ect..ect.. There are still some left,in Russia but for how long ?? Not in KGB which will be Russian overwhelmingly ??

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