Last Friday, Microsoft claimed that it had stopped providing service of "Windows Live Messenger" for the netizens of five sanctioned countries (Cuba, Syria, Iran, Sudan and DPRK).
The reason for this is that America worried that the five hostile countries would threaten its interest. Afterwards, Microsoft didn't explain why the service was cancelled and how long it will last. What's more, Microsoft also stated that it would also stop the business with these countries for the time being.
Microsoft was turned into a statesman as a tool in the political war between America and the counter parts. As a result, the users have to suffer. What on earth is it for? Why didn't Microsoft apply for the reconsideration and try to win back the users' right? If Microsoft has become a tool and will do whatever they like, do we still have security as the user of MSN, WINDOWS and OFFICE?
There are more than once to be proved that knowledge is strength. And the person who master knowledge has the right to decide how to use the strength. In my opinion, it is useless to complain anything or appeal who can save the world. The only one can make the security is ourselves. We have to try harder to break out the limits of knowledge rights on our own. The security can be well protected when we have enough capability.
Afterall, Microsoft is an American company, we have every reason to believe it must serve the interest of the United States. Durning the period of Japan invasion, Chinese government also call for people to help and sacrifice to combat Japanese army. But there are some differences betwwen these two issues, they do it for self-denfence or control of other countries. Now Microsoft has become a tool, it brings forward a threat if the Ineternet of the whole world is safe.Niagara Falls
Surprisely after i heard the news, i cann't stop asking to myself that how could a business tool turnt into a political tool? if every business tool has been added offical policy there must be unsafety and partiality. everyone knows MSN as a business tool it offer us a platform for chating , business, making friends and searching BF or GF etc, undoubtly it contained some secret information and personal affairs, so if all this information has been publicized it must hurt those people, i think IBM should take responsible for it, and respect people's primacy, that is the key point furthermore, Since IBM invented the MSN it should never try to interfer to other's affair ,the most important they should do it is creat a more perfect and efficient version of MSN to prevent the country's information from been stolen.
as a common user, i prefer to Microsoft products. Some one consider its products as unsafe or something. However, if you pay attention to their new product WINDOWS 7, you will be surprised by this unbelievable thoughts. Its interface looks so harmony. In other words, it just satisfy my daytime dream about operate system. It is easy to know why MS can provide so wonderful product. First, it has enough money to include some technicians. But more important, it cares about the customers' feedback. It develops its products according to the customers' needs. It is a good sample to other companies in our country, at least in this field.
as a citizen in china, I truely hope we can develop the core products, then we can rely on myselves.
it is necessary to worry about the safety of the softwares. In fact, as a commercial company, MS doesn't have ability to influence the safety of a country.
Mircosoft is just a company who must under American government's control, undoubtedly, he will become political tool once the government need. As a ordinary internet user, we have no choice for being a political victim, we are helpless.......I think to use domestic chating program is the only way to solve this problem.
This phenomenon suggests that the US always got the advanced technology in most fields.That why heros or even saviors in various movies always play the vital roles related to the key of saving the world. The higher technology they master,the more dominance the they will get.Undoubtedly,MSN is also their own tool,their own power, which can be released at any time,much less to other countries. This reminds me of the seal of Youtube to the netizens of China,which is not because of itself.It's said that it is the Chinese government that claims that some political events were twisted on it .But meanwhile we can't find and share the videos we're caring about and interested in ,but there's no exceptions .Thus with the unfair voices all around ,we may need a place to direct our anger or complaint,but who cares? It is definitely useless .isn't it? We are who we are , usually things are out of our control always shows that nothing we could do. Show no merrcy on who didn't get enough capability,knowledge and technology until they become strong enough.Just have a little faith , one day we'll make it!!
It's quite difficult for me to make comments about this topic ,coz I have been learning the multimedia thoery recently knowing that multimedia is used as powerful tool for political reasons.
In the multimedia industry,they are also facing a lot of challenge though most people will oppose the above decisioins,but goverment needs to resort the multimedia to control and publicize it's thoughts to the popularity,thus,once the multimedia wanna keep it's development ,it must serve for it's govement first,it must concentrate to protect its govements' profit and purpose.
The above MSN case is an objective matter ,we could not change the situation that the America stop to offer MSN sevice for other countries for the sake of political purpose.
Microsoft was turned into a statesman as a tool in the political war between America and the counter parts. As a result, the users have to suffer. What on earth is it for? Why didn’t Microsoft apply for the reconsideration and try to win back the users’ right? If Microsoft has become a tool and will do whatever they like, do we still have security as the user of MSN, WINDOWS and OFFICE?
I think, that is right.
Just as a businessman, and politicians would have nothing. However, when national interests are threatened, merchants can set foot in the political circles in the national interest.
In particular, some countries, brand-name enterprises in the country and efforts should do more good, because he has sufficient funds to influence politics. Before money and political will to compromise.
Again to be a metaphor. China's coal resources, a large number of exports to Japan, however, when one day, the Japanese use of the energy production of the harmful things in our country, then mine, the original organization in order to make money, but also unwittingly become a "patriotic"tool.
When it comes to a country's interests, each person, each group has the right and obligation to "transition."
As Microsoft is not "forced", which were not known. The United States because of an "excuse" to invade Iraq, then, order a company to do something just pale into insignificance. Information security? In the face of national security, no security is secondary. If the United States that allows Microsoft to the safety of bankruptcy, he must do so.
Microsoft may be less money earned, but they carry a "patriotic" of honor, whether or not he is voluntary or forced.
And those political thing, who knows? Perhaps, tomorrow North Korea launched a missile to the United States,hehe~ ~