- Jun 5, 2014
I go out and when I back home you find another reason for ditching the trend be aware to not become the second Snowden ( kidding ) thanks for enlightening us man, I myself really appreciate that and always enjoy your posts here. to me, trend is dead until they say something about this.Trend obviously took the path of least resistance - full cooperation with the intelligence state. This may explain their fairly recent announcement of 'Major' expansion in their US Operations.. After all they are joined at the hip now with the intelligence complex and probably have near unlimited funds. Trend, by doing this, in my opinion have put consumer privacy and protection behind profit. I think we can safety assume they are whitelisting the toys intelligence uses, with those NSA and CIA contractors on staff - it's nearly a sure bet. Can you imagine the intelligence boon the telemetry of an AV would be? Trend is dead to me now.
Also note, the NSA's investment wing (Strategic Cyber Ventures) was formed by Trend Micro and the NSA (through Booz).. This is a bit similar to CIA's In-Q-Tel in that they are investing in firms that show promise in cyber security. One more way Trend is joined at the hip with US Intel.