As to tec being vulnerable to being hacked, what about all the backdoors in Windows that every update has to close many, many of them.
White House Hacked In Cyber Attack That Used Spear-Phishing To Crack Unclassified Network
Cisco Web Site Hacked, Exposing User Passwords
Why is it that we constantly hear of systems being compromised, but there is never any mention of what company supplied the system that 'has so many vulnerabilities', only the 'security' people failing at plugging all the holes.
EDIT: If you really want to see spying, take a look at a company that many countries outsource the spying of their own citizens.
Comverse Infosys, Inc., based in Woodbury, New York, is a world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of award-winning digital recording and monitoring systems with multiple applications for law enforcement agencies, telecom network providers, contact centers, and government agencies. The company’s products are installed in global telecommunication networks, financial institutions, customer service centers, telemarketing centers, and other contact centers worldwide.
What is to stop these guys from sharing information they collect on Americans to other 'evil' nations? Because we have all seen how honorable corporations are.
Edit2: Here is the Hack in the Box Magazine PDF from April. Tons of security issues, but I guess none are the competition to American Corporations, so no Big Show, nothing to see here people, move along.