Look at the picture the 'newspaper of record'' NYT choose to include in their BS story accusing , (one of the most customer-oriented companies btw) of somehow being complicit in the hack.

Yep, just casually throw the Russian flag in there because why not? The original headline even referenced JB being a Russian company, capitalizing on the fact that in the heads of many Americans, Russian == up to no good.

The article got out of its way to paint JetBrains as "obscure" (changed now, but the damage is done) - implying JB is some sort of shadowy Russian company working with the FSB to hack good ol' American companies.

Then you get idiots like this:


You also get the old school call for violence, why not?

NYT knew this is the sort of reaction they're going to elicit as they've been cultivating their readeship on thin sourced 'anonymous CIA spooks fed stories about Russia this, China that for years.

Pure xenophobia plain and simple. But a lot more acceptable and unlike racism rarely called out, even on here, sadly.

Of course the fact that the hackers used American made browsers executing on American designed CPUs apparently doesn't make any of these companies complicit.

I used to stay silent on bs like this as I know appearing to defend anything Russian/Chinese apparently means you endorse everything each country ever did, (funny how that doesn't apply to the US tho).

I'll now start calling out bs like this more regularly. It needs to be called out for the xenophobic bs that it is.

But go ahead and tell me how Julian Assange is not a 'real' journalist again because he doesn't work for a 'real' journalistic org like the NYT.

@MatejLach It's hard to be heard when you're both afraid of chinese and russian intervention, and seeing the exact same type of garbage from the US - but every time you say that the US companies are a problem, you're being "too paranoid" or "wearing a tinfoil hat" and "it's not that bad."

I'll get called for xenophobia for saying I don't trust Tencent (and softbank) but "Oh no, you can't say that about google, you have to use Gmail, it's required! also Chrome is the best browser because google is good, and Apple and Microsoft are our friends." By the same folks.

I'm TRYING to be level here, I don't trust ANY of them, based on their _actions._

As for the IDE stuff: I am allergic to Java, it's an Oracle thing, and I don't trust them. So I don't care for those tools. But I know folks who use them and they make good things, and I don't have a problem with that company - haven't seen any reason to feel they're a problem.

@MatejLach i've been calling out anti-China BS on here. peeps be lapping that CIA shit up and are totally confused when confronted with a different interpretation.

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