538 posts • joined Friday 20th April 2007 18:37 GMT
The NSA is one thing, they are supposed to be doing spy stuff. Its the oversight that is lacking. The shadow courts are not working so to fix it they really need to have FISA answerable to the DOJ. They should have to divulge to all of those involved any information that was obtained and when but not necessarily the method of any material not covered by a warrant. What everyone should be pissed about is that Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter have been PAID to backdoor their users. Their should be fines, their should be firings. The techs involved have to learn that their is a price for selling out their users.
Privacy, surely not
Its interesting that a company so involved in help government practice surveillance are so closed mouth about their own affairs. Anyhow, this would explain why a stinker like Glass would get so much attention and so much money wasted on it.
Odd that, The US is protecting Apple.
One would this the PRC would leap to Apple's defense since Apple probably employs more in the there than in the US.
More like US
The US seems disinterested in state sponsered piracy from China while anti-piracy efforts from both the FBI and DHS are attempting to thwart "piracy" within the US. Does anyone remember when pundits in US politics and many pro-oligarchy US politicians were trying to sell the big US manufacturing sell-out along the lines on exporting democracy? They said they knew how much damage this was goign to do to the middle class in the US but thin kof the children, all of this trade will make the PRC more like US. Unfortunatly the US is becoming more like the PRC as the wealthy profit off of cheap PRC labor and then use their influence to bribe, nee, contribe to politicans superfunds the US becomes more like the PRC.
Fwd is Bkwd in teh new norm
Zuckerburg is just proving how much of an egregious bastard he really is. Ballmer is basically evil, having given away what passes for his soul when he kissed BillWG's * as part of his executive orientation. So its no surprise the dancing monkey man is involved. I'm sure the Indian and PRC governments are funding some of this as well. All of these *'s know that unemployment in the states cannot really tolerate all of the visas they want or even the 11 to 17 MM illegals they want amnesty for. They just don't care.
Perhaps the US should tariff PRC origin goods to the amount that it takes to clean up after and losses?
The USA should just charge an additional tax on all profits abroad with the the rate being the difference between local taxes in the US and wherever the tax dodgers are hiding their bonus pile.
What many seem to forget is that the Korean civil war was only that in the beginning. Sometime in the middle it because another war between the PRC and NATO with PRC troops advising/fighting in Nork Jammies/Fighting in PRC jammies.
Capitalism with a capital K
Mr. Schmidt ought to look at the definition of capitalism again.
Massive handouts and loopholes are usually the domain of Socialism or in the case of corporations Fascism.
Re: Of course migrant workers don't take away american jobs in the long run.
Free education, access to public assistance and preferential treatment for employment are not enough?
This is why Romney lsot
Why is the the GOP hellbent on seppuku to the nads with tech people?
Techs in the US used to be mainly a conservative bunch until the NeoCons caused party wide brain death.
Wales was against it because it threatened his profit stream.
If they could have made an exception for Wikipodia I'm sure he and the secret circle that runs the thing would have come around.
In the US many IT workers, those few still working in IT are pulling over 50 hour weeks.
The problem is not a problem, unless the corporation or someone with juice in the party does it for you the official work permit period is 90 days with a cap on 3 renewals and the PRC says what jobs are available.
Future of US healthcare
The PRC is ahead of the USA in so many ways including disposing of people.
Where is the Justice League?
Where is the Justice League, Just-us Department err Justice Department and why aren't they kicking M$ in the groin over flagrant antitrust settlement violations like this?
The recession that never was
IT was only a "recession" for those employed in fields heavily targeted by outslavers and visa abuse.
Those at the top got evermore obscene compensation as the layoffs deepened.
Kickbacks, contributions not good enough?
This will teach Ballmer to not be cheap when tipping the politicians who serve him and M$ so well.
Re: I've got to say
A broken condom during consensual sex is rape in Sweden...
If Linux is lacking on the desktop I'd think it was the heavy incentives being paid out by M$ preventing it from being packaged normally with new computers.
Much too much
This is a lesson to those who would fu*k with the connected.
That is, it is meant to be so.
Om nom nom
No worries, we will have blown ourselves off of Earth or gone into space by then.
Bouncing Betty will have offloaded all of the "transferred" employees and will be ripping off the people who pay the taxes in no time at all. This is how all outsourcing sellouts like this have gone.
They can reverbiate it anyway they want but Ultrabook == Netbook.
They have the same limited memory, low power, low performance processor and video, fast but small storage and limited upgrade paths.
About the only thing the Ultrabook doesn't have that a Netbook does is an inexpensive price.
Out-sourcing to the lowest bidder brain dead out-slaver had a little to do with it too.
So many laws, so little time
Technologically this is interesting but building a lower receiver like this without all of the byzantine permits and oversight by various agencies in the US it already breaks so many laws its not funny.
I'm sure there is capitulation expected for the PRC to come clean.
The other benefit is that many of the keygens and crack-ware had back doors in addition to the ones already installed by the OEM.
Those would be my accounts, perhaps I let them lapse.
No worries, I'll get right to it and make some new accounts so we can all be "Friends" again.
Everyone is pushing them as it's a way to replace outsourced jobs with outsourced services.
Wait until some ass gets burned after the service provider goes tits up and leaves them without services and trying to claw back data in the courts.
Embezzlement sure to follow
If anyone watches the Bataan Death march that is outsourcing then they might have noticed how often corp. management gets caught stealing from stockholders soon after implementing a large outsourcing deal.
BTW: The US needs bring back usury laws.
Buying credit at a fraction of a percent and selling it along at 31 percent plus really is usury.
Anything beyond 10 points over prime should be considered usury.
Since the bankers got their bonuses off of the government dole this is the least the government could do to repay the favor.
This is obviously a product of excessive drug use.
Extravagant bonuses will still be forthcoming.
Bake sale for bonuses?
Like the CEOs at many tech companies the CEO of NASA is just making room in the budget so that the money is there when he meets his ridiculously low contracted bonus targets.
Marketing platform aside there comes a point when it is less costly to market a new technology rather then continue to market an old one. Hybrids would have to get very cheap, very quickly to have some sort of market before SSD caught up.
If not the Indian government certainly the Indian people have done some part in acquiring new technology and making it available to the rest of the world.
One could see this everywhere with the pirated copies of Windows almost everywhere.
Benign Internet overlords
Oh, where would we be without our appoint Internet overlords at ICANN('t)?
They sure deserve that kickback, err bonus money, for their service to the rich and powerful.
Good ole' USA
Some insurers here are already offering <voluntary> tracking with the offer of possible reduced insurance costs. It was a few years ago in Canada that it became public information that newer cars were coming with black-boxes that kept track of engine speed, direction etc. and whose information was available to the prosecution. Built in cell-based roadside assistance has also been used to enforce repossession by remotely disabling the afflicted vehicle and has been used in eavesdropping.
Haven't they heard of this thing they call the "NetBook"?
This must be that "Industrial Military Complex" that Eisenhower (and I'm sure others) have talked about.
I'm sure the fledgling MiniTru's and would be totalitarian states would love to get a chance to try a technology designed by an old school'er like the PRC.
Fleas or bankers?
These could be the ancestors to mankind's greatest blood suckers, investment bankers.
They saw how AT&T was caught, guilty and made not guilty by changing the law.
This is just an attempt to replicate that across an industry.
Aside from investment wonks who cares about the hot air way up there?
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