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Lawyer reviewing terror laws and special powers: Definition of 'terrorism' is too broad

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Good

He said that instead the legislation should require that terrorists must be shown to "intimidate or coerce or to compel".

Spammers and telephone solicitors still qualify then.

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Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!

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What could go wrong?

"The email is triggered by a third party to whom you bequeath a code to activate Endings . . ."

Let's hope this third party is able to keep the code from any pranksters.

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WTF is ... Virtual Customer Premises Equipment?

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I'll give you my router

when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

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Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

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Aloha1

I've got a better one.

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Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

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Exodus Intelligence

Given how the company "makes its coin " one might have difficulty trusting them. Where does their allegiance lie? The government, developers, the people, or none of the above? I think we all know the answer.

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Brandon Gray aka Namejuice suspended by ICANN

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ICANN should explain themselves

"The suspension notice accuses Brandon Gray of “false or deceptive” marketing"

Why has ICANN been so reluctant with this obvious accusation? One might come to the conclusion that they didn't think it was such a bad thing. I think the delay requires a formal explanation and perhaps even a public apology. I would like to see an inquiry into this.

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Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

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Re: Tired admin

Not sure why the thumbs down,

Wasn't me, but I notice some strange thumbs-downs around here. I've even seen thumbs-down on a question. WTF? It's as if some commentards view everything as a religious belief or something like that. To me, a comment can sometimes be good even if I don't agree with it.

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Re: Tired admin

I'm curious about what you mean by "not much worth stealing". Surely anybody with a "serious presence on the Internet" has bandwidth. That's worth stealing.

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German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

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Re: Actually, this may not be a bad idea...

"Sure, but why typewriter?"

Because it is useful in getting rid of the Secret Service.

"Opposition committee member Martina Renner said on Twitter she'd sooner get rid of the Secret Service than start using typewriters,"

Let's hope it works.

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LG unfurls flexible SEE-THROUGH 18-inch display

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Re: What are the odds...

There's a real advantage to people who are dyslexic. Simply flip the display over and everything becomes readable again. No?

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'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website

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No money?

Just listen to the low bandwidth morse code broadcast.

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Remember when Google+ outed everyone by their real names? Now Google's sorry

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Re: Good. I guess.

I mostly use my real name, but I'm the one who decides when and where. Google can just + right off.

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OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh

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Kudos for OpenWRT, but

Surely IPv6 support is not a new thing. I've had that capability on my cheap Netgear router for a long time. That's with Tomato.

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'Big Internet' wades into 'net neutrality' battle with the FCC

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Re: There is no POTS anymore

"The days of big relays and mechanical switching of calls are practically gone in most areas." POTS hasn't used that stuff for some decades. I've got POTS in my area, and it's been digital switching and multiplexing for a very long time. That said, you're right, most things travel over the net these days and there's not really any differentiation of things like TV and telephone.

So, when the article says:

"The FCC was given a mandate to increase broadband adoption, but that's about it.", that sounds fine, but what they really should be doing is encouraging (much) more infrastructure to handle the anticipated traffic.

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Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!

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Which A?

Å uses to be written as AA despite being considered one letter even then, so there could be two Ås and no A. Depends on whether you're Danish or not. Here in Canada we don't count things like that eh.

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Amazon begs Feds for drone test permission slip

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Hard hat?

If your dog is under 5 pounds, you may also want to put weights on it.

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Impressive, but

These obviously won't replace transport trucks, so when they say reduce truck traffic they're talking about the last bit or "local loop". So, exactly what kind of distance can they transport 5 lbs. and still have enough oomph to get back? Also, say a local delivery truck gets stuffed with one ton, that could represent 400 drone flights. Is that a good trade off? I think these drones are cool, but there could be a lot of buzzing about.

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MonkeyParking FLINGS AWAY San Francisco service

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councils

Whether we like it or not, parking meters is not a "racket". It is the job of voted in councils to manage such public space. Democracy isn't perfect, but at least delegating power through voting is a good start. A private entity does not have that same authority.

I'm not fond of parking meters either, and certainly don't agree with much of what city councils are doing in different cities. However, I do prefer some version of democratic control as opposed to a private company trying to scam folks. Perhaps I'm wrong in my assessment of MonkeyParking and other posters can come up with a good justification of their actions. We'll see.

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Infection

I hope the city wins this one. MonkeyParking is obviously a parasite.

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Acer cranks Chromebooks with Core i3 models

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Lower specs but

This looks almost identical to a Zenbook which sells for twice the price. I guess that's the current *book look.

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German government orders local CIA station chief to pack his bags

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A mild reaction

Based on what other countries do in circumstances like this, the CIA station chief could have been jailed and charged (or worse). In fact one might imagine something like that happening if it had been a foreign agent on US soil.

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World Meteorological Organization says climate data is uncool

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Re: Ministry of Truth demand more LIES....

I think you're getting things mixed up there. I didn't give you a downvote because I agree with "fake history, filtered news and financed with a fiat currency." However, there's a lot of sincere scientists out there.

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Another Samsung supplier fingered in new 'child labor' probe

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I do think that Samsung has at least some responsibility as a corporate citizen. That said, in this case it really does look like CLW is missing the mark and it would be more effective to focus on those who have direct influence on the labour laws.

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

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I think the noise will be missed at first, but the higher acceleration will make up for it in appeal.

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That AMAZING Windows comeback: Wow – 0.5% growth in 2015

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Re: What's to look forward to?

You obviously have experience with MS-Windows. I don't. However, I hear lots of people griping that they loved XP and don't wish to change. I also notice that the price of Win7 went way up recently, as did Office2010. I figured that was an indication of what was going on.

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What's to look forward to?

It seems to me that everything people liked about Microsoft is in their past.

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NORKS hacker corps reaches 5,900 sworn cyber soldiers - report

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Re: Out of curiosity ...

It's not the nation, nor the dictator, it's the hacking. Lots of it. Who knows, maybe they'll be good at it and be so successful that it will finally inspire people to secure their computers. Perhaps OS vendors will even improve their products in response.

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Russian law will force citizens' personal data to be stored locally

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Re: Amazing.

Noting the proliferation of new payment systems these days, I bet it wouldn't take them long to come up with one. They're big enough.

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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

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Re: Never launch

I'm not sure, but it would make sense that this is just an announcement to match the recent Russian announcement that they're going to restart their space program. It's just a war of announcements.

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USA to insist on pre-flight mobe power probe

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Re: It's all a plot

And every bomb will have to have a cell phone glued to it so you can get it through security. Even more sales there.

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Euro banks warned off Bitcoin as Canada regulates it

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I'm not surprised

Those businesses that Bitcoin is designed to circumvent don't see this as a good thing.

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What do we want? CAT VIDEOS! How do we get them? TOR!

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Re: Ha ha ha...!

One does wonder why he's hiding. I'm guessing he's a cat video hoarder, though he could also be a cat.

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Dotcom crypto keys not for the FBI: NZ High Court

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Re: Getting desperate?

Shoot first, ask questions later. It works.

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Google BLOCKS access to Goldman client-leak email

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Ouch

I'm curious if GS plans to learn from this and change procedures for sending e-mail which is this sensitive.

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HOLD THE FRONT PAGE: US govt backs mass spying by US govt

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Re: Amazed

There's a lot of statists who accept what the government says. I suspect that the majority doesn't though. However, from the government's point of view is doesn't matter what people actually believe. They don't care about that and are only concerned with what they can get away with.

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PayPal says sorry: Fat fingers froze fundraiser for anti-spy ProtonMail

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Re: Mmmh, its definitely a cock-up when it becomes world-wide news ....

"I check whether the specific PP site stores my credit card"

Why would you be giving somebody your credit card if you're paying with Paypal? Sounds like you're doing something wrong. The two shouldn't be connected if you're concerned about privacy.

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EFF sues NSA over snoops 'hoarding' zero-day security bugs

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Security?

The NSA is a zero-day vulnerability.

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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Paypal is indeed convenient. I'm not clear on what actual financial problems a consumer can encounter with it though. I haven's seen any yet. For someone using it to take payment, obviously the US centric policies such as this story references, are not acceptable.

For online payment I also use a Bank of Montreal Travel card. I add money like a bill payment (without attachment to any other account), but it appears in 1-2 days, as opposed to 9-10 days for Paypal. Ability of anybody besides me to withdraw money is obviously a no no. A merchant account with them is likely as problematic as any of the others.

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Re: Paypal has issues, but I like them

I also use Paypal, as well as a Mastercard which is not attached to a bank account and which does not allow automatic withdrawal. The Mastercard may actually be the better service when I think about it. However, astroturfing or not, perhaps this thread is not the place for me to write a half page dissertation on why I like one or the other.

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World's first ever Nobel Prize winning integrated circuit to be auctioned

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Re: Smithsonian display is a Chinese fake

They couldn't resist the free shipping offer on eBay.

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Cisco's Chambers to Obama: Stop fiddling with our routers

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The grooming period is over

At some point Americans are going to wake up and see how they are being screwed by their high priests.

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Bitcoin blockchain allegedly infected by ancient 'Stoned' virus

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Re: Many Monkey theorem

Or perhaps the complete works of Anonymous.

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Google Maps can now tell cyclists how HIGH they will get

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Re: people are riding mountain bikes

Yes I'm aware that a lot of city folks ride hybrids but the world is a lot bigger than that and different parts of the world are not the same. There are more trails than roads in the greater area where I live. In fact there isn't a lot of paved travel to be had. The Trans Canada Trail is across the street from me and all I see are mountain bikes (and quads of course). It's the bicycle of choice in BC and that has a lot to do with the kinds of roads we have and the kind of terrain that is available.

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Re: This is not what cyclists need

I'm with you about paved roads, but I think we're showing our age. Gone are the days of 3/4" tyres pumped to 115lbs. These days people are riding mountain bikes with (what we would call) balloon rubber.

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Real, hovering SPEEDER BIKE can be YOURS for cheaper than a house

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I'll take what's behind door number 3

I must say that after watching the video, I'm less impressed than I was before I saw it. Isn't that supposed to be the other way around?

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FCC headman Wheeler calls for an 'open internet' – but what the %$#@! does he mean?

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@JeffyPoooh

Uncompressed G.711 VoIP needs 80 kbps. I just made a test call to confirm that. I'm on very low speed rural wireless and my VoIP calls are high quality and reliable. You've got something misconfigured or there's a flooded link somewhere.

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Portable toilet mistaken for killer Nork drone

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Re: USA had Desert Storm..

Well, you get an upvote for "Operation ShitStorm".

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Senate slams ad servers for security failings

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Better yet

Teach people not to click on ads.

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Comcast exec says wired broadband customers should pay-as-they-go

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Re: aren't they doing this already?

Of course they are. We pay for a certain amount of data and are charged more if we go over. Comcast is just trying to screw their customers.

"And if Netflix doesn't bear its share of those costs to connect to the network then we have no choice but to raise prices for everyone else," Cohen said. "And ... why should two-thirds of the people who never use Netflix pay for the cost for Netflix to attach to our network? It doesn't make any sense."

This guy is either exceedingly stupid, or thinks that everyone else is. Possibly both.

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Republicans turn up heat on FCC over net neutrality push

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Are these guys for real?

This is a rather unprofessional letter to be on House of Representatives letterhead. It looks more like something that belongs in a political campaign.

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