Re: Too soon
If only the NSA protected MY information with such zeal.
1207 posts • joined 25 May 2010
If only the NSA protected MY information with such zeal.
I wish them luck, but I suspect the bill will end up gutted and will only pass with all surveillance caveats removed and a few hundred mil for pork barrel projects in other states.
Take LOHAN across the border into Mexico for a stratospheric good time.
How are they going to pay for the back-end of all this? Once it takes off there will be millions in expenditure. Where is the income to offset that?
"The more you tighten your grip, the more systems will slip through your fingers."
"He said it was ridiculous that a public IT system that stores personal data on so many people should be so unsafe."
My lord. Actually asking government to use more than a tab + slot cardboard flap to protect their users data? What a revolutionary! Then forcing them to change passwords, but not fix the underlying vulnerability that got him in there in the first place. There's a sensible and thorough solution to correct things. (Not.)
Let's not fix the problem, let's just charge the person who highlighted the problem to the public. They should go work for the American government with that attitude.
The hydrogen fuel cell device is the new Apple car. An entire vehicle designed to give an iPhone more than 12 hours leccy.
If government taxed fairly and spent revenues reasonably, perhaps citizens wouldn't need overseas bank accounts to avoid the Exchequer.
Should be forced to watch The Interview over and over and over and over.
The horror. The horror.
Won't someone think of the children!
A naked backside will surely destroy society. Let's not let any of the review committee visit Rio during Carnivale. None will survive.
With the Facebook buyout of Oculus Rift I'd be very interested in this offering.
I just don't trust Zuck.
The U.S. does not respect their own laws or Constitution. What makes you think a delegation will have any luck getting them to respect E.U. law.
Sounds like a tax funded trip to 5 star hotels and restaurants to me.
You misunderstand their protest rage.
They just don't want a Chappie sequel.
As long as Edward Snowden is a free man we have a voice.
Captain Zapp Brannigan: We'll just set a new course for that empty region over there, near that blackish, holeish thing.
Welcome to the United States of Paranoia. One nation under Big Brother. Where all vulnerabilities are created equal with privacy and protections for none.
And this is only the beginning.
The Bahamas and Bermuda are nice this time of year.
"Which, perhaps, is some kind of weird fashion statement about Apple's pig arse-ugly Watch."
Easy now. It isn't THAT good looking.
People didn't believe in flight until Orville and Wilbur came along.
It's still early days. Yes, there are obstacles. However, boffins are on the case.
Ha! Mines on the list, but I turn mine off when driving.
At the RAF St Mawgan base. Down south, ocean on two sides and still has an operational RAF contingent.
If nation states are not following their own laws, what makes you think they'll follow the UN?
The only solution is the electorate to make their feelings known to the government in one voice, "If you support mass spying on individuals you will not be reelected."
Politicians only respond to threats to their power.
"He also admitted misleading federal investigators."
Just this (lying to feds) is a felony and one year in jail for you and me. I guess if Obama likes you you're fine.
Mr. Snowden, I hope you see this.
Stay away until an outraged public forces a Presidential pardon BEFORE you return home.
The President wants to make an example of you. They want to scare all other whistleblowers into silence so they can continue breaking the Constitution and other laws. You will not receive a fair trail. They are lying to Congress, what makes you think they'll tell you the truth?
You can accomplish more in Moscow than going "home" into a 6 x 7 foot cell with daylight only an hour a day. No one will hear a word from you ever again in jail.
With you free, there is hope.
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Any encryption solution depending on AES is crap. I want to choose the encryption method and key strength that goes on my phone. Google gives us free choice from a list of one.
They don't sell it.
They turn it over to the US government free of charge.
If you expected any differently, then you are a glass if half-full person.
"Edward Snowden was so concerned about smartphone microphones as a conduit for eavesdropping that he famously asked journalists and lawyers who visited him after he hot-footed it to Hong Kong to place their smartphones in hotel fridges."
Says it all doesn't it? In the end, brands probably don't matter as long as the nation state is trying to compromise any technology in your possession. Whatever you have, you can't trust it. Which also says volumes about our trust in the state.
"Shun NSA snooping, enroll for Mossad snooping instead."
Didn't you hear Snowden? It's the same thing actually.
"* Apple doesn't do PR in El Reg's direction, on the basis of ancient grudges about our predilection for colourful language and not being gushy about everything it does."
El Reg staff will be flayed alive in the streets during the 2017 Apple Riots. However, don't worry. You shall be avenged in the Android counter-revolutionary trials of early 2018.
"The Passenger Name Records (PNR) system was thought dead after the parliament rejected it in 2013, but following the Charlie Hebdo attack national governments have again insisted that the only way to prevent such tragedies is to get even more access to personal data."
Last time I checked the Charlie Hebdo victims were not inside an Airbus.
More excuses for less privacy. If governments keep this up they are going to start seeing fierce resistance.
No, you get to see new legislation called "Patriotic Elimination of Child Molestation and ISIS" or some such with the exact same unseen text.
This does not stop them, it only delays them.
If it's not rated to 100M depth, I can't use it.
We only know what Snowden knew. I'm sure he was not in on all the pies the NSA/GCHQ had jammed their fingers into.
There is certainly more out violations out there and instead of governments reigning the intel services in, they're actually increasing efforts across the board for more access.
This will not stop until someone is made accountable, charged and convicted. Then you'll see the doe eyed civil servants pause when they realize they can be held accountable.
When we do leave this planet all religious texts should be stacked in a pile to the right of the entry hatch.
And yet #10 is totally unconcerned about UK computers being compromised by a so called ally.
When governments no longer protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens, what are we supposed to do?
Keep the tech Samsung. I get gouged enough by my banks service charges, fees and exchange rates. Don't think I'm going to add another hand in my pocket.
Any fee paid to Samsung to use their service will be billed back to me with additional fees in time. So as I say. Keep it.
The car is actually a mobile battery pack for an iPhone so it can go 12 hours between charges.
The US government feels the only way to protect liberty and freedom is to monitor everyone everywhere all the time. What is said, where they go, who they associate with. All violations of the US constitution.
Why has this not been changed changed? The typical American: "Yes, the NSA spies on everyone, but they would never do that to ME!"
Interesting how the Presidents cell phone is one specially encrypted by the NSA. I guess the "strong encryption" available on regular cell phones is considered insufficient.
Not my circus.
Not my monkeys.
When "state secrets" override personal freedoms, the constitution is no longer in effect.
Think about that.
Half the users (or more) on Twitter are secondary or fake so they've been without new users for some time now.
Their problem is they can't monetize smiley faces.
If a new phone is not announced by a guy in a black turtleneck you just know it is going to flop.
China has no free speech or democracy.
The US and UK on the other hand... Ummm, never mind.
Suitable punishment would be to take all over nude snaps of HIM, his home addy, personal details and post them everywhere.
It is now Beer O'clock.
Yup. I suspected the same thing. NSA has been undermining encryption standards as long as they have been in existence.
According to her website her husband is sick with lung cancer.
Dealing with that and the Google corporation must be horrific.
Strange how the US Gov hates strong encryption, but allows SSL and AES to roam freely.
The only deduction is they have free access to both and that is scary when combined with other technology.