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That's not the issue here. The problem is with knowing that certain functions take different amounts of time to perform for different inputs. These time differentials allows the attacker to make educated guessed as to the contents of the input.
Gets its configuration in from a server
Malware 2.0? TaaS (Trojans as a service)? Now we just need a new breed of virus to infect our webapps.
For the same reason Google gives away their stuff for free - Opera's able to collect beaucoup amounts of data from people routed through its proxies. They can then sell this info for a tidy profit.
Why pay for translators?
This technology works often enough well enough that there's no point in hiring translators. Sure it's subject to trolling attempts - when there's a large enough group to actually dedicate to the task. But it's also easily fixed.
Android phones, huh?
So it seems that this is implemented as software. This will be great when some enterprising teen creates a hack to override GPS coordinates reported from the device. Give it a month and every kid will be able to easily lie to their parents about their location: "See? The phone says I was at school all day!"
Not a conspiracy theorist, but
Sounds like the government is either testing GPS security or is preparing a way to defend the united states against gps-guided attacks
ID theft? Really?
I'm by no means a lawyer, but wouldn't identity theft imply that he assumed her identity? Even though it's Google's end goal to tie a gmail account to a specific person, I highly doubt that email is considered a dimension of one's identity. Now if he were to communicate with others using her account there'd be more of a point to argue, but I haven't read anywhere that he impersonated her.
On the other hand, if he is convicted, then all of my friends who've screwed with my facebook account had better look out.
Apple and USB
I don't think Apple will outfit its products with a micro USB port. More likely, they'll throw in a mUSB-to-dock adapter and call it a day.
What connector is that? it looks like sata of some sort.
It'll be really nice when it gets cheap enough to use for NAS or media purposes, but dual drive storage is a great step in the right direction, especially now that they're large enough to store a modern OS w/applications.
Also, have SSD's moved read/write speed bottlenecks elsewhere?
A resounding sentiment
Hotmail is irrevocably tied to people who chose their handle at age 11 and those looking for a disposable email address.
Just like most of the comments I read, I agree that they need some serious rebranding.
A script kiddie? Probably not
According to the article, he used software he developed
When does Google release it's new (beta!) GBB service?
That's Google Business Bureau for all of you who won't see it coming.
"The Russian company mocked the system by posting doctored photos authenticated by the system purporting to show Russian cosmonauts landing on the moon ahead of US astronauts and Joseph Stalin brandishing an iPhone."
Gotta love them.
I'm calling it as this too.
Good for them
I've thought for sometime that texting and email should converge, seeing as how the only apparent difference to the common user is the endpoint. Might as well throw chat/tweeting into that mix.
I'm as cautious about vertical integration as the next person here, but the idea won't be tied to facebook for long.
Maybe you shouldn't have such a suspiciously large package in your carry-on
Microsoft's handling this poorly, sure...
Sure Microsoft's handling this poorly, but they may be selling the Kinect peripheral at cost or at a loss to get people to buy 360's. They may even have plans to sell it for the PC eventually, charging for the driver/software in the process. Also they may be concerned with a third-party effort since it will not perform as well as it would with their own software.
You've completely missed the point
That's the other side of the same coin - if you cannot tell that the minerals came from DRC, how can you tell that the minerals /didn't/ come from DRC?
Read the article again. The papertrail cannot be trusted, rendering any audit worthless.
I think the dolphins noticed the humans' fear. As in the guy holding the slab was afraid of dropping it, and the dolphin picked up on that.
The Political Reality Distortion Field? Sounds redundant.
I think Steve already knows how to create more Jobs
I'm assuming the government's in control of infrastructure development and maintenance. so it's not hard to reason that they would want to help their country progress by giving citizens access to accurate data.
Also remember Google's based in a foreign country, and hasn't exactly shown itself to be trustworthy, even in its homeland.
I'm glad Apple is doing this
Apple's Java implementation has always felt half-assed to me. Withdrawing it means someone with more resources to devote to a mac port - say, for example, Oracle - will pick up the slack and keep it in line with the Windows and Linux versions.
Oh, and I don't particularly care for Java anyway.
The cold war all over again
I hear that Iran just acquired the low orbit ion cannon...
That's quite some hyperbole.
Microsoft doesn't have the quite the same power that they wielded at the turn of the millennium.
Furthermore, there's a lot at stake considering the precedent this ruling would set - for everyone involved. And no, this isn't some sort of karmic payback, since this kind of ruling harms the industry as a whole.
Plus, haven't the pitchfork and horns been passed on to Google or Apple in your eyes?
Spies don't just get fired, they get burned.
I feel the same way, since it'd essentially be a black-balling move on Google's part. However, it does send a strong message to anyone thinking of doing something similar: there are serious consequences for privacy invasions.
All said, of course Google wouldn't know how to keep a person's private info secret.