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No, But at least that way people have a chance to stop using it if they don't want their data taken.
They still won't let you get just a data plan. I tried, but they won't sell that by itself. I have no idea why. I ended up going with one of those cut rate pay as you go companies instead.
It would be alot more convincing if they showed unfudged output images side-by-side with the real pictures. Photoshopping them into the real pictures ruins the credibility in my opinion.
It's funny that it didn't require any permissions. Given what it was supposed to do, that should have been a dead giveaway that it was fake. But I guess that just shows most people pay no attention to app permissions (which we already knew).
Institutions are not allowed, by law, to exclude those who don't conform to their organisational values when making employment decisions, even when those values are the reason the organisation exists.
P. Lee, could you expand on this legal theory? Because it seems to me this happens all the freaking time. Considering the obvious impossibility of firing someone for unspoken, unacted-on values, I can only assume you mean it's illegal to fire someone based on the presumed values inferred from their words and deeds. Is that really true? Can you back it up?
Or are you only saying it's illegal to ask someone their values and then fire them for the answer (as in your atheist example)? I can more easily believe that, but I don't see what it has to do with this case, since that isn't what happened.
At least they had the courtesy to give a little notice unlike... some companies. ... Actually I really don'y remember which companies those were, but I know it came up recently.
I can only hope so.
Re: it's probably better to install Java, because so many online services demand it
LibreOffice seems to require Java for the scripting system (i.e. its answer to VBA), but not much else.
I'm not sure what to make of that analogy.
While peanut butter and jelly are, at least in America, regarded as a good combination, oil and vinegar are also known as a simple but tasty salad dressing. Adding to the confusion, oil and vinegar usually are mixed when applied to food, though they don't stay that way, while peanut butter and jelly are placed in contact with one another, but with no effort to mix them. All I can conclude from this simile with certainty, is that the spectrum is more viscus than previously thought.
I would dump Firefox anyway, if only there were another browser that looked remotely tempting. But Firefox is definitely past its prime.
Just for the sake of argument it's also possible that something would be copyright infringement when shared publicly, but another person would still have a lawful reason to share it privately.
The only way I can see this being worth anything is if it includes a requirement for US companies to disclose any time EU data is turned over to a government agency and this supersedes any gag order or similar that might otherwise prevent them from doing so.
It's clever, but 60 pounds for a piece of plastic and a couple lenses seems steep.
No, the greater the anti-allergic reaction.
Aside from the weighty legal details, I liked this phrase
"in exchange for whatever benefits they may realise from using the Facebook site"
Re: So, lemme get this straight...
Yes. But as explained above it's only binding on the other party. That means the minor has the right to say "I didn't understand what I was agreeing to, let me out", but unless or until they do, it's still valid. If there's any practical difference between that and canceling your Facebook account as any user can do, that might be something they could have a lawsuit about.
Re: CA Minors *can* sign contracts
And to expand on TJ1's point, since all Facebook users can terminate the contract by deleting their account, it does appear that Facebook is playing by the rules here. Regardless of how creepy I think Facebook is, I consider this a good result. I would hate to see more websites ban everyone under 18 from using them at all the way most already do for people under 13 as the result of another law.
For the most part, the Bitcoin community seems to regard this as good news, just because it's clarity, and it's not bad news. The main aspect that seems to come as a surprise to some is that mining is taxed immediately, rather than when you sell or trade away the Bitcoins you mined.
There's one oddity though. It sounds like if you buy Bitcoins and later use some fraction of them to buy a cup of coffee, you're theoretically supposed to keep track of the capital gain or loss resulting from price you paid for your BTC originally, vs. the "fair market value" of the coffee.... I can't imagine that will be enforced to stringently but it would have been nice if they provided some kind of aggregate reporting option so people who want to handle it in a 100% legit way can do so without a silly amount of paperwork.
Re: biometric anyone?
All passports are biometric, they have a picture of your face in them.
Re: No surprise
Yes, good old American space craft never fail!
His anti-gay stance is unfortunate
Which were they?
Pirated or counterfeit? They can't be both. Though I guess they could have has some of each on the site.
So you do care some.
No good can come of this.
That good I guess, but how about actually getting a real court order instead of a pretend one? My understanding is they're given out like candy nowadays anyway.
Don't ask how
No really, you better not ask, that's one of the banned words (373).
As far as I'm aware, despite recent worsening of relations, Russia is not currently "the enemy". They're just a country that isn't in the US government's pocket, which is exactly what a fleeing whistleblower needs. Also, the KGB doesn't exist anymore. And if you seriously think Russia would give Snowden access to their current intelligence agency's network, you're nuts.
This is an important point. I appears that instead of getting a court order or anything (which presumably they could have done if this is now the subject of a criminal complaint) they simply took advantage of the fact that they owned the mail server and peeked away. That strikes me as very questionable, at least ethically, if not legally. I suppose there might be fine print in the ToS for this scenario.
If this post mysteriously vanishes, it's probably because I tried to send it from a Windows PC.
PRISM, being the subject of one of the first leaks, caught on as a generic term for these surveillance programs. It may well be true that PRISM, as the term was originally used by the NSA was only a system to facilitate companies knowingly handing specific documents. It's also at least plausible that the companies involved didn't know it by the same name.
None of this changes the fact that other programs did involve indiscriminate bulk collection of private communications. Even the government doesn't deny this anymore. For instance when a recent leak revealed they had been recording every phone call in an entire country, the feds asked that the country not be named, essentially confirming it.
I'm not sure which is cause and which is effect, but people just seem to hate carrying or using dollar coins. They have tried introducing them repeatedly but they never catch one.
Bank notes already have serial numbers. (Or don't they in the UK?)
That would be the Child Online Protection Act, passed in 1998. It was ruled unconstitutional the following year. This was based on the court's belief that it imposed an unnecessary burden on protected speech compared to other methods of keeping kids away from porn.
I suppose you're right. But it's not the type people usually imagine, where the harassment itself is sexual comments and such. I'm not saying one is less serious than the other, I just got the impression some people had the wrong idea what this was mainly about.
So he's saying wired ethernet is slower than wireless? Not in my experience. The point about all those jack being kind of useless if everyone is using tablets is a fair on though.
Re: Good effort...
I donno, it looked to me like some of that flying lava passed within a foot or two.
The article clearly states they saw more neutrinos at night, not less. This does not suppose your conclusion.
Eyewear for jam splatter protection. -->
Now banks are going to be even less willing to touch anything Bitcoin related.
I'm curious why echolocation was a good tool for this. I would have thought a second camera (so it could see in stereo) would be the way to go.
So, you're saying...
Zuckerberg is calling Obama black?
Re: Denial or something more bizarre
Interesting thought, but how would that work? Since this stuff is all classified, there's no way for the average person, or even a serious investigative reporter to verify the leak isn't true. If there is any disinfo in there, I would think it's more likely designed to mislead their adversaries about NSA capabilities. For example if they can easily tap undersea cables but have trouble intercepting satellite transmissions, they might plant a document stating the opposite.
Re: Tip toe through the cat crap
So obviously you need to get yourself a cat of your own to protect your yard.
11-year-old cyber warriors
It sounds silly when you say it like that, but this may actually be a very good idea. Of course the devil is in the details; there's no shortage of ways they can still screw this up.
Standard Measuring Equipment
That would be an eyeball, right? No? So in other words these are LEDs too dim to see. Okay I know it's just a prototype, but that's a fairly important detail.
It almost makes it seem like she really believed the stuff she said before, that all this spying etc, is carefully regulated and totally for the good of the people. Otherwise, how can she be surprised that they would illegally spy on her too?
So... how did they freeze the bitcoins? (assuming MT Gox still has any)
Run that by me again...
12 billion light years = 8 billion years?
Is that right? If so, why?
Re: Too damn cold
Surely most porn is filmed indoors anyway. I wonder if Canada requires condoms in porn. If not, this might be a good opportunity for displaced L.A. porn stars.
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