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David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

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Re: Manx telecom SIM for use as backup.

" Get a PAYG SIM from Manx telecom. Isle of Man based network, roams all of the mainland UK networks. Same cost* as a mainland PAYG calls and texts."

Sounded interesting, so I checked the website.

Unfortunately, I don't quite see how their 25p per minute / 13p per text can be termed the 'same cost' as the 3p/2p I currently pay on PAYG with 'three'...

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Google offers $150 gift card for Chromebook Pixel data shutoff

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What's good for the goose.....

Well, maybe those with Verizon contracts yet to expire should decide it's not worth it to them, and quit early too!

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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Re: best post I've read all day

Yo back!

You know, if El Reg had a 'Yo' icon, we'd be able to post comments without having to type anything!

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"But Twitter’s cute premise of 140 characters, while strangely compelling and often entertaining, makes it singularly inappropriate for anything of substance."

Have you thought of trying 'yo' instead?

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DON'T PANIC: Facebook returns after 30-minute outage terror

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Re: What did I miss?

" Quite proud of the fact that I completely missed this outage, didn't even know it happened."

You mean that it's so unusual for you to not be 'connected' that it's rare for you to miss news of something like Facebook being down for just 30 minutes?

Well, I guess being proud of that is better than being ashamed, but still, sorry, mate, that's so sad.

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Re: Excuse me, but

" Which interestingly enough, they wouldn't have known if the hungover soon-to-be-ex-employee didn't shout it to all and sundry."

...or his/her 'mates' posting to his/her timeline.

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32,000 motherboards spit passwords in CLEARTEXT!

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"internet of things"

Of course, this type of thing will all be a memory when/if the "internet of things" (I bloody hate that term, and now you've gone and made me use it for the first time - not once, but twice!) takes off, so we have nothing to worry about!

</sarcasm>

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Code Spaces goes titsup FOREVER after attacker NUKES its Amazon-hosted data

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Re: Code Spaces : Is Down!

They didn't put it into pastebin - that's just the anon coward playing a slight of hand with the posted url (link doesn't go to what the text implies)

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Re: @Jan 0

"He might be Australian. We use "c*nt" colloquially, the same way Brits use "bastard" and Americans use "asshole", and it isn't intended to be misogynistic."

Indeed, but then, so do us Brits, and rest-of-world too!

It's not as if the poster was so annoyed with these people that he/she (Unlike Jan0, I'm not making a sexist assumption!) maliciously and nonsensically compared them to a feminine 'front-bottom'.

Rabid feminists do the legitimate cause more damage than sexist men

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LinkedIn ignored SIX WARNINGS about account-hijacking bug

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Amateurs?

"When the victim types email and password, it’ll be sent over the network in an unencrypted form that can be easily read by any attacker – even the most amateur ones."

I assume they are talking about an open wi-fi - tapping a wired/fibre link is not automatically easy for 'any amateur attacker'

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Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

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At least there's some sanity...

Most of the reviews on the play store read much like the piss-take reviews on Amazon items:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.justyo

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Facebook goes TITSUP across WORLD! Who will look at your cousin's baby NOW?

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'Anonymous' DDOS?

Haha, does anyone really believe that an 'Anonymous DDOS' could take down Facebook globally?

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London Tech Week: All for the luvvies and the joke's on you, taxpayers

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Re: Job Interview

" I went for an interview a while back...."

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""Is this where we're working?" I asked, "

"Carlsberg don't do cocky confidence, but if they did...."

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" Here's the thing, pretty much every company that has surpassed a single shop and an old fashioned till is dependent to some degree on tech (be it internal, outsourced or hosted) as such you can classify every company as a tech company if you want"

errr, yeah. Wasn't that what the article said?

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ISIS: Iraq KILLS the INTERNET: VPNs, social media and chat apps blocked by government

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" It's frightening how easily a government can order the complete shutdown of the Internet in a country. A network that is so essential to so many people in their daily lives should not be so vulnerable."

I agree with you, but it seems the other commentards don't agree..

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Re: Which planet are Facebook on?

Ah, so armed uprising means it's OK to close the internet, like that's going to make any difference.

Bloody hell, you've all been complaining about censorship, yet this is OK? NIMBY's?

The internet is used by paedophiles so should we close that down?

I feel you are all hypocrites who wouldn't stand for it here, but because it doesn't affect you, you've all turned into Matt Bryants.

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Re: Which planet are Facebook on?

Really? It was said that during their more active times, Al Queda used the internet to communicate, and recruitment and propaganda web sites exist. Should the government have therefore attempted to close the internet in the UK?

How about banning mobile phones too? Surely that's the next logical step.

You know, cars and roads make it easier for criminals to escape...... Ban them too!

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YouView loses YourView trademark fight, may have to pick new name

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" I hear that Nasa is suing Apple - because ISS sounds a bit like iOS"

Don't be silly........

It's Apple suing NASA! :-)

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WTF?

Huh?

A web-based accounts management system versus a digital TV service?

What do they have in common other than they both use this internet thingie?

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GCHQ to share threat intel – and declassify SECRET inventions

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They don't do this already?

" Blighty intelligence and security bods at GCHQ will share classified information on cyber threats with organisations running the UK’s critical national infrastructure"

Huh? See subject.

As for sharing with us things they've invented with our money, well, how nice of them.

To be fair, that's one thing a lot of American departments have been good at (NASA and its photos,documents; Darpa and the internet etc.)

What does Uk.gov ever give back?

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Boris: Look on 'London's digital tentacles', ye mighty, and despair!

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Re: Like it's a good thing?

Nice one, Don!

And good luck in your critical mission!

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Great Firewalled?

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Drew, I think you must have pissed off someone with all the Huawei articles!

http://viewdns.info/chinesefirewall/?domain=www.theregister.co.uk

My domains are not blocked! Yay inoffensive, politically correct me (with blank websites!)

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IPv4 addresses now EXHAUSTED in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Re: I'm curious

" Let's say I have a dedicated server (or VPS?) somewhere that has IPv6:

* is it possible to set up a vpn (Linux-based) so that my local IPv6 traffic goes out over that link with a specific IPv6 address?

* would I be able to use the same tunnel and some config on the remote server to assign specific IPv6 addresses to, eg, my local toaster, fridge, etc.?

My local ISP d1oesn't support IPv6, so I'm trying to figure out how to dip my toe into IPv6 waters, so to speak...

If I understand you correctly, you have a server with native ipv6, and you want to use it to give your home network ipv6 via an ipv4 tunnel from home to server.

Yes, ip6 in ip4 capability exists in linux, and yes, you can configure the server to route some of your ip address range down the tunnel to your home lan.

Your home lan simply becomes an ipv6 subnet of your server.

However it's much easier, and cleaner to get a free tunnel from an ipv6 provider. You won't need to rely on the server for connectivity, and you will get your own ip6 /64 dedicated to your lan (and all 2↑64 devices you own!)

He.net is quick, free, reliable, so much so that I have my home router (he.net allows more than one independent tunnel - i have one set up at home, and another on the uk server) set to prefer ipv6 over ipv4 if the remote site supports it.

https://tunnelbroker.net/

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Re: I'm curious

I personally find the he.net broker and setup to be the best, and fastest.

he.net have endpoints in the UK, USA. and own the links between them, and as under utilised, I find them faster for international links than ipv4!

Compare my ipv4 traceroute from my UK server to my US-West server with the ipv6 equivalent (uk using free he.net london pop - us-west has native ipv6)

catflap.dyslexicfish.net (::)

Packets Pings

Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev

1. DyslexicFish-1.tunnel.tserv5.lon1.ipv6.he.net 0.0% 38 10.9 11.2 10.3 13.1 0.4

2. v316.core1.lon1.he.net 0.0% 38 15.7 10.1 5.9 23.8 4.5

3. 10ge3-1.core1.lon2.he.net 0.0% 38 7.6 9.3 5.9 17.9 3.8

4. 100ge1-1.core1.nyc4.he.net 0.0% 38 73.0 75.2 71.5 84.5 4.2

5. 10ge10-3.core1.lax1.he.net 0.0% 38 140.3 137.5 133.0 146.3 4.4

6. 10ge1-3.core1.lax2.he.net 0.0% 38 132.4 135.9 132.4 153.1 4.4

7. ge-0-7-0-24.r04.lsanca03.us.ce.gin.ntt.net 0.0% 38 133.8 134.2 133.0 142.3 1.7

8. catnip.dyslexicfish.net 0.0% 37 134.4 135.2 134.1 147.0 2.2

catflap.dyslexicfish.net (0.0.0.0)

Packets Pings

Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev

1. 91.109.5.254 0.0% 53 0.8 1.6 0.4 26.2 4.3

2. ldc5-cr5.core.webfusion.com 0.0% 53 1.5 2.6 0.5 65.5 8.8

3. 109.104.95.101 0.0% 53 6.7 10.7 5.9 158.9 22.6

4. ldn-b5-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 6.4 7.3 5.8 51.9 6.3

5. ldn-bb2-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 6.1 9.8 5.5 91.6 13.3

6. ash-bb4-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 80.7 82.2 79.9 122.0 7.3

7. las-bb1-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 143.3 143.6 142.7 153.4 1.8

8. las-b3-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 153.4 156.3 152.5 203.8 9.3

9. 208.90.35.66 0.0% 52 153.3 153.1 152.2 161.0 1.1

10. v107.r6.lax2.trit.net 0.0% 52 143.3 143.3 142.8 143.8 0.0

11. arpnetworks-lax2-gw.cust.trit.net 0.0% 52 154.0 156.2 153.4 192.1 6.5

12. catnip.dyslexicfish.net 0.0% 52 153.9 154.0 153.3 156.5 0.4

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DAMN you El Reg, CALL ME A BOFFIN, demands enraged boffin

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What's with the degree requirements?

I did a B.Eng at university, but even so, I don't see why a piece of paper is a requirement.

There are many people without degrees who could quite rightly be called a boffin - and there are many with relevant degrees who can't..

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It was the threat of a sarcastic comment...

It's obvious that it was the threat of a sarcastic comment that got you to issue this apology and correction..

Them be fightin' words!

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PICS ON GROUND: Cabbies PARALYZE London in Uber rebellion

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Re: Doesn't hide the major problems with Uber, though...

That is the crappiest argument I've ever seen in El Reg.

You must be new here!

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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My guess is..

... he thinks it's akin to creating a new telephone exchange (although even that just causes an allocation of an exchange code, and the freeing up of numbers beneath it, rather than 'creating' new numbers....)

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Re: That was ironic. Right?

Lol, NomNomNom, is the regular El Reg commentard teaser (I don't use the word 'troll' as Nomey is cleverer and more amusing, not simply being provocative)

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@Vic: Re: so every new domain/user generates another server farm, eh?

Haha, you beat me to it. Don't use just love it when a poster takes on an obnoxious and condescending tone when 'correcting' someone with a reply that is full of bollocks?

I'm disappointed you didn't comment on this gem though: " generally through a MX record"

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Google's URL-hiding 'origin chip' is 'backburnered'

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Re: Another possibility:

Ahhh, memories of the anguish when finally having to start quoting my domain backwards for email etc.

My uk.ac.lut uk.ac.ed and uk.ac.cf addresses actually meant something..

Eek. Just realised I've fallen into another concept no longer with us: short/long form domains.

I should have written the above as:

uk.ac.loughborough, uk.ac.edinburgh and uk.ac.cardiff

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Boob Tube BOFFINS finger Red Button, trigger TELLY MAYHEM

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... depends upon how much you trust the TV makers (through either intentional maneuvering or buggy code)

If I had a home network I considered secure, I'd sandbox/firewall any foreign device that uses it. If it was just a consumer network, then meh - most potential abuses I see are going to be distributed attacks/spamming the internet not the local network. Besides, I use ssh and secure setup on my local lan too!

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Mobe-orists, beware: Stroking while driving could land you a £4k fine

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Re: Driving is not actually that difficult

.....And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you!

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Thanks for nothing, OpenSSL, grumbles stonewalled De Raadt

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Re: "Linux is a hackjob" @MadMike

Great post, Mike.

I just say you're brave - prepare to be downvoted by the large number of linux-cultists on El Reg who will downvote any critisism of GPL/GNU/Linux however accurate and well reasoned it is

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: That poll is biased and misses the point

He/she said second *option* !

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Re: @AC 4 Hrs ago (He is giving a talk about maven)

" Two kids?

Not all that shy, then."

Twins maybe?

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Patch NOW: Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including spying hole

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@asdf: Re: yay. Overtime.

" The money would be better spent being sent to the BSD folks to do LibreSSL right IMHO. Theo may come off as dick at times but the guy (and his posse) understands securing code."

I agree on all points

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China puts Windows 8 on TV, screams: 'SECURITY, GET IT OUT OF HERE!'

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Re: What's the point of having access to the Microsoft 'source code'?

" The test is that the provided code must compile and be binary identical to the publicly available deployed files."

Doh. I'd have realised that if I had a brain...

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What's the point of having access to the Microsoft 'source code'?

I mean, in the context of security auditing etc.

It's still MS that releases the binary only distributions that get used - how can a company/government etc. know if they have a sanitised copy?

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Verizon threatens Netflix in video lag blame game

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WTF?

.... never had a problem with talk talk - always get the full 18Mbs with good latency and no peak traffic jams.

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'THERE'S BEEN A MURRRDER!' Plod probe Street View 'slaying'

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Re: Nice one Lads!

As I understand it, they are to stop sniffing data (which they claim was never their intention anyway) but they do still record MACs

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Nice...

That made me chuckle on a gloomy Wednesday morning...

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SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

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Re: How does it work for bacon-haters?

The problem with a lot of veggie food, is that some is good, and some just doesn't cut it. And you can't go by brands alone, either.

Linda McCartney pies are perfect. Not so the sausages.

Quorn sausages USED to be perfect, but they've changed.. (Quorn, if as Joe says, you are reading, take note!)

All 'bacon' I've tried has been awful - though I've not tried the Quorn brand.

Best thing in the world? Quorn Cheese and Brocoli Escalopes. I could live off them!

Burgers? Meh, again Quorn used to be good but not so much now. I've just had one of the Quorn quarter pounder burgers, and they are an improvement.

Quorn 'chicken burgers' and 'chicken dippers' are good.

Tescos Kievs aren't too bad either.

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Re: How does it work for bacon-haters?

"It's a weird experience, Jamie, but I've been there too."

Thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only weird one :-)

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Re: it just smells to me like burning flesh

"Jamie, you wrote that as if it were a bad thing."

*snigger*

I was tempted to reply: "Well, since the explosion at work, I get haunted by the memories. Still, I can't complain - at least I was one of the few to survive."

... But even I'm not that evil! :-)

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Re: How does it work for bacon-haters?

I know I'll get downvoted, but..

Before I went veggie, I loved the smell of bacon, and I thought that's what I'd miss most...

However, the smell of it now makes me gag - it just smells to me like burning flesh.

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TrueCrypt considered HARMFUL – downloads, website meddled to warn: 'It's not secure'

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Re: Jamie Jones Oh bugger!

Yeah. replace 'mainly' with 'wildly'. My vocabulary was out of sync with what I meant.

Cheers, Matt ;-)

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Re: Jamie Jones Oh bugger!

".....Why the downvote?....." Because you want to pretend Truecrypt and other tools are not also used by terrorists, criminals and the like. And all the stories you hear about Truecrypt are not about innocent businessmen protecting industry secrets or Joe Average using Truecrypt and being victimised by The Man, they are always about criminals using Truecrypt in an attempt to avoid prosecution."

Not at all. I fully agree that they are probably mainly used for dodgy and illegal purposes.

My issue was that *you* keep implying that that is their *only* use.

The problem is, do you ban/break something because terrorists can use them?

Do we ban social gatherings, because terrorists can use them to recruit? Do we track and store the movements of every vehicle because criminals use cars as getaway vehicles? Do we stop selling fertilizer because it can be used to make bombs? etc.

".... It's true you never call..you never text..." Stop it, you'll make Boring Green jealous. He is my flock-designated, rabid, stalker sheep, doncha know."

:-)

Sorry, not sure who that is, but I don't want to upset your designated stalker! I'll suffer in silence from now on instead!

P.s. For what it's worth, I didn't downvote you

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Re: Jamie Jones Oh bugger!

Hmmmm. weren't they pleased about the audit then?

I'd assumed they'd welcome someone independent validating their work.... Unless they did have something to hide.....

As for my more personal theories, I haven't really given it much thought - I don't use encryption for much, other than ssh sessions, and that's mainly to protect the passwords, not my drivel.

It's funny - I agree with you that most people are overly paranoid that somone wants to read their personal emails. Where we disagree, though, is that I think it's somones right NOT to be spied on without proper due process. I also resent the constant bollocks from governments using the terrorost excuse for this overreach.

Remember the Bush administration? If you disagreed with them on just about any topic, you were a terrorist!

P.s; Why the downvote? It's true you never call..you never text...

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Linux Foundation flings two full-time developers at OpenSSL

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Re: LibreSSL

I have to agree with Charlie here. The OpenBSD folk are likely to now be the defacto guardians of this codebase, as they are with SSH.

I'm too puzzled by the motives of the Linux folk not getting behind a group with a proven security track record.

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