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How much did NSA pay to put a backdoor in RSA crypto? Try $10m – report

ACx

Yeah. What you do is use the word "patriot". For an American its like a magic word that suspends brain activity and relaxes the rectum.

And no, Im not joking. just look in to American schools. They teach allegiance to the flag like christians teach the good book. American children are literally brainwashed into believing in American supremacy. Such that, if you question that allegiance and patriotism you get a fairly disproportionate reaction. So, to get otherwise decent people to go along with questionable government policies, all they have to do is question their patriotism.

Frankly, Im surprised it cost the NSA $10M.

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World+dog: Network level filters block LEGIT sex ed sites. Ofcom: Meh

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Re: Hopefully it'll block the Daily Mail and their noncebait sidebar of shame

"noncebait sidebar of shame"

Phrase of the year.

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I have 6 children. 4 boys, 2 girls. Oldest, 20, youngest 2. Only one website has provided continuing drip drip of misery, harassment and nastiness: Facebook. When will that social hate site be blocked?

The most graphic disturbing site I have encountered are news sites, including the BBC. The most distress caused to my children has been from news sites. Will those be blocked too?

Finally, why is the human body being censored, while BT pay billions to broadcast sexism, homophobia and racism in the form of football?

This cuntry and its vile moral control freak minority make me sick.

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NSA alleges 'BIOS plot to destroy PCs'

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Ah bless, the dear little nut jobs are floating conspiracy theories. Reading that was like Father Jack suddenly waking up.

Funny how these TLAs are allowed to come out with any old idea to scare people, but if any one else does it, these very same TLAs will mock them as conspiracy theorists.

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Moto G: Google's KitKat bruiser could knock out, bury Landfill Android

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Im still using a Nokia 6500c. Im loathed to let it go. This Moto G thing is the fist "smartphone" that has a feature list and price point that tempts me to upgrade. Still bothered about the sheer size of these htings and battery life though. So, even if I do get a Moto G, it will probably remain a toy, while I retain the olde Nokia for actual phone calls.

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'MacGyver' geezer makes 'SHOTGUN, GRENADE' from airport shop tat

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Surely the most powerful weapons of airport terror these days are an unattended bag or a tweet.

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Indy devs to AOL: Save Winamp, or at least make it open source

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I used to use VLC for video. Used it for years. When it came out it was a god sent. But recently I've had no end of trouble with it. Sync goes wrong, takes ages to start up, and skipping through is massively laggy. Had to go back to the CCCP codec pack. Dunno if its a me thing or a VLC thing. But as it stands, VLC is unusable for me.

Still use Winamp, but due to sound level fluctuations I recently started using Foobar2000, which Im beginning to prefer.

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Who wants 10TB of FREE cloud storage? Hands down if China is a deal breaker?

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Does China render, torture and bypass due process western citizens with the full support of western governments?

No, China is not, *as yet*, a deal breaker.

If my government ever crawls up the Chinese rectum, as it does the US, then may be.

Thing is, I only care about being spied on if it can have a negative effect on my life. As I type, the Chinese have no power over me. Unfortunately, some how, I am expected to follow not just UK law, but US law too. Not so with Chinese law. So, for me, the risk of the Chinese spying on me is virtually non existent. The risk I face from the US, how ever......

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Whodathunkit? Media barons slit own throats in anti-freetard crackdowns

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What kind of "special" journalist keeps using the idiot word "freetard" over and over again? What is this moron trying to prove?

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NSA tactics no better than a CYBERCRIME GANG, says infosec'er

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Right, Im a massive NSA / USA skeptic. But please, the whole point of these secret service TLA's is that they act like the enemy. The CIA murders with impunity, the NSA slurps data with impunity, and so on. Same here with GCHQ, MI6 etc.

The point now is that we used to have some sense they were under reasonable control, that some how with in the democratic process they were kept from excess, and that if the ordinary man was privy to details, we'd probably, perhaps reluctantly, agree with most of what they got up to. Its not what they do that has gone wrong, its the excessive scope of that they are doing, and that it now seems they view us, the people, on mass, as the enemy.

Im all for specific, targeted, court approved stepping over normal decency. If they have a real suspect, and can prove genuine concern, and a court says, OK, you may do such and such, then OK, I can live with that. But now we have this on an automatic, industrial level. That has to be the problem, no?

But surely we always new they used dirty, criminal methods. That's kinda the point of having them.

I mean, Im not comfortable with any of it to be honest. But there is a reality here that has to be addressed and frankly accepted even by the most liberal of us. Which BTW, I am.

Bottom line: I dont like it, however, I accept it, but demand it is reasonably controlled by a process I trust.

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'I don't trust Microsoft' after NSA disclosures says former privacy chief

ACx

When I hear Americans chanting "USA, USA, USA", it reminds me of: "seig heil, seig heil, seig heil".

Do any other nations have a national chant?

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US.gov - including NASA et al - quits internet. Is the UN running it now?

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Re: Get it right

Independent and moderate?

Amusing...

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Axe falls: Virgin Media plans to kill 600 management jobs

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As a long suffering customer, I am surprised they have 600 people, let alone 600 to fire.

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Anti-drone bods haul MoD to court over SECRET KILLER ROBOTS

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The problem with this is the march towards war by machine only. Remote controlled drones are a step further down the line. Don't for one second be rank stupid enough to assume autonomous drones are not next down the line. The reason this is a problem is that the less home side soldiers that are likely killed or risk death, the easier it is for a government to put war on others.

Comparisons with SAS, missiles etc are completely missing the point. Its the effect these things have on political decisions that matters. Sending in the SAS to murder some one risks a lot, droning them from a cowardly distance is home side human cost free. A drone is worse than a missile because its seen as being covert. Also , a missile can only attack one target at the end of a course. A drone can hang about, follow, kill multiple times, and return.

It is also interesting that were call IEDs and booby traps cowardly and so on, while we think these drones are perfectly reasonable. Odd that.

And of course, as we see creeping in to the USA, the drones will be used in the UK on British citizens in time. How many drones could we have for the cost of one police helicopter?

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Beat the UK's incoming smut filter: Pre-censor your grumble flicks

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Re: *Look* at the list. It's got damm all to do with pron. It's a nightmare dump of Clare Perry's

Is it wrong if Clare Perry makes me horny?

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Obama prepares to crawl up NSA's ass with microscope

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Don't forget to look out for apparent concessions that in reality amount to nothing substantial.

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Microsoft DMCA takedown requests targeting OpenOffice

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Re: Google will stop indexing torrent sites?

Google: google custom search torrents

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'Look, give us Snowden' - this Friday's top US-Russia talks revealed

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Re: take him out

New York, Washington, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Austin.......... The US gov fears Americans as much as it does foreigners.

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Top secret spook court agrees to release 2008 PRISM docs

ACx

Can we stop the childish "!" thing?

It was funny once. Now it just comes across as a cheap immature way to undermine Yahoo for no good reason. It's pathetic.

Yahoo seems to be the only big internet business to at least try to oppose the US gov and its henchmen at the NSA. Give them some fecking respect. They have earned it.

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Nissan to enter 300 kmh electric car in Le Mans endurance race

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A "crappy" electric racing car:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8vEEqcuZDs

Note that with out the big stupid engine noise you can now hear the driver earning his fee by listening to the tire noise, rather than the not very informative loud engine. You can hear both the electric motor speed, there for throttle work, AND the steering via the tire noise. Real motor racing fans will appreciate this.

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Reg hack prepares to live off wondergloop Soylent

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Soylent: Soon to be seen handed out job centers UK wide.

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Apple unveils hints of Monday's new-product announcements

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It will be the new Apple iSpy.

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

ACx

And is in all likely hood connected straight to the NSA, in case your gaming scores make you a terrorist.....

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Obama administration defends mass call-data slurping

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Re: Terror vs. Crime ... Which is the greatest threat to you or me...?

There is also no restriction on the NSA out side of the US. Yep, they have your data too.

Anyone holding out hope that the UK will stand up to the US, or just funnel everything we have to the US?

Mean while, we install iffy Chinese hardware in to our telecoms systems.

I bet Russia are feeling right left out.

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Who wants a 'robot companion'? Look no further than Intel Labs

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Re: "...a social robot companion..."

Or.......

Ah, fucking fembots.......

Yum.

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All major UK ISPs prepping network-level porn 'n' violence filters

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Re: A parental issue, true

But not you, of course.

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Short-staffed website swaps DOGS for DEVELOPERS

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So, like if you by a caravan off a pikey site?

("Snatch" reference, for the semi conscious)

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TSA: Perv scanners now fully banished from US airports

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Re: Hmmm...

Correct. Because of the fear of flying after 9/11 Americans took to the roads. The increase in road deaths was more than the number who died in 9/11 it's self. The real victory for terrorists was the road deaths, not the 9/11 deaths. Americans basically killed themselves in Al Qaeda's behalf.

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Finally – mind-controlled limbs without brain surgery

ACx

This is fantastic. Proper good stuff.

Why can't the US stick to this sort of stuff, instead of killer robot drones, harassing downloaders, rendition, etc?

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'Syrian Electronic Army' fails to crack Israeli water system

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Re: lets see

Indeed. But the danger there is that both have super power Daddies with huge interest in each side.

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BT! dumps! Yahoo! after! 10! long! years! together!

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BT and its Idiot users.

What is the problem with yahoo mail? I've been using it for something like 15 years with out any problems what so ever. No spam problems. No availability problems. No lost mail problems. No advert problems. No creepy data theft like google problems. Nothing.

Sounds like a BT issue. Though most likely its the usual stupid users blaming everything but themselves. Usually is. Usually people who think they know what they are doing too.

Yahoo mail is simple, easy and works. And doesn't get messed with all the time like, say, google mail.

But, hey, let the morons bleat away slagging off something clearly they know naff all about.

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China ponders joining controversial IP trade treaty

ACx

Oh stop wasting time caring. Government is for business, not the people. Money is all. We are just drones for business to use and abuse as seen fit. If we disagree, ultimately there is prison.....run by business. No one give a toss what the EFF or any one else says, if these government want to do it, they will. End of.

Grow up. We are irrelevant ants.

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China denies hacking claims, says it doesn’t need US tech

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And the US seems to want to openly admit that it's security isnt up to much.

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Google on advertising-funded cesspools: We don't like them either

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Re: Alternate option:

Yeah, very little to do with porn or beastie abuse.

Frankly, we should all heave a sigh of relief that they haven't .....yet..... slung in the buzz work of the decade, word "terrorism". I suppose its because its low risk to accuse some kid downloading Iron Man 3 of supporting and financing Al Qaeda, but not easy to accuse Lexus of it.

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PayPal denies stiffing bug-hunting teen on bounty

ACx

Kid finds bug.

Paypal openly refuse payment because they say age. They even cite US law.

Paypal gets bad press.

Paypal change their excuse.

So, Paypal lies. What a shock.

If they knew it was because some one else found the bug first, they would have said so at the time. Or do they just lie to start with just to say something until they can be bothered to tell the truth.

Either way, Paypal is a scummy business with a virtual monopoly with little regulation or oversight (most people I know only use paypal because of the close shop that is ebay and paypal) which they abuse for profit. But they can be convenient so the sheep happily use them.

Well, in the end, customers get what they deserve.

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Facebook bows to pressure, vows to rid itself of sexist hate speech

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Re: So...

Isnt all that just sick jokes?

Seems very similar to the sort of jokes Frankie Boyle or Jimmy Carr would say, but in picture form. Will these women be after them next?

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Re: Promoting violence isn't against the FB T&Cs.

This is the problem. One person's hate is another person's legit campaign.

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Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor hack: 'It's a relief'

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Re: This is a sign of a system that is in dire need of reform.

They already are. Look at the legal aid reforms. They want to sell it to a haulage company. Honestly, check it out. If you get arrested and want legal aid, you'll get a lawyer from Eddie Stobart, working to a budget.

Yep, you'll be getting the lowest tender lawyer. And no, you wont be able to chose unless you can afford your own lawyer.

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May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

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Re: May on the Andrew Marr Show

Speaking of buzzword, and one notice how the Hyde Park IRA bombs are now being referred to as IEDs?

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She is inciting terrorism, right? Talk about recruiting tool. Tool in both senses.

The vile woman is clearly gunning for Thatchers crown of hatred.

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Mozilla teams up with Foxconn for Firefox 'fondleslab'

ACx

I thought use of Foxconn was default evil?

I do hope the grief Apple got will be equalled by the grief Mozilla should get.

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Bill Gates: Corporate tax is not a moral issue

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Re: But they are required

Oh please. Loop holes exist because governments leave them there, if not put them there in the first place. What is a tax incentive if its not a loop hole?

The real issues is that nations do not co-operate, but compete for business using taxes. Ireland attracts business because of its tax regime. Trust me, its not the weather. Any why invest in the UK and not say Germany? What incentive can we give? UKIP? The Channel? The great UK customer service? The apparently poorly educated population who the government says have been doing dumbed down qualifications for the last 20 years?

If people want this sorted, all nations must have identical tax regimes, which could begin to be achieved by a *more* integrated EU. Heh, like this country would like that.

Still waiting to know why its great news that the Star Wars films will be filmed in the UK in no small part due to a tax deal.

This entire debate is a disingenuous politically motivated joke.

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Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire

ACx

Re: Meh.

Worst thing to do IMHO.

Being on FB means people feel the need to feed it. In doing so, they become complete needy show off idiots. I have ditched what were decent friends because their comments on FB show them up to be @rseh0les. Seems that people suppress them selves fact to face, but the good old internet seems to encourage them to open up. I think its a strange subset of the perception of anonymity.

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For me, nothing was wrong with FB as a site, especially with ad block running, and BS details entered on sign up.

I quit because I came to the conclusion that it encouraged my "friends" to come across as needy, show off, prats, who were essentially competing to prove how exciting their lives are. "Oh look at me and my great life". Yeah, most of it posting on a web site.

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Iran fingered for attacks on US power firms

ACx

I wonder where Iran got that idea from?

Let me get this straight:

Iran, wrong. China, Wrong. Russia, Wrong.

However.....

Israel, fine. USA, perfectly OK.

Now, what I cant get straight is why people from all over the world bang on about American hypocrisy. Why is that? I am confused.

Oh, I get it, we in the west label the enemy "evil", so what ever they do, even if it is exactly the same as what the west does, is evil. Yes, our society is morally correct, because surprisingly, we say so. And when we judge other societies and cultures as bad, that is FACT. No debate. So, if we define others as bad, we can do what ever we like, but if they dare to act like we do, they are some how wrong and evil.

Just imagine if any one killed Americans on American soil using drones.

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China's exposed crack cyberspy crew dumps 'most' of its kit

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Re: How Long

Like too many US "intelligence" "strategies", that has backfire written all over it, since we are talking IP. It could mean the US would get to import and pay for a load of products based on fake data. Remember the bulging capacitor issue? \Nothing to do with the US, but the sort of thing that can happen.

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Irish deputy PM: You want more tax from Apple? Your problem, not ours

ACx

All this could be solved if we properly committed to the EU and got on with standard taxes, rather than destabilizing the economy with all this pulling out talk. Either that, or we shut the hell up. Ireland is just doing what we would like to do and offering competitive and attractive tax arrangements to attract business.

We really are in a muddle over this. Its about time some one show some damn leadership and made one of those pathetic whiny vomit inducing "tough decisions".

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Re: "Speaking to the Guardian"

So, you would there for have to be a right wing swivel eyed nutjob, yes? Which would make you a xenophobic racist. Is that right?

You know, generalizations and all that.

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David Cameron asks UK biz to pay their low, low taxes

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I'm so tired of all this.

Yeah, yeah, firms use tax law to minimise how much tax they pay, and that is all evil, and what not. Lets hang them, the evil tax efficient gits.

Well....Unless you are making Star Wars films, that is.

Then you get offered government arranged tax avoidance, sorry, "tax breaks", , or was it "favourable tax conditions", to come to the UK to make them. And that is desirable. And that is desirable because because it brings jobs, and those people are then employed and pay tax. We wouldn't fault that would we? I certainly wouldn't.

Yeah, you see it too, right?

Just like Starbucks etc. All those tax paying jobs in all those crappy coffee shops. But Star Wars is cool, where as Starbucks is over priced crappy coffee, so, er, lets leave that one.

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'Lab-smashing' Stuxnet HELPED Iran's nuke effort, says brainiac

ACx

I cant believe it.

Good guy US interference with an independent legitimate sovereign nation state blows back in its face and makes matters worse, including pushing two dangerous nations closer to war, while an old crusty ex-UK politician makes limp excuses for it, by ignoring every point made.

Well, let us all hope a lesson learned.....

(I am hoping that reeks of the sarcasm it was typed with)

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