391 posts • joined Thursday 12th July 2012 05:11 GMT
Anyone who thinks that moving their email, or their social networking to a site which is not hosted in the US, is deluded. Snowden's disclosures are the the tip of the iceberg I feel, and I cannot imagine that there are many places on earth that are outside of the reach of NSA surveillance. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I'd feel more comfortable with Google, as they are clearly made aware of the data that is shared, as distinct from a non-US site where the data is likely just slurped without a second consideration.
I think Bitcoin, or moreover the principle of Bitcoin, terrifies the banks and challenges their monopoly over the world's economy. For this reason, they will lose their battle regrettably, but the show should be interesting...
Russian humour, surely...
"T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless appear not to be affected due to partial foreign ownership."
You mean, the NSA didn't need a court order...
How about stop trying to cut costs by remotely managing these facilities; employ some actual people; and take the damn systems offline.
Doesn't seem particularly difficult.
This is brilliant.
Global companies with lots of capital and overwhelming power, get a bit too close to global capitalist governments.
In other news, Pope found to be Catholic.
And I don't necessarily have a problem with it. Without such synergies at the very highest levels, you would be in the insane position where governments don't really matter at all, as people outside of government have accumulated all the wealth and control over the worlds economies and infrastructure.
Western view: Let's create peace by waging war against anyone who might possibly destroy peace. And we'll continue to do this until, err, there's no one left.
..and more time buying credits in Candy Crush Saga.
(or whatever it's called)
Mine has been off since about 11pm last night, but I managed to connect briefly this morning at 8am to download some emails and check a website or two. It's been down since.
[...] presumably on the assumption that only iPhone fans are prepared to pay that kind of money for lighting.
Yes, but what did the CIA say, then?
They wrote the article.
This trial is a disgraceful charade.
That is all.
I imagine the Manning outcome will be largely dependant on what is agreed with Assange as regards his future...
Re: Yes, but...
Re: Capitalism at it's finest
Apparently the torrent is not required...
Can't help but feel they are too late to the party with this one, and surely this is just going hit iTunes revenue..
Re: Patent claims
Will be interesting to see what this means for BT's infrastructure in the next few years. Somehow don't think buying Premiership rights is going to balance the books...
"...a cookie would work just as well"
Are you suggesting that this would be as secure, or more so, than a password?
I do wonder how we got into the position whereby our leaders, or moreover, the people behind our leaders care so little about the privacy and rights upon which most of our nations were founded.
This has echos of 'protection' in the 60s. Arrange a massive, reflective DDoS attack on major financial institutions then launch a legititmate consultancy practice offering protection against the same, whilst publishing the technique.
I think it may be the first time I've read an Apple article.
I like New Zealand
"Fanbois have been able to secure their Apple accounts with a two-step login process since March"
So people who own Apples are all fanbois?
Journalism fail. Try facts next time.
Re: Sales = Money, surely?
I should imagine that the licenses have been purchased 'on account'.
Like a river of flowing of sand, as in a sand-storm, for example...
Re: US tech, and server logs
"Hows that work?"
Badly I should imagine.
If the comment to which you refer didn't have a sarcasm badge slapped to its forehead, that is.
Re: My server logs say different
Re: A place for everything, and everything in its place....
Equally, anybody purchasing Windows 8 for use in an operational environment wants sectioning.
Good job that global defence contractors have great security, and don't get hacked regularly.
"HOW can countries negotiate something on behalf of its citizens and NOT publish drafts before agreeing to it?"
Because that would be negotiation fail on every level. A negotiator has to have the power to agree.
Democracy is about electing leaders, not followers.
Re: Why Kidz?
You've never been involved in marketing or selling anything have you?
But wait, I thought the passwords were hashed?
Good, balanced reporting...
"So is the idea that there ought to be a ban on some kind of new and terrible "killer robots", in fact. Various poorly informed do-gooders, lawyers (and occasionally, fruitcakes) have been trying to stoke up the idea for years - see "Related Stories" below."
My experience of PayPal is that they are, typically, a complete shower of useless tossers. I've never spoken to people more disinterested in providing any form of customer service.
This story, therefore, comes as absolutely no surprise, and I hope someone senior on their payroll recognises the utterly-negative views that are aired whenever PayPal is discussed on the internet.
Re: Pulling a fast one.
I don't think anyone is suggesting that they are not entitled to form their own rules.
The arguement that you don't appear to want to engage with is that the choices they have made in this case are likely to prove detrimental to thir efforts on a number of different levels.
'a foreign company with significant ties to China'?
Japanese hate doing business with Chinese typically, and I certainly couldn't find any 'significant ties' between SoftBank and China on initial searching.
Yet another contribution towards the almost daily media narrative against the East, no doubt designed to garner public support for an increase in cyber-defence spending, together with 'essential' legislation to further limit our privacy and freedom.
Whether there is a factual underpinning to the whole East vs West cyber-saga, I have no idea, but at best these constant 'leaks' are gross political opportunism of the highest order.
DId he turn his blood into non-alcoholic wine then, or was he having a day off?
Given the attempted positioning of the recently-announced xBox One, Apple might have to give serious consideration towards entering the console market.
So, world's most popular and over-priced software is the world's most pirated software?
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