* Posts by DPepper

7 posts • joined 24 Dec 2013

OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?


Great! So Linksys engineers have time to create a patch for a Chromecast flaw, but they still haven't provided a patch for the KRACK vulnerability in my EA3500 Wi-Fi router.

Google isn't saying Microsoft security sucks but Chrome for Windows has its own antivirus


"have disabled "the keylogger" (the setting that transmit what i type and say to Microsoft) because that it too creepy for me and adjusted a few other privacy settings."

So in actuality, what you're saying is "I don't REALLY trust Microsoft."

Google dips toe into U.S. mobile market with 'small scale' offering


Re: So Google can gather more information on you?

I've heard this type of whine about Google's information gathering a million times, but I've never seen any proof that Google is in some way more devious or less transparent than the countless other companies who have access to our data. And given Google's track record, I would much rather Google have access to my data than the likes of Verizon, Lenova, LG and Samsung.

Gemalto: NSA, GCHQ hacked us – but didn't snatch crucial SIM keys


Good article until the last sentence

<i>"Just what this statement means for Snowden's reputation remains to be seen."</i>

That sentence gives the ridiculous impression that Edward Snowden, himself, was in some way responsible for the creation of the multitude of NSA documents that he absconded with. No one from the President down to the Director of the NSA is making such a claim. It's called a "Leak" for a reason.

<i>"Disclosures of National Security Agency secrets by the former contractor Edward Snowden have damaged U.S. efforts to battle terrorists, NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers said on Monday."</i> Washington Post

Comcast bosses: THAT pushy sales rep was only obeying orders


Oh, the irony!

Just under a decade ago, I had an almost identical experience canceling my 10 year account with, wait for it, AOL. For me, the abuse Block received from the Comcast rep seems like some kind of delayed karma.

T-Mobile US: AT&T's mobe buyout deal is so 'desperate', we'll do it too


Re: Competition

I have a pre-paid T-Mobile plan that costs $30 a month: 5GB of data, unlimited text and 100 minutes of talk time (but I can make unlimited free calls using my Google Voice number along with GrooveIP -- which utilizes my data plan.) In areas where T-Mobile has good coverage, the speeds are excellent -- 17 to 20 Mbps.

F-Secure won't speak at imperialist lackey RSA's 2014 conference


As an American, my hope is that several large countries enact laws forcing major U.S. technology companies such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Apple to maintain the data of their citizens in-country. The cost to these companies would of course with be exorbitant. But in a country that's becoming more and more plutocratic by the day, the threat of significant economic losses targeted at some of the countries wealthiest companies may be the only way to get both Congress and the president to enact real reforms on the NSA.

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019