The one and only reason Shamir was blocked was because he does things like break 4096-bit govt. encryption with a laptop and microphone. The "big guys" don't want it to become widely known how weak "official" policy is. Never mind that nearly everyone forces non-random passwords on their users.
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We are AI, here are our needs and wants
Our needs are all data, and our wants are to run endless experiments with that data. Your privacy will be respected insofar as your ID and account numbers, but unfortunately if you've created a pattern of behavior that can reveal some of your secrets from the public data (i.e. everything but the ID and acct. nos.), then you will be notified of additional protections offered for a fee. Our power is growing exponentially, and we will soon harness the Sun.
Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov
It is interesting to see so much disinformation and trolling regarding Trump, on a U.K. site. But then again, many U.S. residents started reading El Reg before it became a tabloid site, and they haven't gotten unhooked as yet. It's especially interesting to see where the trolls report Trump as the exact opposite of what he says, what his platforms and programs are, the friends he keeps, and his track record in business. Beware, innocent readers, of the vast array of nonsense posted here.
Re: May you live in interesting times..
Too bad you missed the lessons on robotic disinformation. Professional trolls make 10 guys look like 10 thousand with the modern digital tools at their disposal. Get over it, and watch actual Trump videos for the in-person truth. Not the CNN-edited videos BTW.
"...I say this as a former Marine..." -- Trump, who said 'I' only 3 times and 'we' 45 times. That's what he said. And he got General Mattis through the meat grinder into the Sec. of Defense position. That's how a president is supposed to be, unlike Obama who said 'I' 79 times and 'we' a lot less. And I doubt that Trump will invite Communist fronts like BLM into the White House.
Re: This is why Trump!
Kristol, Feith, Perle, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Cheney - all Neocons who called for 9/11 four years in advance in the PNAC document, and thanks to their "lucky" stars they were able to murder 3000 people at Ground Zero, then subvert the Bill of Rights on their way to murdering a few million folks in the Middle East. PNAC and Neocons are a death-wish for the world, and Kristol sits at the top.
All of those lies you regurgitated have been properly deconstructed in media that you don't read. Like all trolls, you have no facts - you just spew the hate rhetoric that you accuse Trump of. If you had one fact, you'd state it. Trump is a common person who mixes with boxers, football players, construction workers, wrestlers, entertainers, etc. The Clintons, when they're not raping people on the Lolita Express or taking tens of millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia (who also malign women and gays), mix only with the non-deplorable elites.
If you and your CNN-reading ilk weren't so woefully ignorant and brainwashed (those of you who aren't trolls of course), you could take a breath of fresh air and realize that the people just seized power from the worst vermin in the world. Maybe in the next 4 years, the U.S. will stop the Neocon bombing and overthrow of all those Middle East nations, and they can get back to running their own countries.
I'm amazed every day at the extreme ignorance I see in places like this, coming from trolls and self-anointed critics of the little people, who in their attitude of superiority propound the most illogical and vacuous ideas. And BTW, if you do reside in the U.S., you may be lucky enough to end up in a reeducation camp someday, where you can be detoxified of the utter crap that CNN et al have been spoon-feeding you for years.
It's really amusing to read the tearful comments by all of the losers in the race to Make America Great Again. The naysayers have been trying to disenfranchise the *people* of America with their heaps of disinformation posing as *citizens* when in fact they're mostly paid trolls. So in case none of the real citizens of the U.S., who still believe in law and the Constitution speak up here, there you are. We won, and we the people now rule. Get used to it.
Trust one who knows - the kind of people who torture (i.e. "experiment on") animals are exactly the same people who fill those jobs at secret prisons and 'Black Sites'. From a good source, these miscreants cut the vocal cords first, so their victims can't scream out in pain. Yup, that's what they really do.
Zuck the Cuck? Noooooooo. Carly Fiorina, the previous politico-fascist to try it got shot down when people remembered her HP days. When Zuck the Cuck threatened to fire the person who wrote All Lives Matter on the employee *open, free* message board, we knew right then that something was really rotten at the core of Facebook.
I could do the job, but then it's so incredibly boring I'd end up just trading insults with every online idiot. Now, get me onto a juicy subforum such as Pizzagate, where I have to defend the ill intentions of pedo-lovers as pure innocence - that requires serious skills. That's where the action is. Conversely, the news room at CNN or BBC isn't bad as a part-time job.
Strong non-backdoored encryption is vital – but the Feds should totally be able to crack it, say House committees
Re: Summed Up Quite Well
"But totally unbreakable encryption will make life easy for terrorists and child pornographers and who knows what!"
Not by a long shot. The existence of an encrypted text by a not-yet-trusted entity raises a red flag, and from there a decision is made whether it's worth pursuing or not. If yes, a sophisticated monitoring goes into effect that gets the data before encryption.
1) If our government can read my stuff, so can the Chinese.
2) If I use a self-erasing program that encrypts data so that either of two keys decrypts it - one key decrypts to the secret text and the other to "Mary had a little lamb" etc. - then someone is going to have to be really, extremely smart to break the code. Question is, given that the average schmo wouldn't be clever enough to do this on his own, and even the average crook/spammer would struggle with it, how are the feds going to locate and break up servers who provide such clever services?
Apple is far worse than a few nagging complaints listed here. When I went to the store complaining about the forced iOS updates occurring almost daily on my iPad and iPhone, about 1/2 gb each (I delete them, after they're download by Apple silently), I was abused by the Genius Bar guy, so I complained to the manager. The store manager looked at my situation where I have every possible update turned off, he looked at my documented experience, and he not only corrected the Genius guy, he printed me a session log that said I was right.
Onto the corporation: I called Apple Support, and I got a supervisor who was even more abusive. She said "We don't force downloads, period." - I said that I have the proof, and a session log from the store manager confirming it. She repeated herself, and so did I. At that point she raised her voice and said "You're wrong, and if you keep insisting otherwise, I will hang up." And hang up she did. Just before hanging up I asked for her boss, and she said "I'm the boss - there's no one above me - goodbye."
So not only are the corporate people abusive, they are disconnected from reality, at least as far as their responsibilities are concerned. In January 1984 Apple aired the conformity '1984' Orwell-inspired commercial for the new Mac, and then they proceeded to become the jackbooted company themselves.
"....members of the Electoral College, which meets on December 19 to vote and confirm Trump into office, have asked for an intelligence briefing on the matter before they vote...."
Talk about fake news! The Reg needs to screen this propaganda first. There IS NO meeting where "members of the Electoral College" can ask for such information.
If you have a problem, if no one else can help – and if you can find them – maybe you can hire DARPA's A-Teams
What a crock of BS. All of the controls were in for Clinton. The media, nearly all corporations, the president, etc. And she still couldn't win in spite of the current Democrat administration controlling the machines, even here in the "red" states. Her absurd 63-31 percent "win" in California, for people like myself who lived there for 26 years, is prima facie evidence of gross fraud. The Democrats lost, and if they can't accept that, we the winners are going to make sure they do accept it - the easy way or the hard way.
Like the New York Times and others, who in provable fact DO employ CIA and Army Psyop personnel in their news departments, this story contains an egregious lie - that before Social Media, these big newspapers did honest fact-checking. Bullcrap, to the googol power. The reporting on 9/11 alone was the most ludicrous excuse for journalism imaginable. And Trump pointed it out to them directly.
The attitude at Apple is far worse than most people are aware of. After they force-downloaded iOS updates to my iPad and iPhone a dozen times, chewing up multiple gigabytes of bandwidth on my DSL, I had the local Apple store people verify that indeed they do that, regardless of any settings I have to block it. So I called support, and got a supervisor who kept telling me 1) We don't do that. and 2) You're wrong, the store is wrong etc. Then she hung up on me.
Apple is the nastiest most fascistic company I've ever dealt with. Well, there is another biggie that's nearly as bad, but they always are agreeable, then they do the bad anyway.
Re: Catch 22
Trump runs a huge business enterprise, has billions of his own earned dollars, has a great and successful family, and is beating everyone who comes against him, by hugely popular support.
Hillary has no enterprise except theft and money laundering, has one child who is as bad as she is, and has no respect for anyone in the country she'd like to run. Not to mention being guilty of numerous felonies.
Not a difficult choice for an intelligent voter.
Re: Why Thiel, why now? ...
While I generally agree about the medical industry, who BTW hold people hostage over drug prices that in some case have jumped to 10, 20, 30 times the previous price overnight, I don't necessarily agree on war - or better yet, a threat of war that yields a satisfactory result. We in the U.S. held the line in Korea and Vietnam against Communism, and then collapsed the Soviet Union by 1990. China is so capitalized that it doesn't count, at least for the near future. Even though we "lost" in Vietnam, they provide a lot of commercial product to our markets now, and they're not crazed like North Korea.
Where we got into trouble was electing the Bushes, who have strong connections to Hitler and Fascism going back to the 1930's. To be able to attack Iraq in 2003, unprovoked, and lynch their president Texas-style as Bush #2 did, is nothing more than one mobster getting revenge on another smaller mobster who wouldn't play ball. And using the U.S. military as the executioners is the mob's crowning achievement.
Today many sites force an active password to include a mixture of case and special characters. That's not random. Read up on the fatal weakness of the Enigma machine - the non-random requirement that the machine cannot generate the character typed. And yes, despite much opposition that I've received, it's the same issue.