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Comment Trying to be dismissive (Score 4, Insightful) 187

We had so many problems around the world. I didn't really stop and think what kind of email system will there be.

It's obvious she's trying to imply that there were lots of important issues to deal with, and she didn't want to waste time on trivialities. But she's wrong.

The role of Secretary of State often deals with sensitive information from both our own government, governments of other nations, and opposition groups living under repressive regimes. Safeguarding that information is paramount. Being dismissive regarding the security aspects of an important communications tool that was routinely used for classified comminications is troubling because, no matter which way you try to spin it, she comes off either as ignorant or supremely arrogant (or perhaps both). Yes, there was unrest all over, Hillary - and you don't see how mishandling sensitive information about that unrest was problematic?

I'm not looking forward to this next election. Whether you look to the left or to the right, it's clowns all the way down.

Comment Re:Not an issue. (Score 3, Informative) 27

It likely wasn't clear to Uber's users that these pages would be linked somewhere public, given the reasons the company states for these pages' existence.

Let's say I'm setting up a trip, and I'm offered a chance to send a link to someone so they can follow my progress. I would expect that link to be provided only to that individual, probably over email - NOT included on some page anyone can find by clicking around Uber's website. Yet that apparently is exactly what Uber was doing... putting it on such a page.

Now anyone familiar with Uber's security track record won't be surprised they are doing this; but still this falls on the shoulders of the company, not the users, regardless of Uber's attempts to deflect the blame.

Comment And if they screw up, good luck getting it fixed (Score 4, Interesting) 331

I'm with T-Mobile right now. I give them credit for forcing the other carriers to at least pretend to lower the prices on their plans... but it's become apparent to me recently that the way T-Mobile does it is by not training their support personnel *at all*.

T-Mobile recently announced a plan called "10GB North America". It's 4 lines, each with 10GB of data, for $120. And if you sign up before Labor Day, it's $110 because the 4th line is free. Well, I'm having a dickens of a time getting their reps to figure out that there's no way this should amount to $191/month for our four lines (total bill was $226 or thereabouts, but we have one phone on the installment plan).

I have a job - I don't have free hours available to teach these bozos how 3rd grade math works. But I'm going to end up having to print everything out, take time off work, and get those printouts into one of their stores to get this fixed because their phone support and their Twitter support are apparently morons.

Comment Re:Wrong people to strip (Score 1) 576

[citation needed]

In fact I'll save you the trouble, people have studied this and found the exact opposite.

While I agree with you, it's rather ironic that you started your post with "citation needed" but then made a counter-statement that isn't supported with any citation.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.