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Comment: Re:The Cloud (Score 1) 445

The government already has all that, they don't need to break into DropBox or OneDrive to read that stuff.

True, and the government is not my main concern with putting sensitive data, albeit encrypted, in the cloud. My main concern is that someday, the encryption might be broken. Once that happens any script kiddie with the right tools can to get to the data, and there's no sure way to remove it from the cloud.

Comment: Re:The Cloud (Score 2) 445

you will be at no risk of hackers or anyone else gaining access that way

I disagree. Encryption algorithms are constantly being tested and broken, and there is great incentive for that to continue. From the NSA and other governmental entities deliberately weakening the tools we use to encrypt, to as-yet undiscovered flaws, nobody can say with 100% certainty that current encryption technology will forever be secure.

And that's the biggest problem with the cloud. Once a single copy has been posted, you no longer have a sure way to delete every copy in existence.

Comment: Re:Or they'll just implement censorship. (Score 1) 308

That is essentially what all ISPs want when they say they want to sell "fast lanes" on the internet. It's censorship. I'm just saying, give them what they want and then hold them criminally liable for anything illegal that gets through: pirated material, objectionable content, etc. No filter is perfect, and when the execs start landing in prison they'll change their tune soon enough.

Comment: We can end this nonsense today. (Score 4, Interesting) 308

by C3ntaur (#48374031) Attached to: AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled
Seems to me that if ISPs want to selectively favor content, they should be held responsible for *any* content passing through their systems. Start throwing their execs in prison for distributing whatever illegal material passes through, and watch how fast they scramble to be classified as common carriers.

Comment: Re:Only if you can't get addresses (Score 4, Interesting) 574

by C3ntaur (#46267395) Attached to: Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

For the hosting providers then fun really starts when you can't get a public IPv4 for your new webserver, that'll be fun. There's no NAT workaround for that, some european hosting providers are already feeling the crunch in their IPv4 blocks, you can only host so many servers. So what can you do? Jack up the prices ofcourse, isn't the free market wonderful!

This. This is why IPv4 will stick around for decades to come. There is too much profit potential in it, and IPv6 costs too much money to implement.

Comment: Pearson (Score 4, Interesting) 663

by C3ntaur (#45311765) Attached to: A Math Test That's Rotten To the Common Core
Is this the same Pearson that designs and administers tests for IT and other professional certifications? If so, it would explain a lot. The ones I've taken seem to be designed not to test your skills in the subject matter, so much as to test your capacity to parse bad English and to solve trick questions. It's horrifying to think that we are subjecting first graders to this crap.

Comment: Don't trust the cloud, period. (Score 4, Insightful) 217

by C3ntaur (#44590957) Attached to: Google To Encrypt Cloud Storage Data By Default
If your data is worth encrypting, do you really want it in the cloud at all? The internet never forgets. Given the rapid advances in both raw compute power and cryptography, something that takes unimaginably long to brute force today, might be trivial to crack in just a few years.

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming

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