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Comment: No Problem... (Score 3, Interesting) 134 134

by CharlieG (#49455021) Attached to: U.S. Gov't Grapples With Clash Between Privacy, Security

They can have a back door to my phone - as soon as they give me the key to all THEIR systems (up to and including the President and IRS etc) so that when WE have the right to data, they can't say "we lost it". What? Its only fair - they watch me, I watch them

Comment: Re:Dupe (Score 1) 840 840

Not only can I fix a steam engine, I can build them :) (and yes, I'm over 50) - I can also design a circuit, and write code (which I do for a living)
Then again, I'm odd - I started my work life as a machinist, moved on to being an electronic tech, and then became a programmer

Comment: Re:A tech gloss over racial profiling? (Score 2) 218 218

by CharlieG (#48527261) Attached to: 'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

As someone said - what percentage of crime is committed by blacks?
Further, even if you don't believe that look at this map...

Then do man ethnic overlay. Except for midtown, it strongly correlates with race, and if you stop and frisk in high crime neighborhoods, on even a proportional basis to the neighborhood, you will end up with a minority bias/ MOST crime in NYC is in minority neighborhoods...

Comment: Re:I smell a rat. (Score 2) 115 115

by CharlieG (#47380857) Attached to: Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

Well, How about (for real) a body was dumped in front of my house. They asked "Hey, we know that at 10:30ish this body was dumped in front of your house, did you happen to see the car?" (there were whiteness to the kidnapping a few miles away). Of course I told them what I knew "Nope officer, didn't hear/see a thing till I looked out the window and saw a bazillion flashing lights, sorry" "OK, Thanks"

Comment: Wouldn't it be SMART (Score 1) 346 346

by CharlieG (#47378349) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

If GS and anyone else for that matter who was going to send data that could result in ""needless and massive" breach of privacy." start insisting on encryption? I know my wife's company basically sends an email with a link, and you have to go log in to see the data.

They are sending this stuff over the internet where anyone along the line can read it

MAYBE, just maybe, if the financial companies started insisting on say a public key encryption method to send confidential data, ALL of us would be much better off (GPG anyone?)

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