They are merely copyrighted. Once I have the license to use it, I can use it in any fashion that I choose. Car analogy? I purchase a brand new Rolls Royce, and drive it straight to a body shop to have it altered to my tastes. Chop the top off, extend the frame. install a suana and a bar, and go cruising around like some Hollywood mogul. Or, instead, I install a collapsible deer stand so that I can go hunting with my hunting club. Rolls certainly didn't envision my use of their brand new car, did they? Do they have any right to interfere with my plans? Hell no!
overweight soccer moms running the weightwatchers app. Their kids chatting on failbook.
It's sad, but computing has finally become mainstream enough to start degenerating along with the rest of society.
"consortium of western democracies"
Yeah, I would trust something like the Five Eyes to oversee the internets.
Oh, wait - https://www.privacyinternation...
You may as well claim that negotiating trade agreements with China will force the US to become a communist state.
Interesting that you say this.. We are dependent on china, and we are moving towards a heavily centralized state. Note this is not meant as correlation.
No it doesn't. DNS has nothing to do with surveillance. Governments still think that they can censor sites by disabling name resolution. They are fools.
The bastards now are so full of themselves that they don't even pretend anymore.
Well, that is part of it - to show you what's there place and your place. Like at the airport, nobody expects to find a bomb in the keester of a midwest sales manager, but he's gonna get the anal probe so that he knows just who's in charge. It's worse than most people would treat a dog, really.
Our tax policies have made our most rapidly expanding market sector resemble the 1500s. I, for one, welcome our new economic lordship. Give most of the money to a very small number of people, and let them decide if and when to parcel it out through patronage, buying electric sports cars, and financing asteroid mining projects. Surely the broader income ranks wouldn't do any better with it. I mean, think about it; other than the 1950s to 1960s in America, when has a far more progressive tax policy ever been correlated with broad-based entrepreneurship, small business expansion, and a nation rising to superpower?
I work in software but I love to hack hardware. there are many surplus electronics places around here that you won't find many other locations in the world.
there is a lot of food choices here and that's a huge draw for those of us who like choice.
you can dress how you like and few judge you by it.
the weather is amazing (we get our spring a week or two before valentines day, most years). cars don't rust out here and we only have snow if you drive to the mountains. you can ski if you drive there and you can go to the beach that same day if you want.
of course there are lots of big name computer-based companies out here. lots of start-ups, as well. (but semi high unemployment right now and companies that simply cannot be pleased and wont' hire you unless you walk on water, sigh).
housing is hella expensive here, that's true. cost of living otherwise is not much more than other nice areas in the country.
social views are very liberal (I consider that a good thing) and racial unrest - at least in the bay area - is essentially non existent other than near oakland and some other select areas; certainly not widespread and the crime rate is not at all high (car break-ins do happen, though).
all in all, I like being here and would be very sad to have to leave it. been here over 20 years and while the economy has certainly had its up and downs, there are more benefits than negatives to living here, especially for those of us who like to dabble in hardware hacking.
>It will never happen, but if a law was passed that when the video is unavailable, the citizen's report is presumed to be true and complete, I'll bet those cameras would suddenly get a lot more reliable.
Indeed. This is the missing key ingredient.
I once got pulled over for speeding while driving doing the speed limit. I saw the cop coming down the road toward me, and had slowed down by the time he'd u-turned and pulled up behind me to tail me. I'd been speeding before, but this wasn't what he claimed in court - he said I was doing 78 (written statement) 87 (oral statement) while tailing me on the I-5.
I'd requested the camera footage of the event, but it mysteriously wasn't available to me.
So it was just the cop's word against mine, and the court will side with a cop every time, even though there was a serious discrepancy between his written and oral statement, and his video footage wasn't provided to me.
If the law stated that the presumption would go the other way (favoring the citizen over the cop) when video evidence disappears, it would eliminate the easiest source of police abuse of these tools.
Cheese and frickin' rice
I've heard of sticky rice before. not sure what frickin' rice is. maybe that's what rice-a-roni is made out of??
I think the big problem is that 24 x 7 monitoring tends to be outsourced. It's not a good model. SIEM systems or good if anything to deserve human attention. But they either get so over tuned they don't really detect much of anything or they throw a lot of false positives.
Long as your in-house cert team is watching the SIEM that works they know the network. They recognize that radius server is likely to produce a lot of multiple authentication failed followed by authentication succeeded events against the domain controller because of the nature what it does. that's one to ignore but if it happened with some other server it might be a serious issue.
Now that monitoring gets outsourced to some CallCenter. They don't know the network. they escalate tickets for both events. Employees responsible those tickets are no longer 24 hour but they come in all day every day and all night. Most of them are crap how long until those guys stop jumping up from the dinner table to go check their PCs every time the phone vibrates?
Serious incidents get missed or not acted on until the next morning
The security team should have a license to kill from the executive team. We do, our instructions are if we believe we breach is in progress, "shut it down".
Mind you we have never done it. We came very very close to doing so once on a false positive. The operations team failed inform us of some activity they were going to be doing. Fortunately the guy answered his phone, but otherwise we would have pulled the plug and islanded the entire dmz ecommerce and the corporate home page and all.
After reviewing the after action report the executive team agreed and would've been right to do it given what we knew.
That is how it should work