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I have noticed the food recalls, too. Who do you think issued the recalls, you moron? That's right - government regulatory agencies. Without them fare more people would sickened or killed every year.
The tech industries of Washinton State
P.S. - Remember, it's not socialism when you give welfare to corporations.
Who is to say that a AI does not have a soul?
In the absence of proof that a thing does exist, the reasonable assumption is that it does not. This is especially true when evaluating the assertions of those who would have you believe things in a book purported to be authored by an invisible man in the sky.
We'll never solve these security problems as long as we're our own worst enemy.
We'll never solve these security problems. FTFY
Welcome to the real world, where the only way for three people to keep a secret is if two of them are dead. And even that's not a 100% guarantee. Not much has changed over the centuries.
Sorry, Barbara, but that's a useless oversimplification of the issues here. There are things that a person or an organization can do the make things more secure and/or more private (the two are not really the same thing). Technical ignorance is certainly a reason that many take your view and just throw up their hands, but the fact is that there are solutions for those willing to expend the effort to understand what's going on.
I just don't understand how Slashdot can be flooded with stories of US government incompetence and malfeasance at every level, and at everything, and yet people swear up and down they can be trusted with healthcare. No, they cannot. Our government is filled with bad and/or stupid people. CYA. The US government does not have your back. Ever.
Right, because the private sector is all about looking out for the consumer. The free market will take care of everything. Do you have any fucking idea how stupid that sounds?
They're taking steps to fix the situation, after having been busted putting spyware on them. That doesn't exactly make them sound honorable.
Worse than just spyware, far worse. They installed a trivially easy-to-exploit vulnerability which affects the security of every web app their customers might ever use.
There is a lot of truth to that statement. It was the cheaper consumer models that were affected. Retail profit margins are so thin that manufacturers and retailers make up for it with preloaded crapware.
Lenovo's business products were not affected by this as these aren't usually preloaded with crap.
So you say, and I am inclined to believe it is so. Nevertheless, Lenovo has demonstrated, in clear and undeniable terms, that profit outweighs the needs of their customers, including the need to have a secure and trustworthy computing platform. The have violated that trust.
"And for that reason, I'm out."
There are some really harsh laws concerning hacking and cracking. If Lenovo knew or caused this breach perhaps they could be prosecuted and actually jailed for this behavior.
Oh please. Laws are for little people. You know, the ones who aren't corporations. No one is going to jail for "just doing what it takes to 'compete' in a free market". What did you think we meant when we had our Spokesman In Chief tell you that "government is the problem"?