I remember a few laptops having cameras with a feature like this. The camera had little clip which could slide a cover across the camera lense, similar to the closed lense on a digital camera.
the speaker said using radio transmission to leak information was much too sophisticated to be a viable attack for anything but the government and military
Using most generally-available consumer equipment, it probably was. We've come a long way in terms of consumer tech though, especially in terms of miniaturization.
Maybe something like: "I had to 'review the evidence' in this case and the quality was crap, so I'm double pissed now."
I think he's indicating that he prefers to live in a state where many laws still benefit average citizen/consumers.
Of course, it's also a place where patent trolls like to go to have cases decided...
That's my point. It's not the DRM itself that's bad, it's that DRM in general is terribly abused to create situations like with Amazon.
So all the bad-guys have to do is put their jammer on top of a hospital or orphanage or whatever. They they get to put out some nice publicity about how the US is killing orphans and sick people.
Hiding behind civilians is a fairly common thing among certain terrorist groups.
from customers that paid for it by a mistake
That's one of the better typos I've seen lately. Certainly I would consider paying for some easily-disabled rights-restricted POS a mistake...
No, but the word/action of a company employee can still be grounds for legal actions against said company.
If an employee at McDonalds tells a customer "We don't serve [visible minority] here", who do you think is going to be hit with the expensive lawsuit?
DRM in HTML != one-sided "licensing" agreements.
Yes, it can be used to restrict digital libraries, but really on the HTML-side it's a way of (pretending) that a media stream between two groups is secure and un-copyable. Netflix has DRM. They don't guarantee that any particular show will still around, but their library is good enough that you don't want for content in general, and is worth the $8/month or so that it costs to obtain access.
Will ads for gay support groups out you? There are plenty of other things that set this stuff off.
Various pro-sports forums (wrestling in particular) tend to complain when they start getting gay dating ads, which is rather amusing since they're all contextual based on the content of the posts in th eforum...
Set "Don't load images" back as default again, as it is now and in every email client.
Was that turned off? It's always been that way on my gmail accounts, except for sender addresses I've whitelisted.
Uhhhh, well let's see:
a) Android will notify you if there are updates to apps via the apps store processes *ALREADY* running in the background. There's no need for apps to do this individually
b) This can also easily be done when the app is started by the user, just check for updates on startup, don't start up on boot.
so far only NVIDIA is officially supported
This seems odd to me, as I thought that the actual Steam/Valve hardware would be using AMD APU's?
Uh... if you got a Vita instead of the game that you ordered, wouldn't it mean you probably already had the Vita (with some allowance for those buying the game for others).
Beyond that, I suppose it depends on where the name was on it. Sound to me like the package was ADDRESSED to the grandparent, but that the invoice INSIDE the package/box of one item had somebody else's name.
IANAL either, but in that case it seems that the GGP had no way of knowing it was somebody else's prior to opening, and since he was the listed recipient no law was broken there. Further, he contacted the shipper and tried to rectify the situation, and was basically given permission to keep it after 30 days.
I don't see the problem here.
If John Smith gets a package for "John Smith", opens it and finds an invoice to "Bob Jones" then makes an honest effort to return it and is told to keep it (if he's not contacted in 30 days)... where the legal obligation there?