How about a 50 cent postage stamp? (or whatever it costs where you live)
when I'm using something that supposed to be secured, I'm still taking extra precautions.
At the very least, every single connection that I'm making I scramble my MAC address.
And btw, the other day there was a news about someone got apprehended despite hiding behind a TOR - you just never know when they will come at you, and when they want to get you, they can.
If you're doing things that make them specifically target you then they'll probably get you anyway (and that's as it should be).
This new is to stop mass spying/recording of every conversation (which is what they're doing now).
The thing about PUBLIC key cryptography is that the encryption keys are PUBLIC, it doesn't matter who knows them.
This is to stop mass spying/trawling.
If your contacts are all in jail then you have bigger problems.
You can't trust a closed source "security" app.
How many different BitTorrent clients are there? How did that happen...?
Whether that's idle speculation or not at this point, the fact that the county appears ready to speculate with no confirmed facts is actually very concerning.
Somebody is obviously paying for this. The country is run by oil barons.
It's not the CPU, it's ceramic capacitors that make the noise. You can actually buy special quiet capacitors.
That is basically a strawman argument. Snowden hasn't provided any proof that the US engages in industrial espionage to directly benefit it's industry.
They've already been caught with their fingers in the pie a few times now:
Why don't they just put a spit cup at toll booths?
Two words: Chewing tobacco.
A week ago, there was a Chinese ban on Bitcoin as a currency (not as a tradable asset) and BTC had its value halved from $1k to $500. Now, you're telling me there's a ban on Bitcoin in China and it has caused BTC's value to be halved from $1k to $500? Now that's what I call news!
It went back up again a bit after last week's dip (to about 975). That was all the idiots thinking they were going to make money after the Chinese thing caused a crash...
Now the cold hard truth has set in and it's gone down for a second time - and, yes, it's for the same reason.
Police will not enforce such laws. Animal control will not enforce those laws. Until the neighborhood comes to blows, nothing you say will make the slightest difference.
And yet...nobody is in jail, being fined, or even refunding all that money they were paid to develop it.
That only punishes the workers (and the taxpayer if they need another bailout because of it).
The people who really need punishing will happily watch you do that from their yachts.
But only if the government is involved, it is all the fault of of the government, right?
When the government uses force to take money from ordinary people "invests" it for them, losing $10 billion on the deal, then yes. It's their fault.
If the people whose jobs/future that were saved by that "investment" now have an excess of $28 billion in cash, they should give it back to the people who were forced to help them (with threats of jail, etc. if they didn't).
I'm long past tired of "investors" suing for their losses. You want to gamble with your money, you take the risk of losing it.
It wasn't their money to gamble with. It belonged to the taxpayers.
The people at GM should be glad they still have a company and jobs to go to. Saying "thankyou" to the taxpayer doesn't make any sense to you? It's not like they don't have the money (in cash) to do so.