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Comment: Re:Umm... (Score 3, Informative) 148


He has broken no laws in New Zealand... the NZ Police and the GCSB overreached with their spying and the execution of the search warrant (the warrant was found to be not legal). The US tried to get him extradited, so the Judge asked to see some of the evidence... (presumption of innocence you know), and the US said 'were the US, we want him, hes guilty', so the Judge said prove it. Seeing as the extradition hearing still hasn't been heard in it's entirety, he's still here in NZ.

You can argue luck all you want, but what matters here is New Zealand law, and the opinion of the Judge (btw Kim Dot Com is a New Zealand resident, so is subject to all the rights that kiwi's have)

Comment: Re:Truecrypt authors-WARNING: TrueCrypt is not sec (Score 1) 146

by Mistakill (#47206087) Attached to: Auditors Release Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt
The current train of thought, which may never be verified, is that the authors got a National Security Letter from the NSA (like Lavabit)... If so, pointing people away from it to something like BitLocker may be a way for the NSA to gain easier access to encrypted data

Comment: Re:Just because you can... (Score 1) 173

by Mistakill (#46242465) Attached to: Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Just like the remote kill switch that was proposed in cars. This is a solution looking for a problem, and more over it's a solution that's ripe for abuse.

Exactly... if there's a switch, it will be exploited... just look at the encryption on Blu-ray or DVD's... or even some of the RSA encryptions... no matter how good the digital lock, it will be broken eventually...

Comment: EULA's dont apply where i live :) (Score 2) 418

EULA's are non binding in New Zealand... the Consumer Guarantees Act sets out consumers rights, and it CANNOT be contracted out of. Once I purchase something, it's mine... If Disney took them back from me, they'd be in for a bad time...

IMO, a contract which has no negotiating room, SIGN HERE OR ELSE, is a worthless pile of poo

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