A lot of people miss this element - "spying" is very different from "legally admissible evidence in court by a police agency". I care a lot less about intelligence agencies, than police agencies.
And yes, that why the supposed collaboration with DEA is so bad, that is far worse than almost anything else that's come out in my mind.
I am excited for a google-less android phone. Read this article, and realize that this phone is our best and only hope:
That's absolutely not true, and is in fact totally backwards. The "National Guard" is under control of the State Governor, except when federalized, and as such is completely constitutional.
Spoken like a man who's never used RHEL.
It's a bit immature for people to be blindly making fun of this. At the risk of RTFA:
An unclassified memo from January unearthed by Bitcoin Magazine detailed solicitations for CTTSO projects. The memo states that one of the mission requirements is for "innovative...solutions to develop and/or enhance new concepts and constructs for understanding the role of virtual currencies" in financing threats against the United States.
The memo said the blurring of national lines is facilitating the transfer of virtual currencies: "The introduction of virtual currency will likely shape threat finance by increasing the opaqueness, transactional velocity, and overall efficiencies of terrorist attacks," it stated.
This sounds like a perfectly valid thing for someone to think about, and consider the implications of. Honestly, whatever your business (or governmental responsibility), if you aren't thinking about the impact of crypto-currency, you might be being negligent.
It is on Grand Street, btw.
Note that there was a major security hole in this last year:
No, that is not American Culture!! I take a stand against that attitude.
Please, take 2 and half minutes from your day and watch Jon Stewarts' speech from the Rally to Restore Sanity from 8:05 through 10:40.
Somehow people have forgotten what used to be a basic assumption - email is not that private:
See the first comment on this article (or ask anyone who was around in the 90's):
Why do people don't get this more? The NSA/Military are (for the most part) carrying out the policies and directives set by their civilian over-seers.
Michael Hayden actually expressed this very clearly:
Former NSA Director Michael Hayden exemplifies this in a quote from late July: âoeGive me the box you will allow me to operate in. Iâ(TM)m going to play to the very edges of that box.â
Would it hurt to include a few words explaining what the hell Mint even is or why we should care there's a new version?
Completely false. According to http://www.advfn.com/p.php?pid=financials&symbol=NASDAQ%3AMSFT
Foreign Sales: $34,877mil
Domestic Sales: $38,846mil