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Comment: But how can it be? (Score 0) 123

by Penn (#49254371) Attached to: Mass Surveillance: Can We Blame It All On the Government?

This is the same government that can barely pass a budget, dissolve bypartisan bickering, handle voting rights laws, take care of veterans, fix corporate tax loopholes, and much much more....

Do you people honestly think they are capable of spying on you? Give up on trying to get your 15sec of fame and go back to society.

I'm appauled at how many people forget that their friends and neighbors are possibly government employees and they will sit here and trash it.

Of course it could be the alternative and foreign nation states are posting inciteful information here in retaliation for us protecting our interests, trying to subvert readers against the country that defends their freedom to eat cheetos at 3am while playing minecraft.

Programming

+ - C Beats Java As Number One Language->

Submitted by mikejuk
mikejuk writes: Every January it is traditional to compare the state of the languages as indicated by the TIOBE index. So what's up and what's down this year? There have been headlines that C# is the language of the year, but this is based on a new language index. What the TIOBE index shows is that Java is no longer number one as it has been beaten by C — yes C not C++ or even Objective C. TIOBE name Objective C as the language of the year but because it has grown most in popularity but this is mainly because of the growth of iOS — it is hardly used for anything else. No without a doubt the language of the year should be C for deposing Java.
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Google

How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google? 533

Posted by Soulskill
from the encrypt-your-search-terms dept.
hubert.lepicki writes "I use Google all the time. I keep two GMail tabs open when I'm online (one is private, another is a corporate account), I use Google search, and recently I switched to the Chromium browser. Google's services are fast, easy to use and usually reliable. At the same time, I know Google is tracking everything I do; I can see it in search results or their ads on web pages, which tend to match my interests. After the recent post by Mozilla's community director suggesting Bing has a better privacy policy (a response to questionable comments from Google CEO Eric Schmidt), I started to... 'google' ways of keeping my private data safe while browsing and using Google services. The results weren't very helpful, so I ask you, Slashdotters: how do I stay anonymous to Google while using their services?"
Portables

The Truth Behind the Death of Linux On the Netbook 406

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-a-horse-analogy dept.
eldavojohn writes "Groklaw brings us news of Microsoft holding the smoking gun in regards to the death of Linux on netbooks. You see, the question of Linux on netbooks in Taiwan was put forth to the Taiwan Trade Authority director, who replied, 'In our association we operate as a consortium, like the open source consortium. They want to promote open source and Linux. But if you begin from the PC you are afraid of Microsoft. They try to go to the smart phone or PDA to start again.' It's simple; fear will keep them in line. PJ points out, 'So next time you hear Microsoft bragging that people prefer their software to Linux on netbooks, you'll know better. If they really believed that, they'd let the market speak, on a level playing field. If I say my horse is faster than yours, and you says yours is faster, and we let our horses race around the track, that establishes the point. But if you shoot my horse, that leaves questions in the air. Is your horse really faster? If so, why shoot my horse?'"

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