So, I have to trust a server to automatically replace a trusted key with a new trusted key....
You don't have to do anything. You can use this feature if it is suitable for your needs and security requirements. If it is not, then no one is forcing you to use it, so don't.
... Fortunately, Verizon now says users will soon have the ability to opt out of the identifiers....
Yeah, you'll probably need to keep an opt-out cookie on your device in order to opt-out.
"We understand the value of encryption and the importance of security,"
It is not just security, it is privacy. It is the freedom from governments and others snooping through my life.
... Enthusiasts have been quick to take up the motto: "Coding is the new literacy!" But long-time developer Chris Granger argues that this is not the case: "When we say that coding is the new literacy, we're arguing that wielding a pencil and paper is the old one. Coding, like writing, is a mechanical act.
The new literacy?
Coding is a talent or a skill. Beyond that, there is nothing, not a single thing, special about it.
The extreme productivity that some software engineers possess is not due to their literacy in coding. It is due to their ability to look at, understand, and solve problems at a level higher than most.
It is not a question of literacy. It is a question of problem analysis and resolution.
[aside: I often wonder why software engineers constantly have he need to elevate themselves above all others]
...Ludwig went on to explain that backporting a patch would be a herculean effort....
Google is acting irresponsibly to the users of the vulnerable devices by refusing to patch the vulnerability in its software. Period.
imo, there is NO excuse why this vulnerability will not be patched. NONE.
Google has the resources to fix the vulnerability, what they are saying is that they do not have the desire to do so.
...In the recent Slashdot discussion on the D programming language, I was surprised to see criticisms of Pascal that were based on old information and outdated implementations.
Criticisms based on old information and outdated implementations also plague object-oriented FORTRAN 2003.
...with your permission and all of that...
It does not appear that the internet providers are all that concerned about obtaining the users' permission to track them.
Coming from a google exec, the statement is laughable, and ominous.
Can we just stop w/ the political stories?
Political stories generate a lot of page hits. I doubt if they will stop.
...The thing shoved in your face
That's basically the reason why I never really ramped up my google+ usage.
google was so rude about making me use google+ in areas where I did not want to use it, that I stopped using it altogether.
Now I notice that I cannot even reply to comments left on my youtube.com video channel, even though I am logged into my youtube.com account. I suspect the reason has something to do with the fact that I've all but abandoned my google+ account.
Unfortunately, google cannot control the people who use google glass, so there will always be glassholes and google glass won't succeed.
"...or are otherwise suspected of breaking school rules...." So, if a student doesn't have a halll pass, the school administrators can make the parents turn over the social media passwords?
my agent wanted to give me a paperless discount
I went paperless and got a discount. But my insurance company allows me to download PDFs of everything (including a PDF of the insurance card that I can print).
What stupid fuck would use an OBD2 dongle?!
According to TFA, Progressive says, "We are confident in the performance of our Snapshot device – use in more than two million vehicles since 2008"