Everyone seems to believe that, but it's not really true. Here's what some Japanese researchers found (watch the video):
Can human apply the earth laws, such as copyrights, into other corners in the universe?
Yes, but only until the Psychlo space probe happens across Voyager I. At which point copyright will rapidly become irrelevant.
The article also claims most exploits are being sold to agencies of the U.S. government. It does raise a concern though. What if Black Hats got more serious, and the US government would become a victim?"
Conversely, what if the cyberwarfare units of certain other countries (one in particular comes to mind) stepped up their game
None of this is a problem. There is a paint available that makes it very hard to photograph your license plate and as far as I can tell, this is a great thing.
This paint is designed to overexpose photos from cameras that use a flash to illuminate the license plate (i.e. most redlight cameras). It's doubtful that these cameras are using a powerful flash to illuminate each passing car or they wouldn't be so stealthy.
There are a few of those flash types around where I live. Damned irritating, especially at night where I get my retinas blasted on the way to the grocery store.
Your supreme court agrees you have no expectation of privacy on a public road, now shut the hell up and enjoy your "freedom".
Maybe not. But we still have to right to know where the Hell our tax dollars are going. The police may have the "right" to put up those cameras (and that is debatable) but to deny knowledge of the things, or who or what is monitoring them
As I recall, they DID fess up in the first place, and that's what led to all these investigations. If they'd just quietly stopped, nobody would've ever known. Wanna bet what choice they make next time?
Yes. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice
I would have thought a ruling by a judge would be needed to render something banned from import. So the power to regulate allows government agencies the ability to make profound and legally binding decisions without need for court systems or due process? I was not aware the ITC were experts on IP.
They're not, and you're right
Google has a long history of trying to weasel out of agreements and payments just because they're 'Google'. In turn, Microsoft spends billions an year towards their R&D (Microsoft Research). They also work with the pioneer in the industry, Nokia, which has developed pretty much all the technology we base mobile phones today on. They deserve to be paid. Not only do I see victory for justice, but a long term crackdown on Google's illicit business practices. It is time to step up and show Google the door. If you cannot do business honestly, don't do it at all.
Troll, do you have even the slightest idea what you are talking about?
Well, okay then.
It's not hacking...it's optimization.
They certainly didn't invent it, not least because their service is a shell for Amazon S3.
Which is interesting, as Amazon now offers their own (currently much less functional) competition to Dropbox, called CloudDrive.
I dunno. The only products which have really made my jaw drop in the last decade have come directly from Google (Earth, Street View,
Everything else has been pretty much evolutionary.
Actually, this comparison to Dropbox is largely irrelevant. Google has long had the stated intent to move everyone into the "cloud" (whatever that is at any given time.) If anything, this is another piece to their plan to unseat Microsoft as the dominant operating system supplier, and you do that by eliminating the very need for Windows and Office. Logically, if you want people to use your Web-based operating system and practice ubiquitous computing, you have to permit them to store their data online as well their applications. "The Network is the Computer." Oh wait
This isn't so much competition to Dropbox as it is a logical and necessary step along the path they've been on for some time now. Now, whether you agree with where they're going, and whether it will ultimately be good for society is another issue entirely. But this is not Google being like Microsoft and deliberately stepping on a smaller competitor (although that may be the result), but rather Google being entirely consistent with their long-stated goals. It just took them a while to get here.
Keep in mind that there's already plenty of competition to Dropbox, besides Google Drive you have Box, SkyDrive, Amazon's CloudDrive, and a host of other similar services, both free and paid. Google isn't even giving away the most free storage, either
Ultimately, though, the key to Google's approach is not how many gigabytes their giving away, but the integration with their other services. If all you want is free online storage, there are many better options to Google Drive right now, Dropbox being one of them (functionally Dropbox is about the best of them, I'd say.)
This is Google going head-to-head with Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon for as big a piece of the online pie as they can manage to convince us to give to them.
There's an enormous intersection. In fact, I'd be very suspicious of someone that claimed to be a programmer but wasn't musical or otherwise creative.
I'm a programmer and I'm writing a sci-fi novel. Does that count?
Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win. -- Robert Heinlein, "Time Enough For Love"