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Comment No "morally acceptable" sites? (Score 5, Insightful) 706

While I believe that there might be some people who had no "morally" dubious intents, I fail to see why anyone with a traditional moral compass would sign up for this website.

Even if you are not married and simply looking for a one nighter, you are still signing up to site where married people are looking for an affair. It is right on their main landing page: "Life is too short, Have an affair". While it sucks for them, I feel it difficult to feel pity for them when signing up to a website which main intend is to make is to make it easy for people to cheat.

The other people could have simply signed up for a different website where the main intent is not cheating. It seems there would be plenty, and none of them are getting hacked

Submission + - Slashdot blocked in Switzerland (Possibly other parts of Europe) 1

Wattos writes: On my daily commute to work, it is my habit to check several websites for the latest news. Imagine how surprised I was that when slashdot.org was not accessible anymore. Instead I received a 403 Restricted error page. Initially I thought that this would have been a simple mistake by my mobile ISP, so I connected to my home VPN. Slashdot was blocked including many links to websites with vpn services. After connecting to a VPN provider outside of the country (in Poland) slashdot was accessible again.

Comment Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 191

You show a good example. Would you still think that this model is better if:

1) The post man can read your mail without you noticing (e.g. the envelope is never damaged)
2) You have to provide your postman with a key to open your locker? The key might additionally fit into your other lockers (e.g. A lot of people reuse their passwords)
3) The postman can easily store copies of all the letters you receive without you knowing
4) The postman travels from your local post office, to a completely different country, where the correspondence may be inspected by the other government at will without you even knowing and then gives you the letter.

Once you consider these points, you might not like that approach unless you completely trust your postman.

Comment Re:Well yes but, (Score 2) 459

If you find my key under a rock in my backyard, it is still theft if you break into my house with it and steal things.

The analogy is not really applicable. This is more like writing all your secrets into a notebook and putting it into a library (in a section accessible to everyone). Then you sue the person who found the notebook.

Leaving the data open to any web request is the true crime here. I do not know about the US, but in Europe that would have been a violation against the Data Protection Act.

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