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Comment: Meh China (Score 1) 266

by WeeBit (#49096415) Attached to: Lenovo To Wipe Superfish Off PCs
I welcome the day that the FTC actually holds them accountable, and fines the crap out of them. But that will not happen because the last ten or so years China has become the god of exports. They export everything including the fake crap, and the crap that contains enough toxins to ruin kids the rest of their lives. China must be proud of themselves. They would have to be how else can you explain their junk coming over to the USA in record numbers, and the US citizens buying it right and left without even looking at the label, or asking the right questions? Like for instance why is China's goods so much cheaper than anyone else's? How can China get away with shipping goods to the US full of toxins and not suffer any consequences? There is enough stupidity, greed, and ignorance to go around. To tell you the truth I don't know who's bumper to kick anymore. Set up your provisions and line up ...this will take a long time.

Comment: They got off lite (Score 1) 129

by WeeBit (#48921651) Attached to: FCC Prohibits Blocking of Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots
$600,000 is cheap considering they made millions blocking private Wi-Fi from one of their main hotels which was a magnet for business. Oh and the word "presumably" should not of been used. They blocked it to make money plain and simple. They can't use any type of excuse 1. They blocked it 2. They got caught next and last... 3. They asked the FCC for permission to block. Maybe they thought the FCC would feel sorry for them who knows. I don't feel sorry for them, and their fine would of been no less than 6 figures if I was the FCC. Whats with all of these fines these days? A business can walk away barely being tapped on the wrist, and their wallet is never really screaming for mercy. Bunch of babies. That is what is wrong, and why Corps feel like they can get away with anything.

+ - Your days are numbered, so long PIN-> 1

Submitted by WeeBit
WeeBit (961530) writes "Everyone knows what a PIN is. For those that are unfortunate not to know, it is that four digit number you punch in during money transactions. NCR is saying the PIN has reached the end of it's usefulness. So it will be replaced by another secure method. They mention biometric technology like the thumb print and vein methods that seem to be gaining popularity in areas around the globe because of their convenience. Are the methods too personal? Do you agree with their findings that the PIN is dead? Can't wait to try the new technology?"
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+ - Asking Slashdot for ideas to help Fix online Security in Business->

Submitted by WeeBit
WeeBit (961530) writes "You can't get through the week without hearing about a business that was compromised. I don't have all of the answers and because this is such a large task I am not sure if any one person would be able to solve it.

My own idea is to solve it at the server or workstation before the data leaves and travels over the Internet. Which means certain data would never been seen because the computer calling the data is either not local, or is not showing the right computer name, similar etc. But they can still call up certain data, but only be permitted to the data perhaps in a a certain size allocated. Basically only local has access to large chunks, or multiple users. I believe this would have to be programmed and there would be different types to handle different type of businesses. Or work in the same manner as like maybe an anti-virus software does, or firewall. Checking to see what computer is asking for the data etc.

I am not saying this will work, I am just saying that over the past years many have said it needs to be secure and having the general public to secure their own personal information will not work in a society that allows anyone to store your personal information. Banks, Healthcare, credit cards, your personal information is everywhere. So I believe the fix is in the Servers and workstations on how they handle this personal information.

Ideas?"

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Comment: Re:Cheaper? Cheaper means only one thing. (Score 1) 610

by WeeBit (#48136941) Attached to: Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows
What will happen is (ahem) a few political advisers will claim the energy is expensive as in materials used, and maintenance etc. Plus they need more people to man them. They will make up all kinds of BS and a majority of the public will fall for it head first. Thus the price will be slightly higher in the States than overseas. After all we can't have wind energy take over until after all the oil is gone, and all those big suits have trillion$ in their bank accounts.

Comment: The people (Score 1) 174

by WeeBit (#47804467) Attached to: Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'
I discuss similar stuff with people. You have a few that don't care but you also have many that are getting wrong advice. Many were told that legally they can't highly secure their cell phones, computers, tablets, etc. Plus a few even said that to be as secure as possible will have them put under suspicion of illegal activities and they don't want that kind of attention.

I believe security is good if it accomplishes what it is intended for. But many that are not secure because for a decade they were told they were fine; "don't worry about it, you have all that you need". Now everything is turned upside down. Security is only good if it is used. Unless someone has a magic plan to get the public to use the new secure software that seems to be invented regularly for the past six to eight months, many of it may go obsolete before the first anniversary of the software arrives.

Comment: So we can say... (Score 1) 155

by WeeBit (#46969927) Attached to: Former NSA Director: 'We Kill People Based On Metadata'
They collected everything they could on us, and nothing we have is hidden. They have it all. Metadata can spotlight many things in a person. Their likes, dislikes health family banking, credit cards etc. Phone records and recording is nothing compared. I said before they have all of this and then some. I stand by what I say. They can write a book about you.

Now that new rules are in place I don't believe you are anymore private than you was before the new rules. The NSA is a very private entity. Security suppose to be top notch. Keeping things hush-hush is part of their job. So they very well could do this behind our backs, and we would be none the wiser. We only know what few areas we were told they are storing on us. But it's a lot. You don't think they need over one million square feet, and contain Four 25,000-square-foot facilities to house rows and rows of servers that can hold endless data just to store phone and Google searches do you? These are just the ones we know about.

Read between the lines. http://www.wired.com/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1

Comment: hmm... (Score 1) 1

by WeeBit (#46236085) Attached to: Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion
I wonder if the big cable companies have ever thought they might be doing a bad thing buying up all the other cable companies? Soon we will just have a couple to choose from, and if Comcast can buy out Time Warner the consumer choice will dwindle down to no choice. Who wants to pay for lousy expensive service that has poor support?

+ - Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion-> 1

Submitted by davidannis
davidannis (939047) writes "

Comcast is expected to announce on Thursday an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion in stock, a deal that would combine the biggest and second-biggest cable television operators in the country. For Comcast, which completed its acquisition of NBC Universal, the television and movie powerhouse, from General Electric less than a year ago, the latest deal would be its second big act to radically reshape the media landscape in the United States. And the merger is almost certain to bring to an end a protracted takeover battle that Charter Communications has been waging for Time Warner Cable.

For consumers, this means an even larger company with a reputation for poor customer service aggressively lobbying against things like net neutrality."
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