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Comment: Re:I dont get it (Score 1) 57

by 0123456 (#47787819) Attached to: Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

If you ask for a certificate and it sends you one that's not for, your browser will already warn you.

But...if the government of Mitmistan signs a certificate that claims to be, your browser will accept that, even though it's actually being used by the government to hijack your browser session.

The whole CA thing worked OK when there were only a few CAs, but it's a disaster today when there are about a bazillion of them and any of them can sign a certificate pretending to be any site in the world.

Comment: Re:Executive Orders Need to Expire, and Quickly (Score 1) 174

by 0123456 (#47781305) Attached to: The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

If the president had to go through congress to do everything, nothing would get done.

That's...exactly... the... point.

The US government was designed to prevent things being done, because it was supposed to do very little. Probably 90% of the things the Federal government do are unconstitutional.

Comment: Re:Ukrainians are a modern civilized people ... (Score 1, Flamebait) 789

by 0123456 (#47776783) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Ukrainians are a modern, western, civilized people. Arming them is quite different than arming religious fanatics looking to recreate the middle ages.

Tell that to the passengers on MH17.

Regardless of which group of Ukrainians shot them down, those passengers would be alive if that side didn't have high-performance anti-aircraft missiles.

Comment: the purpose is tracking cars (Score 1, Insightful) 256

by Catbeller (#47770863) Attached to: DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Forget the happy horseshit about super-safe robot cars. We don't have those, and they won't work when we do. This is about the ability to track all the vehicles in the world, either by private entities who will backdoor the info to government and political groups, or straight-up security force tracking. Not just here, but all over the world. We are building turnkey police state infrastructure. If you can't grasp this, you might want to contemplate how privileged you are not to ever feel endangered by cops or polical opponents like Scientology or the Moonies. Do not give the monkeys the key to the banana plantation. Once you are in a worldwide prison, there is no escape.

Comment: Re:All new passenger cars and light trucks (Score 1) 256

by 0123456 (#47769527) Attached to: DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

No-one's going to willingly pay for it because it's retarded. Any system that relies on external communication will be spoofed and abused.

Whereas pretty much every auto manufacturer is now offering optional collision avoidance systems based on cameras and/or radar, which are relatively hard to spoof and improving all the time. Clearly no-one needs to mandate broadcast systems which aren't needed and are inherently unsafe.

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