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Comment: Re:What about iCloud? (Score 1) 146

by asifyoucare (#48080125) Attached to: Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

Is iCloud encrypted under the consumer's key? That seems like the smart thing to do.

No, that is absolutely not the smart thing to do. Brute force attacks on the key are throttled by the phone hardware, but there would be no throttling on internal iCloud attacks on that same key. Not only could a government get your data from the cloud but it then has the key for anything you didn't backup to the cloud.

Presumably attacks within the cloud could normally only be performed by government agencies, and I guess its is slightly better that your naked selfies be accessible to only the government than available to any skilled hacker.

Comment: Re:What an asshole (Score 2) 305

by asifyoucare (#48066169) Attached to: The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown
Facebook is disingenuous. If there's no problem with their policy, how can enforcing it be a problem? OK, so this guy is weird and his reports targeted a specific demographic - but why is Facebook apologising? Is Facebook henceforth only going to enforce the policy against non-drag members, or are they going to ensure that the policy enforcement proportionately represents all demographics, or are they going to do nothing and keep this policy - while mouthing some PC mumbo jumbo?

Comment: cut utility profits from 8% to 41% (Score 1) 517

by asifyoucare (#48008279) Attached to: Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit
cut utility profits between 8 and 41 percent? Many panel installations are subsidised. Probably that won't continue if market penetration increases 50 times. No, I haven't read the article to see whether they've taken that into account, because I'm not new here.

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