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Comment They checked without a warrant (Score 1) 206

Does ownership of the network override the laws of the country the network is in?

If they had opened physical mail, this would be a criminal charge. But because it's digital, somehow ownership of the service exempts them from having to obey any kind of privacy laws.

Dangerous and shows why you should not trust anything online.

Comment The dilemma is the very design of a certificate (Score 3, Insightful) 110

If you have any cert authority in the U.S. they already been compromised and can be muted with a security letter. Unless you run whatever future certt out of a military type environment, you will be infiltrated with keyboard bugs, monitor bugs, cable taps, etc.

Why do you think the Russians went back to typewriters? Anything electronic can be snooped, the level of compromise so great that it is nearly impossible to protect against attacks.

So what can you do? Set up multiple checks across the globe, out of control. If there is discrepancy, then consider yourself compromised or a target.

The fact that the PGP fakes have shown up means that there have been man in the middle attacks.

Your personal router has a back door? Probably if it is commercially sold.

Your internet provider has been backdoored? Most likely, or is easily done with a device brought in the front door with a security letter.

Your local internet backbone has an intercept? Definitely

You can be served faked certs and ip addresses, fake windows updates? Proven

Commercial routers have back door? Proven, the very fabric of the internet is polluted.

You have to containerize your internet now via VPN, and those keys can be secured in the U.S. with a security letter. With quantum computing, it can be broken.

Comment Re: What does this have to do with tech news? (Score 2, Interesting) 878

Slashdot has gotten so soft, so much like reddit and other useless sites. It pains me to see the decline after so many years. Food is relevant to nerds, so why not cooking news? Best way to arrange you star wars underwear? All these new useless users make me sick.
The Military

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash" 878

An anonymous reader writes with a Ukraine news roundup. "'Russia is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash,' anchor Dmitry Kiselyov said on his weekly news show on state-controlled Rossiya 1 television. ... His programme was broadcast as the first exit polls were being published showing an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voting to leave Ukraine and join Russia. He stood in his studio in front of a gigantic image of a mushroom cloud produced after a nuclear attack, with the words 'into radioactive ash.' ... Kiselyov has earned a reputation as one of Russia's most provocative television news hosts, in particularly with his often blatantly homophobic remarks. But he is also hugely influential with his weekly news show broadcast at Sunday evening prime time. Putin last year appointed Kiselyov head of the new Russia Today news agency that is to replace the soon to be liquidated RIA Novosti news agency with the aim of better promoting Russia's official position. — Russia has threatened to stop nuclear disarmament treaty inspections and cooperation. Russian troops are reported to have seized a natural gas terminal in Ukraine outside of Crimea. There are reported to be 60,000 Russian troops massing on Russia's border with Ukraine."

Comment The benefit if this is flac rips from the source (Score 1) 413

Yes, you can have FLAC files of songs, but the benefit of this is FLAC rips from the MASTERS.

I am surprised the studios will allow this as it means you'd never need to buy another version
of the music again, you would have a 99.9% as good version of the master.

FLAC rips from vinyl come close, but FLAC rips from the analog master tape? It's worth rebuying
all the music again as you will have without a doubt the best version possible short of a time
machine to the studio during recording time.

Comment Re:Sweet sweet copyright justice (Score 5, Insightful) 242

The Hurt Locker made a profit as intended,but Voltage Pictures and are suing because they feel they are making less money than entitled. The guy in Haiti made no money at all, they just stole his images. So big business wanting every drop of blood versus a man who just wants a piece of the pie is an entirely different situation entirely. Public domain is saying you made enough money , now it belongs to everyone. This idea and public domain is under assault by companies like Voltage Pictures that want to make money forever.

Comment Twisted "Justice" (Score 5, Insightful) 491

William Calley, the officer in charge of the My Lai massacre (murder of 304 civilians) server 3 1/2 years house arrest.

Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years, and must server 1/3 to get parole which they will of course deny him.

President Obama authorized the killing of Americans without trial, something illegal under the very rules of the U.S. (constitution)

One of those Americans killed was a 16 YEAR OLD BOY who was murdered by his own government, without trial.

The United States no longer pretends to be the land of the free, it now openly favors corporations (Apple given presidential override of import ban), rich individuals and political cronies.

Today is a very sad day. The truth is the enemy, justice inconvenient, and money/power the one true ruler of this country.

"Live or die, I'll make a million." -- Reebus Kneebus, before his jump to the center of the earth, Firesign Theater