Well, I'm sure you've heard that Adolf Hitler was an Australian!
And we're *still* fighting *chat*wars? Bloody hell. You'd think the big boys would have found something better by now.
Apple is going to find out the hard way that 'fast development/aquisition' means something entirely different to Apple than it does to the military. Apple probably thinks that half a year is a long time, while the military thinks that five/ten years is quite average.
Apple is mistaken if it thinks it's going to play a role above level 'Restricted'. Well, unless it's pilots. But pilots get whatever they want anyway.
is people with too much time on their hands.
Maybe the backdoor isn't so much the crypto format itself - it's in the password to decrypt. After all - these companies have a thing for you sharing information 'in the cloud', right? What's to stop them from simply posting your password somewhere central - for recovery purposes on your (and apparently, other people's) behalf? I reckon 90% of users would find it super-convenient!
You act as if versioning systems and concurrent programming have only been invented in the last ten years. And that is simply not true, so there must be another problem underlying yours.
"Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo."
Are employers officials of the state now? This sounds very un-American, and very un-doable too.
'Good malware' is the stupidest idea ever.
In the United Paranoid States.
I had the pleasure of working with Windows 7 a week ago, on the rare occasion I had to set up a demonstration on a netbook. Hadn't seriously touched windows since.. I don't know. Probably NT. And it *still* is a toy-OS.
Just like the color of your shoes. Or it may not.
That we had already established beyond any reasonable doubt that hateful language was a predictor of genocide?
If a game was as necessary for survival as food, and if Microsoft was the State, not a private company that is allowed to whatever it pleases with its own products then yes, your point would be perfectly valid.
Did they cross check with similar sized, similar colored, random dictionary words-labeled packages?