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Comment The US complains about spying... (Score 1) 225 225

Now THAT is precious... Since when is spying illegal in the US? They even tamper with other people's hardware, suck up the data of whole countries, deploy MITM attacks on the backbone and more. Really, they should just shut up and at least not become a bunch of spineless hypocrites.

Comment Re:If Mozilla Foundation is corrupt, use Pale Moon (Score 2) 403 403

Bullshit. I use Firefox since years, and it has been 64 bit for ages. Also, it rarely crashes (I think the last time it crashed for me was some time last year, but really, don't remember details). The main source fore restarts are the high-frequency updates.

Comment Re:Why are they storing this data anyway? (Score 1) 213 213

Incorrect. The PIN should never leave the device. It should be encrypted by the key pad for the chip on the card, and only that chip should be able to read it, decode it, and then sign the transaction as valid and authenticated. Again, the PIN should NEVER leave the device.

Submission + - Hollywood Studios Issue DMCA To Censor Pirate Bay Documentary

Aaron B Lingwood writes: As reported by TorrentFreak, Viacom, Paramount, Fox and Lionsgate have all asked Google to take down links pointing to the Pirate Bay documentary 'TPB-AFK'. The film, created by Simon Klose, is available for no cost and has already been watched by millions of people. The public response to this free release model has been overwhelmingly positive, but it’s now meeting resistance from Hollywood, TPB’s arch rival.

Pirate Party Australia opines 'Hollywood is using takedown notices to censor Pirate Bay doco, is it incompetence or malice? Always hard to tell'. Whichever the answer, the system is definately broken.

Comment Re:Surprise Surprise (Score 4, Insightful) 193 193

Executing random C code from somewhere on the net in a Browser is even dumber than doing the same with Java. Java at least has a security model, even if it's broken anew every week, and has more holes than a sieve. C on the other hand has nothing. It really is more or less like a portable Assembly Language as it was developed for.

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