To add to that: generally, personal income is not double taxed either in this respect. Anything one hears to the contrary is usually political FUD.
Quote below from IRS. Heck, they even point out how to give them the least of your money. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals...
If you paid or accrued foreign taxes to a foreign country on foreign source income and are subject to U.S. tax on the same income, you may be able to take either a credit or an itemized deduction for those taxes.
Taken as a deduction, foreign income taxes reduce your U.S. taxable income.
Taken as a credit, foreign income taxes reduce your U.S. tax liability. In most cases, it is to your advantage to take foreign income taxes as a tax credit.
Follow the herd:
When I read "follow the herd," for a second, I was sure you were recommending Buffalo routers...
Thank you. Mine:
16e6d7675d63fba9bb75a9983397e3fb610459a1 *TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
7689d038c76bd1df695d295c026961e50e4a62ea *TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
04db58b737c05bb6b0b83f1cb37a29edec844b59ff223b9e213ee1f4e287f586 *TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
e95eca399dfe95500c4de569efc4cc77b75e2b66a864d467df37733ec06a0ff2 *TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
89affdc42966ae5739f673ba5fb4b7c5 *TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
7a23ac83a0856c352025a6f7c9cc1526 *TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
# file sizes
9526318 TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg
3466248 TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
Fundamentally, I don't think he knows that trading freedom for convenience is something that people always do, in every society, and always have. Without that acknowledgement, he thinks that it's reasonable that perhaps everyone would rather go without a phone instead of give up a bit of theoretical freedom.
The real issue at present is people trading freedom for convenience *without knowing they are doing so or being aware of exactly what their costs are*. And by the time they find out, it might well be too late. As you pointed out, the value of someone like RMS and his message is to illuminate what is happening so people can make that tradeoff in a more informed manner.
Stop spinning this as a personal responsibility/freedom issue. That's complete BS. The real issue at stake is the freedom of other people to exist, and to exist without injury caused by your stupidity.
I'd rather you get busted if you fuck up too, but instead, what will likely happen when you fuck up is, someone will lose an arm or leg...or a life. Stop thinking about whether you will be "found at fault," and start thinking about someone losing their life or limb, because that is the consequence of relevance here.
The only way to securely use GPG with webmail is to type the message in a text editor, encrypt and only then paste the cipertext into your webbrowser.
Which is exactly what mailvelope (mailvelope.github.com) does (I'm in no way associated with them).
- works with Chrome, Firefox in development
- provides end-to-end encryption
- reduced the complexity of creating/setting up new keys etc. to a bare minimum. I've sent instructions to non-tech friends who set it up in a few minutes with some very basic handholding.
- is not mail client specific - all it does is encrypt a textarea, so you can get it to work, for instance, on google calendar in addition to yahoo mail or gmail or whatever
- uses its own editor so you can avoid using the web gmail provider's textarea (gmail, for instance, autosaves drafts)
Disclaimer: I am in absolutely no way connected with mailvelope. I'm just a very happy user.
How does Intellectual Ventures describe itself? See for yourself here."
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What's that? No, I'm not new here. I can still hope, can't I?
1) Slashdot likely has a higher proportion of DDG users than the general population given the interest in privacy, security, and tech here.
2) Since there are very few DDG users in general (compared to google, etc.), it's difficult to find an opposing view to DDG's stance. An opposing view can be helpful in seeing where the problems lie, and what all a DDG user might want to be concerned about.
Hence, even though this blog might lack any credibility at all (and its misspellings and seeming bias don't help it any), it still holds some value here on Slashdot, IMHO.
Reasons abound, and they are not always positive, says Nina Curley, Wamda’s editor. Although more than half of university graduates in many Middle Eastern countries (51% in Jordan) are women, the workforce is dominated by men (women provide only 21% of it overall, and a paltry 16% in Jordan). The internet, however, is a new space that is more meritocratic and not as heavily male. The technology also lets entrepreneurs work from home, making it easier to raise children.
The number of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East is likely to grow, including in the least likely places. “Well-educated women in Saudi Arabia want to work, but their family often objects,” explained an entrepreneur at the Wamda shindig. “Running an internet start-up from home is the perfect compromise.”"
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