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Comment Re:Caller ID Blocker (Score 1) 251

This scenario is already inferred by TFS. The guy uses a white list of trusted callers. Not on the trusted caller list (no Caller ID data at all would fall into this category), then you're met with a challenge which requires a response before it'll ring through to the main line. So yeah, this scenario is already easily handled.

Comment Re: Obligatory (Score 4, Insightful) 668

It isn't women, It is the internet. The problem is a vocal minority. Before the vocal minority was just a whisper in the wind at any given location. They didn't know how to find others with the same ideals that they shared, so they were outcasts. Now they have the internet, a place of global reach to find others with a similar voice, and collectively come together on the 'net to bitch and moan about menial little things. And then they use this online collective to form physical location protests.

Comment Re:Not that crap again (Score 4, Insightful) 256

To add to this: why the hell does it even matter if one particular software solution contained a serious security issue? The whole point of having open standards is the ability to have multiple software solutions all capable of interoperably working on the same data formats. This is one area where HTML shines, though HTML isn't quite well suited for physical paper print material though.

Comment Re:You can't fix stupid (Score 2, Insightful) 159

The problem isn't "policy" though. Dealing directly with content publishers, the problem more often then not has to deal with regional laws. This is the same reason why games are region locked with slightly varying content between regions. It comes down to censorship laws as well as copyright and trademark laws in particular regions. This is why names of games or shows or movies are often times different between each region, or certain scenes which may either up the rating of the content for that region or be outright banned in that region are removed. No amount of corporate policy change will fix this, only updating regional laws to have more of a global standard can address this issue.

Comment Yubikey (Score 1) 165

Last year I switched over to using a Yubikey for U2F and SSH authentication. It has been a dream having this little thing everywhere I go. No more passwords at all. Either tap the button to log in, or NFC to my phone, or use a simple PIN number for SSH access.

Comment Re:I can see this (Score 3, Insightful) 289

Exactly this! Plus, I'm wondering what the "Facebook" form of calling my local bank would be, or the pizza place down the street to order some dinner, or how about the equivalent of 911? A big part of phone numbers is the decentralized yet cross-compatible networks. Instant messaging services where starting to go this way a decade ago with Jabber, then Facebook and Google decided all of a sudden that this was somehow a BAD idea?

Comment Re:Law or morality? (Score 2, Insightful) 257

This. All of this! This very situation came into play during the Boston marathon bombing. The FBI used photo and video content from social media to piece together parts of the scene where they didn't already have their own eyes covering. Authorities and civilians should be working together for a common good, not battling against each other for who has the right to document a situation in public space.

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