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Comment: Your references actually support the OP... (Score 2) 403

by eldacan (#39744717) Attached to: Europe Agrees To Send Airline Passenger Data To US

you should not make blanket statements like this. that's just fear mongering.

to summarize: as far as i can tell this pnr agreement covers flights to/from the us and flights through us airspace

Sorry but your references actually support what the OP said: the agreement covers all flights, not just flights from/to/over the US. The articles say that the agreement applies to airlines operating flights between any of the 27 EU countries and the US. Taken literally, this means it applies to all flights (including internal EU flights) operated by airlines that have flights from/to the US. I see nothing in the articles you mention that suggests a different meaning.

Comment: Why should they not have access to the data? (Score 1) 575

by eldacan (#38122580) Attached to: Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack

I don't get why the police forensics should not have access to a hard drive data when they have a warrant.

What's next, we should fight against the police right to enter a home with a warrant?

Seriously, people are fine with police carrying guns, but they should not have access to a hard drive because they could misuse the power?

I'd rather fight for sound rules on delivering warrants, and efficient checks on abuse of power.

Comment: it's freedom vs power (Score 2) 1452

by eldacan (#37663486) Attached to: Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

Exactly. It's the old power vs freedom problem. Pursuing absolute freedom is stupid: when you increase someone's freedom at the expense of the freedom of someone else, you are not increasing freedom globally.

The freedom to harm others (physically or, in Stallman's view, by depriving them of the right to change the software they use) is better called "power", and that is not desirable in itself.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990