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Comment Re:Solution! (Score 1) 110 110

But let's be serious, how can smart people think that any serious terrorist would use gmail or facebook to discuss an attack? If Cameron/Obama "security plan" is to control cloud services then one of the two, they are very naive or they have an hidden agenda that has nothing to do with controlling terrorism...

Comment Re:Solution! (Score 1) 110 110

The problem is that you can't give the capability to decrypt by law... it's open source software, so no backdoors, and if you don't have the key you can't decipher. Unless they ban linux, force everybody to use a backdoored OS and they make open source illegal. Much simpler just backdoor the HW, the processor. There's no opensource processor out there

Comment Re:This also means (Score 1) 51 51

Thanks for the nice words... This (having a rogue top CA ruining the entire SSL system) is a known vulnerability in the SSL architecture and it has already been used to infiltrate MS Windows updates. For this reason if you want real security you dont' use the current SSL CA structure. People don't talk too much about it for various reasons, banks don't want to create panic, government wants easy wiretap, etc. If you are happy with current top CA lists that comes with the standard browsers you really are giving your security keys to people you don't know and that are not "certified" at all. Good luck!

Comment Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 124 124

So you can basically "mathematically" obfuscate a function that is a"pure" function not implementable in a imperative programming and that it has no IO = you can obfuscate something that has no use and probably nobody knows well what it is doing :-)

Submission + - Bitcoin: earn money on emerging market BTC rate spread->

fabrica64 writes: If you are an EU national residing in Brazil you can, theoretically, earn on Brazilian inflated BTC rates at biggest local exchange (
Local BTC exchange is trading BTC with a 13% premium over BTC-EUR rate, so, for example, if I have 1 bitcoin I can trade it for 1473 Reals (BRL) and then trade 1473 Reals for 489 Euro (at 3.011 rate) and buy 1.132 BTC at current rates on BTC-e (July 30, 2014, 19:19 UTC) with a 13+% gain
Transferring Reals to Euro, if you are a legal resident in Brazil, will cost you no more than 4%, and even paying another 4% for additional fees you end up with 5% gain...
I guess the same is valid for USD.
Has anyone ever tried that?

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