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Comment: Will the media industry ever learn? (Score 2) 292

by fivethreeo (#42112335) Attached to: Canada Prepares For Crackdown On BitTorrent Movie Pirates
I would like to pay a fair pirice for good content, and not pay a dime for the terrible content. Also not be forced to use a myriad of players/accounts. Deliver it in mkv/mp4 using a common service where I can pay for the exact tv-shows and movies I want. Make it easier to get it the way I want it legally than pirating it and I won't bother to torrent anything. Make this the only way to get the tv-shows so if people start pirating their favourite content it will bite them by that content going away.

NSA Patents a Way To Spot Network Snoops 161

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the welcome-to-the-holidays dept.
narramissic writes "The National Security Agency has patented a technique for figuring out whether someone is messing with your network by measuring the amount of time it takes to send different types of data and sounding an alert if something takes too long. 'The neat thing about this particular patent is that they look at the differences between the network layers,' said Tadayoshi Kohno, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Washington. But IOActive security researcher Dan Kaminsky wasn't so impressed: 'Think of it as — if your network gets a little slower, maybe a bad guy has physically inserted a device that is intercepting and retransmitting packets. Sure, that's possible. Or perhaps you're routing through a slower path for one of a billion reasons.'"

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