I don't think the cops should be using these things at all.
What I think should happen is they get a warrant from a judge, then bring in an independent expert to do the trace, such as someone from the FCC or a security officer from the telco.
Much less chance of "fishing expeditions" and misuse by the cops.
I have a better question. Why does Kickstarter store IDs or passwords AT ALL. Why do they not mandate federation.
They have Facebook login, but no Google or OpenID login. Why? And if I am using Facebook login then why do I STILL need to create a stupid Kickstarter.com password, I should be able to ONLY use Facebook.
Why should we have a system with a single point of failure, when it makes it much harder for intruders if they have to break into every site and account separately?
Also, fuck Google, Facebook etc. They already have more than enough information about me.
If the shit was not "Waste" before it was scooped up and moved to another spot, then it's still not "Waste".
"Dredge waste" is more commonly called "sand". It is not exactly toxic industrial sludge that they are dumping.
Sometimes dredge waste is called "silt" or even "mud".
Oh well, the Great Barrier reef will be dead in a few decades anyway from rising sea temperatures, some no real harm done.
I'm curious what the actual "expansion ratio" is. I.e., if you want to encrypt N bytes in a cover-message of M bytes, how many bytes do you actually need to store/transmit?
"Even with Cohen’s clever hashing trick, the cover text for a secret message must be much larger than that message itself. Cohen suggests a file five hundred times as large as the secret message to encode communications without raising suspicions."
... is doomed to repeat it.
Does anyone else get the impression that we're on the downside of civilization?
It's hard to learn from history when the records of it have been shredded.
Should be "At the local range I go to", anyway you know when it's a cop shooting, they always exceed the 1 second rule and are general asshats.
Sorry, but what's the one second rule?
As to the tweets, it might be better if his accompanying photo didn't show him smiling as he offed all these people.
More than a week after Joshua made contact with PTV, it still had not responded, but this week it referred the matter to Victoria Police and Privacy Victoria following inquiries by Fairfax Media."
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Seriously if Krebs could track the idiot down why is there no outrage or any police effort to nab the guy!!
Um, possibly because he's in the Ukraine and paying the local cops a shedload of money to look the other way, and no-one expects any different.
Americans don't have that key on our keyboards.
Maybe these folks can make spare auto parts for cars? I'd love to roll with a MG, Model F with all the parts working.
Was there ever a version of an MG in which all the parts were working?
In Australia they just have a list of stolen phones distributed to the carriers, and they block the phone from network access based on the phone's IMEI.
Yes but that would make logical sense. There's a couple drawbacks to that solution, to be honest, but they are far more minor than the obvious problems with the kill-switch approach. For one, phones can still be sold out of country (although I suspect that's a VERY small market for stolen phones). For another, many phones currently don't have a built-in ID, it's contained on a removable chip so a thief could just swap it out or remove it entirely. So if anything, maybe we should mandate a non-removable unique ID for each phone, a government registry of phones which have been reported lost/stolen, and a law mandating carriers NOT allow listed phones to be activated.
BTW, I understand the theft of mobile phones in Australia dropped dramatically after this system was introduced, so while there may be ways around the law, they are probably beyond the capabilities of your average street thug.