Relax. Not anything important whatsoever. Just the next hype for the clueless.
So basically making money by ripping off people and spying on them? About what I thought.
I know it, but this is just another worthless hype-fest that will produce nothing of any use.
"We understand the value of encryption and the importance of security," she said. "But we're very concerned they not lead to the creation of what I would call a 'zone of lawlessness,' where there's evidence that we could have lawful access through a court order that we're prohibited from getting because of a company's technological choices.
That is because all these people mocking FOSS have absolutely no clue, but try to elevate themselves by pretending to be smart. If they know how abysmally bad many/most commercial closed software products are (I have seen a few samples), they would think differently.
I paid $25 for Opera before it became free. I would do so again or an up-to-date replacement. Money very well spend, even if Version 15 and later are completely unusable. And Opera 12.17 does have a rather well-working ad-blocker integrated.
You have a rather absolute view of things. Real life does not work that way.
From my experience, that is a rather simplistic point of view. Sure, there will be some programmers that are actually only lacking the time to learn about security, but I have seen security being messed up time and again when it was an explicit requirement and the people doing it had "secure" in their job title.
Clearly I was voicing _opinions_! You know, things people think may be right but do not claim as truth. Apparently you have problems with the concept. Attributes like "bullshit" or "nonsense" clearly mark opinions, not statements of fact.
You seem to have some rather serious problem interpreting what people say. I mean that not in the sense that I am trying to insult you, but in the sense that I detect an actual perception problem on your side. Maybe get that looked at, it could help you avoid serious misinterpretations of what people say on the future.
Indeed. Safe individual transportation would be a great boon. And it could revolutionize parts of public transportation in general. Example: Need to transport something heavier? Order a self-driving car of any size desired. Of course, the Taxi-industry will likely be a casualty of this, but no historical job-setting lasts forever.
Same here. From the article, I cannot even be sure they can remotely do what the headline implies.
That is not a PC. That is an embedded ARM system. And really, there is no problem with the PC industry. The days of growth are over, but that is _not_ a problem and everybody sane did expect it. A far smaller PC industry 20 years back managed to have several manufacturers for each component and several models for each and prices where comparably lower than today.
The security problem is mostly solved. Or at least it is possibly and economically feasible to make breaking in prohibitively hard. The "cheapest bidder" and "Microsoft"/"Adobe"/etc. and "cheapest possible programmer" problems are not. For software to improve to acceptable levels of security, my guess would be that you would need to sack 95% of programmers and 95% of their bosses.