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Comment: Re:90 days may be a little short (Score 1) 263

by hattable (#48835061) Attached to: Google Releases More Windows Bugs
This allows a company to devote minimal resources to these bugs as long as they tell the would-be-disclosing-org that "something" is "in the works." Nevermind that every bug ever submitted is in Phil's queue and he has a backlog of 2 years. It is still in the works! What more can google want from us?!

Comment: Re:Evil corporation cage match! (Score 1) 263

by hattable (#48835011) Attached to: Google Releases More Windows Bugs
Then don't use google. Dammit people this isn't victim shaming, you are explicitly choosing to use google services, google ad supported web sites, and agreeing to their terms when you do so. Access to information may be a basic human right, but being given access to a private company's indexed version of that is not.

Also they don't sell your information, they sell your viewership. They are the endpoint advertising agency not a separate company collecting and providing data to an advertising company.

Comment: Re:Alternate idea (Score 1) 77

Completely agree. Transparency would do wonders for both the security of the web at large as well as being an amazing PR move for them. Unfortunately along the lines of PR timing would definitely be a large factor in presenting a new initiative like this. Example: the IC-on-the-record tumblr thing that was started looks reactionary and probably generated so little goodwill that it was definitely a waste.

But a transparent operation would be amazing on so many fronts.

Comment: Re:Alternate idea (Score 2) 77

Because if you spend a billion dollars doing source code audit and developing system hardening techniques but your seal is that of one of the three-letters you will still have the tinfoil hats accusing you of doing something nefarious. You have wasted a billion dollars better spent doing almost anything else. The war games seem like a show for the public anyway.

Comment: Gov warnings of lack of encryption (Score 3, Insightful) 77

This really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. I think people forget that they exist to try and help advance the security of the internets, not listen to cheating husbands and wives for fun. Didn't they create SELinux, and the navy developed tor. Whether they are good or bad on the whole is a topic for another discussion but we shouldn't pretend that their mission statement is something like 'what 4th amendment' or 'internet cowboys without purpose'

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.