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Comment: Re:Back to the Future (Score 1) 170

by hlavac (#44782811) Attached to: Parallels Update Installs Unrelated Daemon Without Permission

But the most unsettling part of this is the fact that Parallels had to know they would be found out, and went ahead anyway.

This may just mean they had no choice in the matter. Imagine NSA shows up on your door, tells you you will create a remote access backdoor into your product and not tell anyone or they will screw up you and your company, you will do it too. Any corporation will. It's not NSA writing all those backdoors, it's the poor blackmailed companies themselves, for their own money, with their own know how of their product! And yeah, we can assure the public, NSA does not put backdoors anywhere, right? It's the companies doing it! As for this being a proper place for the backdoor, it is proper place for backdoor into the virtual machines, not the OS.

Comment: Re:This is mostly outdated service (Score 1) 280

by hlavac (#44163289) Attached to: Microsoft To Shut Down TechNet Subscription Service

I'm not sure what's going on with MS these days. .... they are now giving their loyal developers the finger.

It is simple. They are hell bent on milking the Windows developers like Apple does with the 30% appstore cut. Since people have refused to put up with closing down the independent development and having to go thru the mandatory microsoft appstore to sell Windows apps, they are going to extract the money in some other way - in this case, making the serious development for Windows expensive.

Comment: Re:Can't have it all. (Score 1) 622

by hlavac (#43993199) Attached to: Keeping Your Data Private From the NSA (And Everyone Else)
You, sir, have a distinct lack of imagination. Let me explain: The same tools that can be used to find terrorists can be used in myriad of other ways. For example, if you are an evil corporation in bed with government, you can use this to find future competition early and derail them. If you are an oppressive government that wants to find silence potential whistleblowers, this is the tool for you. You can find potential future leaders and pacify them to keep the population paralyzed. This has simply too much power not to be misused, especially without oversight.

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget. -- Miller