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Comment: PR stunt (Score 4, Informative) 293 293

They will encrypt all their traffic and hard drives but leave open the surveillance API on their running servers to access the data. Or they will share the encryption keys. "All data will be encrypted to protect customers" is nothing more but a PR stunt!

Comment: cure the source, not the symptoms (Score 2) 301 301

Instead of mass surveillance of *all* means of communication (terrorists could use any form of communication, wow -- we have to monitor everything!) maybe it would be a much better *and cheaper* idea to ask why there is terrorism and how to combat the source of it. Really, those people have some reason why they do it, even if those reasons are hard to understand from out perspective. I guess for them everything makes perfect sense ...

+ - Blender 2.66 released->

hochl writes: The Blender Foundation has announced a new release of the popular, free 3D design program Blender. From the release page: The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.66. This release contains long awaited features like rigid body physics simulation, dynamic topology sculpting and matcap display. Other new features include Cycles hair rendering, support for high pixel density displays, much better handling of premultiplied and straight alpha transparency, a vertex bevel tool, a mesh cache modifier and a new SPH particle fluid dynamics solver.
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+ - PlayStation 4: Sony's New Console is Doing A Lot Right->

DavidGilbert99 writes: "Worried gaming fans can rest easy. They will be able to buy and sell second hand PlayStation 4 games a Sony boss has confirmed after the launch of the company's next-generation console. It had been feared that a chip inside the new console would prevent users from playing games once they had been played once by other players."
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Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.