Mid term elections... Obama is still President, but the Republicans now control the House, and the Dem's control the Senate by 1 seat.
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Slashdot must keep up with its One Apple Story per day minimum, otherwise it would collapse in on itself for having actual news on the front page.
Because Slashdot has a giant hard on for anything to do with Apple and their lemmings.
Go iSheep go!
People are stupid. News at 11.
And when you need to pay a fortune for a "middleman" to have yours rights respected, is a sign something is terribly wrong with the system.
My thoughts exactly. Someone mod this up!
You honestly think that the lawyer in this case deserves to get over double the payout that the students received? Oh wait never mind, your a troll. No sane person would think that.
The lawyers pay in this case is beyond ridiculous. For the amount of work they do they are almost as overpaid as sports "professionals" who earn millions of dollars to play a fucking game.
Lawyers are legalized crooks, news at 11. The world would be a better place without them. The fact that we need specialized professions to be able to properly navigate the legal system is, well, downright stupid.
It's one of the best TV shows ever if you ask me. Beats the pants off "The Office" and whatnot. I'm still dumbfounded as to why they cancelled it
I did not know that, thanks! Now I have something to look forward to
"Phil: Jet packs are the ultimate dream of every scientist. Skies teeming with ordinary citizens strapped to rockets.
Lem: Flying through the air at 60 miles an hour in any direction... A lot of people are going to die."
Flying cars? Not a good plan...
They can download all of the data, almost instantly, and store it offline or release it into Torrentland. Scraping takes time, and prolonged access to the account. Now they only need access for a few minutes and they have everything. Changing your account password won't help since they already have everything they need and can freely and safely browse it offline.
I can totally understand why they made this move, and overall it is probably a good thing (Makes getting away from FB when it comes crashing down a whole lot easier), but at the same time they are making it even easier for people to steal your data.
Chances are if they have the FB password they already have access to the users e-mail account. Lets face it, the average user uses one password for most of their online services. Why scrape when you can just download everything in one shot? If the download doesn't work (i.e the user was smart enough to use different passwords) then fall back to scraping the old fashioned way. You can even confirm access to the e-mail account before trying the download, meaning it would be risk free to try.
Your stupidity is astounding. A 2 second Google search shows that people do indeed care about hacking into Facebook accounts, so I'm guessing you just pulled that out of your ass because, well if you think it, it must be true!
Information is everything these days. It would also be easier for a spammer to break into your account and get one nice neat little download instead of scraping back years of data.
This tool is a download option for the average user. Its also a giant gaping security breach waiting to happen. Someone only needs to get into your account ONCE, and then they can browse years of data offline at their choosing. Just because you are too thick to see the security implications of this doesn't mean they aren't there.
There's not a lot of details it but they at least require you to click a link from an e-mail and reenter your password to get this (to avoid spambots harvesting everyone's data and careless use of public computers resulting in data leaks).
Anyone that can compromise your Facebook account can compromise your e-mail account. Most users would use the same password for both.
Try not being retarded before you flame me, kay?
So now hackers have even more reason to go after your Facebook account. All that data in one nice, neat little download? Hackers paradise.
"Where were you a few six months ago?"
Thank you for butchering the English language.