My mum bought iPads for both of her parents last xmas and they both picked it up easily enough once the initial setup was done.
Its no different to how they store weapons grade material in the military, one assumes that the question of how to store nuclear weapons and weapons grade material is a solved one.
Nuclear power is by no means "perfected", there are reactors using fuels other than uranium, molten salt reactors, pebble bed reactors and all kinds of other reactors that have thus far either existed only as tiny demonstration plants (and, if they are any good, need to be improved so they can be used at full scale for electricity generation) or as plans in a lab somewhere (in which case they need to be tried out as experiments to see if they work)
Not to mention designs like breeder reactors and fuel reprocessing that would be a great way to get rid of a lot of that nuclear waste sitting around the place waiting for the politicians to agree on a location for long term storage. And you can overcome the irrational fear about "nuclear weapons proliferation" that comes with reprocessing by making sure the reactors, storage sites and reprocessing facilities have enough guys with really big guns to stop anyone stealing the waste. (or you can modify things so that weapons-grade material is never generated in the first place)
There is no reason to keep building the same reactor designs that were being built in the 70s when there are newer safer better designs out there.
I suspect many doctors are reluctant to proscribe diet pills because then people will think "if I take these pills, I can keep eating all the junk I want/not exercising and yet still loose weight" which is not true.
Some phones (Samsung for example) definatly support exFAT.
And thanks to the kernel source from Samsung, anyone who needs exFAT support can get it too (assuming your use of it isn't the sort of use that is likely to get Microsoft interested in suing you for patent violations that is)
The actual spying isn't the biggest issue I have with the NSA (and GCHQ and ASIO and the others), the biggest issue is the way that these agencies are doing things that deliberately weaken computer security in the name of making it easier to spy on people.
Things like backdoors in who knows what software. Or pressuring software vendors under the table not to fix things that the NSA is using to spy. Or their various proposals for "key escrow" over the years. Or the potential compromise of security related algorithms and protocols (dual-ec-drbg for example is suspect and going back there were questions when the key-length of DES was made shorter by the NSA)
And lets not forget the cryptographic export controls (which still exist and can still be an impediment even if they have been wound back a bit) and what the government did to Zimmerman over PGP.
I hope Microsoft does NOT give in to the demands of China for extending XP support, that OS (and the ancient broken version of IE it shipped with) need to die and ending security updates for it will be a good way to help do that.
Assuming the website really violates COPPA, Google "COPPA violations" and grab some links to articles showing where the FTC sued over such violations and got big settlements. Then email those links to the boss (keeping copies of all this as others have suggested) and say something like "these guys got sued by the FTC and had to pay some big $, do you want to see our company get sued?"
If the boss takes an "I dont care" attitude or ignores the emails, go to the legal department or compliance officers with the same thing and say "I pushed this to my superiors and they chose to ignore it, I dont want to see our company held liable by the FTC, what should I do about it?"
If that doesn't work, consider packing up and leaving. Any company where the legal department doesn't care that the company is violating such a law and is one tip-off away from an FTC investigation (which could be a PR nightmare especially for a site that targets kids specifically) isn't a good company to work for.
ok, so to prevent manufacturers from competing with dealers, you pass a law that says that if a manufacturer has a 3rd party dealer anywhere in the US, they can't open a manufacturer-owned dealer. But if they have no dealers anywhere (and more to the point, if they have never had one) then they should be free to do what Telsa has done.
Amazon just needs to say "no more affiliates based in New York" and they wont have to pay the tax.
But are they going to replace the aging copper with fiber or are they going to do nothing and tell people to talk to the cable company (if they can get it in their area) or go wireless?
Biometric devices aren't particularly secure plus if they are compromised somehow you cant change your fingerprints or iris pattern or voice print or palm veins or DNA in the way that you can change a password or a security card.
Oh and using a device secured by biometrics rather than a good strong password can reduce your legal protections if the cops want to get at whatever it protects
Or all the ads I have seen asking for x years experience in
What microsoft SHOULD have done is what Google and Apple did and basically made "Windows Tablet" based on the Windows Phone OS. So they would have had x86 machines running Windows 8 with a normal desktop OS (possibly with a few enhancements to make it run better on x86 tablets) then ARM devices (phone and tablet) running the Windows Phone codebase and supporting the Windows Phone interface and apps.
As a geek, a software developer and a security guy with a library of Schneier books on his bookshelf, I personally think that a list of "Technologies now considered "safe" for foreign spies, terrorists, and criminals to use - but have actually been hacked" is EXACTLY the sort of thing someone like Snowden should be leaking.
Deliberately making widely-used things less secure in order to catch bad guys (including withholding exploit information that could be used to make things more secure) is NOT something the good guys should be engaging in. (and yes I still consider the US, UK and Australia as "good guys")