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Comment Re:On AT&T Too: Maintenance (Score 2, Insightful) 285

I got the same message on the AT&T site after the keynote when people were checking to see if they qualified for the upgrade. Somebody should tell them that message makes them look incompetent; I mean, it's one thing to have a server go down under extremely heavy load. But it would be far stupider to choose such a peak time for scheduled maintenance. Just say "Sor

Comment Not just electronic records? (Score 0, Redundant) 510

I just read the text of the law (IANAL) and it doesn't seem that this law is restricted to network transmissions and data storage - in fact it explicitly mentions paper records. How would one even go about encrypting paper? I'd think it would even affect newspapers which listed a reporter's name, or the name of somebody in the news. What if that newspaper was just left on a bench somewhere? Data breach.

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