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Submission + - Michael Chertoff Makes the Case against Back Doors

koan writes: Schneier on Security had an interesting link to a comment made by Michael Chertoff When asked about whether the government should be able to require back doors. He provided this response:

I think that it’s a mistake to require companies that are making hardware and software to build a duplicate key or a back door even if you hedge it with the notion that there’s going to be a court order. And I say that for a number of reasons and I’ve given it quite a bit of thought and I’m working with some companies in this area too.

More at the link.

Comment Another "I hate multirotors" article. (Score 1) 101 101

The interesting thing in the video is that some suspect the pilot of espionage, and couple that with the recent Chinese army drill on a close copy of a Taiwanese presidential office.

The issue as always isn't multirotors, it's human behavior.

Comment Surprised (Score 2) 63 63

It has an atmosphere at all.
"When Pluto is closer to the Sun in its orbit, the warmth from the Sun heats up the frozen ices of nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide on Pluto's surface. These ices vaporize and form a temporary atmosphere. When Pluto moves farther from the Sun, the atmosphere freezes and falls back onto Pluto's surface."

Comment Hastings? (Score 2) 158 158

Our original report described anomalies of the crash and surrounding events that suggest cutting-edge foul playâ"that an external hacker could have taken control of Hastingsâ(TM)s car in order to kill him. If this sounds too futuristic, a series of recent technical revelations has proven that âoecar hackingâ is entirely possible. The latest just appeared this week.

Comment Re:11 rear enders (Score 1) 549 549

"Yep. Definitely. It would be impossible to cause the accident if the person behind was obeying all the local laws, and road rules."

I see, even though there are dozens of videos on youtube of this happening and one of the main reasons dashcams are so popular in Russia.

When ever someone uses the word impossible in context like this I know they aren't thinking, just repeating something they were told.

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