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Comment: Re:What better way (Score 1) 502

by koan (#48627429) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

No what I am saying is the contemporary idea of "never waste a crisis", not that Sony orchestrated this hack, but rather they (and others) will look to "how do we turn it around or profit from it"
In terms of locking down the Internet and/or "fighting piracy" as some add on rider to yet another security bill.

To simplify, it's another arrow in the quiver of reducing Internet freedoms and will be used as an example to justify some draconian regulation.

Personally I think it was some script kiddies having fun, if you've read any of the Power Point presentations that were leaked you may have come to the same conclusion I have, that the people in this division of Sony, are lazy, racist, greedy and incompetent at "security" and the Internet in general.

Comment: OK (Score 1) 346

by koan (#48622849) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

While I think you should use HTTPS, it's also quite easy to strip away, anyone in the "man in the middle" position can do this, so no problem for the NSA, no problem for an ISP, no problem for a decent hacker (WiFi anyways), however it is "better than nothing".

Which seems to be what we have to settle for these days BTN "better than nothing".

Comment: Concern is pointless (Score 1) 174

by koan (#48619403) Attached to: Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

Satellites can see more (top down not angled view) and stream video to a ground station for viewing at a later date.
Watch demo of civilian tech here:

Interesting no?
As for inclement weather, the balloon would be possibly more useful but it's so limited, that's a debatable point.
Imagine what the military has, so this balloon is little more than a joke.

Comment: Pay attention (Score 1) 370

by koan (#48617865) Attached to: Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

Look at who runs that section of Sony, look at who runs Comcast, look at who finances the MPAA, RIAA, etc, look at who runs Hollywood, look at who lobbies "Net neutrality", piracy issues, and ME foreign policy, look at the finance industry and who the majority of leaders are there. look at who we let tell our stories.

Look at how important story telling is:
Understand the fundamental nature of storytelling and the importance this aspect of humanity, and then look again at who we let tell our stories.

Just look, pay attention.

Comment: And (Score 1) 162

by koan (#48614291) Attached to: Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

So will Google, Apple, and Microsoft's encryption schemes.

It's really just a sucker deal when they tell you they care and are going to implement encryption, how else do you settle the cattle after all Snowden showed us.

Tell them it's encrypted, put them at ease and make them complacent again, then provide the "agencies" with a master key/backdoor.

Sentient plasmoids are a gas.