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Comment: If you're surprised (Score 4, Insightful) 120 120

by magamiako1 (#49334355) Attached to: Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data
You're an idiot, plain and simple.

Selling "Customers as a service" is the big, new economy and every single "startup" and "app" coming out of places like Y Combinator in the past few years has been about nothing more than selling your information. Every mobile app, every mobile game. Every "CHECK OUT THIS FREE NEW THING!" For example, Life 360. Think they're offering this for free? Life360 is currently valued at $250M. Facebook paid a few billion for WhatsApp Messenger.

You're a complete moron if you haven't been watching this.

Comment: Re: Looking from another angle ... (Score 2) 181 181

by magamiako1 (#48912591) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox
I disagree. Firefox and chrome were both fast for the time. IE was just that bad. Now it's not and people are starting to see that perhaps FF and Chrome aren't as good as they claim they are. There certainly not doing the best they can be.

Comment: Re: But does it matter any more? (Score 1) 181 181

by magamiako1 (#48912589) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox
It is incredibly important as an IT person to be able to MITM your connections on a company network. And we fully employ such functionality where we are.

First and foremost, compliance is a thing. As a personal user you may not have to care, but as a business the organization has to take special care when handling certain types of information. So we need to be able to see where that information is going.

Another reason is for IPS. Many attacks, like spam, change the locations from which they come from. But a particular type of attack is almost never going to change. There are only limited ways, for example, to exploit any individual hole in a web browser. And you can flag on that to a degree that is significantly more successful than simply being able to block IP ranges, which is about all you get if you do not MITM connections.

There are real, legitimate concerns and reasons to MITM. If you don't like it, don't do non-company things on company Internet and equipment.

Comment: Re:Why do VPN users have access to this much data? (Score 1) 50 50

by magamiako1 (#48366327) Attached to: US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Breach
* 2FA on VPN (RSA Tokens)
* Separate Administrative credentials used by IT staff
* Dedicated administrative workstations that IT staff do not use to do daily tasks (email, web, etc.)
* OR dedicated IT jump box requiring further 2FA to log in to.

Comment: Re: FP? (Score 1) 942 942

by magamiako1 (#48037579) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures
You have to be going about 10km/h over before anyone would pull you over (from my experiences and communications with locals).

They have signs on QEW that say 50km/h over = license revoked and car towed. They don't play around.

For us Americans, that's about 30 miles per hour over the speed limit. It'd be like doing 85 in a 55, 100 in a 70, etc.

Comment: Re: FP? (Score 1, Interesting) 942 942

by magamiako1 (#48036079) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures
I am surprised this is a thing. I cross into Canada regularly at both Fort Erie and 87/A-15 and it's funny to watch.

In Ontario, the signs say 100km/h = 60mph. This isn't quite true but it's a good safe number if you want to prevent speeding.

In Quebec, their signs say 100km/h != 60mph.

It's much closer to about 64mph. Bust people end up speeding anyway.

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