Well, I recall rumors about the involvement of ex eastern Germany spymaster Markus Wolf with the DHS. OTOH since all secret agencies are de facto above the law, I suspect they are resilient to ideologies as well. Those who are powerful enough to define "national interest" rule their nation services, that's all.
you forgot Polan... ahem, the axis of evil. The related article cites coincidence as a possible interpretation, which seems a "Galileo" moment to me.
even in real robberies there is no need to shoot every time, I guess... danger number one is mishandling IMHO.
Anyway, right to print arms FTW (for the wealthy)
You have a strange definition of freedom.
A laptop with free hardware and free software let me do whatever with it, including signing up for pseudo-voluntary profiling in exchange for a meager chunk of ad ridden web service.
GNU licensed stuff poses additional restriction but those are aimed at the respect of others' freedom, in the same way that "do what you wish" makes a less free society than "do what you wish as long as it lets other do what they wish", no matter the smaller number of restrictions imposed.
In fact if the led should tell you when the camera is powered on, manufacturers would opt for electrical solutions instead of getting a dedicated circuit, and relative hardware control. All of which is more expensive so makes no sense in a mass produced item.
When I bought the acer aspire 5200 almost 10 years ago, I saw that early linux cam drivers did not turn the led on. WOW I thought, recalling the very good capability of the mic to get distant sounds, perfect spying device.
I'll take the hello world, thx.
So, women==people, but also soylent_green==people.
I'd set up some cams to see what the visitors point at (getting the password or a narrow alphabetical space to bruteforce), and try to sniff their smartphone (fake open AP) so i get what the user could be. That will teach those suckers to look up their pass in public
This review looks in-depth at a pre-release prototype board (so-called Generation Zero, a development run of 50 units), giving you a pretty complete overview of what the finished board will look like.""
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To me it doesn't change anything. This is about possible details of implementation of the universe, very useful scientifically, not so much philosophically.
You have a black box with I/O. You experience the output and can tweak the input. This piece of news says one can find a model that explains how the output behaves.
You can ask yourself "is the black box containing the circuitry that implements my model"? But you have to stop there, as you still don't have access to the box. It could be the circuitry you imagined, it could be something completely different.
This is the trolling style I prefer. Well done, sire.
> So, Microsoft finally does something no geek could object to...
A PR exercise, you mean?
Did I get it wrong or the NSA or some other agency can force a business to reveal its costumers' data AND keep silent about it?
If so, every privacy and encryption statement should include this fact. It doesn't? Then it's a PR exercise.
Do you NOT object to PR exercise about something as delicate as online security? I do.
If you think human behavior is not intangibly arcane, you haven't frequented enough women. Given that this is slashdot, there is no need for further elaboration.
Scientists can zap synapses to make this intangibly arcane stuff more or less variated, so what?
The personal computer is not a form factor, it is a philosophy.
No dependence on centralized service, computing done by the user, for the user.
Unless done properly, cloud and toys (smartphones, tablets) are a regression into the mainframe era. Give your toys enough control and you'll see.