As such it will not be all that effective at its assigned task. Just as no other government bureaucracy is effective at ITS assigned task. And just because there's been no attempts on POTUS' life does not mean no one has been trying
Secondly, a truly serious individual or group attempting to kill the president will NOT be using the internet for communications in connection therewith. Amateur
individuals and groups will, of course, use whatever means is convenient, including the internet.
Slashdot - stop publishing nonsense like this. It's irrelevant to anything.
If Russia and China had actually cracked the encryption around Snowden's files, would the Brits be publicising it to the world? I don't think so. The Brits would not want to let the Russians/Chinese to know they (the Brits) know. And once Snowden's exploits were known to the Brits (several years ago), why would the Brits not have taken precautionary measures to prevent problems like this from occuring, unless the Brits are just exceedingly stupid (which I doubt). How can we verify the truth, or lack thereof, of this report? I doubt we can, short of having our own agents inside MI6. Why would the Russians/Chinese give the first hint of a sniff of a clue that they have decrypted these files? I don't think they would, as it would be beyond stupid to do so. Let the Brits keep their agents in place and feed them bad info. This whole thing smells quite fishy to me.
If not, you can google it. Suffice to say, a message thus encrypted cannot be deciphered. Not even by NSA.
So far as I know, women can take CS courses if they so desire. They are not restrained or prevented from so doing. Similarly, men can enroll in nursing courses/degree programs, but not many do. So, perhaps we need an equal amount of money to be spent to convince men to become nurses?
OMG!! The sky is falling! (" 'Tis better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" - A. Lincoln)
Coding is not a superpower, as simple coding can be taught to any moron who can think semi-logically. Ask the average teenage coder to write a program to run a bank of elevators efficiently, or solve the youngest uncle problem, or solve the shortest distance problem. Or ask the average teenage coder to explain how i/o systems work. I'm betting the average "coder" has no clue about any of these things.
Other than everything
As if you needed one
Surely no one would try to hack, much less succeed at hacking, this data. Would they?
If you're going to be a whistleblower, do it anonymously. Very anonymously. And be sure you have your facts straight and that they cannot be disputed or disproved. And be very sure that you have a nice cache of damning documents very securely stashed that can be released to the press should your employer attempt retaliation.
400,000 people oppose climate change. Well, what changes is anyone willing to make to prevent climate change? Stop using electricity (coal and natural gas are bad, hydroelectric harms fish/streams/etc, wind power kills birds)? Stop using petroleum products (imagine the economic effects of that)? Live in much smaller houses? Stop having children? Stop all medical treatment designed to prolong or save lives? The primary problem is overpopulation. Reduce the world's population by about 95% and our climate change problem will go away.
Do not conflate atheism with science. I'm an atheist and as I get older I have come to trust science less and less, esp. theoretical physics.
You're a regular user of facebook? On your cellphone/tracking device? And you're too dumb to turn off autoplay of videos? You deserve those higher charges. Life's hard. It's harder when you're stupid.
to those of us who know and love this OS. Very big. VMS is secure, stable (can run for years - yes I said years - without need of reboot), and the UI is about 99% intuitive (unlike unix/linux, windows, and others). Sometimes I think I'd un-retire for a chance to work in a good vms shop