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Comment: Citizens are powerless and alienated (Score 1) 610

by ops2048 (#45147163) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Isn't There More Public Outrage About NSA Revelations?
The American political system is so corrupted that the general public realizes that, despite all the feel good exceptionalist propaganda, there is absolutely nothing that they can do. They realize that they are powerless and that Empire cannot be cured and must be endured. Until, of course, like Sampson and the Temple, they utterly destroy the only known living planet.

Comment: Hardware encryption (Score 1) 75

by ops2048 (#44815565) Attached to: AMD Reveals Roadmap For ARM and X86 SoCs
I note that the Hierofalcon and some of the Avoton Atom SoC have hardware encryption co-processors. Given that, post Snowdon, many many ordinary and corporate consumers will be switching to https and using Tor and ciphers much more regularly are there any plans to release hardware encryption to other market segments additional to the micro server market ? I think there's a real opportunity for pc and laptop makers here. Additionally, would any /.ers care to speculate as to the possibility that the NSA may have leaned on Intel and AMD in an effort to compromise these co-processors ?

Comment: ummm ... privacy ... N.S.A. (Score 1) 555

by ops2048 (#44430659) Attached to: Google Argues Against Net Neutrality
ummm ... let me get this straight ... say I'm running my own private cloud or social media instance so that google or whoever can't access or analytic my content without sending me one of those nice National Security Letters or specifically hacking my instance ... so if google et al have their way I, as a private citizen, not as a corprat or pornmeister, have absolutely no option but to have my content/intellectual property/commercial in confidences as an open book ?

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