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Comment Lets be realistic (Score 1) 287

You don't like it leave. Its that simple. Maybe if Comcast customers started leaving in drones, Comcast would re-think their insane policy. Anything else is akin to whining like a child because you can't have the toy you wanted. If your phone company DID decide to pretend they were you and pick up and hang up your call what would you do. 1) Sue 2) Find new phone company. For those in a place where you're trapped in with solely one provider, I feel your pain. Maybe people need to start calling their local political representatives. Surely if anyone can take two to three minutes responding to this article or even my post, surely you can shoot off an email to a congressman or political dipshit to complain. Anything else, is whining.
Security

Submission + - US Government makes modifying computers illegal

packetmon writes: "US Government officials in their infinite wisdom have created such a broad law in hopes of punishing malware writers that the law can punish just about anyone. "...engage in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with specified conduct, including: (1) taking unsolicited control of the computer; (2) modifying computer settings; (3) collecting personally identifiable information [incl. using keystroke loggers]; (4) inducing the owner or authorized user to disclose personally identifiable information; (5) inducing the unsolicited installation of computer software; and (6) removing or disabling a security, anti-spyware, or anti-virus technology." Now, is this broad what? Using Geeksquad as an example of this insane law, imagine a GeekSquad employee having to fix someone's machine. What if he or she has to disable antivirus software in order to fix something. Oops there goes the law. What about on the ISP level, what about if an ISP is filtering dirty clients on his network and via MAC address filtering sends his client to a null routed VLAN. He technically "modified" a machine. There are so many avenues for abuse going on with a broad statement such as: "modifying computer settings". Wired Article"
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Wants Royalties from the FOSS Community

packetmon writes: "In it just got stranger news, I quote: "Microsoft wants royalties from the open source world, according to Roger Parloff of Fortune" . Ironically, they've also started four open source identity management products. What will be next for Microsoft? Suing consumers for thinking anything outside of the initial MS?"

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