Some research into what proportion of programmers do know this kind of basic stuff would have made a much better paper.
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It is bad, but I've seen worse.
Interdiction or USB. NSA has plenty of experience in that side of things.
Stenography is typing. You mean steganography. But even that is missing the point, which is one thing the title does get right: air-gapped. There's not supposed to be any communications channel at all between the two computers, but this technique creates one.
Ah, looking at the other answers it turns out that I'd missed that the Data Retention Directive has been overturned by the ECJ. Still, I hope I've given you a useful framework for understanding other news about European legislative matters.
The short answer is that a national judge's ruling doesn't directly affect other countries, although it could indirectly affect them if it leads to an appeal to a European court and their ruling clarifies the law in a way which is incompatible with other countries' implementations.
The longer answer: EU law works by means of "directives" which each country then implements in its national law. Each directive comes with a deadline to implement it, although typically most countries miss the deadline. But in principle the European Commission can sue a country which fails to implement a directive, and fines can be levied. The issue here is that the Dutch implementation of the Data Retention Directive went further than the minimal requirements, and the judge has ruled it incompatible with other European law. (It's not clear from either of the articles whether that was the Data Protection Directive or the European Convention on Human Rights*).
The two main options now would be that the Dutch government appeals to a European court (the European Court of Justice if it was the Data Protection Directive that formed the basis of the ruling, or the European Court of Human Rights if it was the ECHR); or that it passes a replacement law which sticks closer to the Data Retention Directive. If it doesn't do either of those, it would be failing to fulfil its obligation to implement that directive.
* Not EU law, but I think all EU countries are members of the European Council, and the most recent constitutional treaty of the EU commits the EU as an organisation to acceding to the ECHR.
Is filesharing that high on your list of things to do on holiday?
The idea in GPP was to call the burner phone with the SIM, not to put the SIM in the burner phone, so it does require both phone and contract.
That's an interesting idea, but I'm afraid that it's wrong for the simple reason that the venue doesn't have its own parking spaces. People arriving by car would have to park in the road or in a near-by shopping centre.
Perhaps, the lady is suspected of being a Basque separatist or some such...
It's more likely that she's suspected of being a Catalan separatist, but TFA doesn't give any hints as to what cause(s) she promotes or even what her name is. She's female, 37 years old, and lives in Barcelona. (Incidentally, I find it somewhat strange that Jacob Appelbaum, and thus also the copy-paste summary, talks about "the local media". It's local to where she lives, not to where the conference is taking place and the device was discovered).
It's not that easy to purchase a burner phone in Spain. You can't legally buy a phone contract (regular billing or pay-as-you-go) without supplying proof of identity for the national register.
You mean, apart from the bit where it says
First commercial break and we are at cyber 6
It doesn't solve the general problem of SEO, but for the particular case you mention adding filetype:pdf to your search will help a lot.
Any website that mentions 'Turanean' is now pseudo science -even though at one point in time it was an academically acceptable term.
I've never heard the word before, but based on the first couple of pages of Google results I think you need to qualify it a bit, because it seems to be quite heavily used as a geographical descriptor in describing the range of plants and animals. (I'm assuming that's not the usage which you think is pseudoscience, but I could be wrong).
The Siberia Times article talks about a plan to put "not less than four seismic stations" in the region.