I am a lesbian and I still think hounding Eich for standing for Prop. 8 and threatening to boycott a cornerstone of the internet and internet development if he was CEO of the Mozilla foundation is complete and utter intolerant bullshit. I am very disappointed with people doing such things and disappointed he caved to such.
Google glass and Oculus Rift are in completely different spaces. One is Augment Reality and the other is Virtual Reality. One is for overlaying outside reality and the other is for replacing at least visual outer reality with other content. One is for augmented interaction with in commonly perceived visual world the other for deep immersion in a virtual world/worldview.
It is pretty sloppy thinking to consider them competitors.
There is a lot of very cool tech in and that can be built around a Kinect.
It is not your business what a company chooses to pay anyone in the company. Not remotely. You are not the salary decision maker so go waste your time some other way.
I consider it immoral to limit the visual spectrum capacity and memory (recording) of visual input of cyborg passengers in any way. No, I do not consider this a humorous position although it is certainly and unfortunately not common yet.
So, no one elected has any authority over this powerful agency? Is that what is being claimed? Then we have a problem, no?
This is far far beyond what we should just bear. Take the fucking government apart until they stop this behavior. Enough is enough.
Cybersecurity is a joke as long as NSA and other government agencies are poking access, surveillance and disruption holes in everything that they can. There will be much hype about cybersecurity to "protect" us as a guise to control, subvert and shutdown at will as much actual "computer power to the people" as possible. Be aware and do not play into this.
Why do we need such powerful military grade drones just to keep tabs on illegal aliens crossing our borders? A bunch of cheap quadcopters with infrared and other cameras could do the job.
He deserves the highest honors and a holiday in his name. I cannot praise this kind of bravery, honesty, doing the right thing no matter the personal cost highly enough. He brought the utterly unAmerican activities of the NSA to public attention. This is most excellent.
There has to be some exploit allowing the malware into the POS device before it can read anything from memory. But I am sure some pointy-haired genius will soon call add a "Sprint" to encrypt everything even in computer memory and registers.
Computers are so cheap and low power today that turning an algorithm into gates would be a silly way to proceed. So the question is not really relevant except academically.
Governments around the world have killed millions of their own people, not to mention those of other countries. US government puts more people in cages than any country, ever. Most are in for doing something with no victim, except perhaps themselves. They are not guilty of force or fraud or any direct harm to anyone. The US government runs GITMO, and tries to say torture is ok. There are Executive Orders from the president that enable detaining anyone, in principle, without due process of any kind and indefinitely. Government, when it goes south, just borrows more money or prints it or takes it from the citizens and they have no choice but to pay or be thrown in a cage. The have racked up such a bill that it would take at least two generations to pay it off. And for what? So they can spy on everything we say, all that we do, every where we go in physical world and online treating us like we are all potential terrorists or innocent until proven guilty or troublesome cattle? Is that what the people trust?
Business on the other hand can do none of these things.
So WTF would any sane person trust governments more than businesses?
Yep. All means are not legal to catch bad guys. Never have been and never will be.
If a judge says this is legal it does not mean it is right. It only means it is within the law or precedent as the judge sees it or claims to see it. It does not remotely mean it is right or even Constitutional. And I don't give a damn. What the NSA is doing is utterly wrong. Unbearably wrong. It shall not stand.