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Comment: Somebody call a wambulance (Score 5, Insightful) 178 178

Digital or not, it's someone's property. Get over yourself and get a warrant to search/seize it.

tech-savvy criminals will be able to cover up or destroy evidence contained on their phones before the police can crack [it] open

And fire-savvy criminals will be able to cover up or destroy evidence contained in their house. What's the difference?

Comment: Re:Three words (Score 4, Insightful) 323 323

"2 dozen channels"

You must have missed the part of the article that laments the fact that "the future of digital TV and movies is destined to be fragmented across several services..."

If you have to hop between 2 dozen services to get to your content, whereas 'pirates' can get basically anything they want from one central location, that is where the media industry has failed.

+ - Verizon Knows your Wi-Fi SSID and Key-> 4 4

FuzzyFox writes: While browsing my Verizon FIOS account settings on their web site, I happened to notice my Wi-Fi SSID was prominently displayed. Below that, I noticed a link that would also display the WPA2 password for my private network.

I was really surprised by this, because I did not tell Verizon this information, or ask them to store it on my behalf. It appears they have lifted the information remotely from the ActionTec router that they supplied me with.

It bothers me that they are storing this information about me, because it could conceivably be (1) stolen by hackers, (2) subpoena'd by the government, (3) silently borrowed by the NSA, or other uses that haven't yet come to mind.

Do other ISP's also silently store their customers' password information without the knowledge of the customer? Should we be outraged about this? I would rather that my private information not be stored without my consent, at the very least.

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Comment: Re:Did Google do this right? (Score 5, Informative) 129 129

They do. If you look here, Google states that:

If a sender continues to send you email after you tried to unsubscribe from their messages, new messages from this sender will go directly to Spam.

Google has their shit together when it comes to filtering spam

+ - Fuck beta 1 1

An anonymous reader writes: The beta is bad. It's so bad. The comments are reduced in screen width about 50%. Subject lines are deemphasized, scores are minimized, etc.

The discussions are the reason to come to Slashdot, and the beta trivializes them entirely. It looks like the comment section on a generic news site.

The comments now look like an afterthought, whereas they used to be the primary focus of the site.

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