Having the transactional currency controlled and flowed through a single institution removes the benefits that something like a Bitcoin brings to the table. The point was no central point of control because every currency gets bent to someones advantage.
Tell that to Greece and Russia. Are they both small countries?
What makes Ripple different from Bitcoin? Strictly speaking, Ripple isn't the name of the digital currency but of the decentralized payment network and protocol created and maintained by the eponymous Ripple Labs. Users of the Ripple system are able to transact in both cryptocurrency and regular fiat currency like the dollar without passing through a central exchange. XRP is the name of the native unit of exchange used in the Ripple network to facilitate conversion between different currency types."
People viewing the way SONY wanted to neuter DNS and the visibility of awful collusion in the movie industry towards attacking Google and free speech hasn't gone entirely unnoticed. Serves them right is stronger now than it ever would have been.
For what you are saying to be correct they could have used robots.txt. They did not do that. The other facet that contradicts your comment is that the payment was mandatory. A news publication, blog or anyone cannot choose not to mandate the payment. So forward thinking next generation news sites cannot decide their own model. If these sites are so concerned about remaining profitable by the money Google was preventing them from gathering they could put up a pay wall as well. Oh wait no one is going to pay these cronied sites for their news, because it isn't valuable.
I think they were using the the NSA dictionary of safety and protect... If that helps...
You and your premonitions are worth doodelysquat... There are congressional members who are given info to over see the NSA and they are quite vocally denouncing the excesses of the NSA. You might also realize at some point that other members of the NSA are leaking the abuses..If you and your premonitions know more than CIA leaders/NSA leaders and congressional over site members then we are doomed. Luckily your premonitions are worthwhile to anyone but with a brain little enough to think you might have something useful to add.
There are plenty of people who can take authority. They can defund the NSA. They can disband the NSA. They can add new layers of oversight to the NSA> Just because they haven't doesn't mean there is no one who can./ Remember they did defund the TIA in early 2000's... Then they allowed it to side step and rename itself and begin operating anew. I think legally at this point, if defunded to resume operation under a new name would be seen as the complete refusal to operate within the charters it was held to.
Surprised? No... Concerned that US Citizens are being illegally monitored in their communications by the NSA? Yes... This is illegal monitoring of people who pose no threat to the US or their citizens. Monitoring them without a valid warrant with a description of what the threat they pose is is illegal.
What are the exact ways into an encryption released in open source Android, where the key is offered in TNO security, which Google never sees? I get the hypothetical, but what back door do they have if the OS is compiled from source by the end user?
Android isn't sold. It is open source. There is no sale of the OS which occurs. PGP already fought the battle about legal distribution of a means of encryption.
There is an encrypted Whats App. Secondly it hasn't been common practice to encrypt all data on closed fiber systems thinking this sort of thing wasn't occurring. Seeing that the fiber interconnects are tapped complete encryption of all data is something that some companies are working on implementing.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is about two years old. (pedantic I know)
Actually that isn't how the shots broke down. There were shots to the arm and hand (grazing) shots to the face/head. One or two to the top of the head and some torso shots. If you aren't aware of the facts don't use them.