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Comment: Re:Just as pathetic a vermin as I suspeced (Score 1) 81

I'm ignorant? I own FOUR homes and don't happen to live in the basement of any of them and I have probably been in my field longer than you have been alive. If you feel the need to log in just to hurl insults, I would suggest your life cannot be that fulfilling.

Comment: Re:Just as pathetic a vermin as I suspeced (Score 1) 81

I'm not sure who you are referring to as "they". If you are referring to anonymous in general, well you just don't understand that movement. If you are referring to this particular hack, lulzsec is more than this guy and they only really grabbed a few of them, the rest blended back into the fold. There are a number of folk that are part of various "sec's" that are really only useful at this point as bait for the feds anyways and now as martyrs they serve the purpose of attracting more numbers and more cannon fodder. Anon will not stop because of some arrests. Anon is not like anything the world has seen before. What you see now is still just the tip.

Comment: Re:Thats no way to be a good citizen (Score 5, Insightful) 385

by steveaustin1971 (#41446643) Attached to: Woz Applying For Australian Citizenship Because of the NBN
I actually believe allegiance to country is a silly concept. I was born in Canada, but I have lived all over. I will go where I see the most benefit for me and my family. I have no allegiance to Canada beyond wishing her well. I have one life, I will not spend it fussing over imaginary lines in the dirt.

Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 1) 188

by steveaustin1971 (#41268497) Attached to: FBI Launches $1 Billion Nationwide Face Recognition System

First off the widely reported story is that the NGI will use public surveillance video and photos. The part about including DNA records from private practices is unsubstantiated. Now I for one do not have a problem with them using public surveillance or Driver's License ID's. If you go out in Public, you consent to being watched by the same public and by extension, the Government. It is completely acceptable and good for them to use this legally obtained data in an automated recongnition system. Yes there needs to be checks and balances but the problem doesn lie in the source of the images.

Isn't it a bit wrong for the government to be collecting data on people who may not be part of any sort of investigation? I thought that violated the law in the US?

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