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Comment: Confused terminology (Score 1) 114

by stevez67 (#49140313) Attached to: Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them
This, like so many articles, and commenters, there is a lot of confusion about the terms security, privacy, and secrecy, equating them as being the same thing. One thing they have in common is that they're each inversely proportional to convenience and violating one compounds the breach of the others.

Comment: Communication has never been secure (Score 2, Insightful) 562

by stevez67 (#48841059) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications
Snail mail and land line phones were never secure, all it took was a search warrant/court order (really easy to get) and the police had it. Email is no different. All the ranting about the NSA and government intrusion just diverts from the fact that; 1) if you don't want anyone to hear what you say, don't say it. 2) if you don't want anyone to read what you write, don't write it down. The USA founding fathers lived with the knowledge that they would be held accountable for what they said and wrote, and today it's no different.

Comment: Re:The truth of the matter (Score 0) 629

by stevez67 (#48794021) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw
"This is standard stuff" - like being a d*ck is ok because it's standard? The only thing standard about the 90-day notice is someone made it up. Can't imagine who lol. "Keep vulnerabilities out of the NSA toolkit" - your tinfoil beanie is slipping. This is just another case of a big tech company being a-holes just because they can be.

Comment: Re:Honest question ... (Score 0) 148

by stevez67 (#48525007) Attached to: How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations
Everyone has been spying on everyone else in every imaginable way (and some unimaginable ways) since time immemorial. Only the fundamentally naive and those who didn't, and still don't, care thought/think no one was/is spying. Nothing has changed and the world hasn't ended ... but several pseudo-journalists make a decent living fanning the flames of paranoia amongst the conspiracy theorists.

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