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Comment Re:Citizens recording (Score 2) 202

That's a ridiculously ignorant answer. Journalists, independent media people, neighborhood watchers, etc. all encounter cops on a regular basis. Cops are "our servants" - I go out of my way to record them whenever I have a chance. It's good for you that you don't. Unfortunately, we are not all respectable people like you. I bet you never inhaled either or went over the speed limit, uh?

Comment Citizens recording (Score 5, Insightful) 202

And it is quite foolish to assume that cops want to actually be held accountable. Citizens need to get their own body cams or use apps like Bambuser and Cell 411 to notify each other when they encounter police. Theses types of apps that stream live video are especially necessary for activists and people involved in police encounters on a regular basis. Cops have erased video from citizens' devices in the past in order to destroy evidence, so it is not wise to assume their body cams are there for our protection.

Submission + - ModPOS Malware: iSight's Pathetic Effort to Increase Revenues (virgilvaduva.com)

vvaduva writes: The world of retail infosec has been abuzz after the well-timed release of a report describing ModPOS as a "most complex ever" and "silent assassin" piece of malware in the wild. Yet after a short and careful analysis of this report, anyone can observe that it was simply a pathetic marketing effort to instigate fear into retail executives. How often does this happen, and how many billions do retailers spend as a result of such bogus reports issued by security firms?

Submission + - Premium Police Brutality And Activism App Goes Free On November 5th

vvaduva writes: In the last few months a number of anti-police brutality apps have come on the market, including one created by the ACLU, but today, on November 5th the makers of Cell 411 have decided to take the app free in a symbolic stand of technology against what is being perceived as a growing police state. The Cell 411 app is an emergency notification and response platform aimed at mobile users, families, neighbors and activists.

Comment Re:Symantec is a sales organization (Score 2) 95

A lot of the senior PGP developers are long gone. The product was split into several smaller pieces to help their bottom line, like e-mail encryption, disk encryption and their file encryption tools. Most people looking to buy the commercial version of PGP don't even know WHAT to buy simply because their marketing and sales lingo is so deliberately confusing.

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