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Comment: What can we do? (Score 3, Interesting) 192

by wasteoid (#49092897) Attached to: How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle
Aside from the feckless fist-shaking at the air, what can the average person really do? Public-key encryption? That gets mentioned every time, and the general consensus is that it's too much work for the average person. Is there any other action that can be taken, or are people just too lazy to care anymore? Maybe there should be more purposeful acts to disrupt the lives of average citizens, to shake them out of their stupor. Wake people up. Perhaps those in power have realized that keeping the populace happy & sedated allows them to do whatever they want. Maybe a full belly and a scratch behind the ears is all we need to become pets to the people running the world now.

Comment: Fast Lane = Not Faster (Score 2) 112

by wasteoid (#49092873) Attached to: AT&T Patents System To "Fast-Lane" File-Sharing Traffic
We all know AT&T is not actually trying to make P2P faster. They are really trying to:

1. Treat P2P traffic differently - probably slow it down or render it useless somehow.
2. Trick people into thinking this would be better than Net Neutrality.
3. Stick it to customers some other evil way.

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