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Comment Re:NEWS FLASH (Score 2) 298

"Look at the MSRP on the book, and compare that to the price you paid at the register. They're the same."

That merely happens to make them equal in those circumstances. They are not definitionally the same.

Comment Re:NEWS FLASH (Score 1) 298

"if they had broken that down into the 2 components of cost and value"

You can be sure the publisher/retailer tracks costs with exquisite precision, but they are apprx. none of the business of their customers - or their own competitors.

Comment Re:NEWS FLASH (Score 5, Insightful) 298

Leave it to the NY Times to pen something so illiterate: "no one will know what a book's "real" price is. Price will be determined by demand and perhaps by whim."

The "real price" of something is exactly determined by each transaction where it is sold. This is the realest price you can get. A MSRP printed on the book is not "real".

Submission + - motorola is listening (

An anonymous reader writes: At least one Motorola/Google recent model phone is found to phone home, including email addresses & passwords, social network activity, and lots of other sensitive info. Discovery involved a reverse-engineering technique involving a MITM https proxy.

Submission + - US Phone companies provided call metadata VOLUNTARILY for 4 years 2

Bruce66423 writes: According to p.2
the Bush administration,took “bulk metadata” from the phone companies under voluntary agreements for more than four years after 9/11 until a court agreed they could have it compulsorily.

Submission + - Vast, real-time, warrantless NSA online surveillance (

Anonymous Crowbar writes: The slides were meant to be declassified in 2036. OOPS!

Classified information obtained by the Washington Post and The Guardian has revealed a massive, warrantless online surveillance system in use by a US military intelligence agency, giving access to Americans' search history, emails, live chats and more.

The 41-page PowerPoint presentation, which has been verified by both papers and published almost concurrently on Thursday evening, outlines details of a previously undisclosed program known as PRISM, which allows the fabled military intelligence agency to harvest massive amounts of data on everything from electronic correspondence to file transfers.

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