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Comment Re:NIMBY (Score 1) 436

I have no idea where your 1.2 GW per person figure comes from, but for your family's safely I hope it is hyperbole, since it would take about 1,000,000 toaster overs to generate that kind of power, though far be it from me to judge how dark you like your toast.

My theory is that he keeps the butter in the freezer.

Comment Re:metadata is not content. (Score 1) 391

[T]he stated situation is that the people, (phone companies collect data for traffic shaping too), are collecting metadata which is just phone numbers and IP addresses, it's not content, no-one cares about your porn or gambling habits, so don't flatter yourself by thinking that anyone gives a shit about you political views, until you visit the wrong sites.

Oh... Well, okay everybody, this AC says there's nothing to worry about — so, show's over, everyone back to work.

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Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong 536

hazeii writes "Ed Snowden, the U.S. whistleblower responsible for exposing the degree to which the U.S. watches its own citizens (as well as the rest of the world) is reported as having left Hong Kong for Moscow. According to the South China Morning Post, he is on a commercial flight to Russia but intriguingly it seems this is not his final destination. It's not clear whether this move is in response to the U.S. request to extradite him."
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Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong 536

hazeii writes "Ed Snowden, the U.S. whistleblower responsible for exposing the degree to which the U.S. watches its own citizens (as well as the rest of the world) is reported as having left Hong Kong for Moscow. According to the South China Morning Post, he is on a commercial flight to Russia but intriguingly it seems this is not his final destination. It's not clear whether this move is in response to the U.S. request to extradite him."

Comment Re: TAILS: invalid security certificate?!! (Score 1) 391

I see, we're supposed to trust this bunch who offer no http services but only https via a certificate which is not valid for their domain, are we? They take security really, really seriously, do they? How, exactly? Doesn't that seem a tiny bit feeble? Some of the commenters here are praising this site but what I can see of it is not at all reassuring...

What the hell are you talking about? That's a valid cert issued by a reputable CA for *.boum.org, and is therefore valid for tails.boum.org:

Certification path for "*.boum.org"
Subject: OU=Domain Control Validated,OU=Gandi Standard Wildcard SSL,CN=*.boum.org
Issuer: C=FR,O=GANDI SAS,CN=Gandi Standard SSL CA
Validity: from 2013.01.03 00:00:00 UTC to 2015.01.03 23:59:59 UTC

Further, why the hell would you prefer HTTP for any reason? What security advantages does HTTP have over HTTPS via wrong and/or expired cert? No matter how illegitimate certificate may appear, I'll take it over transferring plaintext.

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Ask Slashdot: Most Secure Browser In an Age of Surveillance? 391

An anonymous reader writes "With the discovery that the NSA may be gathering extensive amounts of data, and the evidence suggesting makers of some of the most popular browsers may be in on the action, I am more than a little wary of which web browser to use. Thus, I pose a question to the community: is there a 'most secure' browser in terms of avoiding personal data collection? Assuming we all know by know how to 'safely' browse the internet (don't click on that ad offering to free your computer of infections) what can the lay person do have a modicum of protection, or at least peace of mind?"

Comment Re:George Zimmer? (Score 1) 252

I like working in a place where our VP sits in the same fishbowl as the rest of us, and wears a polo shirt and jeans.

In fact, while I've seem him dressed and made up look like the front man for Rammstein (in the office, yet), I've never (in 6+ years) seen him in a suit (not even in the office).

If you knew where I worked, you'd never believe me in a million years, either. :)

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