Just because Uber is involved this is "news"? And almost a week late at that? This is not "news for nerds", sorry.
Unfortunately, a podcast I listened to recently, possibly Radiolab, also added that when moving Alzheimers therapies from mice to humans, there is a 99.6% failure rate.
Wanna know what is more useful than storing plaintext passwords? Storing plaintext incorrect passwords.
Microsoft does control hardware certifications. They could refuse to certify any new hardware that "supports" windows 7. Not so directly, but perhaps by requiring things that Windows 7 cannot provide. Would that mean a driver isn't signed?
I always tell people who think they have nothing to hide something to the effect of "So did German Jews before the 1930s".
Justin Timberlake fixes that problem
which includes not worrying about things you can't change
That last bit is very important, but very hard.
What we need is some kind of portable version of Apple's secure enclave protected by a pin and a self destruct mechanism. A Yubikey NEO on steroids.
So basically, your phone is still your enemy, and anyone with physical access to the device will eventually be able to defeat all of your safeguards. This same situation exists with laptops and other computers. Even if your entire system is encrypted, at some point you must enter a key. It would seem that anyone with physical access to the hardware can intercept that key by some means. The only "hard" problem is this ex-post facto style access where the keyholder is dead. I guess the cops will have to stop shooting first and develop better non-lethal methods.
My question is, since we now must assume that everything the FBI is proposing has probably been done, is anything safe? If you start from an initial state of not even trusting your hardware, how can you establish trust?
And dozens of my fellow local cyclists are all anecdote. And the millions more worldwide. Yep, all anecdote.
And it's about antitrust. Since the telcos have what us basically a government approved monopoly, they have to agree to certain rules that might seem weird in a free market. Such as net neutrality.
You are wrong. Netflix will put servers physically next to Verizon's. The cost is that of a few feet of fiber and some ports. It's probably cheaper because your "general" incoming bandwidth isn't used.
The point is that the time and effort needed to try and improve the precision of these data is probably not worth it. Lots of empirical evidence seems to agree, because counting calories generally works.
Ride your bike at a decent pace (18+ mph, 29 kph) for an hour. Eat 2000-2500 calories per day. Weight problem solved. I'm living proof.
They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. -- Carl Sagan