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Comment Adjust accordingly (Score 1) 183

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?

Comment Re:One device to rule them all (Score 4, Interesting) 169

Parent is correct about DC Rainmaker. He's very thorough and accurate.

For tunes, I recommend an ipod shuffle (the ONLY apple product I use). It's perfect for sports, it's VERY cheap, the battery lasts a long time, and if it can handle my sweat it can handle anything.

Your garmin watch should not be having these problems. A 3 hour battery life is either a dud battery or something weird wrong with the software. Try a full reset. Regardless, you won't find anything better than a forerunner.

Comment Re:The first question that comes to my mind (Score 1) 546

The first question that comes to my mind is, "Has anything actually been cracked?" Maybe this is all just some kind of release to make Snowden looked bad. All I know is that spying is all about lying. All I know is that I'm an American who feels compelled to be an Anonymous Coward when talking about things like this... in America, and wondering if that makes any real difference. All I know is that they, ultimately, will die just as I will die. All I know is all they know, when you reduce it down. The spy is in me, and try as I might... I cannot decipher my own secret.

Unless you posted using HTTPS and Tor, assume that they know exactly who it was.

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