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Comment Re: The future of capitalism (Score 1) 108

i cant see how steganography can anonymize a connection and hide a transaction when the end point is public knowledge. it is also not trivial to categorize a data stream as encrypted or not so further discussion isnt needed. i dont know the device he/she is talking about but im guessing its just an average basic web services filter that would disallow everything thats not allowed.

Submission + - Shutting Illegal Websites, Authorities Say They Pierced Tor Anonymity (

TechCurmudgeon writes: Law enforcement authorities from more than a dozen countries have shut hundreds of illegal websites and arrested some of their operators, employing new techniques to unmask those hiding behind anonymity software, European officials said on Friday.

Authorities said they made the arrests by piercing the anonymity offered by Tor, a free encryption software that aims to make it impossible for Internet users to be tracked. In July, Tor had said that its network had been hacked, probably by researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University, as a precursor to a talk at a security conference. The talk was later cancelled.

Comment We shouldnt want to get rid of patents (Score 1) 105

Patents and Software Patents are a problem due to the limitations thats imposed. There would be no problem if there was restrictions in respect to original ownership and limited commercial gain only. At the end of the day the system as it stands overly protects commercial interests and overly limits human interactions.

Comment Money motivates mongers (Score 3, Insightful) 463

Real artists want everyone to enjoy their performance regardless of monetary reward. Real artists are also pirates that have chosen to spend their money wisely. Real artists are not complaining about supposed theft of digital copies because the poor artist is well-known. Burn, Hollywood, Burn!

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davidchatman writes: I am an MBA student, studying at University of Texas. Honestly speaking, I am not good in English writing. We have assigned the last year dissertation assignment and due is on next month. I am planning to write on “Is sales promotion best and most efficient in this current global economy”.
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Submission + - Europe Accuses Google Of Monopoly Abuse (

bonch writes: European antitrust regulators are set to issue a 400-page statement of objections accusing Google of 'abuse of dominance' next month, the result of an investigation launched last year after complaints from rivals that Google manipulated ad pricing and barred advertisers from running ads on rival sites. If found guilty, Google could be fined up to 10% of its annual turnover, which is about $3 billion. Microsoft avoided a similar fine when it settled its European antitrust case and included a 'browser ballot' in Windows.

Submission + - Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay (

wasimkadak writes: One in three people in Switzerland download unauthorized music, movies and games from the Internet and since last year the government has been wondering what to do about it. This week their response was published and it was crystal clear. Not only will downloading for personal use stay completely legal, but the copyright holders won’t suffer because of it, since people eventually spend the money saved on entertainment products.

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