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Comment Re:My first first? (Score 1) 252

It's not so much where they were founded and where their largest user base is

Well yes, yes it is.

It is not apparent how you have arrived at this unlikely conclusion. Please enlighten me.

Anything that is manufactured in a factory under the supervision of the Chinese communist party and all its experts is, by definition, unfit for secure use - military or otherwise - in the USA or anywhere else. South Korea, although not much more secure than the US, Canada or the UK, for example, is still on "our side".

Comment Re:My first first? (Score 1) 252

And I would imagine that it also helps that Apple is the only U.S.-based cellphone manufacturer.

Samsungs are made by an ally - South Korea. iPhones are made in China. That sounds like a pretty clear cut case for avoiding the latter.

It's not so much where they were founded and where their largest user base is. It is about the actual security of devices made by a company under the ever watchful eye of the communist party.

Comment Re: A question of definitions? (Score 1) 165

You are authorised to log into the computer using the account(s) you have been issued. You are not authorised to log in using a password belonging to the CEO or the janitor. The use of any other credentials is not authorised and so be prepared for a discussion with police, Feds or some sort of spook if you do.

Comment Re:The magic algorithm (Score 1) 43

...basically you're shouting at psychopaths...

Psychopaths and sociopaths are not the same thing. FB falls into the latter group.

A psychopath gets pleasure from causing you pain - physical, emotional, financial or whatever.

A sociopath just does not give a s%&t what happens to you as long as they get what they want. They do not get pleasure from hurting you but they are not worried by it and are ready for that at any time.

FB does not specifically intend to spread your privacy from here to Antarctica but, if they can increase their bottom line by doing so, they don't seem to have a problem with it.

Organisations who feel it is their specific task to destroy your privacy and feel satisfaction for having done so even when it of no specific benefit to them better fit the "psycho" description. They also exist.

Comment Re:Cute (Score 1) 634

The Bremain campaign wasn't any better...

Perhaps you are referring to "Project Fear" which is when every time someone gave out information that the Brexiters didn't like they pretended it was just a scare tactic.

Now we have been blocked from our, and our childrens, future prosperity by 37.4% of the electorate. If someone tried to declare a strike based on this ballot, they would be in court fast!

Comment Re:This was preventable Chancellor Merkel (Score 1) 693

All the British want is control of their borders

No. What meany older people in southern Britain wanted to stop people with brown skin fleeing here. Trashing the economy seemed like a good way of removing the incentive.

They are a nation after all.

We will probably not remain so. The SNP has already said that another separation referendum is appropriate. Since the EU was one of the winning factors last time, I am not confident. Will Wales and Ulster ignore this?

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