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Comment Actually, isn't that a religion there? (Score 1) 205

Fairly sure I saw a documentary on The Norden (the series is on YouTube) and one episode was about Religion, in which a US Baptist minister went to various Northern European countries. One was Sweden and he met one of the church members of the Data Sharing Religion, who believed that copying data and streaming was a sacred act.

Submission + - Deleting your Yahoo email account? Yeah, good luck with that (

An anonymous reader writes: Several Yahoo users, who last year decided to leave the service, told us that their accounts remained open for weeks or months after the company said they would be closed.

News broke in September of a massive state-sponsored cyberattack that led to the theft of 500 million records — then thought to be the largest theft of records in history. That alone was enough for some to take action and delete their accounts, months before the company admitted it was hacked again — this time taking 1 billion accounts.

One user told me that they deleted their account "the day the breach was announced" in late September. But as of the end of January, he was still receiving messages that were automatically forwarded from his Yahoo inbox.

Another user told me that they thought their account was "supposedly-terminated" days after news of the hack broke, but confirmed his account was still active — when it should have closed by December.

Submission + - Woolly Mammoth On Verge of Resurrection, Scientists Reveal (

An anonymous reader writes: The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth 4,000 years ago, but now scientists say they are on the brink of resurrecting the ancient beast in a revised form, through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering. Speaking ahead of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston this week, the scientist leading the “de-extinction” effort said the Harvard team is just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo, in which mammoth traits would be programmed into an Asian elephant. “Our aim is to produce a hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo,” said Prof George Church. “Actually, it would be more like an elephant with a number of mammoth traits. We’re not there yet, but it could happen in a couple of years.” The creature, sometimes referred to as a “mammophant”, would be partly elephant, but with features such as small ears, subcutaneous fat, long shaggy hair and cold-adapted blood. The mammoth genes for these traits are spliced into the elephant DNA using the powerful gene-editing tool, Crispr. Until now, the team have stopped at the cell stage, but are now moving towards creating embryos – although, they said that it would be many years before any serious attempt at producing a living creature.
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Journal Journal: This one didn't make it a day 1

Seriously, didn't even make it to 3 pm.


Resign now. Take completely compromised Pence with you and tell President Bannon he's going back into cold storage in Argentina again.

Comment Verify, Don't Trust (Score 1) 36

Fun fact: even though we have Data Privacy pacts with both the EU and Canada, we violate them each and every day.

According to the pacts, privacy laws that are required in the EU and Canada are also supposed to apply to all nationals from those countries while they are in the US and its territories.


They're not.

We are spying on you.

We just lie that we're not.

(mind you, this is now being used the other way, so Deep State that, Golden Boy)

Submission + - Security Lessons From Snowden

Trailrunner7 writes: orking in the security field offers ample opportunity to learn from your mistakes, and perhaps no organization has had to go through that process more publicly and painfully than the National Security Agency.

The failures that led to Edward Snowden walking out the door with a massive cache of NSA data four years ago were not the kind that normally make their way into the public’s line of sight. Those failures were organizational, technical, and procedural, and the agency had to take a hard look at itself in the aftermath of Snowden’s theft, the NSA’s former deputy director said.

“If you’d asked me in the spring of 2013 what’s the state of your defense of the business, I would’ve said it’s good but not perfect. We don’t take our eye off the ball, we don’t assume we can chase everything down. We’d have said we vet the insiders the old-fashioned way,” Chris Inglis, the former deputy director of NSA, said in a talk at the RSA Conference here Thursday.

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