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Comment Re:X also has stuff! (Score 1) 227

We are already losing the benefits of X window managers via the rise of client-side decorations. Where once you had a nice consistent interface to all the windows on your desktop via the window manager of your choosing, now you end up with an inconsistent mess, with some having their decorations and behaviour handled by the window manager, and some directly provided by the app.

For example most of the newer gnome apps draw their own crappy window decorations, and when I drag the windows near the top of the screen they automatically decide to maximize themselves, which is not something my normal window manager (Window Maker) does.

Comment Re:not bashing Kim (Score 1) 90

MEGA have a ton of code on github, including their whole client-side SDK, so (just as with tools like gnupg) as long as you can ensure you are running the same code as is on github, you can have the same level of trust as you would have in other open-source, audited encryption tools. As you note, the website version of MEGA could potentially be updated without you knowing, but with the browser plug-in versions and the mobile apps it's possible to turn off auto-updating.

Submission + - Under US pressure, Paypal cuts off MEGA

Lenbok writes: It seems that the end-to-end encryption offered by cloud storage provider Mega is a thorn in the side of US based influences, as MEGA posted on their blog that Paypal has been pressured to shut Mega off (a move reminiscent of the financial blocade of Wikileaks a few years back). Kim Dotcom hinted on twitter that bitcoins are in MEGAs future. (More reporting on techdirt, torrentfreak and insidebitcoins)


seoras writes: After coming under intense pressure PayPal has closed the account of cloud-storage service Mega. According to the company, SOPA proponent Senator Patrick Leahy personally pressured Visa and Mastercard who in turn called on PayPal to terminate the account. Bizarrely, Mega's encryption is being cited as a key problem.... ... What makes the situation more unusual is that PayPal reportedly apologized to Mega for its withdrawal while acknowledging that company’s business is indeed legitimate.
However, PayPal also advised that Mega’s unique selling point – it’s end-to-end-encryption – was a key concern for the processor."

Comment Re:Google Plus (Score 2) 146

I'm not sure why the parent got modded up as it does not meet the OP needs -- they explicitly said they wanted a local solution. For many people with data caps on their cellular and or home internet connection, syncing videos to your PC via the internet is not viable as you use double the bandwidth.

G+ is also monster for eating your cellular data -- even after telling it to sync photos etc via wifi only it still destroyed my data cap one day, I assume this was in some attempt to download an "autoawesome" video that had been generated but didn't obey the wifi-only preference.

To answer the local sync question, I use FolderSync, as another poster below mentioned already.

Comment What makes it a trojan? (Score 1) 74

The linked article (and the blog post that it links to) doesn't say what makes the app a trojan as opposed to functionality the user may have actually been intending to install. What was the app pretending to be? Scaremongering, or just a poorly written blog post?

Comment Re:What Does It Need? (Score 1) 198

A better mail client, or better integration with a GUI mail client. Emacs together with Remembrance makes for an awesome mail combo, but every time I've tried to do Email in Emacs, it's been a huge effort to keep it going.

I find the Wanderlust email client for emacs is pretty damn good - give it a try.

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