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Comment Re:Nope. This involves active sharing and consent. (Score 1) 39

Does not matter, The morons in Congress will call it a terrorist action and put him in Gitmo for 60 years.

This is the problem when laws are passed by dimwits that can barely tie their shoes in the morning, let alone understand something as complex as a computer or twitter.

Here int he USA we have a major problem. WE allow the very uneducated to be the ruling class, this causes tons of laws that are absurd and applied badly.

Comment Re:Provide your phone number for extra security? (Score 2) 133

My bank decided I did a suspicious transaction because I was away, and used a UK (my homeland) website to buy something. They sent a text to my UK phone (running software to reply by SMS saying"my phone is out of order, send me an email") . I did not know about this, so they blocked my card.

I asked if it was possible to advise them to use a different number if I was away. They said NO.

Comment Re:unpasteurised milk is way better (Score 1) 255

I was dating a hippie chick who wanted to get into the unpasteurized milk thing so we bought some from the local co-op. It tasted sorta gamey and weird, fully unpleasant. Ironically we ended up using it to make waffles and bread since we couldn't stand drinking it after the first glass.

Comment Re:Facebook is in the tank for the DNC (Score 2, Interesting) 237

To add to the horror of their Turkey leak: the information about female voters doesn't just include their names, addresses, phone numbers, and equivalents of social security numbers. It also includes whether they are members or not of Erdogan's AKP party. At a time when the country is in the middle of a bloody post-coup purge.

Censorship

Facebook Admits Blocking WikiLeaks' DNC Email Links, But Won't Say Why (thenextweb.com) 237

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook has admitted it blocked links to WikiLeaks' DNC email dump, but the company has yet to explain why. WikiLeaks has responded to the censorship via Twitter, writing: "For those facing censorship on Facebook etc when trying to post links directly to WikiLeaks #DNCLeak try using archive.is." When SwiftOnSecurity tweeted, "Facebook has an automated system for detecting spam/malicious links, that sometimes have false positives. /cc," Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos replied with, "It's been fixed." As for why there was a problem in the first place, we don't know. Nate Swanner from The Next Web writes, "It's possible its algorithm incorrectly identified them as malicious, but it's another negative mark on the company's record nonetheless. WikiLeaks is a known entity, not some torrent dumping ground. The WikiLeaks link issue has reportedly been fixed, which is great -- but also not really the point. The fact links to the archive was blocked at all suggests there's a very tight reign on what's allowed on Facebook across the board, and that's a problem." A Facebook representative provided a statement to Gizmodo: "Like other services, our anti-spam systems briefly flagged links to these documents as unsafe. We quickly corrected this error on Saturday evening."

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