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Comment Not anymore (Score 1) 301

I ditched Facebook, it was a nice piece of groupware for consumers but the content has shifted to clickbait and nonsense. Also, Messenger turned into MSN/Myspace. Still use Whatsapp though. That said, when I used it, I tend to go for real name more these days than before. I'm all for anonimity where required and privacy where desired, but most of my internet presence doesn't require a pseudonym and there are actually benefits as well in using a real name: I controla far larger share of the information available when searching for that name.

Comment Re:Bad headline (Score 2) 35

Agreed. "Exposed ports" != "vulnerable ports".

True, but unnecessary exposure is still an extra risk incase of a vulnerability.

I wish I could stricten access to services such as IMAP, can't wait for my LTE provider to roll out IPv6 so I can open it up to just me and not the whole world (or everyone with the same provider).

Comment Re:Private sector will always do it better. (Score 1) 352

If we allow the government to socialize internet access, we'll wind up with a system that is constantly in need of repair, upgrades, and endless red tape to get even the slightest thing done, along with constant pressure to charge rich people more and give access away for free to poor people in the name of 'fairness...' We need to be stopping the relentless growth of big government, not find more things for them to get their paws into.

So basically we'd end up with the same system corporations offer us, but (according to TFA) cheaper and faster. Sounds good.

Comment Well, he's not entirely wrong (Score 1) 275

Here in Europe many people are calling for closed borders as if radicalism only occurs through immigration, while a lot does indeed occur locally with the help of literature that is - what isn't? - spread through internet. Shutting down internet is foolish, as I hope most of Slashdot will agree with me, but it is hardly any more foolish than the cry for isolation through border controls and closures.

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