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Comment Re:Blocked by... government bla bla bla (Score 1) 68

> How is the circumvention process moving along? Is LinkedIn even trying?

They do. As a Russian LinkedIn user I've got letter from them today where they state that they are working with Russian authorities to resolve this problem, but meanwhile I'll be able to get updates via E-Mail. Because law doesn't require providers to block E-Mail.

Here is text of the mail:

Hello,

As you may have already learned, the government of the Russian Federation decided to block LinkedIn in Russia because we do not store the personal data of Russian members on the territory of the Russian Federation.

We are disappointed with this decision, which interferes with professional networking and the pursuit of economic opportunity for many of our Russia-based members. Additionally, we believe we are in compliance with all applicable laws, and we are currently evaluating the decision and our options. We expressed to Roskomnadzor, the relevant government agency, our interest in meeting to discuss their localization request directly.

Depending on how this decision is implemented, many of our services may no longer be accessible within Russia for some time. However, you could still access LinkedIn from outside of Russia. You can also still be found and contacted by others for career opportunities, receive relevant content over email, and other benefits. Therefore, we will keep your account open unless you tell us to close it.

If you purchased a paid LinkedIn service and can no longer access that service because of the government block, please let us know via email at linkedin_ru@cs.linkedin.com and we will make a prorated refund available to you.

Thank you,

LinkedIn Trust & Safety

Comment It will. but... (Score 1) 412

Obviously next four (or eight) years would bring more surveillance to US. But it is not a Trump's fault. If i Clinton would win elections, it would be the same.

It' s just technical progress gives more opportunities to powers to make surveillance more widespread, and they would use these opportunities. In the US, in the EU, in the Russia etc, etc.

Comment So, what's a problem? (Score 1) 157

It seems that all astronauts who died from hearth problem, have enough time after spaceflight to rise children. So, small rise of probability of heart attack doesn't prevent creation of successful colony.

Remember, how much chances have first British colonists in the North America to survive just a first winter.

As far as I remember, people in British East-India company have about 90% chances of dying from tropical fevers and cholera before returning to England. This haven't prevented Britain to rule India for two centuries.

Comment I think that it is really good news. (Score 1) 130

Any freelancer should know that signing an NDA and touching any proprietary code puts him in danger.
And better do not work with companies which want to keep their code secret.

There should be big difficulty for the companies that do not publish their code under some kind of OpenSource license to get skilled developers.

Of course this case doesn't place employed developers in danger. They cannot disclose the code, which they touch only in the office.

Comment Re:Reciprocal Round Trip VPN (Score 1) 115

It doesn't work this way. Novadays e-commerce websites love to use GeoIP to locate their customers.

So, when I connect Moscow, Russia online shops via VPN endpoint on Germany, I typically see just "This item doesn't ship to Germany". So, I have to maintain sophisticated proxy configuration, to distinguish between local online services, which I have to go directly and informational web sites, which I can access via proxy to bypass Russian internet censorship.

Of course, it makes my ISP able to tell police which online shops I've visited recently.

Comment Anroid Sticks? (Score 1) 508

There is free app Linux Deploy on the Google Play, which installs Linux into chroot on android device, and allow it to be accessed with VNC protocol. Combine it with some VNC player android (preferrable one which handles physical keyboard well) and you'll easily get ubuntu or Debian on android stick. nd no problem with proprietary video drivers and so on, because hardware would be handled by Android.

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