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Comment Re:Well that was expected (Score 1) 97

I am not sure that is reasonable. Just because they inspect packets, does not mean they can infer intent. If for example they found a packet that looked like a text message with the content "The OP is a go". How should they be required to respond to that?

Likewise, if they intercept packets that look like file headers and see a file named "Latest.Beiberific.POP.Song.Crap.alt.bin.mp3", but the content is someone pretending to be Tha Beebz, how should they react?

The only point I am making here, is that there is no way to automate the response to this in any reasonable fashion.

Comment Re:Crying wolf (Score 1) 184

Maybe the difference lies in permission?

It seems like a better situation all around when you are not dependent on legal agreements and "may I look at this source please?". This also does not guarantee that your fix will be used (though it is quite likely to be).

What if you are a smaller company than Samsung? Maybe Microsoft will just ignore or outright deny requests to see the source code.

I think the ability to see code and make/publish changes to that code independent of permission to do so is an important right.

Comment Netflix says "nothing has changed on our end" (Score 4, Interesting) 437


Netflix tells us that there's been "no change" in the way it handles VPNs, so you shouldn't have to worry about the company getting tough any time soon. With that said, these blocking errors started showing up in the past few weeks, so it's not clear what would have prompted them.

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.