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Comment Re:already exceeding expectations (Score 4, Insightful) 1318

I'm looking out for the interests of my family and me, and am glad Hillary isn't president.

In all the circus of ridicule and horror at Donald Trump constantly blasted by the media, people forget just much dread there was at the prospect of Hillary Clinton.

Some people are afraid of someone who is unpresidential and a blowhard and unapologetic and probably needs to think more before speaking.

At the polls, more people were afraid of someone who has been trying her hardest to appear presidential for the last 24 years.

Comment Re:Retracting the Truth (Score 1) 65

The problem, if I understand this correctly, is that the sender is notified after the message has been recrypted and sent to the recipient. If it alerted and required an accept before the message was sent to the new key, I don't think anyone would have a problem with it.

But it is not a back door. It's a very limited channel to obtaining a few messages that requires you to have some way of verifying the account (SMS interception). If you are going to build a back door to something, this is about the worst way possible.

Comment Re:Retracting the Truth (Score 1) 65

Why the heck would they retract the truth? If your threat model includes government spying, WhatsApp is not secure since the government can force WhatsApp to reissue your key and then scoop us the resulting messages. The editorial spin on this story from slashdot is very disappointing.

There is no back door. The security issue that stemmed all of this is that whatsapp will deliver messages that were sent while a user moves from one device to another. So, if I send it to you while your phone is busted and you reinstall on a new phone, you get the messages. The recepient key changes, and the sender is notified of this.

The security angle is that with SMS verification you could intentionally intercept someone else's messages. Well, message (singular) because as stated, it notifies the sender of a key change.

Comment Editorial Summary is Terrible (Score 5, Informative) 281

People have been saying it for years, but I really feel like this place isn't what it used to be. Here we have a terrible, click-baity headline followed by a terrible, lazily editorialized summary, none of which is "News for Nerds" or "Stuff that Matters."

Really, does this impact us in some way that I'm not seeing? At least with stories about Steve Jobs's megayacht, there was a cool megayacht to be interested in.

Comment Re:It's about landmass (Score 1) 466

China's urbanization hasn't even reached 60% yet, and yet it is pushing towards electric vehicles.

China has 64 cities with over 1 million people; the US has 10. China has 1.35 billion total people; the US 320 million. The US is slightly larger than China in land mass.

I do not think your "urbanization" percentage means what you think it means.

Comment Re:Not news (Score 1) 500

And pretty obvious that "Windows 7 increases maintenance and operating costs for businesses" actually means "we'll make less money if you don't upgrade".

Windows 10 is easier to administrate in the Enterprise than 7. It has more administrative hooks, and is more secure, so less malware to worry about. This is from experience.

Make a Windows 7 with the internals of 10 and I'll upgrade.

What are the parts of 7 you want? The telemetry thing is definitely internal, and the UI is far closer to 7 than 8.

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