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Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 1) 67

Having a lot of personal experience with the NSF, I can confidently say no. Businesses have nothing to do with the NSF. All the leadership are academics, all the grants go to academic institutions, and almost all of the money comes directly from the federal government. At no point are any business interests substantially involved.

Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 1) 67

What don't you agree with in that quote? This is not a scenario where every person has to be security aware, if only ONE person ever catches WhatsApp doing this then it would break the whole thing wide open. You don't have to rely on every user being security-aware, only that at least one person will notice if they are actually using this attack on anything approaching a broad scale.

Comment Re:A Bad Day for 65,844,954 Americans (Score 1) 1326

If you look at the "quality of life" figures such as the health of the economy, inflation rate, national debt, unemployment rate, average income, etc, Obama is leaving the country in a significantly worse state than when he took it over.

At least three of those (inflation, unemployment and income) are easily disprovable using quickly available data. National debt has been monotonically increasing since 1940 so... not sure wtf you expect there.

Comment Re:Take a note of who is doing the requesting (Score 1) 67

There's plenty of reasons to distrust WhatsApp and even more reasons to avoid it like the plague, not the least of which being that it hands all data over to FB [gizmodo.com] despite first claiming and vowing that it would never do that.

They might do that eventually, but they currently don't and never have, FYI. The plans were scrapped after some legal conflict in the UK.

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