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Comment "data available about themselves to businesses" (Score 2) 65

Of course government agencies are going to go after this stuff. And it's not just governments diving in either. The whole ad structure business is flawed to the core.

The problem is the existence of that data in the first place! I don't understand how businesses have been let away with such a free for all. It should have been knocked on the head a decade ago.

Comment Yep, NoScript is my default defence (Score 2) 137

Most sites I simply don't engage if they require any scripting at all.

Before NoScript existed I just left scripting disabled at all times. Now I also use additional selective blocking, ie: all third party scripts, for the few sites that I deem important (banking, Google Maps) to use scripts on.

Comment Filter or not (Score 4, Informative) 110

When the altitude stops changing for a whole second the filter is going to have to be a long one! And that ain't desirable for responsive control.

The real question is how could the sensory processor have overloaded in the first place? My money is on simple [b]code bloat[/b]. Ie: They used a bunch of generic libraries that use further libraries that use further libraries that use further libraries that use further libraries that use further libraries ...

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