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Submission + - Man in Japan arrested for jailbreaking iPhones

execthis writes: From a story at nhk.or.jp :

Japanese police have arrested a hacker for illegally removing software restrictions on Apple's iPhones and selling the devices.

Daisuke Ikeda, who is 24 and from Toyama City, is suspected of what's called "jailbreaking" and infringing Apple's intellectual property rights.

This is really unbelievable. I feel sorry for anyone who lives in Japan :-(

Comment Re:Left field / outside the box is American cult (Score 1) 463

Even if they straight-up don't want to hire them, what's wrong with that? I find something very wrong with the government doing a shakedown of a private company because of its internal activities which, basically, should not be the government's business.

Also, there are way to many "asians" in Silicon Valley. Deport them all. All companies in America should have an Americans first policy. H1B immigrants, illegals, and their offspring should not be considered the same as natives. They need to undo the damage of appalling government policies before they can restore something that is even close to a normal balance in that area.

Comment Wow. Excellent question /. (Score 0) 537

The fact that so many other posters here don't even see the egregious issues right in front of us is indicative of the need for the question, and perhaps also to some extent of why problems are not being solved but rather exacerbated as time goes on.

For all the supposed wondrous things that high technology is capable of, our society and our planet are headed for failure. Our society is in shambles - unless you happen to be someone in the entitled class living in an exclusive enclave. Ghettos are increasing. There are literally corpses all over the streets - people literally decomposing right in front of us. Our government is a de facto oligarchy and the "fourth estate" which is supposed to be like a check on the powers of government is controlled by the same oligarchy and is an apparatus of inducing conformity through mass deception.

Our ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the midst of a great extinction event. Overpopulation - already there are at least 2 -3 times more humans than Earth can comfortably carry - is set to increase to levels that are alarming and truly unsustainable. Humans are burning everything up and once fossil fuels become too scarce I guarantee you people will burn every combustible thing in sight in order to keep their kids warm and to cook food. And then there are the great catastrophes like the Gulf Oil Spill and Fukushima. One wonders what other great catastrophes are waiting down the road.

In terms of society, the family has basically collapsed as the building block of society. The role models are appalling. Can you think of any of the famous people in the limelight who hasn't had a marriage fall apart after only 1 or 2 years? There is the drug use. Huge drug epidemic of opiates and record deaths in the midwest.

There is a huge disparity which is only getting worse between "haves" and "have nots". There's a more or less permanent entitled class whose lives and values are radically different from the non-entitleds.

And for all the supposed innovation in tech, how much of it is developed by people with noble intentions vs. greedy losers eager to capitalize on the next niche thing? Many tech people's minds are in the absolute gutter from a truly humanistic and even strictly technological viewpoint as they are conditioned to strive for $$ and not for things which benefit all.

For people to post on here and question what possibly could be wrong with things now shows how completely lost and sick things are.

Comment Re:Its repugnantly nihilistic (Score 1) 168

I didn't mean to imply that the user has to have the technical knowledge. I agree that's not realistic. But I also don't think that it should be necessary for any user to have to have that knowledge but still not be able to rely upon the integrity of their system. If we are using such incredibly complex machines and don't have chains of integrity, assurance, or whatever else it can be called, that is a huge problem.

I guess an analogy would be that every user of a credit card doesn't have to have a complete understanding of every technical component related to a transaction, but still has a relatively high level of assurance of the integrity of the card and its employment for purposes of payment.

Comment Re:Why is this a problem? (Score 1) 395

but how to you feel if that info was passed to the FBI / CIA / NSA / ETC?

Depending upon who you are and what you do, the consideration that one's location history is potentially accessible to any other parties (not just government) could be an important one.

But for a boring person like me its not really a concern. In fact there might even be benefit from it. If something ever happened to me it might actually be beneficial that some other(s) know.

Another consideration is how malevolent those others might be. Even if there's basically no relevance to anyone knowing your location history, the idea that it might be collected out of a malevolent intent is still unpalatable.

For me the issue is what are the intents of those others who might know it, and how and who arbitrates what is considered just and unjust with respect to the reasons and intentions it is collected.

I believe that violation of trust is itself an actual harm, aside from whatever injury or damage might otherwise occur from unwanted disclosure.

Comment Re:Not exactly... (Score 3, Insightful) 134

Thank you for the sanity. So many derisive and uninformed posts, so much schadenfreude being shoveled out, and not enough basic factual information.

Another thing to consider is that a lot of sites seem to be designed that you can't just autofill to login. Nowadays you have to first click a login link which causes a dropdown form to appear.

I have to ask myself, of the say 10 most frequent sites that I use Lastpass to login to on a regular basis, could any other sites I've visited be ones attempting to maliciously impersonate those sites and steal my credentials? The likelihood is very small.

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