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Comment the way you know all this is political BS (Score 1) 318

Quote from TFA that motivates all this:

âoeThe Mercator projection is a symbolic representation that put Europe at the center of the world. And when you continue to show images of the places where peopleâ(TM)s heritage is rooted that is not accurate, that has an effect on students.â

Yes, "has an effect". That's it. Not "bad effect", not "large effect".

Comment Re:And Muffet is employed by? (Score 2) 114

"2) It's not a backdoor."

If facebook received an NSL or warrant, it could trivially trigger this "ugly, obvious, risky" mechanism and read "secure" traffic, with little if any visible sign at the sender / recipient.

It is a backdoor accessible to facebook or people who control it. That's bad enough.

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