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Comment The real problem (Score 4, Interesting) 34

is there is absolutely no control over the use of these products. Once any information is obtained, intelligent agencies just use parallel construction or other methods to convict someone. Had they not had access to the use of these devices, surely many many prosecutions would be impossible or alleged crimes unknown.

  Cop having these devices are like foxes guarding hens.

Comment Just because you have access (Score 1) 94

This happens all the time. It's generally done by some dead-end user that CC's instead of BCC's a group of people he knows the latest greatest cat video, or even better, a forward this email and receive $$ (or save the children) email. Even more funny is when this is caused by malware installed by some executable executed by said user that is repetitively spewing out garbage email to everyone on the address list or even worse is used on a botnet.

  The only reason this is brought to light is the said dead-end users calls you about why his computer is so slow he can't watch cat videos because he's got so many pop-ups.

  Just goes to show, just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Comment Re:Warning (Score 1) 302

" for a month with malware on it. Accessing KAT right now would be foolish."

  Only if you are ignorant enough to allow your browser to execute foreign processes blindly or grant them permissions. As far as any swarm being infected, same deal, running unknown executables / scripts or "installers" without a sandbox is just plain stupid.

Comment We are shameful (Score 5, Insightful) 302

"His arrest in Poland, however, demonstrates again that cybercriminals can run, but they cannot hide from justice."

No, what his arrest demonstrates is how low we have become allowing Hollywood to buy laws, how little understanding judges and juries have of technology, and how weak Poland is permitting us to fuck with a sovereign citizen.

Comment Re:Which is worse, Verizon or Comcast? (Score 3, Interesting) 180

Whereas this forced upgrade is a new way to forcibly fuck their consumer and I find it pretty reprehensible, at least Verizon
has had a pretty documented history of protecting their customers ID's from the *AA. Got to hand it to them for that,



Comment The real, real, real reason... (Score 2) 460

Is fear and greed. The fearful will be selling into unnecessary mania, created by an after-hours market with questionable liquidity. The whole "event" is a designed opportunity to create trades. The market profits with the increased volume. The event becomes news and the media gets their share. The market makers make it on the spread and volume. The sharks get fed by the minnows. The institutions filter-feed on the buying opportunity created by shaking out of the fearful.

  And so it goes until the "next" news opportunity arrives for the news to sell.

Quite honestly the chart shows a strong long that the institutions will surely be happy about. But what do I know?

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