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Comment Other IM services (Score 4, Insightful) 197

So they hold Twitter responsible, but not Skype (Microsoft), Yahoo, AOL, or any of the other companies that offer IM-type or bulletin board type services where information can be passed? Hell - with a little planning, a Wikipedia article edit could be used as a communication channel, not to mention the talk portion where editing an article is discussed. Or even Slashdot - read at -1 and find your messages for the Kettle Run on the next anniversary.

Comment Re: Very Basic Income (Score 3, Insightful) 618

This year? Around $3800 overall so far. Years past anywhere between $800 and $7000. I kind of like the Universal Basic Income idea - the coming automation/no jobs nightmare needs a solution and I'd rather see things tried now and bugs worked out versus trying to do it while in the middle of the nightmare.

Comment Re:Also Good for Corporate WiFi Networks (Score 1) 106

And said C level executive will say (if you are lucky) "Here's X amount of dollars. Make it work, I want to be able to use device in meeting next Wednesday." I can guarantee you that X is going to be less than the amount needed to do it properly and a performance goal will be added to said IT guy's yearly review showing how well they made it work (or not work).

Android

Academics Claim Google Android 2FA Is Breakable (theregister.co.uk) 48

totalcaos writes: Attackers who control the [browser on the] PC of a user consuming Google services (Gmail, Google+ etc) can surreptitiously push and activate apps on the user's mobile device, bypassing SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) via the phone. How Anywhere Computing Just Killed Your Phone-Based Two-Factor Authentication is a paper that explains the wider issues of phone-based 2FA. Herbert Boss, professor of systems and security at Vrije Unversiteit Amsterdam, who co-authored the mobile security paper with the two PhD students, disclosed the vulnerability to Google but they "still [refuse] to fix it."

Comment Re:The all writs act is probably unconstitutional (Score 5, Insightful) 101

The All Writs Act is basically a blank check for the Courts to order someone (individual or company) to do something. It has not been challenged to the Supreme Court yet, so it is still in force. If it is challenged to the Supreme Court, the challenging party will cite it violates the 14th Amendment (Due Process) and possibly the 13th Amendment (Involuntary Servitude).

Comment Re: It is not a justification for more surveillanc (Score 1) 1011

"As of this moment, we are all dead. We go into battle to reclaim our lives. This we do gladly, for we are Jem'Hadar. Remember: victory is life."

I'm on a plane with hijackers, that's my battle speech. Gone are the days of "Wait til they fly us to somewhere and then the plane is raided by the local army".

Comment Talking the Talk / Walking the Walk (Score 1) 454

Okay Whiplash,

I remember reading the first "We now own Slashdot" article (and trust me, had I been able to get that dang winning Powerball ticket, I would have been in the bidding war :) ) and it is nice to see the staff following up on things extremely quickly considering how much cruft and contract that has to be dug through to make it happen. Looking forward to seeing good stuff. (Is this a note of optimism?) If you guys are in the Bay Area, I'll buy a round.

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