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Comment FRAND does allow cross licensing (Score 0) 282

According to the wikipedia page on FRAND:

The actual forbidden behavior is "requiring licensees to license their own IP to the licensor for free (free grant backs)". No one has suggested that Samsung wanted a free grant back, only to negotiate terms for cross licensing.

All you iTards seriously need to drink less Kool-Aid...


FBI and NYPD Officers Sent On Museum Field Trip 70

In an attempt to "refresh their sense of inquiry" FBI agents, and NYPD officers are being sent to a course at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art of Perception hopes to improve an officers' ability to accurately describe what they see during an investigation by studying art. From the article: "Amy Herman, the course leader, said: 'We're getting them off the streets and out of the precincts, and it refreshes their sense of inquiry. They're thinking, "Oh, how am I doing my job," and it forces them to think about how they communicate, and how they see the world around them.' Ms Herman, an art historian, originally developed the course for medical students, but successfully pitched it as a training course to the New York Police Academy."

Comment appallingly stupid study (Score 2, Insightful) 120

No one should ever rely on the network layer for security, because networks are by nature insecure. Run traceroute sometime if you're curious to see how many nodes are located between your computer and your bank/stock broker/webmail. Every one of those nodes can see every one of your packets. The only solution is to use application layer encryption, and once you've done that, it doesn't matter who is spying on your traffic.

You'll notice that this study was done by "AirTight Networks, a wireless security company." In other words, they are fear-mongering in order to try to sell more of their products. No matter how secure you make your wireless network, it still won't stop anyone even 1 hop away from seeing all of your traffic. As security professionals, the researchers from AirTight Networks know this, which makes their study all the more stupid and despicable.

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