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Comment The article is simply lying (Score 5, Informative) 367

The article is lying about the proposal when it says that the European Commission is considering forcing all EU citizens to log into online accounts using their government-issued ID cards. That is not true. What the proposal really says (page 10) is:

However, the frequent practice of using oneâ(TM)s platform profile to access a range of websites and services often involves non-transparent exchanges and cross-linkages of personal data between various online platforms and websites. As a remedy, in order to keep identification simple and secure, consumers should be able to choose the credentials by which they want to identify or authenticate themselves. In particular, online platforms should accept credentials issued or recognised by national public authorities, such as electronic or mobile IDs, national identity cards, or bank cards. In other words: it wants to let consumers choose which authentication method they use, and they suggest online platforms should accept credencials issued by national authorities.

And why do they want the consumers to be able to use those credentials? Because (page 10):

It is recognised that a multitude of username and password combinations is both inconvenient and a security risk.

I wonder why the EU hating camp usually resorts to such dishonest bashing tactics (as if they weren't actual reasons to criticize the EU without having to spread lies).

Comment Re:Terrible Summary (Score 1) 149

Common users just don't care if the graphics card they are about to buy has one GPU, a couple of them or a hundred. They care about performance, cost and possibly energy comsumption. Therefore, comparing a Radeon 5970 to a GTX 580 seems completely justified to me given that the MSRP is nearly the same for both of them. On the other hand, comparing a GTX 580 ($500) to a Radeon 5870 ($300) does seem a bit misleading to me.

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