"All your bass are belong to us."
"All your bass are belong to us."
Well, to be unreasonably charitable to Venmo, that's what they were investigating.
How come every time I try to type "Venmo" it comes out "Venom" and I have to correct it?
A "foreign asset" is one owned or controlled by a foreign entity, even if the asset itself is in the United States.
The problem with slavery wasn't about compensation, it was about compulsion. There's a massive difference between a volunteer and a slave.
They must say no. They have a duty of loyalty to their employer. They know that their employer is being compelled to direct them to write this code and does not actually want them to write it. To comply with their duty of loyalty, the must refuse. At that point, it would take a court order that specifically named those employees. It will be interesting to see if any court is willing to go that far.
As Apple said in it is brief:
"The government also implicitly threatens that if Apple does not acquiesce, the government will seek to compel Apple to turn over its source code and private
disregard of the technology at issue and the security risks implicated by its suggestion."
San Jose Navigation's FV-M8 GPS module is available everywhere (including from Amazon) for less than $30. It has an NMEA output and a 1 PPS output for time synchronization. I haven't measured the time accuracy of this module, but the module it replaces had a measured time accuracy of better than 100 microseconds, the limit of the equipment I had to measure with.
For a variety of reasons including incompetence, collateral damage, organizational dysfunction, pandering to win elections, and prioritization of small short-term goals over significant long-term goals. But it's incredibly naive and misguided to fail to appreciate two things:
1) The United States has both statutory and institutional controls over law enforcement and national intelligence that are much stronger than many other country's.
2) Foreign governments do in fact use their foreign intelligence capabilities against United States citizens and businesses, just as we do to foreign companies and individuals.
I'm ignoring the legal and moral issues and looking only at the technical ones.
If access was only for national security, that might work. But the problem is that law enforcement around the country wants access to this information any time any judge anywhere issues a warrant. That would mean the database of such passwords would be accessed by thousands of people around the country every day.
Some of those passwords would protect a twelve year old's text messages with their friends. Some of them would protect critical industrial secrets.
That's totally unworkable. It's like storing the Mona Lisa the same place everyone keeps their wallet.
I wonder if there's any case law on failing to prevent the existence of a secret warrant becoming known through intentional inaction was prosecuted. The cases might be analogous.
What benefit do you think the US government gets from harming you?
Did you read the accident report? The car wasn't changing lanes. It was moving from the right side of its lane into the the center of its lane. The bus, moving much faster and overtaking the car from behind, apparently attempted to share the lane with the car.
At least, that's what the accident report, filled out by Google, claims.
That's probably true. Companies generally raise their prices due to inflation, and introducing a new pricing scheme is often used as an opportunity to adjust prices for inflation. But if they do that, it does mean that it will be longer before the next time they raise prices. So it will probably mean an overall price increase in the short term, as it almost always does after new pricing is introduced. It will eventually be matched by unusually low prices just before the next time they raise them.
Imagine if a particular algorithm were banned in the US. You might say that Intel could have a write once register that, if set, would stop the CPU from executing that algorithm. But then you need hardware to detect what algorithm the software is making the CPU perform, and that's not simple. I'm pretty sure your write once register idea is closer to that level of difficulty.
The FCC was responding to a case where an interference mitigation algorithm was either disabled or implemented incorrectly. The device was operating on a frequency it was authorized to operate on, but not correctly following the high-level interference minimization algorithmic requirements for that frequency. This is not a hardware on/off switch but a sophisticated software algorithm that the FCC requires to be implemented, and tested for correctness, to legally operate on frequencies that can interfere with radar systems.
I strongly disagree with the FCC, but this was not a reasonable alternative.
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.