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Comment Re:And thus the Internet of Things collapses (Score 2) 211

The Internet of Things was my dreams ever since I got on the internet in the late 90s. I dreamed of the possibility to connect everything with open protocols and giving users amazing options to control their electronic gear.

Finally, the Internet of Things came and it's a mess of proprietary protocols where all devices are not connected with each other, but with centralized databases of the manufacturers. Fail!

Reasons for this failure:
- IPv4 address shortage and NAT (intermediate server needed)
- Silicon Valley greed (big data=big $$$ and everyone trying to get monopoly on their proprietary shit)
- user ignorance (would not buy if knowing how it works)

We, consumers, have to demand products that puts the user in control, not the company you bought it from.

Comment Open communication protocols (Score 2) 138

Too bad all the comments above are about whether the BB is any good or not. They are not about the real issue: that it is shouldn't be news that some sort of communication stops working because of unsupported platform. If we all would be using open protocols for communication (like email, sms, irc, xmpp) instead of some proprietary centralized sillicon valley super .com's version of it, this wouldn't have been news. We would switch to another client or make one and not rely on whatever the .com's shareholders think is profitable. Facebook does not do what is best for internet users or does not do what is the best technical solution. They do whatever gives them the most amount of control for the least amount of money.

Comment Re:Lack of own server makes this happen (Score 1) 62

Why don't we have out own servers? Why can non-nerds carry around and operate a complicated computer in their pocket but why they cannot own and operate a "server". People already have a modem/router which is perfectly capable of storing any personal information you want.

The only reason we don't do it is, I guess, is that companies make money collecting our information and make it convenient enough for us to go along. If running your own server was as convenient/profitable, we would do it.

Comment Facts from the original Dutch source (Score 1) 117

The original Dutch article shows a letter from FIOD (Fiscal Information and Investigation Service) asking NFI (National Forensic Institute) to decrypt the contents of a Blackberry Curve 9320. NFI said the retrieve data from the phone using Cellebrite's UFED 4PC software and then decrypted it using NFI's own method.

The also say the receive a NFI report that describes the case where 279 out of 325 encrypted messages on a Blackberry 9720 could be decrypted.

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