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Comment Opposing nuclear energy is very short-sighted (Score 1) 485

Opposing nuclear energy is very short-sighted and without constant R&D and improvements of existing reactors will let other countries to surpass technology-wise in the nuclear field. Also demand for electricity will only go up especially as the transportation moves away from petrol to electricity. Effort has to be put into creating tight regulation rules and investment into safer reactors instead of bluntly opposing nuclear energy as a whole. We can start talking about abandoning nuclear energy when solar or other safer technologies mature, however we are not there yet and we need electricity now.

Comment Google can do that (Score 1) 95

Google Chrome (45-50% desktop+mobile browser market share) can stop trusting all certificates signed Symantec and display security warnings encouraging users to change Certification Authority. Aside of essentially losing the future certificate business, many customers will require refund for already purchased certificates. So yeah, Symantec will just comply with whatever Google says.

Comment Re:Yeah right (Score 1) 128

Oh yes. The company I work for provide computer and information security solutions. We help people fight for digital freedom. We educate how to detect and remove spyware from PCs. We provide ways to reach information that is otherwise censored. Check it out - https://f-secure.com/freedome. We're blocked in China.

Comment Re:Guy is an idiot. (Score 1) 790

You are confusing freedom with getting away from accountability. Tor being monitored by law enforcement is a very good thing in general. That simply enables them to do their job. Therefore for civilized countries it's definitely helpful.

Unfortunately not everywhere law enforcement is doing just that, catching criminals that is. In many countries they are used to maintain questionably legitimate governments and their established regimes. In those cases Tor and VPN services are the tools of freedom and their lack of transparency helps to spread information that otherwise would've been blocked.

Now think about it, do you as a citizen of a free country think that a) pedofiles, hitmen, large drugs distributors and all credit card thieves should be totally safe doing their business right under noses of law enforcement who you're paying your taxpayer's money while they can't do shit with that encrypted traffic; or b) provide an unreliable communication channel to the rebels or oppressed opposition of some other countries while their government would in the end just block everything by default (hint: China)?

The thing is, HTTPS and VPN are mainly used to protect your privacy and they have been working really well. While Tor is mainly used to avoid accountability.

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