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Comment Re:"The reason for the order was not known" (Score 2) 109

Brazil wants information that they can't legally get.

Actually, they CAN legally have (I can provide you with the relevant laws, if you want).
However, they can't TECHNICALLY have. And thus, the judge, in a sadly usual display of technological ignorance, wants to force a square peg into a round hole.

As all other times before this, this decisions will soon be overthrown.

Comment Re:Web. Petition. (Score 2, Insightful) 634

A recent web petition revealed that a large majority of US citizens want Muslim immigration stopped.

I find it hard to believe that the majority (50%+1) of US citizens even participated on the petition, let along the vast majority.

And if it wasn't the vast majority actually participating, then you fall into statistics. And statistics require methodology. What was the methodology for the sampling? What was the error margin? Standard deviation?

No wonder you are posting anonymously. You are a moron.

Comment Re:biased article (Score 1) 158

Then said citizen, besides being a coward that won't name himself, is also a moron.
Giving the state arbitrary powers is much more damaging than any politician can do in his lifetime.

You should now stop watching "Cidade Alerta" and such "quality" program on TV and maybe read a little bit on WHY we have due process of law and constitutional guarantees, because you put your foot deeper inside your mouth.

Comment Re:Why is it an overstep (Score 3, Insightful) 158

This is Brazil, not the US.

You are correct. Instead of "Due Process of Law", it is called "Devido Processo Legal", specifically stated in the 1988 Constitution, article 5, LIV, among others.
If you want, I can cite specific articles from the process law (Código de Processo Penal) that are also applicable.

Comment Re:What data did they want? (Score 5, Informative) 83

It is data for an specific users, based on specified phone number, relating to an on going criminal case.
This is not a police investigation, but a court order, so there is at least enough evidence that there is a crime and who committed it to to warrant a criminal prosecution.

According to Brazilian law, law enforcement agencies can not request this kind of information without a court order and, to get that order, they have to show "just case", meaning evidence of authorship and materiality (that a crime really happened).

I don't agree with the prison order, which was disproportionate. But the request for data was legal and legitimate. Facebook is hiding behind the "the servers are not physically located in Brazil, so we don't have to comply" argument.

Comment Re:GPLv3 - the kiss of death (Score 4, Insightful) 311

Yeah, doesn't this require that all software that supports the format needs to be released as GPLv3 as well?

Who's bright idea was that?

The reference implementation is under GPLv3. Everyone is of course still free to create their own implementation and license it under whichever license they want.

Isn't that exactly the kind of thing that free software was supposed to avoid? Having to reinvent the wheel because some nitwit had it locked on copyright?

Comment Re:Hybrid cel/tablet? (Score 2) 283

I can't say I like those either. This 5.5" Moto X Play is pretty much on my limit. My old 4.8" Moto X (1st Gen) was the ideal size for me, but unfortunately it went the way of the dodo.
My "real" tablet is a 10.1" Samsung Galaxy Tab, that I carry around in my briefcase.

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