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Comment Re:Need to do two things (Score 1) 149

Local Municipalities can build out the Fiber Plant, and bring everything back to a COLO facility where ... the competition for the customer happens. The last mile, is owned by the citizens via their local government.

The problem is, this has been tried and failed. The telecom companies and lobbyists are fighting to prevent this from being done for fear of losing their monopoly status.

Comment Re:Turbo Charge? (Score 1) 98

Walmart doesn't need to turbo charge its commerce site. It needs to rewrite it? Have you tried searching for something in its online catalog? It's like a trip to Altavista circa 1995.

That's what they are doing. If you don't have the technical expertise to do something, you either pay someone to write it for you, or you buy something that is already written. is going to turn into Walmart's web front end.

Comment Re: Nothing New ... (Score 1) 182

Because you'd be able to see that wildcard cert in the chain.

I don't think they are talking about issuing a certificate for *.com. What they are talking about is issuing a subordinate certificate authority that is signed by their root CA that is already trusted by modern browsers. That would mean that whoever has that certificate could do man-in-the-middle SSL decryption without people knowing it.

Comment Re: Nothing New ... (Score 2) 182

What makes you think verisign or one of the other CAs havent given them a universal wild card to do just that?

Because VeriSign is not stupid enough to do that. They know that if it came out that they gave a company a wildcard cert for snooping, their entire CA trust chain would be immediately revoked from all browsers.

Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 126

Do you think DropBox is an illegal file sharing service?

Dropbox or any other cloud-based storage do not market themselves as an illegal file sharing service, but that doesn't mean they can't be used for that. You can quite easily make a shared dropbox/box/seafile folder only accesible to people with the link, and share the link with whoever you like.

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