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Comment Re:Doesn't matter how the trust agreement is... (Score 2) 60

Legitimate people/companies are not likely going to use this service. The only people that would likely use this are people doing things that are shady, and they don't want it to be traced back to them. If the company (and your domain) gets seized, you would probably rather just let the domain go, and find another way to get a new domain than try to fight to get your domain back and expose your identity.

Comment Re:Uber at it again? (Score 2) 168

Yeah, a ride sharing service run by the government or a non-profit could be a very good idea.

I'm sure that was a sarcastic comment, but the problem with that is now you have multiple different ride sharing services, all of which are probably under-funded, and low quality. Take Austin, for example. They have banned Uber and Lyft, and they have 3 different "community-based" ride sharing apps. I've looked at all 3 of their apps on the app store, and they all have horrible reviews for either sleazy drivers or poor app performance.

Comment Re: While its not my cup of tea (Score 1) 656

I also don't see any evidence of cyberstalking, cut easily be that someone else in the community happened to also be in the site and recognized the name. Hypocritical, but not stalking.

Presumably, most people on those types of sites are into that sort of thing, so they should not care if a prominent person had an account there. The fact that someone went on the site, found his profile, and made it public means that they were there looking for people who "should not be there" with the intention of making their presence there public. Maybe it was not stalking of him specifically, but it was a definite intentional action to punish him for his lifestyle choices.

Comment Re:Two factor (Score 1) 122

Let's see if all this 2-factor authentication is everything it's cracked up to be!

Since this is starting to sound like yet another case of people being lazy with passwords, it's unlikely anyone affected has two-factor authentication enabled.

You don't get access to 300 million account by guessing passwords or phishing. You get it by hacking Apple directly and stealing the backend data. Either way, anyone with an iCloud account should change their password just to be sure.

Comment Re:Actually it's clever (Score 1) 122

The hackers have even said that they would accept 75k in iTunes card. That's money that will eventually get spent on Apple goods and services anyway. Apple's tax evasion special...

1) They asked for 100,000 in iTunes cards, not 75,000
2) The "money" from these iTunes cards may get spent on Apple products, but since those cards were given away and not paid for, Apple is still losing money.
3) This is rather stupid, since once Apple gives them the cards, and confirms the data is cleared, Apple will invalidate the cards making them useless.

Comment Re:Good or not? (Score 1) 301

Without having commercials to teach you that companies consider you a never-ending open wallet, and that they WILL lie to you to get your money, will these Netflix-only kids grow up to be or more less naive about the honesty of other people and companies?

Well, I certainly hope that the parents of these kids will do their job as parents and teach their kids these things instead of hoping that TV will teach them.

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