NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images
Why not start spying on the spies and publish every single move and action they make. Follow the spies by spying on them and publish the results. Not only celebrities are public goods, the spies who collect information should be must be as transparent as they live on and deal in public goods. What is good for the goose...
Twitter Capitulates To Governments, Censors Users
Sure, a centralized system is always prone to "deletion".
Why then not design a variant that is decentralized and no single party is in control of the data? Just like the internet, problem --> route around it.
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?
People buy what is perceived a "good" deal. Whether the "good" is for the buyer or the seller is always a good question.
Why do people buy bottled water? The tap-water is free...
GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users
Unfortunately, now they have a very nice pool of information/images to blackmail the persons(s) displayed. What a treasure that must be for the agencies. How better control the populous than dirty tricks.
Maybe we should start collecting the like info on the agencies?
200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal
Indeed, reverse path filtering should be mandatory, especially because it is so easy.
Also, RFC3514 should become a part of the IP standard. Not setting the appropriate bit from the sender side should then be punishable with eternal flogging.
Italy Approves 'Google Tax' On Internet Companies
The problem, however, is that it may run afoul of European law by discriminating between national and European registered companies. It will depend heavily on the exact wording and application of the law whether the EU will allow it.
The loophole should be closed on EU level, but /that/ is a hard thing to do with all the lobbying going on. Maybe it is time that the tax-systems get better harmonised between EU countries and sanity can be implemented (I know, utopian thoughts, but still).
NSA Metadata Collection Program Has Stopped Zero Attacks
Yes, but it did not hurt the bottom line. The NSA has prevented many, many economic failures. Terrorists are so last decade. The real value is in the economic edge you can blackmail from all others.
Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?
Surely, there is a very simple method to do something about it.
When the state oversteps its boundary, it is time to replace the state. If not in orderly fashion, then with force. It is called revolution.
WxWidgets 3.0: First Major Release in Several Years
"Big number" minus "Another Big number" is approx.7
That is about right, isn't it?
Just like 2+2=5 for large values of 2.
Where Does America's Fear Come From?
It is "Fear and consumption".
A way to keep the populations under control. The Roman Empire used "Bread and circuses".
2000 years, and nothing has changed.
Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...
But the start of a very productive work-day is upon us. The shutdown of facebook may recoup some of the lost economics from the government impasse.
Also, it reminds me of the final scene in Surrogates, where all people suddenly go outside to see the world again. It is a nice idea, though. One is allowed to dream of a better future.
NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center
Yes, time to leave...
Scott me up Beamy.
UK Mobile ISP Blocks VPN, Citing Access To Porn
The *internet* is objectionable. There is no content that is inane. Every letter can be abused for multiple purposes. The whole internet should be an opt-in.
EFF Wins Release of Secret Court Opinion: NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional
You at the other side of the pond have generated a farce beyond fantasy. Create secret court, abuse powers, secret court says "non", ignore, expand and repeat.
As a tech I'd say your system has found a resonance point where the loop-gain is so much greater than one that it might cause the earth's rotation to change....
Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents
You mean "saltmarsh"...
The Death of the American Drive-in
That is because the pirates got there first. The Drive-in closes because there are too many pirates. It is the secret reason!
Also, when there is too much rain, the pirates tend to raid the drive-in with their ships. A significant burden on the operators.
3D Printers Shown To Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles
When multiple options are available to mitigate the problem, then the most often used should be eliminated.
Hear you all, stop cooking! You're potentially killing yourself from nano-particle emissions. Stop cooking, now, please.
The CIA Wants To Know How To Control the Climate
The most obvious answer is always the one (almost) never thought of or mentioned: stop polluting the planet.
NSA Spying Hurts California's Business
It is called "blowback". No surprise there.
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