top New GCHQ Chief Says Social Media Aids Terrorists
banksters.Let's clamp down on who can use them!
top Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"
Your honor my client is a scoundrel criminal and you should give him the maximum punishment for his crime. At least Slashdot should use neutral sources regrading legal proceedings. But most of the blogger media is lazy and just quotes the lawyers for each side.
about a month and a half ago
top Edward Snowden Is Not Alone: US Gov't Seeks Another Leaker
> they didn't exist prior to his fleeing the USA and he couldn't possibly have accessed them.
Why couldn't of he of created a back door to later access the system?
top Starbucks Offers Workers 2 Years of Free College
a person with an online degree. They are open to fraud by people paying someone for college papers and taking tests.
top Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password
They just didn't have the parent sign the permission slip.
Asks schwit1, "How is this not a violation of the CFAA?"
No, fraud involved and not a "protected computer"
It sounds like the school was violating Facebook's Terms of Service, too.
Did the school employees ever agree to the Facebook TOS? No evidence of that.
top Gmail Goes HTTPS Only For All Connections
Sending encrypted mail is the only way to have a chance at keeping it private.
top Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity
All you lowly non-billionaires bow down in aww!
top Snowden A Hero? Gates Says No, Woz Says Yes
The wealthy want to keep people under the control of the government, so they can increase their wealth and power over us.
top Malaysian Flight Disappearance 'Deliberate'
A 777-2000 is worth 230 Million dollars. The pilot(s) could sell it for $23 million dollars and live high off the hog. I think every airline better put in an automatic beacon using satellite and/or HF radio to know where every plane is at all times and the pilot(s) can't turn it off. There was another plane stolen in Angola by a mechanic ten years ago. It was never found. I'm sure that guy is living very well also. This is organized crime. IMHO. YMMV.
top CIA Accused: Sen. Feinstein Sees Torture Probe Meddling
I'm shocked I tell ya! What next? Will the NSA start tracking the web browsing habits of congress critters, so they can blackmail them to increasing their authority and budget?
top Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?
Give the student a complete education in math, computer languages and computer science then they can use the knowledge in many industries.
top Using Google Maps To Intercept FBI and Secret Service Calls
He is not out of the woods yet. He should have received permission first or setup a pre-approved trial with a local business as a proof of concept.
top Tor Is Building an Anonymous Instant Messenger
Anonymity on the Internet is an illusion.
top Ask Slashdot: How Do You Convince an ISP To Bury Cable In Your Neighborhood?
The utilities have no incentive to bury cable for 22 houses. The only way you can get high speed internet in your area is to change the by-laws of the HOA to allow overhead wiring or pay for the installation with funds from the HOA.
Sorry, but you're stuck with it and your only way out may be to sell your home to move some place else.
top GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models
Most likely a capacitor problem. However if the product is out of warranty you are out of luck. The failure rate of electronics after two years is about 10%. I'm sure this falls within that standard.
top Court Rules Against Online Anonymity
They should publish the IP address for all posts along with their email address. They could put the email address on a image to prevent spam harvesters.
top Cheerios To Go GMO-Free
Man has been manipulating plants and animals for centuries. There is nothing harmful in the alteration of the genes of plants to help increase food production.
top US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate
If the supreme court allows for profit corporations to deny health care insurance for religious reasons only the worker will suffer. If you work for a Jehovah's witness employer they may demand that blood transfusions be covered. If you work for a Christian Science believer they may demand only broken bones be covered by health insurance. A Christian faith healer may demand that they not be required to offer any health insurance and that those sick workers should pray the disease or injuries away with the grace of Jesus.
The employee earns their health care insurance with their labor. It is no different then being paid wages. Just like the government can mandate wages and work conditions they are able to mandate health care insurance coverage for workers. This is under the general welfare and commerce clause of the constitution.
A religious exemption allowance would allow the Racist Church of the Creator members not to hire non-whites based on their beliefs.
In other words, if SCOTUS allows a religious exemption for employers compensating employees chaos will rein for workers across America as every religious belief will have to by law be accommodated by the government and the employee will have no recourse.
top Apple Denies Helping NSA Subvert iPhone
OK so what government agency or contractor did Apple help with a back door to the iPhone? The rant about "malicious hackers" is a classic switch to get the consumer to think Apple is denying the program. But the government of the United States is not a malicious hacker.
top Snapchat Users' Phone Numbers Exposed To Hackers
We give them out to friends, family, retailers, employers and for thousand of other reasons. The same goes for an email address.
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