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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

Korruptionen make believe (698 comments)

The NSA is keeping us about as safe as the Mars rovers do from martian attacks.... which really is the reason we all know they are there. amiright?

about 9 months ago
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Foxconn Accused of Forcing InternsTo Build PS4s Or Lose School Credit

Korruptionen rage (196 comments)

Well when it breaks, I'll know who to blame!

about a year ago
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Since Snowden Leaks, NSA's FOIA Requests Are Up 1,000 Percent

Korruptionen irony (47 comments)

Does anyone find the fact that it's called "Freedom of INFORMATION act" ironic at all?? I sure do.

about a year ago
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I'd prefer my money be made of ...

Korruptionen alternate (532 comments)

Why was ammunition not an option here??

1 year,21 hours
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NSA Posts Opening For "Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"

Korruptionen lowered expectations (177 comments)

So, we're hiring a guy to report directly to the head of the NSA... so that he can report "hey, you're trampling everyone's privacy"... to which the director of the NSA can reply "I know." All of which we still will never know about.

1 year,7 days
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Report: Snowden Stayed At Russian Consulate While In Hong Kong

Korruptionen Why? (107 comments)

Why is it that someone reveals exactly what we all had assumed was already going on for a long time... and people become obsessed with this person? Something isn't right about this who story.

It's as if... he's... a plant or something.

(flame suit activated.)

about a year ago
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Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Korruptionen STILL (216 comments)

not gonna buy it... why? Because greed.

about a year ago
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IAB Urges People To Stop "Mozilla From Hijacking the Internet"

Korruptionen mailinglist (499 comments)

Did anyone else notice that the email they put in that bulletin to "stop firefox" goes to them?

PS. Fuck advertising companies.

about a year ago
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Obamacare Exchanges Months Behind In Testing IT Data Security

Korruptionen Re:A bad plan poorly executed (398 comments)

I think it's perception. They {the government} seem to be quite good at implementing programs that we believe continue not to work... but to them, I think their continued failed implementation is exactly what they intended on in the first place.

about a year ago
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C|Net Reporter Declan McCullagh Talks About Privacy (Video)

Korruptionen funnyhowitworks (51 comments)

Any attempts to repeal the Patriot Act will be caught by the government with snooping and snubbed.

about a year ago
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In India, the Dot Dash Is Done

Korruptionen NSarse (86 comments)

There's one guy at the NSA that just got his world crushed... because this was his job. Spying on telegraph systems. Poor guy.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?

Korruptionen todolist (381 comments)

What we should probably do is build data centers that take a catch all approach to data... that way, we can fear would be whistleblow... ahem... I mean, terrorists into being so careful online that they don't misbehave.

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Oh wait

about a year ago
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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

Korruptionen longestpostever (607 comments)

I've been waiting for this event for weeks, as we're buying 90ish laptops for our school district... faculty use.

First thing I noticed was the MacBook Air update... and how they are surprisingly dropping the clock speed of existing systems in favor of battery life. While I know their new software may be more efficient, and even the chipset itself may be more efficient, it just surprised me. Being around for the grand ol days of the "great hardware race", I didn't think they would actually move backwards (from 1.8GHz to 1.3GHz). First thing I thought of was that they are doing this so that they can have the great hardware race again... and announce faster systems all over again for that lineup.

Next up, the Mac Pro looks like an homage paid to the G4 Cube. While I will admit owning one and thinking it was cool at the time, I think someone else pointed out here that the elegance is lost in the external cable mess. But let's be honest, the people who are being power users are already going for external enclosures for everything (especially storage) because it can be had faster and cheaper by going not Apple. To all those also who say "OMG you can't upgrade it", my experience has been those who buy Mac Pros work them hard and run them until they quit or completely replace them anyway. They want an all in one solution that they can use and replace as a whole... because they know about graphic design / video editing, and not necessarily about performance computing.

iOS7. Auto updating, super cool for what we do with 800 iPads sitting here. I like it, even though it seems to be more like the Android phone I tested for a week recently (Galaxy S4). I was really hoping that with the release of iOS7, they would have been releasing what I consider "a properly sized phone for 2013". They didn't. Le sad.

iCloud ... platform agnostic document modification through a web browser, cool... but not when you start having to pay for an over X amount of storage every month. They are just trying to generate more recurring revenue. iCloud keychain seems like a terrible idea in terms of security. I say this because of the whole keys to the kingdom approach. All of my users use iCloud now, and they still are using sticky notes on their laptops, though I'm trying to break them of this.

Lastly, I am annoyed that none of this was even remotely ready to go today. I was hoping to be surprised with the release of software and that they had actually secretly worked with developers to have it out remotely soon. As a school, releasing iOS7 when school starts, well.. that's just a pain in the ass. Tim Cook is one of these most underwhelming speakers, and really just irritates me when I hear him. Whoever the dude in the blue shirt was... that guy was great with his speeches.

PS... thank god no more cat names

about a year ago
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The NSA: Never Not Watching

Korruptionen foreverwondering (568 comments)

I am just wondering why we cannot strive for a truly transparent government. It's all too often that our privacy is eroded, while the privacy of our governments is increased. It should be the government who, if they didn't have anything to hide, shouldn't be worried about being transparent. Thus why they aren't transparent, and about as clear as mud. The dirt at the bottom is probably unconscionable. Fuck the government, they don't represent me.

about a year ago
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Chinese Hackers Steal Top US Weapons Designs

Korruptionen Geez (395 comments)

Our government is terrible everything. They could have at least pulled a torrent fakeout type move and had the file labelled "F18 best plane ever", but the designs be for a sweet dirigible.

about a year ago
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Twitter's New Money-Making Plan: Lead Generation

Korruptionen advertisingsucks (82 comments)

A great man once said, "By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing... kill yourself." His name was Bill Hicks.

about a year ago
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NATO Holds Annual Cyber Defense Exercise

Korruptionen Re:Your tax dollars at waste (41 comments)

Dan Dreiberg: What happened to us? What happened to the American Dream?

Edward Blake: "What happened to the American Dream?" It came true! You're lookin' at it...

about a year and a half ago
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North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official

Korruptionen whatever (636 comments)

Look... they just figured out how to use the hydraulics to raise the missile. Everyone is giving them WAY too much credit. lol

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Home Reviews Arrive

Korruptionen Moo (70 comments)

Imagine you're a cow. Here's a new bell... we call it the "Cowbell Home." There you go... now back out to pasture with you, you good little consumer you. *daw* Isn't life easier??

about a year and a half ago
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Want to Keep Messages From the Feds? Use iMessage

Korruptionen doublecommentsacrossthesky (153 comments)

Two points I'd like to make :

A, I do not like having to sacrifice visual usability for security. iMessage is not visually pleasing to say the least.

B, In other news, US to declare all users of iMessage "digital home grown terrorists."

about a year and a half ago

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Captain's Log... 25052012...

Korruptionen Korruptionen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Having been a reader of /. for a long time, I've finally joined. Many great articles I've read here, and always appreciate this type of news. Having moved away from cable television completely, and gain access to all information strictly through the internet now.

Consider me a believer in the internet, that is meant for all the purpose of sharing information. Almost to the evolutionary step that we are meant to share with those who otherwise wouldn't know.

OR... if it brings on a Zombie Apocalypse, that'd be good too.

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