Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing
As a kiwi, I'm not a fan but this is ridiculous... hes been charged with no New Zealand crime... the search warrant was ruled by a New Zealand judge to be illegal and excessive. He's not exactly an average looking person... he would stand out
Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba
Im not worried about AI being smarter than us... Im worried about machines that use the same logic (or ethics) we do...
Such as the Baghdad Airstrike... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J...
A machine is only as good as the code behind it, and look at the issues with electronic voting machines, ATM's, and chip on credit card's
Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware
Using Windows 8.1 Update 1, fully patched.... *facedesk*
Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job
Would be my advice... (IANAL)
Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8
I'd never buy an iPhone, sorry, I don't like the idea of being locked into the Apple way... but I've seen little mention of how the camera compares to current flagship Android phones
Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy
Pretty sure Android is free from Google
Google's Megan Smith Would Be First US CTO Worthy of the Title
... the willingness to admit you don't know everything, and are willing to seek expert advice...
Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating
I bought one of these, and between it and the Corsair H110, i don't even have any case fans on... the case has good ventilation at the top, and front... the case will be a fair bit cheaper than the premium alienware would be charging too
Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours
Imagine the outrage the US Govt would show, if say, China insisted Apple or Google share ALL the information they had stored in the US. Before you dismiss this, think about it... a Chinese Judge (lets say the Chinese equivalent of the SCOTUS) issues a warrant (which would be valid under Chinese law) demanding this...
I'm sure there would be an outrage by POTUS, Congress, and everyone else sticking up their hand.
Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets
... non-offensive in any language or culture...
So they have seen what 4chan can do?
Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots
If everyone loses their jobs, who will be able to buy the products?
Encryption Keys For Kim Dotcom's Data Can't Be Given To FBI, Court Rules
He has broken no laws in New Zealand... the NZ Police and the GCSB overreached with their spying and the execution of the search warrant (the warrant was found to be not legal). The US tried to get him extradited, so the Judge asked to see some of the evidence... (presumption of innocence you know), and the US said 'were the US, we want him, hes guilty', so the Judge said prove it. Seeing as the extradition hearing still hasn't been heard in it's entirety, he's still here in NZ.
You can argue luck all you want, but what matters here is New Zealand law, and the opinion of the Judge (btw Kim Dot Com is a New Zealand resident, so is subject to all the rights that kiwi's have)
Auditors Release Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt
The current train of thought, which may never be verified, is that the authors got a National Security Letter from the NSA (like Lavabit)... If so, pointing people away from it to something like BitLocker may be a way for the NSA to gain easier access to encrypted data
Interviews: Ask Jennifer Granick What You Will
Ms. Granick can you say why there is no penalty for false claims (often repeated and obvious false claims) about ownership of content. This seems to be one of the biggest issues of contention, if people were to accept that the DCMA itself is acceptable
Why Is US Broadband So Slow?
All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall
Parents data wall the teachers and staff?
Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Just like the remote kill switch that was proposed in cars. This is a solution looking for a problem, and more over it's a solution that's ripe for abuse.
Exactly... if there's a switch, it will be exploited... just look at the encryption on Blu-ray or DVD's... or even some of the RSA encryptions... no matter how good the digital lock, it will be broken eventually...
FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft
Someone should invent dye pack armed laser seeking missiles... have a drone fly around an airport, someone uses a laser pointed at a plane, and poof, theyre fluro green, and theres video proof for court... win/win
HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
I'm with you, Fuck beta
Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service
$2000 a month should get their attention, require a phone call and 1 months notice of termination, and a $2000 early termination fee
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