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Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'

WeeBit The people (174 comments)

I discuss similar stuff with people. You have a few that don't care but you also have many that are getting wrong advice. Many were told that legally they can't highly secure their cell phones, computers, tablets, etc. Plus a few even said that to be as secure as possible will have them put under suspicion of illegal activities and they don't want that kind of attention.

I believe security is good if it accomplishes what it is intended for. But many that are not secure because for a decade they were told they were fine; "don't worry about it, you have all that you need". Now everything is turned upside down. Security is only good if it is used. Unless someone has a magic plan to get the public to use the new secure software that seems to be invented regularly for the past six to eight months, many of it may go obsolete before the first anniversary of the software arrives.

about three weeks ago

Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

WeeBit They don't care (342 comments)

Even if the facts are true the bottom line is money trumps over common sense. They will be long buried before the shit hits the fan.

about 2 months ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

WeeBit well (322 comments)

I look forward to the day that Windows is uniform/compliant across the board with all other Internet scripting. If they can do that then I will take them serious. If not then they can just shut up cause I heard it all before.

about 2 months ago

New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

WeeBit I wonder... (253 comments)

How much that 2 day cure will cost a month? Judging by how much they are charging people for other new drugs... I don't have 2-4 thousand a month to dish out. So much for them eradicating diabetes!

about 2 months ago

Former NSA Director: 'We Kill People Based On Metadata'

WeeBit So we can say... (155 comments)

They collected everything they could on us, and nothing we have is hidden. They have it all. Metadata can spotlight many things in a person. Their likes, dislikes health family banking, credit cards etc. Phone records and recording is nothing compared. I said before they have all of this and then some. I stand by what I say. They can write a book about you.

Now that new rules are in place I don't believe you are anymore private than you was before the new rules. The NSA is a very private entity. Security suppose to be top notch. Keeping things hush-hush is part of their job. So they very well could do this behind our backs, and we would be none the wiser. We only know what few areas we were told they are storing on us. But it's a lot. You don't think they need over one million square feet, and contain Four 25,000-square-foot facilities to house rows and rows of servers that can hold endless data just to store phone and Google searches do you? These are just the ones we know about.

Read between the lines.

about 4 months ago

Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers

WeeBit Re:In other news (230 comments)

FEMA camps?

about 5 months ago

Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion

WeeBit hmm... (1 comments)

I wonder if the big cable companies have ever thought they might be doing a bad thing buying up all the other cable companies? Soon we will just have a couple to choose from, and if Comcast can buy out Time Warner the consumer choice will dwindle down to no choice. Who wants to pay for lousy expensive service that has poor support?

about 7 months ago

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

WeeBit Guess what! (364 comments)

It's not a secret anymore! Your mileage may vary.

about 8 months ago

Counterpoint: Why Edward Snowden May Not Deserve Clemency

WeeBit Why give him clemency if you have own a nice bunch (573 comments)

The US will not let Snowden have a free card. If they nab him it will be the last time the public will see him. If he is shot in a foreign country the US can deny and blame it on who ever they like. Might as well face it Snowden will be forever checking behind himself. He will never ever be a free man.

about 8 months ago

PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

WeeBit Even more better than Android... (564 comments)

Window's and Linux Android and Apple is nothing more than a payola gateway for the Apps makers to bleed money out of their fan base at every turn. Want extra users? you get 3 extra for $2.99 and above. game tools you pay out the yang for. more board play? pay for it. It's getting ridiculous. Soon the masses will start paying attention to their bank accounts and see all those apple purchases and realize they are not worth it. I stopped dishing out the same month I was purchasing. Why? because many of those games are rigged. Watch your games when you first play without the pay you have moves you can do the game stays the same level through out your play. As soon as you put money down the game gets harder and very difficult to win. Even Rovio is getting in on the payola bandwagon. it won't last, and I don't see this move by the manufacturers being a win for anyone, including them. All anyone has done so far is let these Apps get out of hand. They soon will be making money by charging 99 cents just for you to download their stuff. Gone will be free. They will use such jargon as this allows you to receive updates or some crap they think up.

about 9 months ago

FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic

WeeBit what is going to happen ... (365 comments)

The Internet will split three ways. One for the filthy rich, another for those that don't care, or too dumb to care that they can't see the whole Internet at good speeds, and the third internet will be put in place by a group of people that gives a damn for the people.

about 10 months ago

Boston Cops Outraged Over Plans to Watch Their Movements Using GPS

WeeBit lol (409 comments)


about 10 months ago

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear EPIC Challenge To NSA Surveillance

WeeBit Re:Calling China right now (227 comments)

Make sure there is lead in them. :/

about 10 months ago

Google to Pay $17 Million to Settle Privacy Case

WeeBit shessh (109 comments)

They got off lite

about 10 months ago

Japan Refused To Help NSA Tap Asia's Internet

WeeBit Japan (375 comments)

They know the Japanese Constitution is meaningful and should never be stomped on. I mean who creates a Constitution and then ignores it? OH WAIT!

about a year ago

Federal Prosecutors, In a Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps As Evidence

WeeBit Is it payback time? (321 comments)

Must be tough looking at innovation everywhere and not seeing anything exciting come to the court room since the tape recorder. :/

about a year ago

CryptoSeal Shuts Down Consumer VPN Service To Avoid Fighting NSA

WeeBit question (361 comments)

What countries can the NSA not order you to hand over the keys to your encrypted files or servers? Is there a list?

Just seems you just move your content to a server not residing in North America.

Just asking cause everyone is discussing this but no one is posting good solutions.

about a year ago

CryptoSeal Shuts Down Consumer VPN Service To Avoid Fighting NSA

WeeBit Re:DoS? (361 comments)

The NSA/Gov will just get them blacklisted. See the Search engines do a good job when they have too.

about a year ago

CryptoSeal Shuts Down Consumer VPN Service To Avoid Fighting NSA

WeeBit Re:Playing devil's advocate... (361 comments)

"Does that put the NSA/FISA on the side of dictatorships and other anti-freedom nations?"

No .... Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!

about a year ago

China's State Press Calls For 'Building a De-Americanized World'

WeeBit The pattern (634 comments)

every time the US does this crap it is a opportunity for China to pounce or any nation for that fact because we are vulnerable.

about a year ago



I need suggestions - video editor

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  about 3 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "I need a video editor that has the following:
add voice, music, or both -unlimited
include pictures, video, slideshows, file presentations
be able to add credits, title, and if necessary text before during or after video,slideshows, pictures
not cost an arm and a leg I am on a budget of less than 150 bucks here.
be able to upload to YouTube or my website, or my blog which is WordPress.
nice transitions, video effects would be a plus.
use for commercial — non commercial

I have used a few as a test run but many lack one or two things above. The one I thought was promising didn't handle sound very well on my box which is windows 7. That was Windows live movie maker. Even using the fade feature did not stop a sound file from handling certain files correctly. The file tended to jump at you, or you could not hear it very well. I believe it had something to do with the quality of the file itself."

I need help, suggestions

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 3 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "I have created a new website (May 2010) based on a social network theme. First off I have about 80 members. Of these 80 about four post content. Always posting to the same category. The rest log in to just read the content. I want more participation. None of them participate in the groups section of the site. (Burned out on groups?) The website has been building up on people just visiting to read content also. Unfortunately this is where it ends. Everyone loves the idea, but it seems more like to just read the posts, without adding content etc.

I got the idea to go the open source route hoping this may help the website out. How could this help a social website, and how do I go about this if it is feasible? I do not mind doing a copy left instead of a copy right. But would this open the door up for others to copy my idea, instead of helping my website to grow? How do I get the Opensource community to embrace my website? Should I change the website back to a beta if I do this? Should I allow coders to create apps for the website? What things should I consider before embracing the open source community? What type of Opensource license should I consider using? Do I need to make changes? This will be my first Open Source project. I did not post the addy, because I did not want this post to look spammy. Suggestions, and ideas welcomed. Check my profile for the website url. Thanks for all help on my project."

Are users right in rejecting security advice?

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 4 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "Researchers have different ideas as to why people fail to use security measures. Some feel that regardless of what happens, users will only do the minimum required. Others believe security tasks are rejected because users consider them to be a pain. A third group maintains user education is not working. Herley offers a different viewpoint. He contends that user rejection of security advice is based entirely on the economics of the process."
Link to Original Source

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit writes ""For years, computer makers have managed to wring a few extra bucks of profit out of each PC sale by bundling all sorts of third-party software. While adding software, setting default search engines and including toolbars can all put money in PC makers' pockets, the practice has also alienated some consumers who say all such "crapware" is clogging their hard drives and bogging down their systems. "

PC makers walk fine line with 'crapware'

I would lots rather be offered the full version software, than get the trial versions. I don't like toolbars on the browsers at all. Plus I don't feel the public should have to pay for something they don't get in the first place. Maybe if they offered us like five software fully functional for a year at a reduced price? The trial versions are definitely hated by me, and many others. Most I never intend to use, or I prefer another software to do the job. Plus they do clog the pc with this stuff. I am a firm believer of choice. Most of the vendors though you get what you get, and your stuck with it. So normally a new computer to me means cleaning the hard drive as soon as you take it out of the box.* As I said though... Why should we pay for something we are not getting?"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit writes "NEW YORK — Although it has already taken nearly four decades to get this far in building the Internet, some university researchers with the federal government's blessing want to scrap all that and start over.

Internet May Eventually Be Scrapped

Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't this piss off quite a bit of online businesses that depend on the Internet for their bread and butter? Would they be so brazen to shut the Internet down? Or is this just daydreaming?"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit writes "This is a review of sorts. But it is not a nice review. I know everyone is tired of the bashing towards Microsoft. But it's not my fault honest! Microsoft should of done a better job on their firewall. on to story...

Microsoft says its new Windows Firewall is now two-way, that it adds outbound protection, but a closer look reveals that this is more deceptive marketing spin. With Windows Vista what you get turns out to be a half-cocked firewall that's hardly worth the upgrade.

I sure was hoping that Microsoft would get it right this time. Maybe they will fix this? If they don't, we will not see much of a change when it comes to Window's Security. Will Vista be worth the money? I don't think so. Convince me otherwise if you can. Vista's new better firewall is NOT"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 6 years ago

WeeBit writes "It's true that many don't whistle blow because they are afraid of retaliation. A discloser lawsuit, or blocking of a website by certain Governments stands in the way of most.

From the website: Wikileaks a new approach to an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Wikileaks will provide a forum for the entire global community to examine any document for credibility, plausibility, veracity and falsifiability. They will be able to interpret documents and explain their relevance to the public.

How well will they be able to protect the whistle blowers 100%? Will some Governments consider this a challenge? I see certain Governments blocking the website, and others filing lawsuits due to the nature of the disclosures.

I guess we shall all see how well the whistle blower is protected.

Or maybe not."

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit writes "PC World has a article called "Do-it-Yourself Phishing Kit Found Online" located here: PC World Article My question is would it be ethical to ban these type software on the Internet? Or do you think it's not even feasible or a lost cause to even try? Would you? Reasons?"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "I saw a news article on why you should buy Plasma instead of LCD TV's. The article is located here: Buy Plasma It just sparked my interest. Flat panel TV's have the market now. Our analog TV's are on their way out. I am sure many will be thinking of purchasing their new Flat panel within the next couple years. Have you given this any thought? Which do you prefer Plasma or LCD? Why? A maker of the Plasma, Panasonic was clear to point out their reasons to go with Plasma. They sell both the Plasma and the LCD. They have been pushing ads that sell the consumer on the plasma TV's over the LCD's. You can read this here: Plasma vs lcd Is this a good argument? Or just hype? Do you still plan to go with a LCD, or do you plan to purchase a Plasma?"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "Open source gift guide There are hundreds of gift guides this holiday season filled with junk you can buy — but a lot of time you actually don't own it, you can't improve upon it, you can't share it or make it better, you certainly can't post the plans, schematics and source code either. We want to change that, we've put together our picks of interesting open source hardware projects, open source software, services and things that have the Maker-spirit of open source. ... pen_source_1.html"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "McAfee advertises Windows woes ... WEB SECURITY FIRMS are feeling a bit insecure at the moment. From the looks of things many feel that Security Software will be a part of the past. I don't doubt that Vista will be better Security wise, but aren't many crying fowl far too soon? Don't count your chickens until they hatch. The biggest one to be crying fowl is Microsoft. They have no intentions on releasing any info until Vista goes public. In the news... Many have said the Vista's kernel has already been cracked. So is this doom, ... and is Microsoft so on top of things as they claim? Or are they fixing to fall hard? Who will be the looser? Us or them? 727"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "Everyone knows about the Sex Offender list... But a Meth Offender list? Tennessee is one of three States to have a meth offender list online. Is this the wave of the future? Will other States keep a watchful eye to see how these three States fair in fighting drugs? I must admit, it is a good way to see where this drug may be in your area. But is it going too far? Or should they make public online all drug offenders? I can't help but think if all States did this which ones would be the worse off? Plus I believe it would open many eyes to what is going on around them, and to be a shock to many. Reported by Will Carr meth list"

WeeBit WeeBit writes  |  about 8 years ago

WeeBit (961530) writes "Can a EULA override your First Amendment rights?

Culver City Forces Users to Waive Free Speech Rights

Courtesy of Dave Weinberger, I came across this item from First Amendment attorney John Mitchell that seems too bad to be true, but it is. Culver City, CA is offering its citizens free Wi-Fi service, but there's one big hitch: users formally agree to give up their First Amendment rights before using the network. ity_forces_users_to_waive_free_speech_rights.php"


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