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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

allo Re:Excuse me while.. (97 comments)

Which means, if you're over 18 (16?), its bad for you to possess them. But taking them ...

btw: Are there any court cases about people having or distributing underage photos of themself? That seems to be the corner case for some of the more rigorous laws.

3 days ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

allo Re:No Google (209 comments)

Yeah, i suspect the NSA to infiltrate BIG projects like openssl as well. But i fear closed source the same. The only difference is, that commercial (!= closed source) software can easliy be affected by a NSL and that open source (which may be commercial as well) software can be read if something is suspected. And you can patch as soon as possible without waiting for a patch day.

3 days ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

allo Re:Nice article (97 comments)

I am not sure, if this is a question of nationality, whats your point of view.

What i DO support:
- obey the law
- if you do not like the law, form a group to change it.

But further: "Have an Opinion!".
And this does not need to match the law. When i say "with sexting there is no victim", i do not say that sexting is legal, but i it may mean, that i would support laws, which do not mark every picture of a nude child as illegal, disregarding the way they were created.
I do obey the current law, but if the cause would be big enough for me, i might try to make a petition, engage me in politics or something similiar.

This is what i mean, when is say there is a (subjective) moral point of view and a legal one.

3 days ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

allo Re:No Google (209 comments)

> Google, Apple, and yes Microsoft have plenty of smart people looking at their closed code for security flaws
same for big opensource projects.

And now show me a case of malicious insider in an open source project.

about a week ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

allo Re:Nice article (97 comments)

I did not doubt it (in fact i did not even consider it, as i do not live in us legislation), but made a argument from the reason / moral point of view, not from the legal one.

about a week ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

allo Re:No Google (209 comments)

Security is just not black and white.
For opensource you have the chance to see something, with closed source you do not have it.

The only argument could be, that flaws in opensource can be found easier by the bad guys, because of the open source. But i doubt it. At least for this not so obvious ones.

I think stuff like the debian ssl bug was known by the nsa. But not because they read the source, but because they collected A LOT of ssl keys. So its like blackbox testing.

about a week ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

allo Re:Nice article (97 comments)

Indeed!

about a week ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

allo Re:No Google (209 comments)

And in closed source software, you do not even have the chance to see the backdoor.

about a week ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

allo Re:Excuse me while.. (97 comments)

I guess, there are many prude people, and you can show some respect. But as long as its kept private (its not public, when two persons send nudes to each other), it should not interest anyone but the two persons.

about a week ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

allo Re:No Google (209 comments)

irony: to login you should use a google account.

about a week ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

allo Re:No Google (209 comments)

But i know, that there are people working with the source code. An obvious backdoor would have been found i.e. by the cyanogenmod people, so it needs at least to be more subtle.

about a week ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

allo Re:Nice article (97 comments)

why is a child exploited, if it sends images it made itself? The leak is not voluntary, but the photos are. So there is nobody exploited, even when the leak may lead to awkward situations. The whole "its child abuse" argument is invalid for selfies.

about a week ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

allo Re:Excuse me while.. (97 comments)

Why not? Because nudes are bad?

about a week ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

allo Lie detectors detect stress (574 comments)

and they cannot work, if you do not know, what is stress to the person and what is not. Questions like name, birth place and so on can be used to test "no stress". To test "stresses him", you need something you know its stressing. Illegal downloading is not. A questions about illegal downloading, which prevents you from getting the job will be quite stressing.

about a week ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

allo Good luck (428 comments)

If some filesharing gets successfully banned in enough locations, it will add encryption and concealing of its protocol. iirc there are already approaches for bittorrent there.

about a week ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

allo Re:Don't over generalize (715 comments)

The point why trolls can easily target women, are the reactions. Troll a "gamer gurl" and she will produce video blogs against harressment of girls on the internet. Troll a guy, and he will state, that you're an asshole. And that's it.
Of course, this is a generalization, too. There are many women, who can deal appropriately with this trolls. But there are a few very loud ones, which cry "sexism" for personal (not general) attacks.

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

allo Re:Complain to choosers, not creators (993 comments)

Jep. And now they have and build features on it. So try to maintain these features with a no-systemd patch. Good luck.
On the other hand, i could imagine to maintain the sysvinit-system. This is not too complicated and a single person may do it, a small team can do it very relaxed.

about two weeks ago
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Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

allo The android key is at danger on running devices (146 comments)

Try to change it with vpc. You are NOT asked for your old password.
With for example LUKS this is not possible, as the linux kernel does not give you the password of the unlocked device, which is needed to encrypt it with the new key.

about two weeks ago

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