Google Grabbed Locations of Phones, PCs
The fact that you or anyone else thinks it's not legal is mind-boggling to me.
Not that I think this needs a stupid analogy, but here's one anyway: This is like sitting in a busy intersection on a public street and writing down everything audible that is said.
To bring this analogy to a home, it's like standing out on (again) the public street, writing down everything you hear people say who are shouting out their own open windows. Why would anyone think this is illegal, and how could the persons speaking in either of these scenarios have any realistic expectation of privacy?
Bill Clinton Says 'Paint Your Roofs White'
Then I guess the way to solve this is by not pedantically applying simple advice unilaterally to the point of parody?
That's crazy talk.
Bill Gates Looks to Reinvent the Toilet
It's only insightful if you think admittance to Heaven is your reward for being altruistic.
LulzSec Debunks UK Census Hack
Slashdot users, or...?
Google Wallet: the End of Anonymous Shopping
information about your Doritos purchases to rearrange their wares
Truly, this is a nightmare made real.
Privacy Hacking Worse Than PR Flacking
credibility can be expressed as a negative value
Ask Slashdot: Android Security Practices?
Fortunately, some of us are smart enough not to click every stupid shiny thing we see in the web, or even use operating systems extremely vulnerable to this type of attack.
Not all operating systems are created equal, nor have the same attack surface. Not arguing against the usefulness of a firewall here, but what good is antivirus if most (of the really bad) exploits are zero-day? If you don't apply the remaining security patches, well, that's really a different issue.
Your post assumes a great degree of naivetÃ©, but all users are not created equal either.
Besides, the post you're attacking wasn't even the poster who claims AV on a phone is stupid.
New Alureon Rootkit Takes Malware To New Level
Yes, I can see how a tab far outside the physical storage media would physically prevent the write heads from touching the floppy (which, I think, was the point GP was trying to make).
Bin Laden's Sneakernet Email System
Tor may hide the endpoints to a midpoint party, but you can bet it would only be a matter of time before the closest exit node to Pakistan would be honeypotted.
Sony Could Face Developer Exodus On PSN
due to the security settings I have
You mean, the defaults? Thanks for sharing.
Sony Could Face Developer Exodus On PSN
developers who rely on PSN revenues may jump ship if they aren't compensated
I was going to hack my firmware and distribute my PSN-capable homebrew software, but now that Sony has shown they care nothing for its users, I'll take my business elsewhere.
Unarchiver Provides LGPL RARv3 Extraction Tool
Indeed. And then, when one of these services randomly decides they don't want these files (which happens often), you're stuck with no parts 14-17 of 31 of your download.
The advantage of splitting to small files USED to be to post them to Usenet.
Assuming Usenet ever existed, that is.
Punish Bad Users With Drupal Misery
Instead the collective socialist mentality at that cesspool beats down and oppresses opposing opinions every chance it gets.
Welcome to the Internet.
77 Million Accounts Stolen From Playstation Network
Which meant you had to provide a credit card whether you were ever going to buy anything or not.
Where did you get this information from? I have a PSN account, and have never entered my credit card into my PS3 (nor used it for PSN purchases).
PSN Outage Continues, Console Hack Claimed To Be Responsible
The PSN login is there, and you have to pretend to log in, and it will tell you that "PSN is currently undergoing maintenance" with the option to close the message. Then, Netflix works.
Though, it does sometimes begin doing that inexplicable PSN-login-cycling thing it sometimes does, like when you leave Netflix idling too long.
Blender 2.57 Released — and It's Easy To Use!
NO SINGLE PERSON can know all of 3d graphics
That's funny, but incorrect.
Google Invests In World's Largest Solar Power Tower Plant
The New Commodore 64
Oh my gosh! Did you warn them? About the dropdowns?
Slashdot became unreadable that day!
The Case Against GUIs, Revisited
On Android, it does this by default. I think my Windows Mobile 6.0 phone and previous "dumb" Motorola phone did this as well. Just start dialing the number, and if it's in your contact list, it will display.
Requiring Algebra II In High School Gains Momentum
This ^. My kids already are enjoying Khan Academy.
Also, it took quite a few seconds before I remembered that Algebra II was optional at my high school (back in '94), though I partook.
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