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Tech Companies Worried Over China's New Rules For Selling To Banks

davydagger Sounds like the US Government (108 comments)

Technology companies that want to sell equipment to Chinese banks will have to submit to extensive audits, turn over source code, and build âoeback doorsâ into their hardware and software, according to a copy of the rules obtained by foreign companies already doing billions of dollar worth of business in the country.

Sounds like the US Government's policy, and I'm not even joking.

7 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

davydagger Re:Government Intervention (452 comments)

"free market" capitalism never existed except for brief 10 year peroids in history, where the eventual monopolies that form cement their rule, ending competition in exchange for stability.

public utility broadband would be like google fiber, 1 GB/s to the home for about what you pay for fiber, with little ifs ands or buts.

Before you say anything about the government restricting or controlling it, the snowden leaks have shown that "private" ownership of utilities is fairly useless to prevent government spying, as the government just goes behind their back(using spycraft, which corporations can do little to counter), and most of the companies simply co-operated with the government one way or another.

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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

davydagger Re:Already solved! (370 comments)

check the date: Sun Mar 31 17:22:15

yeah, just a few hours shy of April 1.

2 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

davydagger Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (392 comments)

If you thought corporate influence was bad now, just wait until you do some fair research into the end of the electorial college, and the end of state appointed senators.

f states still had the power the Framers intended for them to have, individuals would have better representation than they do now even without electing the President or Senators.

No, not really, and the 12th and 17th Amendments where paid for in blood. The former by Colonel Shay and his men, the latter by the working class at the hands of the army and newly formed police. When it did work this way, corporate intrests reigned supreme.

3 days ago
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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

davydagger Re:Saddest line ever (140 comments)

explain to me how this is diffrent than any entity in the USA. Just about all US Companies hand over data to the feds when asked. Many even partnered with the government. That was in the snowden leaks, i.e. official docs, so its hard to say it doesn't happen.

Also, from google's own website, here is the cooperation they do with the government.

Here is government requests for user information from google:
https://www.google.com/transpa...

Here is government requests to remove content:
https://www.google.com/transpa...

and here are "copyright" takedown notices, to include the now overboard use of the DMCA as cenorship by private government like entities:
https://www.google.com/transpa...

But its only orwellian when a government we don't like does it? I think the most ironic is the last one, which is censorship by private organizations, the most chilling and most common, and fully supported by the government. I fail to understand how complicance with the rulling regime is a "communist" thing,

3 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

davydagger Re:Who are you? I'm bat- er, ANON! (408 comments)

the only time sexuality is accepted in this country is either in advertising, by the rich and famous, or if its done in compiance after purchasing the right combination of products that allow you to be sexualized.

Or, you can have sex in the missionary position after marraige.

Those are the only two accepted types of sexuality in this country.

3 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

davydagger Re:Who are you? I'm bat- er, ANON! (408 comments)

you didn't actually read the article. They aren't going after pedos in general, but what they are claiming to be a very specific child torture ring, with alleged heads in high ranking government and corporate positions.

Given the nature of "Anonymous", its unlikely they are the original nihilistic self-described terrorists, the moralfagging social justice activists that came in for opperation channology, or even the Federal agents that had been giving the group dirrection with the mass arrests of the former two. This sounds like someone diffrent with a thin grasp on American society.

The video asserts there will be mainstream news defending pedos as "child lovers", something that never happened, and most likely never will.

4 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

davydagger Re:Think of the children! (408 comments)

the government crowd sourced footage of the boston bombings to reddit and 4chan, and they found the wrong guy, and the guy got death threats.

4 days ago
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

davydagger Re:Urban legend? (308 comments)

Or mabey it did get out, but you most likely dismissed it as a conspiracy theory. Which is how most secrets are kept is getting people to dismiss them as conspiracy theories, and throw in aliens and reptilian overlords so you simply don't believe anything the mainstream news doesn't push, repeatedly.

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

davydagger Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (392 comments)

mob rule is still prefrable to the rule of a wealthy elite who dictate policy in their own intrests and laugh at anyone else.

People are stupid, and limiting their power seems like a good idea only until you relize that the people you'd have regulate these people are also people, most likely just as stupid, but in addition to being stupid, greedy and ambitious.

meritocracy is a lie. Appointed over democratic leads to nothing but cronyism, not competance.

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

davydagger Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (392 comments)

direct democracy is where people vote on issues directly like in ancient greece.

represenatative democracy is where people vote for representatives to make laws.(sort of how its supposed to work now)

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

davydagger Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (392 comments)

If that is the only standard, in that case, North Korea, is in fact, a democracy. They too, count votes, and the person who gets the most votes takes office. So does Iran.

So is Cuba, was the USSR, Iraq under Sadam, every nation on earth right now except the Maladives, and Saudi Arabia.

We in our everyday views challenge the validity of votes and democracy, and quality of democracy world wide. Now, I don't think we are quite as bad as any of the countries on that list, but I am just pointing out your simplistic test on "democracy" includes countries that no one in their right mind would ever consider democracies.

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

davydagger Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (392 comments)

2. The US is not a direct democracy, but it is still a democracy.

on paper, sure, in effect, no. Its really not. It never was, our "founding fathers"(the real ones that signed our current constitution), didn't want a democracy either. Uts a republican of the rich, made to protect their intrests from both the poor and foreign powers. Always has been. Sure we've gotten more democratic over time, but still not a real democracy.

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

davydagger Re:Internet Banking.... (392 comments)

lots your typical "bad guy" isn't any smarter than your average twitter user. Go watch "Why Johnny can't encrypt"

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

davydagger Problem solved. (392 comments)

Intelligence agencies are not going to give up trying to get the bad guys. They will have to get closer to the bad guys

you mean, "do real legitimate intellegence work"

You can say that will be more targeted

problem solved. the lack of ethics isn't the fact that intellegence services exist or function, its the fact they were being deployed against the population of the entire world as a whole, hence everyone being considered an "enemy". This allows them to target people without really taking additional steps to target them, giving next to no oversight on who can be targeted and for what. This opens the door for national security and terrorism resources being used to fight the ever failing war on drugs, harrrass protestors, without leaving as much of a trace. It would even allow analysists who moonlight as private intellegence to be able to carefully extract data for their nightime employers, leading for intellegence work being used to harrass critics and enemies of private individuals and corporations.

Sure this could still happen, but it'd leave a bigger paper trail, and oversight is easier. I think this is ethically better. I think Omand has it backwards.

4 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

davydagger Re:biological imperative (408 comments)

yeah, they are like, high ranking and everything. High ranking people never do bad stuff that would require them to step down, or go to prison. Only low ranking people do. I think he's jealous of their success, or whatever phrase they use when someone accuses someone high ranking of crime or social misbehavior

4 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

davydagger Re:Think of the children! (408 comments)

Boston Marathon Bomber case comes to mind as someone who had his life destroyed because a few lazy assholes with no burder of proof decided to be judge and jury, and leave the man out to a lynch mob justice

Given that its most likely that "Anonymous" at this point is mostly government agents now, its going to be real intresting to see who they finger as pedophiles, and if any of these people are actually guilty.

4 days ago
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OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released

davydagger Re:A different perspective (96 comments)

obnoxious feature request, throw in support for twofish, and try and get the TLS standards body to add twofish as a supported protocol next version. Just two cents.

5 days ago

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iPhone users demand ethics from apple over manufacture

davydagger davydagger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

davydagger (2566757) writes "Apple iphone users demand that apple redress poor working conditions of workers who make their iPhone. Their demand is for an "ethical" iphone. Given apple's long running and long ignored ethical problems, along many lines, it'd almost be fair to suggest jumping ship. Of course this was long suggested, as there is not a single Apple product where there is no viable competition.(some would say BETTER even)."
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