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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

fulldecent Re:Anonymous on the internet? (170 comments)

Heres the slides (warning TS//) http://apps.washingtonpost.com... They are from 2007, before iPhone came out. Much has changed since then.

NSA capabilities now include tapping phones of an entire country this is even U// by now https://firstlook.org/theinter...

Since Tor was identified as interesting in 2007 and since it hasn't died, it is safe to assume efforts are continuing to be applied against it.

And no, I don't have access to Internet scale data streams here, just using the standard Tor disclaimer at https://www.torproject.org/abo... but even 10 minutes is a long time if you have constant near-realtime communication.

Of course, Tor would be very effective for messaging services where you send one message and then disconnect!

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

fulldecent Re:I loved the ads (282 comments)

> Why is it that the ads in mags like Byte were a key part of the reason I bought the magazine -- but banners and online ads have become little more than annoyance and irritation?

This is the same reason some Superbowl TV ads are funny but all other TV ads are boring -- they require a large up-front investment.

2 days ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

fulldecent Re:Anonymous on the internet? (170 comments)

Tor is ineffective when you can tap the whole internet and do statistical analysis.

Next.

3 days ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

fulldecent Re:tldr (163 comments)

Prioritize. The first $5 goes for booting timothy, if there's money left over we can get rid of this guy.

4 days ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

fulldecent Re:Alternatives (240 comments)

So... I've just come up with an awesome idea for a business model...

about two weeks ago
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Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

fulldecent Re:Address exhaustion (223 comments)

> Address exhaustion

I stopped reading after that part

about two weeks ago
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New US Atomic Clock Goes Live

fulldecent Slashdot version (127 comments)

So... is there a technical explanation with diagrams that shows how this new clock works?

about two weeks ago
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NASA To Catalog and Release Source Code For Over 1,000 Projects

fulldecent Re:video games? (46 comments)

> flight simulators converted to video games?

Convert?

about two weeks ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

fulldecent Re:Back in my day (142 comments)

Sir, I work with the CIA and our sentiment analysis filters have flagged your post with a positive reaction towards Comcast Corporation. Please use this syntax in the future to assist us in avoiding such false positives: <span data-date-posted="April 1"></span>

about two weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

fulldecent Re:Cable types dying (208 comments)

> VGA, HDMI, DVI, D-Port, S-Video, coax, RCA, component

No composite? Gosh

about two weeks ago
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Florida Judge Rules IP Address Can't Identify a BitTorrent Pirate

fulldecent Re:Comparable to... (158 comments)

> There is legal precedent for this already.

In which jurisdiction?

about three weeks ago
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Florida Judge Rules IP Address Can't Identify a BitTorrent Pirate

fulldecent Re:What about comcast wifi that offers hotspots to (158 comments)

>> What about Comcast wifi routers that offers hotspots to other Comcast subs with there newer wifi routers being placed at homes. What do they show up as?

XFinityWifi has a separate IP range.

about three weeks ago
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Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found

fulldecent Re:The chain of trust is broken. (110 comments)

And, shit, I'm surprised I still can't get legally-admissible PDF account statements from my bank online.

about a month ago
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Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found

fulldecent Re:The chain of trust is broken. (110 comments)

The technology to finally create the web of trust exists: cell phones, NFC/barcode scanner on phone, push notification (to nag you to connect to nearby friends)

The technology for more secure communication and authentication exists: smart cards (not yet compatible with cell phones)

There is clearly not a need yet for users to join the web of trust.

about a month ago
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NSA General Counsel Insists US Companies Assisted In Data Collection

fulldecent Re:Of course they did! (103 comments)

>> But they'd been told by the feds that if they didn't, they'd be charged under secret laws and dropped into a deep, dark hole

I'm pretty sure that if Steve Jobs was around and if the damage to Apple's reputation outvalued their good relationship with government then he would find a morally justifiable solution.

about a month ago
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Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

fulldecent Not PHP (230 comments)

Can't you just use use documentation to set your variables' type and then use a PHP compiler to check if you broke the rules?

Then you can still use the baseline or any compatible PHP runtime and use documentation-completeness + compiling tools to tell you if you are following the more strict rules.

about a month ago
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Flies That Do Calculus With Their Wings

fulldecent RC (107 comments)

You what simple circuit implements calculus (i.e. can integrate and differentiate)?

An R-C circuit.

Move along, happy Friday.

about a month ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

fulldecent Last quote is redundant (409 comments)

"... Union president ... said ... rather see ... more in taxes"

Haven't heard that before.

about a month ago

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Ask Slashdot: Are there any responsible security disclosures that ended well?

fulldecent fulldecent writes  |  about 6 months ago

fulldecent (598482) writes "Technology online changes fast and large organizations often make poor implementations of this technology leading to security vulnerabilities. Some of the failures are egregious like websites that use a user ID in the URL to authenticate that user, and other take a little curiosity to find. Either way, they will be found. The people on Slashdot, I feel, are more likely to want to report this to the vendor and do these things for sport. Personally I take the smaller ones and mail a letter to the vendor and then post online in a few weeks. For bigger ones I wind up in high-pressure phone calls with "private public partnership" agencies, end up signing something unfavorable and the resolution still feels bad.

So, who out there is responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities? Are you getting public credit? Are you involved in (and getting paid for?) for a technical fix? Are you feeling good about the result? Do the rules still apply for state-protected industries like banks? And which lawyers provide advice to the finders, who are just normal people and don't have money and expertise dealing with lawyers?"

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NH Supreme Court hears case on anonymous sources

fulldecent fulldecent writes  |  more than 4 years ago

fulldecent (598482) writes "The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that calls into question the legal protections available to independent Web sites that cover news.

The case involves mortgage lender Implode-Explode, a Las Vegas-based site launched in 2007 that publishes stories about the meltdown of the mortgage industry. The court did not make a final decision on the case Wednesday, but one of its options could be to send the case back to the lower court for further review and litigation on specific points of law."

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Using comics to demonstrate protocol interactions

fulldecent fulldecent writes  |  more than 4 years ago

fulldecent writes "It is important to make your articles are reachable to non-technical audiences. This article uses a comic to demonstrate a simple HTTP interaction and why the technical details are important. The underlying post talks about TD Ameritrade and how they are selling users' financial information to News Corp via a cross-site image fetch."
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Verizon trails SiteFinder 2

fulldecent fulldecent writes  |  more than 6 years ago

fulldecent writes "On June 11, 2007, Verizon Online will begin the trial of a new Advanced Web Search service designed to reduce the amount of dead-end, "no file exists" or similar error messages you see and to help you quickly find the destination web site you were seeking. If you type a nonexistent or unavailable URL (e.g., www.verizon.cmo), or enter a search term, into your browser address bar, Verizon may present you with an Advanced Web Search page containing suggested links based upon the query you entered. The Advanced Web Search page would be presented instead of your receiving an NXDOMAIN or similar error message. The Verizon Advanced Web Search page may impact applications that rely on an NXDOMAIN or similar error message and may override similar browser-based search results pages. If you would prefer not to receive Advanced Web Search pages from Verizon, you should follow the opt-out instructions that are available by clicking on the "About the Search Results Page" link on any Advanced Web Search page."
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