Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services
Good that there are privacy laws, because we know how much the US Agencies and especially the NSA respect the law.
The time of paranoia is over. You don't have to THINK that your could be cvomprimised. You must act as if it IS compromised. Almost all companies are stillin the 'let's protect our data' but have NO clue what to do if that fails. "Yeah, but the IT guy said that if we change the password every 30 minutes, it would be safe."
IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay
Just add filetype:torrent to your search and you are golden.
Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th
What really worries me is that one company can decide the policies of a country.
CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations
The truth? You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!
British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club
Perhaps better make a list of free states, as that would be shorter.
Sony Employees Receive Email Threat From Hackers: 'Your Family Will Be In Danger'
The issue is that the SSN is used for identification. In Belgium we also have a national number. Pretty easy. in Dutch yet this only links to you and does not identify you as such.
Everybody above 12 needs to have an ID. Checking vadility is free and the chip on it is opensource
Oh and if you are a financial company, you can do verification at the national bank where you can check if you are allowed to give people a credit or not and add that you gave people a credit.
With just the number, you can do nothing. You would at least have the (valid) ID card as well.
Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest
Panic. I have seen it many times. People quit after a takeover because of panic. The best you can do (at least in Belgium) is wait it out and see if they pay you to leave or if there are options in the future.
I mean, why quit now? You can quit in a week or a month or anytime you want, yet still people panic and think thye will have some advantage by leaving now.
Make a Kids' Power Wheel Toy Awesome for $500 (Video)
Well, why would this be a bad thing? Just hear me out.
For the religious people it is Gods wil. For the Atheists, it is darwin and evolution. So everybody wins.
This is also why I am against any trafic rules. If we would get rid of them, in only a few hundred generations, we would have drivers who have extremely fast refelxions on avoiding accidents as well as pedestrians who can jump out of the way with enourmous speed. (and with a bit of luck, we gfot rid of the cyclists in the process)
This is already happening as driving has become safer and safer over the years Less accidents per mile.
So as it is already clearly proven, people are already adapting to cars.
Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?
You laugh, but I once advised a friend to write (most of) her passwords down on a slip of paper and carry it in her wallet
I once had to change my password every week for a project. I wrote it down.
My father writes his pincodes down as part of a phonenumber. e.g. have it as "John Doe 1-212-555-1234" where John Doe is a real sounding name and the phonenumber looks real. The last 4 are the pincode. (Could be any of them in any order. Also will depend on the country. e.g. the real pincode here could be 3215)
He has done that for number codes since at least 60 years.
He uses some sort of Monoalphabetic encryption which uses only one word and is even simpler as VigenÃre cipher as he can do it without any paper. And no, it is not Caesar cipher or anything like it. It is based on one word. Not sure what it is. He explained it to me when I was a kid and I forgot most of it.
This all from a time where he used (and still uses) paper agenda's and no access to anything electronic.
I personaly have 5 passwords. Work, Bank, Personal machines, Unsafe Internet, Safe Internet. The issue is that I often need can't remember my login as often you can not select your own login.
At one company I had 17 different logins with variations of my name, company or combination because the systems were handled by different companies. (Also had 3 digipasses.)
One had such a 'secure' system that we had the process (including the 3 differnt logins and passwords that were send to us each month) printed out and hanging next to the dedicated PC for all to see.
Yes, they were stupid enough not to give individual logins and/or digipasses, but insisten on a group password.
Google Hopes To One Day Replace Gmail With Inbox
http://gmx.com/ might be a solution.
18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices
Seriously, I keep seeing people quoting the constitution, the amendments and other stuff as if it means something outside of discussions.
As long as nobody takes any action, it is just words and utter meaningless. Just like the North Korean constituations claims it is a democracy.
Study: HIV Becoming Less Deadly, Less Infectious
Well, sorry. There is only so much place you can use to describe a planet.
Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras
I am sure that most police harassment will still be filed under "hardware malfunction". Even now when people film it and it is clear there was police brutality. Even now when it is availble to the press. Even now they walk free.
Having a camera is a technical solution for a social problem.
The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming
I luckily live in a country where they can not link my purchases to my credit card.
The store does only hold the last few numbers and a transaction code in their adminitration. The credit card company only holds the price and the store type, but not the amount. Here in Belgium they are not even allowed to analyze the data to see e.g. if you use your card more for online shopping or for buying gas (or whatever).
The moment I use a bonus card, ir will be clear what I bought in the past at the store. Otherwise? Nope.
I basicaly use cash when I go easting or drinking with some friends, because it is easer when you split the bill to just give money. Although sometimes one of us pays with a card and the others transfer the money. Not a real issue as that is free of cost.
Want To Work For a Cool Tech Company? Hone Your Social Skills
If you are not the social type they are looking for then they are not looking for you and you dio not want that job.
Perhaps you can lie and fake your social skills (or anything else), but at some moment they either notice you are a liar or you become extremely unhappy playing something you are not.
In the end you do not really know what they are looking for.
It could very well be that you have a serious lack of social skills. Working on that will help. Not to get a job, but to get a better life. (if you have problems with it)
But do not lie. The moment they know you lied, you are done. I have terminated interviews the moment I noticed they were lying. One I remember was a person who lied about a skill we did not ask about nor needed. My reasoning: if he lies about this, he will be dishonest about other things as well.
UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas
The reaction of most people would be "Fuck em". I believe that is why there should be a difference between the police and the law.
The police are there to uphold the law. They should NEVER be allowed to so anything else. People who drive drunk will already get a punishment. It is not up to the police to add anything on top of that.
One of the reasons there is a juridical system is to prevent these kinds of things.
And no, arrests should not be public record. Many people who are arrested are later proven innocent. At least as long as there is no conviction by a judge (pr jury) it should NOT be public. That means no public records for tickets, wrong parking or similar things.
I would even be unwilling to make criminal records public. Once I did my time, I did my time and as I am released, I should be able to start over. That said, there can be limitations. e.g. in Belgium where I wiork, you need a clean slate. You ask a proof at the police and they will give it to you to give to your employer. They can NOT ask it directly. And even that only gives a general indication if you are convicted.
It will also be cleaned after a while, depending on the conviction.
So where do I set the line? At the beginning of individual priivacy, regardsless.
Open Source Craft Brewery Shares More Than Recipes
The same goes for ANY receipe. Take a look at a real cookingshow (where they actiualy cook) and sometimes they must make something where they get a recipe. They all get the same, yet it all tastes (and looks) different.
Furthermore it is cooking, not chemistry. If you need to add two tamatoes, how big are they? If they say 200gram tomatoes, what kind? If they say 200gram cherry tomatoes, how ripe are they? What is the quality?
There is a reason breweries have a brewmaster. He tastes all during the process to see if anything needs changing and adjusts things when needed. And a propriarty yeast train will help it a bit, but if they give it to you, you will not be able to make the same beer.
It is as having identical computers would make you identical coders or gamers and that is just not true. (I know, I am a lousy coder/gamer)
The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis
The best is not to focus on only one solution.
I could see both as a great addition to what is already there at a different price. Also different depending on where it is. Rome, Italy will have different requirements compared to Bettles, Alaska so I do not see how only one solution will fit all.
Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber
I understand the need for regulations. e.g. to be sure that the meters are checked and legit and that the cars are safe and the driver has a legitimate drivers licence.
However that is not what the medailions are about anymore. What should have been done is get rid of the medailions and give out licences with a specific set of rules that is not limited by numbers.
Safe car, medical test for the driver (e.g. eye sight), check on the meter, technical test of the car every X months, ...
In UK Study, Girls Best Boys At Making Computer Games
News at 11.
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