Researchers Discover SS7 Flaw, Allowing Total Access To Any Cell Phone, Anywhere
that NSA has known about it and been exploiting it whenever possible.
Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites
Google isn't going to change anything, just charge legal sites to place their ads on piracy searches.
Good on you Google for exploiting this for profit. 'Murika!
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?
I used to think that Perl's feature of "There's More Than One Way To Do It" was great until I had to start modifying and maintaining the code of other developers, (several over the years). 20+ years I've been with Perl and I gotta say that through the years this has probably caused me more frustration than anything. Python, comparatively speaking, is a dominatrix and I'm starting to enjoy "There's Only One Way To Do It".
FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike
warned the (Democrat-led) FCC to not do anything that a future Republican led FCC would dislike
Part of being the party in power is that you get to do shit that the other party doesn't like. You seriously think when Republicans were in power that they would have done the same? I think not......
Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording
Got my own Morotola Surfboard Xmas 2013. Comcast still charged me every month until I caught it on my August 2014 bill. They credited me the 7.00 per month when I asked them "so how long have you knowingly been billing me for this?"
Lionsgate Sues Limetorrents, Played.to, and Others Over Expendables 3 Leak
This site also makes torrents available. You can get the Expendables torrent here
Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company
The broadcasters are not happy with this move, of course, claiming that Aereo should not be allowed to flip-flop on how it defines itself.
Verizon has been on a tear to get itself reclassified as a common carrier for a while.
Loopholes: not just for big companies anymore.
Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook Media, Will Take It Public
Now I know another stock to short.
TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible
Hi folks, I have wondered about this.... If you have a product like TrueCrypt and get a National Security Letter telling you that you can't talk about it, does that include your attorney? I seem to remember that someone decided to sue NSA over this... Just curious...
House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary
You can be positive that K Street and its myriad of lobbying firms will be more than happy to employ him.
The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy
that no matter what, ** SOMEONE ** is gonna bitch about ** SOMETHING ** no matter what happened. Can't please all the people all the time.
UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages
since the NSA also happens to slap gag orders on everyone too. Pointless.
Report: Verizon Claimed Public Utility Status To Get Government Perks
They classify themselves as either a "commodity" or as a "service" depending on what they want to take advantage of.
Who Helped Kill Patent Troll Reform In the Senate
According to opensecrets.org Patrick Leahy -D(umbass) took $572,000 from Lawyers and Law Firms in 2014 alone. In his career from 1989 - 2014, he's taken $1.5 million. The United States of America: best government money can buy.
Australian Exploration Company Believes It May Have Found MH370 Wreckage
In light of MH 370, all aircraft are required to stream their black box and GPS data into the cloud. It's amazing how in this day and technological age that this can actually happen.
If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?
If Seattle is anything like New York they make a ton of money on taxi medallions. Less taxis, less revenue. :-(
A Look at the NSA's Most Powerful Internet Attack Tool
What I have noticed is that there is a story in the media every damn day about the over reach of NSA and arghh..people are outraged. Oh it's horrible, etc etc.
Amazingly enough, no one seems to want to do anything about it. Where are those stories? Where is the demand for congressional oversight?
We get the NSA we deserve because we the people are doing nothing to reign them in.
Tor Is Building an Anonymous Instant Messenger
I wish I could mod you up to 1000.
Tor is solid.
The feds ability to connect the dots of people too dumb to cover their tracks != Tor insecurity.
Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?
The $1500.00 price tag set me back as well. I don't love being a first adopter that much! There are five alternatives to Google Glass here if you want to consider something more reasonable.
Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching
As long as Louisiana schools are teaching it using Louisiana tax money why should I care? I'm in Maryland. Let 'em waste their money any way they see fit.