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52 Million Photos In FBI's Face Recognition Database By Next Year

mars-nl Border pics? (108 comments)

Does this database include the pics and fingerprints taken each time I enter the USA (as a EU-citizen)?

2 days ago
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Turkish Finance Minister Defends Twitter Ban

mars-nl Re:The issue is not about compliance with the law (94 comments)

There is a difference between certain speech being illegal and speech being censored. Illegal means that the person saying something can be arrested and tried in court. Censorship goes much further and bans other people or seeing/hearing it.

about three weeks ago
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BREIN Gives Up on Dutch Pirate Bay Blockade

mars-nl Re:Forgone conclusion? (47 comments)

Try installing iTunes on Linux.

about 2 months ago
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French, German Leaders: Keep European Email Off US Servers

mars-nl Re:How about UK servers? (115 comments)

I'm very disappointed to see that SMTP-connections are often not encrypted. It's cheap to do and makes snooping much harder.

about a month ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

mars-nl Re:Probably the home router... (574 comments)

I think FTP was there before NAT. It worked well then. It doesn't work well anymore, because of NAT. NAT is bad.

about 2 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

mars-nl Re:NAT (574 comments)

This is why I run in bridge mode.

about 2 months ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

mars-nl Re:I'm calling bullshit (92 comments)

DDOS'ing a site? Lock 'm up for, at least, twenty years. The Internet is essential for civilized life nowadays. We wouldn't be lenient on people that blew up power lines, why be soft on the cyber criminals? Arguably they commit worse crimes.

Find them, charge them, incarcerate them. Put it all over the news. Make it known the Internet is not the be tampered with, just like power lines, gas lines, and other essential infrastructure.

That will stop them. Or at least it will stop them for doing it *again*, once caught.

May I remind you the internet is a global borderless network, which makes such laws impossible to implement. Also, it does not solve the problem, because there will always be a new guy stupid enough to DDOS someone. So, forget about laws. Just fix the internet.

about 2 months ago
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German Chancellor Proposes European Communications Network

mars-nl Re:Wrong Emphasis (197 comments)

Exactly. Just encrypt your stuff. The internet, even the EU internet, will be a more or less public space. Hundreds if not thousands engineers will have access to it. Any of those people might be a spy. Just assume the pipes are public and encrypt the data. It's much cheaper too.

about 2 months ago
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Hackers Sweep Up FTP Credentials For the New York Times, UNICEF and 7,000 Others

mars-nl Re:I simply don't understand (51 comments)

Isn't a firewall supposed to make your network safer? If the firewall prevents you from using SSH/SCP and forces you to use plain text FTP, what is the point of this firewall? I see many people using all kinds of unsafe cloud solutions to avoid NAT and firewalls. It's the wrong solution.

about 2 months ago
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Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

mars-nl The Dutch... (357 comments)

... are just better skaters. With or without suit. Live with it.

about 2 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

mars-nl Re:Put money where your mouth is (193 comments)

Can you please specify what it is that must be paid for and how much it is?

about 2 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

mars-nl Re:Invent your own internet then (193 comments)

Except that isn't true. Various jurisdictions in Europe have problematical laws and positions regarding free speech on the internet that you haven't touched on.

World press freedom index 2014 (17 European countries in the top 20, USA is at 46th)

Some examples include abusive libel laws, especially in GB, and lese-majesty laws still in force in Norway, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands.

I'm and in the Netherlands and IANAL, but you can say just about everything here about the Royal family. For example, in this clip you see a Dutch comedian make jokes about how he fucked the Queen in her ass and ordered her to get some beer afterwards. This show has been shown in theaters around the country and was broad casted on national tax-paid tv.

about 2 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

mars-nl Re:Globalize where? (193 comments)

Does China, or Russia, or the EU have to use the same internet and the same addressing? No. Look at IPV6; Everyone stateside uses IPV4, China uses IPV6, and boy do they love that Mac-address-as-part-of-the-IP-so-we-can-track-everything gig that Network engineers are popping a massive W-T-F due to security issues it introduces.

Every OS today supports temporary IPv6 addresses, which are random and not linked with MAC address or whatever. Stop spreading this FUD. Also, USA uses IPv4 and China uses IPv6... Really? Anyway, both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are administered by IANA, part of ICANN.

For all the money games bankers play here, America is still a leader in innovation because we don't treat even our lowliest citizens like cheap, animal slave labor.

And who exactly makes all these nice, cheap clothes you buy at Walmart? If you call outsourcing slavery innovation, yes, you are right.

about 2 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

mars-nl Re:If not the UN then who? (193 comments)

We have IETF and W3. Both are not government-related and they are not based in a single country. I guess we can do something similar with ICANN?

about 2 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

mars-nl Re:Just a political statement (193 comments)

Decentralization is key to the survival of internet. But right now DNS and IP addresses need centralization and it seems pretty complicated to decentralize it.

about 2 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

mars-nl Re:Huh? (193 comments)

Everyday the USA is becoming more like all the evil countries it once used to fight. The USA have good marketing and they get the most out of the freedom loving brand, but people are seeing through all the propaganda and notice that what the USA says is not the same as USA does. Russia and China are the same as the USA, but without the history of the brand name and without the sophisticated marketing skills.

USA is like Disney. They look all fun, friendly and cute, but all they want is to control you and take your money.

about 2 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

mars-nl Re:UK invented HTTP. (193 comments)

Lately it seems that every government is trying to control the internet. So whoever is going to control the internet, it must not be a government or organization of governments. Or a commercial corporation. I vote for a non-profit organization consisting of different people from different countries who understand technology. This is basically what ICANN is, but without the US Government controlling it. Let's move ICANN's office from California to Switzerland or something.

about 2 months ago

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