FBI To Shut Down DNSChanger Servers Monday -- But Should It Cut Off 300k PCs?
They never will learn. Well maybe some of them will but most of them just want their computer to run and nothing more. IMHO you can't change the older ones that are in the system because they don't want to learn anything. It's very much like the Matrix (IMHO) but it's true.
Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights
That's the whole right of way thing. I think the local municipality gave them the rights. Shame they don't negotiate with the property owner instead.
Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights
Fuck you verizon. Thank god I live in an area where there is some competition and I can choose what ISP I want but I feel really bad for people that don't have a choice. I dumped them a long time ago because they wouldn't fix our phone service for months and then they expected everyone to buy FIOS.
The Canadian DMCA Battle Concludes: How Thousands of Canadians Changed Copyright
The vicious cycle is not between big media and the pirates.
The cycle is between the big media and their customers suffering from battered wife syndrome, such as people like you and the GP/OP.
People like you and the GP keep paying them money, so they can keep on existing, doing what they want to do, and what they want is DRM
If you don't like DRM, simply don't buy it. Do not give them the privilege of your money. Whether you pirate it or not afterward is irrelevant. The bottom line is... the bottom line. Hit them where it hurts.
That pretty much says it all right there. What this really comes down to is a lifestyle change. I'm willing to give up on certain kinds of media if I can't get it on my terms. Plain and simple.
The U.N.'s Push for Power Over the Internet
As I recall the original mandate of the UN to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. (Wikipedia) It has evolved since it's inception but I hardly think the UN should be the governing body of the internet. There's too much politics as it is and it's a wonder how anything actually gets done over there. Yeah...not a good situation.
Mozilla Shows Off Junior, a Simple Browser Built for iPad
it would be even better if they allowed other engines on the app store.
Then Apple would not have access to your data. I like Opera but I use the Google search tool as well as Safari. A Firefox browser would be a welcome addition though.
European Scientists Make a Case For a Return To the Moon
^^^^^^What he said^^^^^^
Also it couldn't hurt to kill all the defense contractors....just to be sure. Just sayin.
London Tube Stations Finally Get Wi-Fi
No doubt they'll pull a Bart and disconnect the wifi service at the first sign of trouble.
Cognitive Software Identifies America's Brainiest Cities
Dept. of Homeland Security To Build Better Cyber Workforce
It's gubbermint... They don't know better.
After a Year In Orbit, US Air Force's X37-B Will Conclude Its Secret Mission
Military intelligence: two words that can not make sense. Dave Mustaine
'Legitimized' Cyberwar Opens Pandora's Box of Dirty Tricks
Lets all hope that when the shit hits the fan we can close that box of tricks. Too much power in the wrong hands is a very dangerous thing and where does it stop. Also, who has oversight of our dirty little cyber (I hate that word) war. The last thing we need is unchecked use of this technology.
Google Highlights Censored Search Terms In China
By prompting people to revise their queries, we hope to reduce these disruptions and improve our user experience from mainland China,' the company said in a blog post.
ZOMG the list of censored terms has to be bigger than War and Peace. Here's an idea, throw all of those terms at the great firewall and buffer overflow results (or something like that). Then the Chinese people can see what the nanny state has been hideing from them. Information IS power.
Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades
Has the music business sunk to such lows that they have to monetize every last usage of their property? A bunch of greedy sons of bitches I tell you. Mark my words, next they will be going after grannies downloading gangsta rap over .......damn beat me to it. Seriously though WTF is wrong with these greedy motherfuckers? You can't get blood from a stone. I hope it becomes cheaper to hire a local band to preform at weddings. I'd like nothing better than to have their revenue stream cut off.
House Appropriators May Limit Public Availability of Pending Bills
I am pretty sure that the majority of people on Slashdot agree that being able to better understand how the various bills being considered by Congress interact would be good for this country.
And thus not so good for politicians who don't really want people to see in advance what the congress is doing. I can see how this could be a conflict of interest (theirs and ours).
Jaguar and Land Rover Angle For Production In China
^^^^^^ needs mod points. Pretty much nothing changes except when you take the car to the dealer for service now there's rice in the engine.
Solyndra's High-tech Plant To Be Sold
How much of the money from this sale does the governmnet get? After all we the people funded part of this company and thus the building. I don't care if the other creditors get their money. The people demand their money back. Like that will actually happen! /sarcasm
Global Payments Breach Led To Prepaid Card Fraud
Agreed. There simply isn't enough motivation for credit card executives to change their business practices. There needs to be an extra layer of security in place to mitigate damages from fraud. The executives that let this happen need to answer for it otherwise the system will never change. I could say the same about Wall Street bankers that lose billions of dollars in hedge funds. I'm not exactly crying for the clients mind you but this mess is getting out of control.
Privacy Advocates Protest FBI Warning of 'Going Dark' In Online Era
'A backdoor doesn't just make it accessible to the FBI â" it makes it vulnerable to others.
Speaking of backdoors I've got these cool new Sony disks for your computer......
Adobe Changes Its Tune On Forcing Paid Upgrade To Fix Security Flaws
LMAO STFU Adobe. ^^^ needs mod points. Adobe = security patches are our business model. Sure we'll let you torrent all our software but you'll pay in the end.
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