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Comment Re:Of course (Score 4, Insightful) 332

Likely, but complaints dropped even when the officer wasn't wearing a camera: "But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not... Officers were randomly assigned to wear or not wear cameras week by week (about half would be wearing them any given week), and had to keep them on during all encounters."

It is also possible that even though an officer was not wearing a camera, they were on their best behavior for fear that another officer who was wearing a camera might show up to assist and capture their bad behavior.

Comment Re:Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss? (Score 2) 250

I'm surprised Comcast hasnt gone after Netflix already.

They have, and been caught. The whole Net Neutrality thing was over this very concept.

I think by "gone after", he means attempt to buy the company to help recover their lost revenue from cord cutters.

Comment Re:Need to do two things (Score 1) 149

Local Municipalities can build out the Fiber Plant, and bring everything back to a COLO facility where ... the competition for the customer happens. The last mile, is owned by the citizens via their local government.

The problem is, this has been tried and failed. The telecom companies and lobbyists are fighting to prevent this from being done for fear of losing their monopoly status.

Comment Re:Turbo Charge? (Score 1) 98

Walmart doesn't need to turbo charge its commerce site. It needs to rewrite it? Have you tried searching for something in its online catalog? It's like a trip to Altavista circa 1995.

That's what they are doing. If you don't have the technical expertise to do something, you either pay someone to write it for you, or you buy something that is already written. is going to turn into Walmart's web front end.

Comment Re: Nothing New ... (Score 1) 182

Because you'd be able to see that wildcard cert in the chain.

I don't think they are talking about issuing a certificate for *.com. What they are talking about is issuing a subordinate certificate authority that is signed by their root CA that is already trusted by modern browsers. That would mean that whoever has that certificate could do man-in-the-middle SSL decryption without people knowing it.

Comment Re: Nothing New ... (Score 2) 182

What makes you think verisign or one of the other CAs havent given them a universal wild card to do just that?

Because VeriSign is not stupid enough to do that. They know that if it came out that they gave a company a wildcard cert for snooping, their entire CA trust chain would be immediately revoked from all browsers.

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