Because the NSA lets them have most of the data they get from spying in Germany, plus access to the US stuff. It's a neat way for the German intelligence agencies to bypass Germany's spy laws by having the NSA do it for them. Then there's the fact that Germany probably has access to all that "useless" US telco metadata the NSA is gathering.
Basically, by modern standards Huawai gear is crap. The NSA and china don't need backdoors, the security is so bad that almost anyone could gain full control.
The other takeaway is that all the advanced debugging features, which network administrators use when things inevitable don't work right, are only in Chinese. Not that big of a deal if your network administrators speak the language, but if they don't the only option is to pay Huawai to manage your network for you.
I'm not saying Cisco is good, just that it's not utter garbage.
I forget where I heard about this before. It might have been Slashdot. Oh well, there was one important thing mentioned that stuck out to me.
Google hates SEO(Search Engine Optimization), and they like to keep control of their app store. They're not as bad as Apple, but Google has no problems pulling an app for bad behavior. Given those two things I'm half surprised that they haven't just shut down the game.
Sorry if I'm a bit confused, but when you switched from 105Mbps to 505 it threw me off. Those cost of the faster connection make it seem like it's not a typo, but following right after the quote about 105Mbps was a little confusing.
Still, wan't to bet that all of those service plans are "up to..." and don't include any guarantees about speed or downtime?
No, but it was still really stupid. Plus, this guy violated rule #1 of the internet. If a stranger says they want to meet online it's a trap.*
Hell, using an account tied to you as someone wanted by the police is dumb to begin with. Even without trying to track the IP address, most browsers offer "location services" which are accurate enough to tell what building you're in.
*That's what they taught me in school at least, right along with the D.A.R.E. program. Might explain part of the problem online dating sites have had in the past.
I was thinking the same, but for different reasons.
I don't know much about British law, but Techdirt has published several stories about parallel construction. It sounds like GCHQ might have been doing the same thing. It casts doubt over any court cases involving Lulsec and Anonymous.
I wonder, if The UK have the same problem with most cases ending with the defendant pleading guilty. Here in the US they'll have nice men with badges and guns take family members of the defendant out of work and ask them to call him or her. The threat being that since they also benefited from the alleged crime that they'll be charged as well. Unless, of course, the defendant agrees to immediately plead guilty to the judge that they have waiting down at the courthouse.
The problem is that DRM requires native code execution. So you're replacing one plugin with another. Given the way the media companies operate it will probably require root/administrator privileges too. It's a security nightmare waiting to happen.
The NSA also loves Yahoo for just that reason. At the same presentation where Jacob Applebaum talked about the NSA's bios and hardware hacking the slides specifically singled out Yahoo quite a few times. Probably because it's a site with poor security that many non techies use.
Re: Re: Wrong AC @ #1: Next step, MORE surveillance.
You'd be surprised what the government could get away with. Even if you ignore the blackmail potential that the NSA's data provides, they could: a) fine the company a bajillion dollars b) have the SEC crack down on the company c) just arrest the poor low level guy who told them no
While I agree that some companies have been voluntarily working with the NSA, many don't have a choice.
Like people even know what the candidates stand for
Have you tried to research who you're voting for?
Where I am the only third party that I can find that even mentions the candidates is my local newspaper, and there online site is paywalled. So if I miss picking up the issue that focuses on the candidates I'm SOL. Worse, they only talk about the Democrat and Republican candidate. Third parties are barely mentioned. I've tried the candidates websites. When they even existed almost all of them were useless.
I understand why many people don't vote. Despite what politicians want people to believe, an uninformed vote is worse than no vote at all. Combine this with the way that election districts work for house members and it's no wonder we get people like this in office.
I really with the US had some sort of percentage representation in the house. Kind of like how most civilized countries handle it.
While I tend to agree, don't forget the hipocracy that's going on here.
These are the same police that charged others as well. Most of these offenses would result in firing from any other job. Hell, in some cases they did result in an officer getting fired, but the LA Sheriff hired them back into the police force.
Everyone should be held to the same standard and treated the same. If anything people who have the power to violate someone's rights should be held to a higher standard.
Re: Re: Forcing you to accept TOS to use a product should be illegal
I agree completely. Unfortunately, the Sony PS3 case shows that the courts do not.
The PS3 MUST receive firmware updates to play new games. Every firmware update requires the end user to accept the new EULA. If they do not, then the console is useless. They can not even downgrade to the original firmware.
Worse, this new firmware can remove features. This was the big thing when Sony removed the ability to run Linux on the PS3. The courts found that there's nothing wrong with any of this. You can't even get your money back.