It's a complicated topic and difficult to refuse legitimate philanthropy. If we really can't just deliver all the Internet, I think we should run the program similarly to the public library model. Certain free resources are available to the people in this area, and the available content is managed by independent local curators to meet the needs and desires of their population. If Facebook wants to make a donation to the library that's fine, but they don't get to pick which books their money buys.
Disclosure: I was pissed when SpaceX's Falcon 9 exploded on the launchpad, but the fact that Facebook's satellite was destroyed as well almost makes up for it.
Yes, another Comcast payment that's 1) a drop in the bucket on their bottom line and 2) less than the fraud brought in.
Not only that, but this is again a SETTLEMENT to end the INVESTIGATION. Paying a token amount so no one finds out how bad/widespread/egregious the offense actually was. That, as much as bribery, should be illegal in itself.
So, a browser exploit was immediately patched? Because all the cars are Internet connected? This is exactly how it's supposed to work. That's the benefit to having devices connected; which you constantly poop FUD on. Programs will have bugs, computers will have exploits. That shouldn't keep us from using them and fixing them when necessary.
As far as I'm concerned the modern olympic revival is dead and should be burned to the ground. Maybe a post-modern olympics could be reborn from the ashes after a break but the current machinery needs to stop.
Also remember that Trademarks are designed to prevent confusion, not bestow ownership of words. As long as you're referring to the real Olympics when you say "Olympics" it's not a trademark violation. The IOC anc USOC are trying to push the bounds to mean that anyone who says the word "Olympics" is claiming they are affiliated with the Olympics. That's just not how our language works; for example:
"The once proud and inspirational Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee, and United States Olympic Committee have slowly transitioned into a rancid pool of self aggrandizement and exploitation more disgusting and dangerous than the actual virally fecund waters they hope to subject world class athletes to in exchange for billions in corrupt corporate sponsorships as well as untold costs in local revenue and societal wellfare."
Talking about the real Olympics? Yep. Not claiming to represent the Olympics? Nope. Then you're A-Okay!
Re: Re: This is nothing compared to 3D printing fingerprints
Fingerprints make terrible authenticators (passwords). Think of all the best password advice and then try to apply it to a fingerprint.
1) Don’t post it in plain sight 2) Don’t just use one password 3) Change your password if it is exposed 4) Don’t use dictionary words 5) Include numbers, capital letters and symbols
We leave your fingerprints all over the place every day. You've got 10 fingers, so you've got 10 passwords. What happens when you injure one or a company you've trusted has its database hacked? 9 passwords... The complexity of the hack is correlated with the complexity of the scanner, not the complexity of your finger print. Some scanners check only a few points and allow leeway to prevent failed scans. The "dictionary" is limited by scanner technology, which is out of your control, not by the "password" you select.