It depends who you consider to be a 'government official', eh.
For decades, many Canadian government (and government-funded) scientist and 'officials' had the respect of the Canadian public, and their occasional forays into the newspaper headlines were usually stories of them speaking out against politicians' lies. The smarter politicians just knew it was best to not interfere.
Witness Sheila Fraser, Jennifer Stoddard, and many, many scientists (do you remember the fight they led against rBST?. They proudly wore the label of Public Service Employee. Nope, I'm not one of them.
The Harper government considers publicly-funded science to be 1) counter-productive to their world view; 2) the property of the Conservative Party (AKA "Canada's Government" in so many of their TV ads). So they don't permit them to speak. Just what are they afraid of?
I'd like to hope that, if you're not already boycotting Walmart (y'know, for all the scummy moves they've done over the years), you'll stop shopping there (how else would you know about those two cash register?) if they implement the Stroz software.
It's very difficult to actually erase data on Flash memory. (BTW, this makes them a bit of a security risk.)
Unless you take extraordinary methods, the photos would still be on the memory cards, even if the card was formatted. There are lots of tools to recover deleted files, a lots of 'em specifically for retrieving deleted photos.
The wonderful Oral Argument podcast's Christian Turner feels that juries' decisions should also face the same standard by asking them, when they're kinda sure about a guilty verdict, whether they'd be willing to go to jail for the same amount of time, if it's found out that they accused was innocent.
T he Alert fingers Komodia Redirector's SDK (Komodia is offline from a DDOS attack right now), as well as other vendors' products: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/529496 ".. the root CA certificates have been found to use trivially obtainable, publicly disclosed, hard-coded private keys.."
Care to try to back up your claim that it's safe, Mr. Pinhas?
If you regularly deposit more than $10K in cash, that's suspicious and might be criminal, and so must be reported. If you regularly deposit less than $10K in cash, that's suspicious and might be criminal, and so must be investigated.
Jeepers, so do I get to be my own sub-category? "Big-screen TV but no cable households"?
/Nope, not even at $0.01 a month introductory/try-out price for cable. I don't want to encourage or support the dreck that's on cable - 'reality' TV, the same friggin' episode of BBT twelve times a day on twelve different channels, and the Golf Channel(wtf?). //Do have Netflix, though. And TWIT. And an antenna.
And what were the meaningless survey question? Here..
If they had called me and asked these questions below, I'd have verbally spanked them for asking misleading or irrelevant questions, and then ask why were they setting up false dichotomies. Bonus: asking question that there's no way I can know the answer. Grrr.
From Rasmussen's site: National Survey of 1,000 Adults Conducted November 11-12, 2014 By Rasmussen Reports 1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about so-called Internet “neutrality” issues? 2* Should the Internet remain “open” without regulation and censorship or should the Federal Communications Commission regulate the Internet like it does radio and television? 3* How concerned are you that if the FCC does gain regulatory control over the Internet it will lead to government efforts to control online content or promote a political agenda? 4* What is the best way to protect those who use the Internet—more government regulation or more free market competition? 5* How often do you go online and use the Internet?
6* (Answered by 908 American Internet Users) How would you rate the quality of your Internet service?
7* (Answered by 908 American Internet Users) How private are your Internet communications now? 8* (Answered by 908 American Internet Users) How likely is it that the government has monitored the Internet activity of you or a member of your family? 9* Is it any longer possible to guarantee that an individual’s Internet searches will remain private? NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence