There are talks about making this certificate system based on the blockchain system. It's a generally good idea where every user in the chain has the same 'authority' and blocks can be excluded or added upon agreement. You'd need to compromise over 50 something % of the whole chain to actually get enough power to dictate the rules (correct me if I'm wrong).
Bitcoin has seen some concentration of decision power in the hands of the Chinese where the biggest coin farms reside so this could be a problem. Or not since there is nothing to farm. I'm not really an expert here so I'm only wondering.
In my opinion based on what I know it could be feasible.
We had this candidate here called "Rinoceronte Cacareco" (Trainwreck Rhino in a free, not literal translation) a while back. It was a form of protest. Sure Deez Nuts may be a silly joke but the message behind the candidate getting 9% of the votes can't be ignored with a simple snap from FEC.
This is one of these cases where EFF is needed. And where even if you disagree with the defendants actions they must win to preserve the health of innovative companies and ideas. Sure this company wouldn't be a huge loss but if people start suing open source, free software for something their users did we'll quickly start seeing the disappearance of some developing branches.
When you withdraw a lot of cash you already have to take additional steps and give more info so he is just full of shit. No cop has any business with any amount of money being carried around as long as there's no warrant or any order to arrest the one carrying said money.
The scary thing is he thinks it's right. I'm really hoping he gets into a situation where he is in the losing side. I'd love to see how his brain would twist to accept his little rosy reality is broken.
I think this is an attempt at a "middle road" by people who really don't want to be using Facebook at all, but feel forced to by those who use Facebook exclusively.
That. I'm kind of one of those. I find it annoying that pople send you multiple messages through multiple online means but can't drop a goddamn call to warn you something is going on (ie: a get together for a beer or something). I am forced to leave my wireless internet enabled, spending battery, because some people seem to be unable to send you something outside social apps and sites when it's very important.
Why can't people CALL you when they have something urgent to say?
A tweet, or a collection of them, with audio, video, text, links to other content, etc etc, that becomes a de facto platform for propaganda, disinformation, misinformation, or, if used properly, dissemination of useful information.
And? You should be the one curating it? Maybe the Chinese? Many will disagree. I'd rather have things flowing and being countered by more speech instead of risking banning innocent users.
Seems most of your argument hoovers around the brainwashing thing and how somebody must nanny the poor, dumb citizenry (including trump). Seems to me that you are the one that bought into the 'fear narrative' the Govts are touting to strip citizens of their rights.
The espionage agency part is also wrong. He is pointing out that banning terrorist accounts helps nobody, even the intel. In no part he supported them.
As some further reading to better enlighten you on nuances I personally liked this article. Trump goes beyond mere disinformation. The far right turn Europe is taking has deeper roots than mere disinformation.
Remember, the Govt works in geological timing. I believe this will be solved sometime in the near future (around 2216). I predict Cuba will be underwater due to climate changes before the US removes them from the watch list.
It's pretty easy to set up home media centers nowadays so a simple solution for that would be to move towards full online programming offering channels via streaming. This would free whole portions of the cables to be used for internet (which would promptly allow the telcos to bump their speeds to 'developed-world-levels' overnight without any investment in infra-structure. Of course they'd need to stop with the bundling bullshit so some channels (and their owner) might be in a little trouble...
I disagree. What makes TD so awesome is the fact that Mike is deliciously chubby and Marcus is an awesome musician. Just don't tell them that and let me troll the site and bully Marcus with his musical career. - Whatever troll out there
They seem to be using the same dictionary Obama used when he said something about the "most transparent administration ever". Interesting dictionary I tell you. I wonder if I can substitute "tax evasion" with "retirement savings" and stop paying taxes altogether.
You don't know if I am doing something to help change this status quo so you should be careful with your assumptions. In any case I'm merely pointing that sometimes even if people were more mindful about their vote there's still a lot of power and influence that can mislead them pr even rig the process. Remember Bush didn't win by votes but rather because the delegates chose him. Can you blame the population for this? Still, it would be an obligation to protest to change the system so these insanities don't happen again.
I would agree if there was no interference from powers other than the citizenry. We know the weakest link in the voting process is the ordinary people and that it's the money that dictates what's gonna happen. Besides, specially in a shitty bipartisan system, there's little you can do if you dislike all candidates.
Most of us have a handful of publications we like to read. If they can provide an easy, available way to get their content in a way I can curate I wouldn't mind paying 2 or 3 bucks at most (remember, a handful) but not because I woudln't have access to the content but rather because they provide value in paying. That's a huge difference. I hope my favorite news outfits move to such system. I'd gladly lend a helping hand.
Any form of tracking without consent should be illegal (excluding investigative law enforcement work properly authorized by a court). And in this case you can't protect yourself with standard practices (ie: vpn). I'm guessing you'd need to spoof information on your device (ie: MAC) and prevent other data leakage that's somewhat beyond any average user.