"...Are my domain costs now going to double.."? Uh, no?
1) Certificates can be had for free; 2) If you're just 'placeholding' the domains but are not publishing, then don't get certs; 3) If you're just hanging on to the domains and don't care about their Mozilla and Google ranking for now, then just don't get certs; and lastly but most importantly, just wait a few months... 4) Certificates will be available for free from EFF's Let's Encrypt project. Press release: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/certificate-authority-encrypt-entire-web Let's Encrypt: https://letsencrypt.org/
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.