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  • Jan 28th, 2010 @ 3:47am

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    Can anyone by some means mimick another person's IP ?
    Can any malware, despite uptodate AV, do something hidden and unknown to the user?

    If the answers are YES, then there needs to be critically urgent, massive movment against such acts of "demand-payment" or similar acts so that no body even dares to commit such act in future.

    If something is supposed to be "protected" protect it by better means, do not leave the locks open and then blame a passer-by.

  • Jan 25th, 2010 @ 10:51am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten years ago Internet was much better

    I believe that the Internet had a monopoly of giants that all of the others followed slavishly then, as well

    Show me five sites 10 years ago that all and each had THE SAME Facebook and Twitter icons.

    Half of the pages were broken
    See? That is where you had the FREEDOM rather thanhaving to follow the iron-clad nonbreakable cookiecutter codes of today.

    without exposing their information to Google
    I was not speaking of blogs but how Google exposes your data. See these sites http://www.googlesux.com/, http://www.googlethis.net/ or read about this actual report - http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Has-Serious-Lapses-but-Still-Tops-Google-57117.shtml or this BBC report - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6740075.stm

    Ten years ago, we had no one like you defending sites like Google or blissfully unaware of the slowly engulfing monopoly. You also need to a research on how many email or chat providers were there at that time but probably it is pointless. I will wait for the next gen with better sense of what is and what is not to come up by following the natural laws.

  • Jan 23rd, 2010 @ 5:03am

    Re: Re: Ten years ago Internet was much better

    No I do not mean just better looking but better functioning too. Geocities changed hands but there were similar other services in plenty. What I mean is now internet is a monopoly of 2 or 3 giants and all sites follow those slavishly (see the omnipresent FB and Twitter icons).

    Geocities or similar sites did not actually need html knowledge and even if they did there were as many sites as there are cookie-cutter blogs today. People who could not code were still there at that time and much independently rather than having to "expose" their data to large business merchants like Google.

    "IRC and chat rooms instead of Twitter." - Wrong. It was not ONE IRC and chat room. There were innumerable and plenty of chat providers as compared to one or three major players now.

    You said "it seems like your problem" - actually it is not my problem BUT the problem of the current gen that they/you do not understand how the monopoly is killing the variation and FREEDOM that net actually was. I only hope that the current trend dies by following laws of nature and the net that was returns.

  • Jan 22nd, 2010 @ 1:22pm

    Files can be shared without trace

    You can share a file with e-mail, or flash drive.

    Thats the MOST valid point. The parent can be a great techno-geek or a FBI head and still find no trace of file-sharing in the computer. In fact this is easy with ONLINE softwares (no need for hard disc storage) and the INCOGNITO mode so lavishly brought by Chrome and then FF. Files can be even shared during chat or Google wave and thereafter be removed without trace.

    In this tech background can the legal heads of any country just summarize - what are the exact steps that a parent can do ? Problem is neither the judges or the law makers were exposed to the intricacies of the net when they were child and at "old age" half-learning is dangerous and produce half baked laws. If the thing is illegal crack down on the source - that is file sharing sites or methods.

  • Jan 21st, 2010 @ 11:12pm

    Ten years ago Internet was much better

    Ten years ago Internet was much better. It was not just Google+Facebook+Twitter. Sites were "individual", sites were devoid of slavish icons (of FB, Twt etc)

    There were plenty of chat rooms, plenty of email providers, and individual sites on geocities, tripod etc rather than cookie-cutter same-same looking blogs.

    Social exchange, exchange of fun, and exchange of knowledge was no less. Websites did not belong to monopolistic giants but belonged to all.

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