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by RichardMIT
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Encrypted Messaging App Signal Says It Won’t Comply With Australia’s New Backdoor Bill
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Encrypted Messaging App Signal Says It Won’t Comply With Australia’s New Backdoor Bill

A lot of countries are already requiring companies to have a way for the government to access your data via a back door or demanding the encryption keys. Going around any security you may have put in to protect your systems. While a lot of companies are protesting there is a huge difference between ...
by RichardMIT
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: These People Are Not Real—They Were Created By AI
Replies: 0
Views: 909

These People Are Not Real—They Were Created By AI

Very soon it will become very difficult if not impossible to know for sure if even a video of someone doing something is real or not. As the technology progresses it will even be difficult to know if the live video feed is real of if it is being altered in real time. Like any tech it can be very use...
by RichardMIT
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

I keep having people tell me how much better and more secure apple is than everything else and how they do not need all the security measures that all the other groups need. Um. You might want to rethink that logic. This huge hole was found recently. Who knows how many others there are. Keep in mind...
by RichardMIT
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Big Telecom Spent $200,000 to Try to Prevent a Colorado Town From Even Talking About a City-Run Internet
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Re: Big Telecom Spent $200,000 to Try to Prevent a Colorado Town From Even Talking About a City-Run Internet

A followup to this story. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/zmzw5y/colorado-municipal-broadband-vote-2017 Nearly Half of Colorado Counties Have Formally Rejected a Comcast-Backed Law Restricting City-Run Internet After Tuesday’s elections, a total of 31 counties have voted to be exempted fr...
by RichardMIT
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Facebook wants you to send them nude pictures of your self.
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

Facebook wants you to send them nude pictures of your self.

Facebook is testing a new feature in Australia to combat revenge porn on the platform. This is how it works. As part of the program, users are being asked to upload nude photos of themselves to the social network voluntarily. Am I the only one that sees so many different ways for there to be the pot...
by RichardMIT
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A New Program Judges If You’re a Criminal From Your Facial Features
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

A New Program Judges If You’re a Criminal From Your Facial Features

This is a scary thought that some groups might actually use this type of program. You look like you might someday commit a crime so we are not going to hire you. Or worse arrest you because you look like you MIGHT be guilty of something. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d7ykmw/new-program-...
by RichardMIT
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail
Replies: 0
Views: 947

The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

Basically the government was just ticked off that it can not hack and spy on everyone anyone. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/jpydnp/the-guy-who-saved-your-iphone-from-hackers-is-stuck-in-a-uae-jail The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail 'Million dollar dissiden...
by RichardMIT
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Unraveling NSA's TURBULENCE Programs
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Re: Unraveling NSA's TURBULENCE Programs

Closing Remarks In all the documents about the TURBULENCE program, no mention is made of what authorities the projects operate under. The NSA does not perform collection unless it believes it has the legal authority to do so; programs like PRISM operate under FAA authority, whereas almost all foreig...
by RichardMIT
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Unraveling NSA's TURBULENCE Programs
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Re: Unraveling NSA's TURBULENCE Programs

Active Defense: TUTELAGE This component of TURBULENCE is unlike the others in that it faces inward. The goal of the TUTELAGE program is to defend Department of Defense networks [20]. The Wall Street Journal reports that the program “detects incoming cyberattacks and allows NSA to block the threat or...