Well if China says so then it must be true...
Posts by Mr. A
19 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Jul 2013
China all but bans cryptocurrencies
Belgian police seize 28 tons of cocaine after 'cracking' Sky ECC's chat app encryption
Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'
AWS breaks silence over Truecrypt's role in data import/export
Given the amount of time now passed the most obvious logical conclusion is that the devs fell on their swords so they wouldn't have add any code helpfully provided by our friends in *insert shady gov acronym here*.
Clearly once a cryptography app reaches a level of popularity gov bods are going to want to insert a get-around mechanism. The only way around that is to kill the app and reminisce about the good old days when privacy on the web actually existed. The newly forked app may just become the next big thing but then the new devs are going to have the same gov bods knocking their at the door just like the old ones did.
Security through obscurity is a much safer bet IMO.
Russian Interior Ministry cuffs iPhone ransomware suspects
Watch out! KILLER HP firmware update bricks ProLiant server mobos
Google Glassholes, GET OFF our ROADS, thunder lawmakers in seven US states
Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April
Touch = Metro
I never understood why Metro had to force itself on us with Win8. Why not just default to Metro if you had a touch enabled device or simply boot straight to the standard desktop WITH start menu for the 99% of us cavemen still using a mouse?
I'm a fan of Win8.1 with classic shell installed - it's nearly as good as Windows 7 :)
IT bods: Windows XP, we WON'T leave you. Migrate? Chuh! As if...
Snowden latest: NSA stalks the human race using Google, ad cookies
How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job
14 hours to fix the largest air traffic control communication system in Europe sounds pretty good going to me. Those lads must've been crapping themselves!
Not to mention that air traffic control managed to get 80% of flights in/out the door without it... In this country we're too quick to point the finger rather than simply say well done for sorting it out.
Citizen Kano pitches easy-build Raspberry Pi for code-hungry kids
BOFH: One flew over the PFY's nest
JUST LIKE US: Hackers who work for gov seem almost... ORGANISED
Anonymous claims Parliament Wi-Fi hack during London protest
Sorry I call 'BOLLOCKS' on that one - I really doubt that any of the internal networks would be accessible via the Houses of Parliaments OWN public WI-FI and I really really doubt that the signal was good enough to be accessed outside the building. They took over iPads and Dell computers?? Bollocks, rubbish put out to try and get their names in the press. Where was the story at the time? There wasn't one, because there isn't one.
Oh hang on I forgot their crowning achievement - their "Eastern European brothers" managed to "slow down" Parliaments website for a day. How close we came to complete annihilation is still unclear…