* Posts by pomegranate

7 posts • joined 20 Sep 2013

Vietnam bans posting fake news online


Request for information

If the Government of Vietnam could please maintain a list of fake news items, it would be of use to social media platforms here, as well.

Why worry about cost of banning certain Chinese comms providers? Fire Huawei, says analyst


Re: Huh ?

I wonder what failure modes we’re considering here? What British secrets the US or Chinese governments might be after? Troop movements? Military planning? Business or industrial information? Communications of dissidents? Consumer demographics and advertising targeting?

US regulators push back against White House plan to police social media censorship


Re: Except ...

Chicken nuggets dipped in high fructose sweet and sour sauce. Come on. It’s just food.

Seriously, though, you might make better trade deals as part of the EU than alone.

Up to you.


Re: Except ...

The interpreters or the enforcers of the constitution, or the potential editors, might claim to “eclipse” it. Not only that, but we have someone who claims immunity from the law, and is called “the commander in chief.” Thus they would be legal by definition, just as others are supposed to be illegal as a class property.

I share your ideal of a clean and clear system of laws.

Russian spies used Kaspersky AV to hack NSA staffer, swipe exploit code – new claim


Who leaked the leak?

The Wall Street Journal chose to publish information about the NSA's knowledge of the FSA's acquisition of specific secrets, and of the method they used.

Whether or not the anonymous people who leaked this are telling the truth, the Wall Street Journal editors are responsible for the consequences.

Not only that, but the anonymous leakers who gave this info to the press have chosen to undermine the NSA secrecy. To harm the NSA? To retroactively the security efforts of the Obama administration? To punish Kaspersky?

Whatever the reason, it's insufficient justification. We seem to be engaged in a tail-recursive divide-and-conquer strategy.

Apple’s facial recognition: Well, it is more secure for the, er, sleeping user


I wonder how it recognizes a face reliably without being trained with any wrong faces.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it ... Win Phone 8? No, it's APPLE'S iOS 7


Re: ipad review?



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