* Posts by RedPills

4 posts • joined 2 Dec 2016

US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do


Always about money, corruption

It's quite likely that this proposal is coming from "cyber" security lobby groups who know that their industry could grow tenfold if they are allowed to work the offensive side. Fat official government contracts, mercenary arrangements, and limitless commercial vigilante work. Hell, they could even play both sides. The industry is already swimming in cash, so the chance at a significant increase I'm sure justified quite large campaign donations, enough to convince these representatives to present such laughable legislation. Given the shift in american politics, playing to the ignorant in the extreme, they just might get away with it.

Kids, look at the Deep Learnings! (We’re just going to slurp your data)



I'm surprised by the surprise. Why did this ever need to be a cloud based service anyway? Can it be that hard to synchronize between devices securely without perpetual web based storage? Why do few if any companies seem to be interested in offering that as an option. The fact that Evernote never did, told me that they had no interest in privacy, and that their user base wouldn't be savvy enough to mistrust their data management. After kicking the tires on Evernote years ago, I concluded that note-taking didn't need a minor paradigm shift at the cost of privacy, intentional or accidental.

"Sometimes the old ways are the best "

Russia accuses hostile foreign powers of plot to undermine its banks


could be a false flag as well. fabrication of an attack is just as useful in justifying retaliation as a real attack. modern warfare is fun

Microsoft's 'Samaritan' refuses help to hackers doing Win 10 recon


Is it used in some remote management functions? That could be why it's there to begin with.


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