He was very sophisticated, hence a sophisticated attacker, and possibly with government help (he did ask about speeding his passport to a government employee).
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"may not be able to stop the next major cyberattack"
Genuine question, how many big cyberattacks have they been able to stop, i have read about many in this very publication, some that went undetected for years. Can someone point me in the direction of some trusted statistics to know the numbers ?
Maybe, just maybe, the truth is out there.
"We abide by the laws of the country that we're in."
Isn't that what every other country is forced to do by the US, even though they're not inside their country or part of their jurisdiction, everyone must follow US "law", or whatever their politicians choose to enforce.
It is becoming clear to me that this is indeed and american publication, it is no longer an UK one, and so, it has to abide by their rules and do what they're told, or else. Maybe that's why in recent times i've seen the various articles that come out of this once trusted publisher, seem more and more biased, which i don't remember was the case in years long past.
I expect reporting to be that, a report, not an opinion, and certainly not a weighted opinion.
I don't advocate for anyone, nor i'm against anyone, but i don't want this space to become like "social" media or what legacy media is nowadays.
I saw some time ago a multipart rar, the total size was a little more than the original files, but i believe it had extra parts (i think you specify how many) to be used as recovery in case of corruption of any part. Any of the extra parts could become any other part, i think, my memory is not what it used to be, so that may be useful when dealing with multipart archives over the 'net.
"removing the Google Play Store effectively makes an Android phone useless"
I beg to differ, it's one of the first things i do when i get my hands on a phone, along with other google apps (music,video, etc.), though they're non-removable, disabling them makes them not bother you, and that makes the phone usable, without everything running in the background eating resources. It also has the benefits of not eating your data allowance, as the apps don't update every time you connect to the network.
"that's what America wants to do at the moment: reduce its dependence on foreign supply chains".
I don't think that's the case, USA wants to have reliably cheap goods, without the slaves rebelling. This is proved by all the big companies outsourcing everything they can to the cheapest workers, wherever they may be.
What could work better is if China didn't want transfer of IP, and all companies being partially owned by the state, but then, maybe the companies will just behave like in the other countries, buying politicians to make the laws they want.
Exactly, more so in the US, where the bias against people of color is very bad, nad is carried into the software.
"Technology is needed to solve these crimes and to hold individuals accountable,"
And who holds the government accountable when the mistakes are made and peoples' lives are destroyed ?
It's all well and good to talk about legislation to protect privacy, but why is no one looking at the root cause, weakening of the underlying OSes to enable this type of backdoors. After all, the pegasus suite has been available for quite some time, why is no one doing anything to fill all the holes in the systems.
If you read closely, it says that if you opt out, only a subset of uses is not done, all the other telemetry is still on and fair game. So it is still misleading, and certainly not fit for purpose. Or at least it doesn't do what it says or try to convince you to believe it does.
I think that was what librarians some years ago complained about, that funds are always almost nonexistent, that if they wanted to go digital, they would have to change infrastructure every few years to keep it functional, and that it was unlikely to be achievable.
Why does every " new technology" has to have tracking, ads and all maner of undesirables built-in, like the new specification they were making for the continuation of the SMS. It was ad slingers focused, not even a little bit of concern of what the user may need or want. I can see the potential with this too. Maybe i need to return to nature to have a little peace of mind.
disclosures could be made to government-level watchdogs in exchange for limited liability protections, for instance. They may not necessarily have to be fully public disclosures, either
So, normal people not associated with gov. or who don't have deep pockets will still be screwed, in one side the hackers, on the other side if gov. decides the hack is useful to them, probably will keep it quiet for a while.
Those are my thoughts exactly, why should the responsibility of what your children does be with someone else, it's the parents responsibility to check on them, and educate them. Sure, there are a lot of risks everywhere, that's why that parental supervision and education is needed.