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Solution to 1 & 2: Make use of Windows on any Federal computer or power grid control system illegal, punishable by public whipping.

Let's call this EO what it is: erosion of privacy, redux.

This has nothing to do with political parties. This is about money. Stinks of MPAA...




In exactly what sense does this EO have anything to do with privacy? It is a more limited version of Lieberman-Collins; you can read that bill online right now, and it's linked from the story. You should be able to find a clause or pattern of clauses that points to "erosion of privacy".


I don't know if the update that added it was present when you read it, but the quote from TechDirt explains why it might be a "privacy disaster."

And the post on OpenCongress mentions that "inclusion of this report [to examine the legality of limiting liability of private actors for disclosing information] suggests that the Administration may believe there is a potential work-around for the privacy laws."


I don't know if the update that added it was present when you read it, but the quote from TechDirt explains BZZT COMPUTER OVER. VIRUS=VERY YES.


...I don't, err, get it.

I have a couple ideas but I'm not confident enough in them to assume veracity.



>Solution to 1 & 2: Make use of Windows on any Federal computer or power grid control system illegal, punishable by public whipping.

Huh?


Modern cybersecurity threats generally involve (1) legions of zombie computers and (2) weak native OS security.

"No Windows = No Problem" is not an overstatement. The fact that we have nuclear power plants running on Windows in this country is abso-fucking-lutely terrifying.


What is exactly wrong with Windows itself that leads to these problems? And even if there is, it doesn't mean that it is as simple as that.


Do you run your Windows box without virus protection?


Most of these attacks are targeted attacks and antivirus wouldn't have helped.




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