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Not to be snarky, but that's incorrect if the power is out for a few hours. Not saying that is a normal case in the "first world" - but it happens occasionally.

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You carry stuff with you everywhere everyday just in case the power goes out for a few hours? That's like carrying around a bathing suit in the dead of winter just in case it suddenly gets hot and you fancy a swim.

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I upvoted each person who said they donated or had something else that contributes to the thread.

I reason that saying that you donated and perhaps how much, is in fact a good thread contribution. At least this time, I'll take this on a case by case basis. Generally, however - I guess I'm against it since it clutters threads.

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Well, I certainly don't think you're a bad person for that - considering this forum is generally focused towards the technical angle of things.

For some reason, I thought I was clicking through to another Five Eyes/NSA, GCHQ, CSE programme. I guess it's since it was a single word in all capital letters and aftenposten.no previously reported on the "Oslo mobile/GSM surveillance" thing.

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Glad I wasn't the only one to think this was going to be about an NSA program and outrage they would name something SWEATSHOP.

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I thought their convention for arbitrary project names was always using two words with no intentional revelance to the actual scope of the project (with projects like Prism being the exception).

Then again, some of their names are so blatantly fitting (and offensive) that that claim doesn't seem very believable in the first place.

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It might be worth mentioning somewhere that the site/project is focused on the United States. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the impression I get when I look through the projects and filtering options.

It'd be nice to associate each agency with a country, so that you could filter on a particular country as well.

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I have been working on adding other countries as well but right now it is US only, the new importer would let us bring code from many more orgs...

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So, this isn't any regular conference. This is a conference filled with mostly Swedish politicians, some in government/office and a lot of different Swedish agency officials. Then there's of course some foreign dignitaries, as well as press and a few select normal persons.

It wasn't translated, but in the Swedish press release - they note that "Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och beredskap", the Swedish equivalent of FEMA in the US - had at least one official agency staffer connecting to their agency e-mail server over this insecure/open network.

That said, most conference attendees are at the conference in their official capacity, ie. at work.

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If that is a security risk, then they ought to make the mail unconnectable outside their own network and demand VPN usage. You cannot blame the person for a poor security setup within his organization.

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Let me just say that Tobii seems like a pretty awesome company. They're a Swedish start-up (maybe they're past that now) that has, if I recall correctly now released their first consumer product. Previously they were mostly into doing usability studies and such in pretty closed environments (which is probably why their other equipment and dev-kits are so heavily priced).

I've had the chance to talk to a few Tobii-engineers in Stockholm at a few general gatherings and like I previously said, Tobii seems to be a pretty interesting company.

I've heard that Tobii Technologies is going to launch an Initial Public Offering on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Stock Exchange sometime under 2015, although official time plans are not available.

Investor AB owns about 20% and Intel owns about 10% of Tobii Technologies.

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Well, that's if freedom of speech continues to be allowed and accepted. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Freedom of Speech has a very bright future.

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These attacks are likely to promote freedoms of speech and to slow down people calling for restrictions.

My position used to be one of asking people to consider whether the value of printing a shitty cartoon is worth causing deep offence to very many people. The murders have changed my position to supporting -with caution- the printing of these cartoons.

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>the value of printing a shitty cartoon is worth causing deep offence to very many people //

Mostly they're choosing to be offended, they're seeking out something to be offended by. It's a case of "we want to be violent against people who oppose our views, so we'll look and find things we can call offensive and use that to justify murder and violence". It's behaviour that seems very true to the war-lord that inspires it however [as much as that person is depicted in "his" writings/collected sayings].

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I'm not talking about extremists but about the vast majority of moderate Muslims.

And it's not just "offence" - this type of material promotes ignorance and fear and it marginalises and already marginalised minority.

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The vast majority of muslims surely don't read Charlie Hebdo or similar satirical cartoons - how then can they be offended by them? The offence seemingly lies in society allowing people to hold views contrary to their religion. Even if you kowtow to that desire and implemented sharia in Western Europe there are seemingly enough Sunni and Shia willing to blow one another up that it's not going to prevent violent atrocities in the name of Islam.

I don't understand how such satirising "promotes ignorance and fear" however, can you explain that? Surely the point of satire is cast a critical light on things in order to dispel what the satirist sees as ignorance.

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And for those who can't hold on to their hats until that lovely write up:

"CRACKING 101 - part 1": http://www.textfiles.com/piracy/CRACKING/c101-90.000

"Cracking On the IBMpc - part 1": http://www.textfiles.com/piracy/CRACKING/copyprot.txt

The following parts are available at http://www.textfiles.com/piracy/CRACKING/

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Just to add a data point: I occasionally read Dr. Dobbs. I don't have an ad blocker installed.

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In Sweden, all cards that are issued are forced to use that "Verified by" Visa and Mastercard "SecureCode" program for two-factor authentication. Merchants can turn it off, but then they're liable for misuse - so plenty of places have it on by default.

Some banks, require that you use the token generator you've gotten to log on and manage your bank account while most other use a seperate password for the Verified by Visa/Mastercard SecureCode thing.

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I don't know if it's really fair to call Verified by Visa two-factor authentication as your card number is just another string (that can be replicated). With Verified by Visa you go from one to two "passwords".

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It adds a "something you know" (password, PIN/Password to your token generator) factor to the "something I have" (The card, with numbers on front and back) factor, so I would say it's fair to call it two-factor authentication.

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I beg to disagree. The credit card is "something you know" just as much as "something you have", because when used on the web it is just a (copyable) 23 digit number. Whether you remember the number or look it up in your wallet is no different than whether you remember your password or store it on a post-it.

Other things "you have" in popular 2FA solutions are quite different, for instance your mobile phone number identity (for SMS) or your Google Authenticator.

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I generate a one-time card number for each online purchase. Only valid for a specific time and up to a specific account. Supporter by some banks. Pretty good solution in my opinion.

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forced to use that "Verified by" Visa and Mastercard

I'm super sketched out by the program as it appears to be run by a third party rather than Visa/Mastercard.

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Since it isn't mandatory it is beyond useless and just creates a false sense of security.

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