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I know plenty of people who host non-infringing copyright items at Megaupload. What I mean is that they share personal files, which themselves have the copyright to. So I'm pretty sure not all of that money comes from hosting Big Corporates copyrighted material.

I don't understand why you put "business" within quotation marks, as a business is a business if it generates money - regardless of the legality of the business.

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It's worth mentioning here, that since the money is effectively trapped in the mandatory Swedish Pension System (It's basically a locked US 401k with mandatory installments done through Pay As You Earn, ie. done automatically) the Swedish Pension Fund Board, who oversees the system - have negotiated brutal Fund Fee savings for each fund. Some of the mutual funds are almost free from fees.

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Do not worry when you get down votes, especially not if you do a second look at your text in a calm state and you think that it contributes.

There are times when you unfortunately will get stuck with down votes - but most times, there will be plenty of people who will read your comment even if it's grayed out - and then vote it up.

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Not so much worried as curious -- if I'm missing something, I'd genuinely like to know!

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The domain is owned by Stoya Incorporated, which is the adult actress, writer and model Stoya's [1] company.

There is no explicit content at all in this article. It's all text and hyperlinks.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoya

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Ahh I see, so it's just our filter being a bit overzealous. Hope whoever looks at my "infraction" inspects the actual URL, and doesn't just do a simple "what is this domain for, oh a porn star" check :)

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This is an insult to zealots.

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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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