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News Microsoft spills COFEE on your secrets

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Apr 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Naberius

    Naberius New Member

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    What a load of crap, do we not have any privacy anymore, all the cameras, our data constantly being monitored, just seems that theres nothing we can do in the world without someone else knowing all about it.
     
  3. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    thats life on the grid.
     
  4. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    use a mac? or linux?
    problem solved!
     
  5. Buzzons

    Buzzons Active Member

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    Fod , you don't think tools like this exist for either of those OS's?
    Issue with truecrypt is ... if that key requires the pc not to be turned off, your system drive will still be mounted.. thus no protection given.
     
  6. Laitainion

    Laitainion New Member

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    Only because we as a society has rolled over and accepted a loss of liberty for the sake of added 'security'.

    What was in Benjamin Franklin said?
    "Any society that is willing to give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserver neither and lose both."
     
  7. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I've nothing to hide! I'm proud of my mongolian porn collection!
     
  8. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    you got that from playing the most educational game in the world, Civ 4, didn't you? hehe.

    i think that so long as this is used for law enforcement reasons then fine. as the subtitle said, not a problem if you've got nothing to hide.
     
  9. Boldar

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    Sorry but I happen to think CS LEWIS was right

    "Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
    It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
    The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those
    who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
     
  10. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Actually, thinking about it, this is bound to get into the wrong hands. then it'll suck ass big time and become available through the net or something.
     
  11. Buzzons

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    disable plug and play? :p
     
  12. PumpAction

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    Black Market.

    I wonder what the price on one of those sticks will be on the black market? How much access will you gain on a corporate\government network with these? Sounds like this will get reversed engineered/copied at some point and end up on the net unless it somehow isn't possible to copy.
     
  13. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    not a terrorist/child pornographer/tax cheat/gangster?

    Then don't worry about it. I doubt law enforcement agencies have the time or resources to investigate what linux distro's you've downloaded from bit-torrent or what porn you were looking at last night.

    There are so many millions of internet users, it just isn't practical to scan us all. In reality this will probably be used in ongoing or prolonged investigations, where Police IT techs would have torn apart the harddrives in question to get the data back.
     
  14. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Hmmm, still waiting for something to make me think twice about switching to linux. This isn't it.

    What does scare me is what else MS may be up to.
     
  15. Denis_iii

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    I believe it time I give Linux another shot.....and I was all ready to give Vista a go
     
  16. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    He's not joking. :D
     
  17. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    You know the scarey thing about that article isn't that its being given to Law enforcment agencies which is bad enough but that its being given to "investigatory agencies" which could cover any agency govermental or otherwise which has an investigation/information gathering department.

    the whole things a bad idea but how long before this piece of equipment is standard at airports etc so that customs/airport security can check your laptop for dodgy files etc.
     
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    I knew a Microsoft operating system was far from secure but I had no idea it could be accessed that quick.

    Now if only more of my hardware and all my games worked in linux I would switch back.
     
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    i'm glad i switched to ubuntu :D
     
  20. airchie

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    I doubt they do tbh.

    This is yet another nail in the coffin containing my desire to stick with MS OSes.
    I'll be on Linux soon without a doubt. :)
     
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