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Do something, anything this 4th to defend your constitutional rights.
 
Now that they let go of and declared war on sysadmins; It's just a matter of time until NSA themselves will get hacked and the data they are collecting on everyone will be compromised.
At least NSA agents don't have to work too hard to pull up private info on pretty much anyone
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I mean seriously. We all know what H-1B visas are.  Clearly Disney was breaking the law.  You can't lay off workers and replace them with cheaper foreign workers on those visas.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/us/in-turnabout-disney-cancels-tech-worker-layoffs.html
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Microsoft appears to be paying companies such as Symantec to advertise for customers to upgrade to Windows 10 within their products. 

This is likely happening to lots of companies.  I recently saw it on a Norton 360 install from one of my customers.

I don't recommend Windows at all, and certainly not Windows 10 due to it being just windows 8 with sleight of hand to make the interface seem more palatable.

We get enough advertising.  To have them advertise within other entities products is out of line.  Having them install a critical update to your Windows 7/8 install without giving customer's the chance to turn it off or remove it is also out of line.  In case, you didn't know it there's an update that is installed as if it were a normal critical update that sets up a nag message from your system tray to upgrade to Windows 10.  If this behavior is any indicator it shows that Microsoft might be doing other less than desirable things in Windows 10.
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From the article "The Times reported that the Justice Department permitted the NSA to monitor only addresses and "cybersignatures," patterns tied to computer intrusions, that it could link to foreign governments. But the documents showed that the spy agency sought to target hackers even when it could not establish links to foreign countries."

The NSA is part of the military.  They are part of the DoD under the Pentagon.  That makes it a military organization having authority over the civilian population.

It's a violation of the constitution if you don't have a warrant, period!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/04/us-usa-security-nsa-idUSKBN0OK23Q20150604
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I watch netflix to avoid ads.  Everyone I know that uses netflix does so because there are no ads.  I won't continue if they add ads.  Hopefully others will agree and stop.

It appears now that they are rolling out ads to their system.  I'm pretty sure this will cost them dearly.

http://cordcuttersnews.com/netflix-starts-testing-pre-roll-ads/
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Which US cable news outlet do you think is the worst? CNN? Fox? MSNBC?
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US Supreme Court declines to hear Google's appeal vs. Oracle on the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted leaving a big question as to whether languages can be copyrighted.  That'd be like saying that a spoken language can be copyrighted instead of the works created in that language.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150629/09271731488/supreme-court-wont-hear-oracle-v-google-case-leaving-apis-copyrightable-innovation-risk.shtml
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According to the blog post the crackers got the email addresses, the salted hashes, and the security questions.  The use of salted hashes is great because it greatly increases the chance that few if any of the master passwords will be cracked.  However, it doesn't bode well for the email addresses as people tend to use the same security questions and often, with research, the answers to the security questions can be determined without great effort.

https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/06/lastpass-security-notice.html/
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There is some serious classiness going on here.
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Windows 10 is just Windows 8 with some slight of hand changes to the interface. Currently, many of you might be seeing ads on your computer in your system tray telling you to upgrade. This is wholly inappropriate behavior by Microsoft. You can remove them by uninstalling this windows update: Update KB3035583.  It is listed as an "important update".  Sorry but that's not important.

Go to your control panel, then chose windows update, then "installed updates" then search for kb3035583. Right click and choose uninstall. Reboot when prompted.

The next time you do updates right click and set the update to be hidden so that it doesn't try to install it again.
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I can't believe you work in the IT industry at all. You have no idea of the cost of even moving the application level in a large organisation, let alone changing their platform. You're in a fantasy land. I almost believe you have mental issues to be honest (voting up your own comments?!) I'm blocking you now anyway - I think I'm feeding into something here and it's not healthy for you. You have the emotional stability of a young teenage fanboy ranting about his preferred platform, and from your profile image, you should have moved past that stage in your life a long time ago.

Bye.
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Google mess up their http://www.google.com page link where you click on your name to get to plus?  On my computers under multiple browsers I can no longer click my name to get into plus.google.com.
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