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I showed this to a russian woman, asking if this it's like this.

"No!", she said, "The uniforms are black now".
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"The YubiKey NEO is the first authentication device to comply with U2F requirements" and "Please note current YubiKey NEOs sold do not support U2F and are not upgradable" - awesome. Ship new product with old name. gah
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This "right to be forgotten" idea is the most evil and corrupt thing I can think of in this world. Yes, this even among lying to start a war, torture, and everything else that's going on.

It's not "the right to be forgotten", it's about revising history. You have NO right to change facts. Facts are more than you, they are better than you. These history revisionists are the same people who ask Facebook to delete the account of a dead relative. They have no right.

Erasing people and events from the past is not just close to, but ACTUALLY what Stalin did, and what happens in the book 1984. And today in China and other oppressive countries. I don't need a stretched analogy.

A convicted corrupt politician wants to silence anyone talking about his crime so that he can be re-elected to continue his crimes? How is this not the highest form of corruption? We have always been at war with Eurasia, and this politician has a clean record.

Google and Facebook have image recognition technology. I bet these evil people would prefer that dead people should be digitally removed from these photos. Removed from history.

Unlike people with just differing opinions, history revisionists actively want us to be LESS informed. They want the world to be a WORSE place, just for their own little benefit because the facts aren't in their favour. In wost evil there is a (flawed) case to be made that they are doing the right thing. But this? This is just pure unexcusable selfish evil, and a fight against knowledge.

There is nobody on earth I hate more than history revisionists.

#righttobeforgotten  
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Today's term: Suicide feature.

Opposite of "killer feature" (feature that makes you switch to software X).
Feature that until it's removed prevents you from using the software.

Similar to "showstopper", but more specific.
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Oh wow. Did nobody proof-read that?
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NSA chief being absolutely dishonest.
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+Steven Brockwell Thanks, much clearer.
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I'm glad Vulcan was destroyed in the new star trek movies. Looking at the new Spock it's clear that the new vulcans are no longer a race of logical people but a race of constantly annoyed, whiny, angry mumblers.
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If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.

I have to admit, this is a catchy line.  It appeals to the inner cynic in us all and makes a certain amount of sense in a core, "what can you do for me," type of thinking.

But it's hog-wash.

I work for Google so I follow the news about the company and I'm really tired of seeing that first line, or some variation of it, spouted by people who really don't care enough to want to think it through.  It does not work that way!

Yes, Google is a company.  And yes, Google is a reasonably large company (though not that large compared to the likes of IBM, GE, etc.).  But though a company is a single entity in the eyes of the law, it is not run like that.  Google is full of many thousands of individuals, many of whom are more rabid about user privacy than the privacy watchdogs that complain.  I've watched them take Larry and Sergey to task on stage about the smallest things.  I've done it twice myself.  If the leaders of the company purposely violated our users' trust, there would be open revolt and the founders would be lucky to not find themselves strung up by their toes.

Everything Google does is done for our users.  Your happiness is always the first priority, even above Ads.  (I've seen this is both policy and various practical implementations.)  You are not product; you are our customers!  That's simply the way we view it and it permeates the company from bottom to top.  Everything is done to make a better service for you.

Even Ads is viewed as a service to our users.  Random ads are garbage.  Useful ads are a benefit.  Yes, it's also a benefit to our publishers and yes, it's also a benefit to our shareholders.  Since when did win-win-win arrangements become a bad thing?

I won't claim that Google always gets it exactly right or that we haven't made mistakes.  We don't and we have.  And we admit it.  And it will happen again.  Sorry.  But everything is done with the right intent even if it doesn't always work out as hoped.  Hindsight is perfect.

Google is the most moral company in which I have ever worked.  But guarding our users' privacy doesn't just make moral sense, it makes business sense.  If we purposefully violated our users' privacy, we wouldn't have a business at all before very long.
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Amazing video.
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This looks interesting. Has anyone played with it? http://opensource.yubico.com/yubico-piv-tool/

What have you done with it?

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