For decades the standard for evaluating whether to break up monopolies, or block the mergers that create them, has been “consumer welfare.” And this consumer welfare standard has predominantly been interpreted as low prices.
Hence, that example satisfies all requirements for creating a secure password to have upper, lower case letters, special character and number and in the same time noticeably effortless to remember the phrase, today’s computer technology will require at least 550 years to crack that password!
While I applaud Cook's natural inclination to preserve privacy and thus liberty, which is implied in several amendments especially the first and fourth, it is this special insidious cronyism that has developed between big tech and big government that's worrisome.
Decentralized technologies eliminate the need to position a human intermediary in systems by providing a global platform for respective parties to interact on a peer to peer network. The country’s government operates on Blockchain and all the citizens are provided with digital tokens which function as Voter Id card.
Accordingly, several law professors have proposed adapting these venerable fiduciary rules to apply to online companies that collect personal data from their customers.
In order to use it to protect keys, that’s a reasonable thing to do, but you know there’s still going to be the risk of attacks like Spectre, Meltdown, and Rowhammer,” says Will Drewry, principle software engineer at Google, referring to prominent examples of pernicious hardware-based attacks.
The report raises questions about whether the FBI is fully complying with PPD-28 as well as whether it’s seeking to carve out certain surveillance activities from the directive’s modest requirements:
Unfortunately, if blockchain startups need regular people to understand and care about new “self-sovereign data” business models, they’re likely to remain as niche as other cypherpunk projects that sought to redistribute the power of the internet.
“H.R. 6729 [the Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018] is a disguised effort to expand the Patriot Act,” U.S. Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said on Saturday, asserting that the bill is really intended to “conceal the bill’s true purpose: to give the government more power to unconstitutionally spy on law-abiding Americans without a warrant.”
People might care more about their online privacy if the full power of online service providers, especially social media apps like Facebook, were more obvious to us as ordinary internet users.
And worst of all, we expect these powers to come in a routine Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, with no chance for meaningful debate on how best to limit the government’s authority to intercept or destroy drones.
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies will be able to search multiple computers across the country with a single warrant thanks to a controversial rule change that takes effect on Thursday.
With all the advancements Purism is making with the hardware, software, development kits, and services, during testing two silicon bugs were discovered in the Librem 5’s CPU, manufactured by NXP, that affects power management and power consumption.