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On Jan 15, 2018, landmark wrote:
That's why in general I think utilities should be publicly funded and regulated, and accountable to public scrutiny.

I think a very strong case could be made that the Internet is a utility.


You could probably make a similar case about Google and Twitter! Maybe it's time to have the government take them over as well.
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Approved google search results?
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Approved google search results?

Too late. That horse is way out of the stable. With no regulation.
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Alexa, what would Siri say is the biggest elephant in the room?
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LOL

Jon, what are the chances of establishing an open source search engine which 1) does not identify users; 2) encrypts searches at both ends; and 3) leaves no trace of itself on remote computers? I know there are services like DuckDuckGo, but do they fulfill those requirements?
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Does China have state controlled Internet? I'm not really up on this stuff.
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@TW, PRC tries to prevent and discourage inappropriate and antisocial use of the internet within its borders. Facebook, Google, router manufacturers ... patriotic network workers try to keep things PC, for PRC values of Politically Correct.

@landmark, updating the os kernel to make sure none of that is relevant, beyond attempts to draw attention. Predictive page caching = someone watching .
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On Jan 17, 2018, landmark wrote:
...establishing an open source search engine which 1) does not identify users; 2) encrypts searches at both ends; and 3) leaves no trace of itself on remote computers? I know there are services like DuckDuckGo, but do they fulfill those requirements?


Expensive as the process of doing the indexing requires both space and computing which are not magically fast, free and trustworthy... we risk going in a circle about a just society (trustworthy computing platform) which sounds kinda like the Republic.
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On Jan 19, 2018, landmark wrote:
To Be or Not to Be

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/......-so-will


hahahah Smile
...we defy augury...
http://nfs.sparknotes.com/hamlet/page_318.html

One could as well argue that the fact of the discussion and the length of the dramatic "oh if you only knew..." speak for themselves.
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Just a quick update - this went public - https://medium.com/@_MG_/mr-self-destruct-7986998f32a8

Good morning Mister Phelps...
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No need for the MI team, evidently...

"15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.

From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more – to access the personal and work accounts of some of America's most powerful spy chiefs."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/......anistan/
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Annnnd...

We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert Department:

"The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings.

Word of the NSA’s foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law Friday."

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/1......a-351730
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On Jan 20, 2018, landmark wrote:
No need for the MI team, evidently...

"15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.
...

Deja Vu? ... a quick google search later:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/alleged-cia......-police/
and
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/05......termind/

"Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat."
"Again?"
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American teens slacking? So much for charter schools.
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