Re: Disagree (Score: 1)

by in Big phones work for everyone, except you on 2016-04-18 14:25 (#1AXQG)

3. The only way manufacturers can force a larger screen on you is if they don't sell smaller screens. However, last time I was at a phone shop there were lots of models running Android with smaller screens... not sure about iPhones.
Yes, but in most cases the smaller screen models are crippled compared to their larger siblings (slower processor, less ram, less 'features', etc.). As far as I know Apple is the only company to recently release a smaller phone (se) with the same specs as the larger ones (6s, 6s+), but even then it was only released 6 months later.

Re: I thought we had it bad here (Score: 1)

by in High speed internet is destroying neighborhoods on 2016-03-04 08:45 (#15Z4R)

Well FTTC (fiber to the cabinet) is much more common than FTTH (fiber to the home). It's not an issue per se, it can still deliver speeds of 100Mb/s - 400Mb/s depending on the configuration. They don't use just one cable though (not because of the speed, the theoretical capacity of a fiber cable is somewhere north of 1 Pb/s, well above of what your ISP will power it with), the reason why they use multiple cables is because fiber cable is quite fragile and you don't want to end up redoing miles of cabling because you were stupid enough to just use 1 cable. It seems to me that your local electrician might be exaggerating the story.

Re: Fines (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in Brazil detains Facebook VP after he failed to give up user data on 2016-03-02 09:32 (#15QKH)

That's a very naive view considering WhatsApp is not simply WhatsApp, it's Facebook. And Facebook needs a presence in Latin America in order to sell ads for example (read: money). Just because you can send some money to a guy in China using PayPal doesn't mean a company can do the same, there are much stricter laws for business. And before you say that they should pull out of a market, yes you can do that but where do you draw the line? USA? China? Brazil? EU? If you continue like that eventually you will be out of a business.

What we (as citizens of these countries) have an obligation to do, is inform our fellow countrymen and try to steer the country away from these kind of policies. After all, politicians are still elected by the majority.

Re: I don't get it (Score: 1)

by in Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right' on 2015-10-09 06:55 (#PYER)

No they aren't. You seem confused. The flaws have nothing to do with user passwords and 2-factor authentication. That's a whole other area where Apple is (or at least was) horribly, absurdly insecure.
Such as...?
No, there are plenty of more secure options:

Are you really linking to an article that starts with Blackberry messenger?

Re: Yes, but how do I verify what is implemented? (Score: 1)

by in Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right' on 2015-10-08 18:59 (#PWYV)

You can find Apple's security white paper here:

I would advise you to read it and draw your own conclusions.

Re: I don't get it (Score: 1)

by in Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right' on 2015-10-08 18:22 (#PWVS)

Well, they are trying to fix it ->

It's not perfect, but at the moment I would say it beats the competition.

Re: Other search engines? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in France rules Google must remove offending search results worldwide on 2015-10-07 17:10 (#PRVD)

It's completely fine to disagree with something or campaign against something, as long as you are are able to articulate why you disagree with it.

I would like the EU to avoid ending up like the US, where people aimlessly shout out every inane thought that entered their heads.