amanfromMars 1 Fri 18 Mar 08:47  ….. saying a few words on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/17/protonmail_launches_open_registrations_ahead_of_snoopers_charter/
'Tis surely only a matter of time
I spent considerable time working with law enforcement and even Europol on this because like it or not, bad people DO exist and although I fully support Apple in its current battle, I also understand the need of proper law enforcement (defined as "people why genuinely try to do a job", not power grabbing political idiots) to be able to put bad guys away. … Anonymous Coward
It is surely a fact, and prime fiction virtual terrain to spin in any number of teasing and tempting and terrifying directions, that power grabbing political idiots are a main cause of why certain classes of seriously smarter
bad people may exist, as law enforcement [we are just following orders from hidden Orders] is utilised to enforce the will of power grabbing political idiots ‽ .
When such is truthfully so, do the problems facing systems and law enforcement grow towards an exponential rate whilst discovery and implementation of solutions falls rapidly towards zero …… and the very real and present danger to established systems using law enforcement as their command and control tool, is that as the base of “crimes” to be investigated and prosecuted expands, does the realisation start to dawn that the established system[s] that law enforcement is servering and servicing, are corrupt and perverted …….. and the true enemy lies within and is playing law enforcement as the idiot fool with blunt tools.
How close are established systems today to that law enforcement realisation? Miles away? Or is it just around the next bend?
And are all armed military force commanders and intelligence community heads equally so easily led by fools and power grabbing political idiots as to do their bidding which will out them as puppets to muppets, and both as masters of nothing at all worthwhile
Be honest now and don't fool yourself with a dodgy answer.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 18 Mar 11:41  …… adding more on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/17/protonmail_launches_open_registrations_ahead_of_snoopers_charter/
No Grand Exceptions to Spoil Great Game Rules with Regulations
There are no absolutes other than one: you either plan to comply with the law, or you will not be running a sustainable business. .... Anonymous Coward
I would happily agree, AC, that there are no absolutes.
amanfromMars 1 Fri 18 Mar 11:13  ….. asking a question on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/18/satellite_train_monitoring/
Par for the course and old hat in some lands with all hands, stout hearts and minds at the tiller?
Are not the Dutch, with Nederlandse Spoorwegen, already ahead of the curve and running their systems in such a manner?
amanfromMars 1 Fri 18 Mar 17:52  ….. going where business angels fear to thread and lay down threads and commenting on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/18/living_with_cyber_risk/
The Inexorable Rise of Alien Being.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Y'all have no choice in some matters and must accept that in some, if not all extremely sensitive cases, there is no available effective defence against smarter evolving treat or threat actors/systems/virtual machines. And to think to deploy time and effort and resources to attack them, will result in one's own demise in sweet suicidal self-destructions, so making that particular and peculiar virtual intelligence exercise, the most stupid and catastrophic of real time moves in action.
Defending the indefensible is a sub-prime folly for prime fools. Do yourself a great favour and don’t go there, ever, for AI and IT folk and their machines there take no prisoners.