That's security in today's world. We have no choice but to trust
Microsoft. Microsoft has reasons to be trustworthy, but they also have
reasons to betray our trust in favor of other interests. And all we can do
is ask them nicely to tell us first.
on the Open Letter
That said, recently made security "improvements" to Java
SE 7 software don't prevent silent exploits at all. Users
that require Java content in the web browser need to rely
on a Click to Play technology implemented by several web
browser vendors in order to mitigate the risk of a silent
Java Plugin exploit.
is unimpressed with recent Java security updates
Newegg refuses to settle in cases like this, even when it would be cheaper
to settle than to fight. They beat the hell out of Soverain, killed their
patent, and freed not just themselves, but all the firms that faced
potential extortion from them -- and all of us, who will pay higher prices
to keep these ticks nicely, comfortably bloated with their parasitic gains.
-- Cory Doctorow
We require that government agencies conducting criminal investigations use
a search warrant to compel us to provide a user's search query information
and private content stored in a Google Account—such as Gmail messages,
documents, photos and YouTube videos. We believe a warrant is required by
the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable
search and seizure and overrides conflicting provisions in ECPA [Electronic
Communications Privacy Act].
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