Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
19520 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1351

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 700934 14-Oct-2012 12:27 Send private message

freitasm: Probably safer to drink Mexican beer made with Mexican water than Chinese beer with their water. The polution in some places there is just incredible ;)



It's no so much the Chinese water - it's the formaldehyde they used to add to the beer!

768 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 700993 14-Oct-2012 14:55 Send private message

Maybe those in NZ with concerns about privacy or espionage ought to be more concerned about the US Patriot Act, which, in simple terms, makes anything stored on servers located on US soil accessible to the US govt.

Or is that those who are worried trust the US not to mis-use that information in any way, but don't trust the Chinese to do the same?





1114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 701008 14-Oct-2012 15:43 Send private message

as the old adage goes if you don't want others to know what your putting online then use strong encryption simple as that

I personally don't put anything online that I don't want/care that the whole world to knows everything else is stored encrypted




Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD FX8320, 8GB Corsair Vengence LP, 2X Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB 1000/1300, 1x WesternDigital WD2500AAJS 7200rpm 8MB cache SATAII , 1x Samsung spinpoin F1 HD502IJ 1x storage mode, 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD502IJ RAID0 Boot, 1x Pioneer DVR212s 18x DVDRW, SilverStone ST75F-P (750W) Full Modular PSU, OS WIN7 x64 ultimate SP1 (7601), SilverStone RaVeN RV02B-W (with USB3.0 upgrade)

Watchmaker Wizard
2404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 701601 15-Oct-2012 16:52 Send private message

It's not like Huawei are a new thing in NZ. A good chunk of Vodafone's mobile 3G hardware for the past few years or so in NZ has been rebranded Huawei gear.

All governments are corrupt to a certain extent, just the amount and the publicity thereof varies.




ajw

983 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 701606 15-Oct-2012 16:56 Send private message

stevenz: It's not like Huawei are a new thing in NZ. A good chunk of Vodafone's mobile 3G hardware for the past few years or so in NZ has been rebranded Huawei gear.

All governments are corrupt to a certain extent, just the amount and the publicity thereof varies.


VFNZ uses Nokia Siemens networks on it's mobile network.

Watchmaker Wizard
2404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 701620 15-Oct-2012 17:08 Send private message

ajw:
stevenz: It's not like Huawei are a new thing in NZ. A good chunk of Vodafone's mobile 3G hardware for the past few years or so in NZ has been rebranded Huawei gear.

All governments are corrupt to a certain extent, just the amount and the publicity thereof varies.


VFNZ uses Nokia Siemens networks on it's mobile network.


I meant the consumer level stuff.




Awesome
3964 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 561

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 701676 15-Oct-2012 18:19 Send private message

floydbloke: Maybe those in NZ with concerns about privacy or espionage ought to be more concerned about the US Patriot Act, which, in simple terms, makes anything stored on servers located on US soil accessible to the US govt.

Or is that those who are worried trust the US not to mis-use that information in any way, but don't trust the Chinese to do the same?


Not only servers located on US soil, but also servers of US companies on any soil I believe.

Eg. Google might store your gmails on a server in Australia, but if the US Govt wants them they simply have to ask Google US to provide them by simply citing the Patriot Act.




Twitter: ajobbins

768 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 702026 16-Oct-2012 12:47 Send private message

ajobbins:
floydbloke: Maybe those in NZ with concerns about privacy or espionage ought to be more concerned about the US Patriot Act, which, in simple terms, makes anything stored on servers located on US soil accessible to the US govt.

Or is that those who are worried trust the US not to mis-use that information in any way, but don't trust the Chinese to do the same?


Not only servers located on US soil, but also servers of US companies on any soil I believe.

Eg. Google might store your gmails on a server in Australia, but if the US Govt wants them they simply have to ask Google US to provide them by simply citing the Patriot Act.


Looks like you're right.  Not exactly an authoratative source but an extract from Wikipedia reads:

Wikipedia:
One of the most controversial aspects of the USA PATRIOT Act is in title V, and relates to National Security Letters (NSLs). An NSL is a form of administrative subpoena used by the FBI, and reportedly by other U.S. government agencies including the CIA and the Department of Defense (DoD). It is a demand letter issued to a particular entity or organization to turn over various records and data pertaining to individuals. They require no probable cause or judicial oversight and also contain a gag order, preventing the recipient of the letter from disclosing that the letter was ever issued.






1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by joker97 on 19-Sep-2014 10:58 (375 replies)
Pages... 23 24 25


Mr. Key to extradite Kim Dotcom?
Created by TimA, last reply by SaltyNZ on 18-Sep-2014 09:20 (126 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Spark DNS Issues - Amazing - Broadband Service Alert
Created by PeteS, last reply by Demeter on 15-Sep-2014 14:13 (307 replies)
Pages... 19 20 21


IOS8 - Network Load
Created by FireEngine, last reply by FireEngine on 19-Sep-2014 06:20 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


2014 Holden SS (V8) or Ford XR6-T (in-line 6 turbo)
Created by joker97, last reply by ilovemusic on 16-Sep-2014 14:34 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Maybe some politicians should go back to school?
Created by jarledb, last reply by DarthKermit on 18-Sep-2014 18:27 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


FS: Server time
Created by deathslocus, last reply by CamH on 17-Sep-2014 21:31 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by gzt on 15-Sep-2014 22:57 (231 replies)
Pages... 14 15 16



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.