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Old Today, 02:43 PM   #921
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
WTF is a secure phone? And it doesn't matter anyway: Heís *tweeting,* for crying out loud. Thatís not a stealth activity.
Secure phones have their communications scrambled (encrypted) by a chip or software app and decoded by another secure telephone or network. But obviously "tweeting is not secure.
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Originally Posted by GlennB View Post
Not as bad as anchovies.
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
I think some government phones have extra protections...

Certain apps removed that could cause security holes, software installed for doing secure communications, special modifications to the operating system to prevent things like unauthorized information being leaked (such as GPS coordinates.)

I am not sure if congress critters would have that, but it is a possibility.
A "secure phone" in federal governmental parlance would be one equipped (connected to equipment, to be more accurate) to encrypt/decrypt voice communications when properly connected to another secure phone. Such a phone would almost certainly be wired or a dedicated non-smartphone device because of the inherent insecurity of transferring data through public cell networks. I doubt strongly that a smartphone allowing the installation of non-government applications (like Twitter) would qualify.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Just read an article prediting the democracy will not survive the information age because the information age has made political splintering much worse.
It has also over-democratised everything, to the point where the only reality that matters is the one in your head.
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
It has also over-democratised everything, to the point where the only reality that matters is the one in your head.
Part of the same problem:you can now just stick to information sources in your comfort zone where your opinions are never really chanllenged.
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
It's not because of dislike. At all. I would probably release them in an hour and drop the charges. Maybe you're right, maybe it would look terible. Better to make them look ineffectual.

I'm concerned that the Democrats are acting weak.
Or just giving their opponents enough rope to hang themselves.

And, frankly, don't fall into an obsession with being tough all the time. Look as You Know Who....
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