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  •  Javelin's another marketeering boiler room (1+ / 0-)
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    stevemb

    So it's an open question as to what the terms "free"  and "identity protection" actually mean.  

    Really, who can claim the gold standard of trust in consumer information security?  Who is worth handing off the hassle of following a few best practices (dubious as they may be)?

    •  I'm somewhat in shock... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...to think that you linked 12 "best practices" for the user side of things and think that that's in any way relevant to a conversation about data protect from the business side of the house or that calling anything dubious without providing your "expert" advice/analysis why is in any way a responsible action or useful discussion.

      This is a masterful troll.  Well played, sir.  Well played.

      Everyday Magic

      Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
      -- Clarke's Third Law

      by The Technomancer on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 05:24:00 PM PST

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      •  Put up or shut up (1+ / 0-)
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        You're the one hocking a product here.

        •  No, I'm not. (0+ / 0-)

          I don't work for a company that sells a consumer product.  I hang out here for fun, for the news and topics this site provides, and to inform people because I enjoy teaching and outside of training the occasional FNG, I don't get to teach often.  

          If I were hawking (hocking is pawning) a product here, I would have:

          A)  Bought legit advertising here, because fuck comment spam and comment spammers.
          B)  Mentioned my company's name at least once.

          I asked you to put up or shut up a while ago.  You didn't, you can't, and you won't.

          Everyday Magic

          Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
          -- Clarke's Third Law

          by The Technomancer on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 05:54:35 PM PST

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          •  I see you add adjectives wherever you (0+ / 0-)

            see fit.  Makes sense, given your thus demonstrated love for strawmen.  Product, as in that thing you have a sales department to push.

            And no.  I meant "hocking."  I wasn't trying to be polite.

            •  That's too bad... (0+ / 0-)

              ...given that one of the site's rules is Don't Be A Dick.

              Still waiting on your KosMail.

              Everyday Magic

              Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
              -- Clarke's Third Law

              by The Technomancer on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 06:28:10 PM PST

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              •  I imagine rule depends on the circumstances (0+ / 0-)

                as in don't dish it out if you can't take it.

                You don't need a side conversation with me.  You just need evidence you can actually present here, now and for everyone's benefit.

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