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SandySandy: Many of these photographers are on the payrolls of coup-supporters and funders of violent students revolutions (terrorism basically). Even funded by global insurgents and militia.
Their requests are not worth considering. If they had nothing to hide, they wouldn't need to hide it. Simple as that.

Wow ..

Wow.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 20:26 UTC
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falconeyes: Can’t this be implemented by the SD Card firmware?
With a toggle switch to enforce password reactivation. And a little carry-on devive to password-reactivate it?

Even if (as you imply) wear levelling and ECC algorithms are as computationally expensive as, say, 128-bit encryption, the controller would need to perform at twice its current speed to be able to do all three at once.

Also, password protection simply enables access to the card while it's powered--it's not the same as encrypting data with the password.

The password feature would also need to be implemented using an industry standard to receive support from camera manufacturers (it may well be--I don't know).

And since the only workable UX would limit the need for password entry to once per card insertion, the camera would need to maintain power to the card at all times.

And then there's the real kicker... every photo would be visible on the camera's screen until the card was removed.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 20:25 UTC
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CaPi: It's not something you can just do.. it's hard to do right.
Crypto requires Key Management. Especially with removable devices and the requierement to be able to plug it into any(?) computer and read it..
Passwords will kill more content than they save.
Handling keys yourself if you dont do IT?
Hard

Encrypt and store data somewhere else - it would change cameras forever if you do it in the device. Innoncence lost

Key management? What for?

Unless an agency wants to send its photographers out with cameras preconfigured with a public key -- and no ability to decrypt images in the field -- then all that's required is a passphrase dialog and PBKDF2, or Argon2 if you want to get fancy.

(Even with the former, the key could be installed via an SD card... either way it's NBD on the camera side.)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:57 UTC
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boinkphoto: Seems like a cool idea fraught with more complexity than first appears. Definitely a non-trivial addition (though doable), but only a small market demand so hard to justify from an ROI standpoint.

I shoot micro-SD in SD converters and those little micro-SD babies would probably fit up any orifice. Not saying I'd want to do that but...

It might be non-trivial, but it's not difficult or complex by any means -- the user interface requirements are basic, and there's a wealth of high quality encryption code readily available and optimized for just about every processor architecture.

As for ROI .. considering that 150 professional photographers cared enough to write an open letter asking for this feature, it might be much higher than you imagine; I'm surprised Olympus or Fuji in particular haven't jumped at the chance to one-up the bigger guys.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:42 UTC
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falconeyes: Can’t this be implemented by the SD Card firmware?
With a toggle switch to enforce password reactivation. And a little carry-on devive to password-reactivate it?

Unlikely -- the ultra-low-power controllers in SD cards wouldn't be able to encrypt data at anywhere near the rate required by modern digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
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typhoonka: So, if 150 professional photographer wrote a letter, than a multibillion industry should just comply in 1 year time? How about the costs to do this? Should be than a D5e (encrypted) and D5 - standard?
If you are shooting in those circumstances there you would need encryption, that hardly will save you, but definitely loose your gear.

The cost to implement this commodity technology is virtually zero relative to what companies already spend on developing their increasingly complex control systems.

And why would there need to be two versions of the camera? It'd be an optional feature, selectable in software.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:28 UTC
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Peiasdf: Why would camera manufacture spend resources help you carry out illegal activities?

Congratulations for totally missing the point !

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 22:24 UTC
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SarahTerra: I’ve mentioned this in every article now...

Condé Nast is an alt left propaganda front, intent on pushing an agenda and they have been caught multiple times using selective moderation and puppet accounts on their own articles and forums to keep the message on track.

Ask yourself, why is it only Condé Nast photographers getting fired?

Why aren’t they standing behind their employees ... at least until charged and proven guilty?

Why is a twitter tweet all that is needed for guilty conviction and firing?

ST: "My arbitrary demands have not been met! My worldview remains unchallenged!"

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 18:08 UTC
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SarahTerra: I’ve mentioned this in every article now...

Condé Nast is an alt left propaganda front, intent on pushing an agenda and they have been caught multiple times using selective moderation and puppet accounts on their own articles and forums to keep the message on track.

Ask yourself, why is it only Condé Nast photographers getting fired?

Why aren’t they standing behind their employees ... at least until charged and proven guilty?

Why is a twitter tweet all that is needed for guilty conviction and firing?

Those aren't facts .. those are opinions.

Not surprised you don't know the difference.

SAD!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:31 UTC
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M Chambers: God forbid the facts actually get in the way of the allegations.

And what "facts" might those be .. the ones that the man says are true?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 22:50 UTC
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captura: Here are some readings about The War Against Men:

The War Against Men: Richard T. Hise: 9781930859616: Amazon.com ...
https://www.amazon.com/War-Against-Men-Richard-Hise/dp/1930859619
The War On Men: 10 Ways Masculinity is Under Attack » Alex Jones ...
https://www.infowars.com/the-war-on-men-10-ways-masculinity-is-under-attack/
The War on Men - Laura Hollis - Townhall
https://townhall.com/columnists/laurahollis/2017/11/30/the-war-on-men-n2416042
The National Review: There's a War on Men, Not Women | New ...
https://newrepublic.com/article/114815/national-review-theres-war-men-not-women
Toxic masculinity: Will the 'war on men' only backfire? - ABC News ...
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-28/toxic-masculinity-war-could-backfire/8207704
Is there a war against men? | Intellectual Takeout
http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/event/there-war-against-men
The Wars Against Men | Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-men/201102/the-wars-against-men

If you have to ask whether there's a war on something .. there probably isn't.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 22:49 UTC
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SarahTerra: I’ve mentioned this in every article now...

Condé Nast is an alt left propaganda front, intent on pushing an agenda and they have been caught multiple times using selective moderation and puppet accounts on their own articles and forums to keep the message on track.

Ask yourself, why is it only Condé Nast photographers getting fired?

Why aren’t they standing behind their employees ... at least until charged and proven guilty?

Why is a twitter tweet all that is needed for guilty conviction and firing?

@fmian .. read it again .. I argued there is no _well-defined movement_ called the "alt-left" .. but by all means, if you want to just pick some random group of people and call them the "alt-left", that's your prerogative .. nobody who expects terms like that to have actual meaning behind them will know what you're talking about, but maybe you don't care about that sort of thing.

Also not sure why you think I would "prefer such questions be buried under the rug"; I rebutted several of ST's points and then opined that her groupthink/perspective is laughably predictable/obvious .. if you think that constitutes support for censorship or suppression you're either concern trolling or febrile -- and either way unskilled in presenting coherent arguments.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 22:47 UTC
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katastrofa: Good, time to clean the world of this sexist trash. Let us hope these pigs never find any work in the industry and die unemployed on the street.

@fmian, right, because the vast number of female sexual predators in positions of enormous economic/political power are all still getting away with it...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 21:26 UTC
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NottsPhoto: People in these comments are forgetting that Condé Naste have a responsibility to all their employees, models and workers etc.

If multiple individuals make an allegation against an individual such as alleged, Condé Nast have to act to protect these other people.

Condé Nast do NOT have a duty of care for Webber’s and Testino a reputation that overrides their duty of care to other third parties, and they cannot ignore the allegations such as they are.

If the allegations were true, and Condé naste ignored them,
Then who would be culpable, and what would the forum say?

For too long insitutions (like the Catholic Church) have Ignored this sort of thing, enabling the abusers.

The courts are the appropriate agency for deciding the truth of allegations, not the employer. The employer has to act to protect the vulnerable.

Condé Nast actions are entirely correct.

@captura, @oleg .. since when has public opinion EVER waited for the law?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 21:24 UTC
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SarahTerra: I’ve mentioned this in every article now...

Condé Nast is an alt left propaganda front, intent on pushing an agenda and they have been caught multiple times using selective moderation and puppet accounts on their own articles and forums to keep the message on track.

Ask yourself, why is it only Condé Nast photographers getting fired?

Why aren’t they standing behind their employees ... at least until charged and proven guilty?

Why is a twitter tweet all that is needed for guilty conviction and firing?

Fact: Getting fired is not a "guilty conviction" .. it's getting fired.

Fact: You have no idea what evidence has been presented in confidence to Conde Nast.

Fact: The allegation against Ansari has had a lot of pushback precisely because it's mainly a description of bad/boring sex, not of harassment or abuse. He hasn't been fired or suffered any consequences (so far).

Fact: Just because there is a well-defined movement called the "alt-right" does not mean there is a converse called the "alt-left".

Fact: Your posts are hilariously partisan and tribal.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 21:21 UTC
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Teila Day: "The body camera footage shows Grimm, who was shot in the chest and grazed in the shoulder, telling Shaw that he had both **flashed his car lights and waved** in order to alert the deputy to his presence."

He should sue. The officer should've been fired. That could've been some teenager taking photographs. The general public doesn't have to "alert" an officer that they are taking photographs, that's just part of being a cop; either you can manage the risk or you can't. If you can't, find another line of work. I'd like to see the cop put in prison.

Conversely, I'm 100% for cops shooting (or beating to a bloody pulp) people who throw rocks at cops, block traffic, resist arrest, lead cops on a high speed chase, drunk drivers, and common criminals recorded mid-crime (shoot those criminals dead where they stand!)

Holding cops to a higher standard isn't a one-way street. People get more time for shooting cops, then cops go to prison + more time for shooting the general public!

Teila: did you copy that from Rodrigo Duterte's election platform?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
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WastingTime: Want the reward? Gotta wait 'til the conviction dummy haha.
Anyway, how fast is the Canadian Justice System?

Bro... I'm "stirred up"? You're the one making things up to support your argument!

Refer to "US Pharmaceutical Innovation in an International Context", Am J Public Health. 2010 June; 100(6): 1075–1080:

Between 1992 and 2004, American pharmaceutical companies were responsible for the development of 44% of novel medications--not even close to a VAST majority--and what's more, the authors concluded,

"Higher prescription drug spending in the United States does not disproportionately privilege domestic innovation, and many countries with drug price regulation were significant contributors to pharmaceutical innovation."

But whatever. You've obviously bought into the manifest greatness of your bloated, inefficient and unjust for-profit healthcare system. Sorry if the truth of that statement "stirs" you up. ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 00:31 UTC
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Teila Day: "The body camera footage shows Grimm, who was shot in the chest and grazed in the shoulder, telling Shaw that he had both **flashed his car lights and waved** in order to alert the deputy to his presence."

He should sue. The officer should've been fired. That could've been some teenager taking photographs. The general public doesn't have to "alert" an officer that they are taking photographs, that's just part of being a cop; either you can manage the risk or you can't. If you can't, find another line of work. I'd like to see the cop put in prison.

Conversely, I'm 100% for cops shooting (or beating to a bloody pulp) people who throw rocks at cops, block traffic, resist arrest, lead cops on a high speed chase, drunk drivers, and common criminals recorded mid-crime (shoot those criminals dead where they stand!)

Holding cops to a higher standard isn't a one-way street. People get more time for shooting cops, then cops go to prison + more time for shooting the general public!

Your third paragraph makes me think you have some kind of personality disorder.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 21:33 UTC
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WastingTime: Want the reward? Gotta wait 'til the conviction dummy haha.
Anyway, how fast is the Canadian Justice System?

Riiight. So why'd you post that in the first place?

I've lived in Canada with a chronic illness for 25+ years and, in general, my experience has been excellent. Yes, a scan or two and a minor surgery were delayed longer than I'd have liked, but that's because our system is underfunded -- not because it's structurally unsound.

Even still, I'd rather deal with delays than fight with an HMO over coverage or pre-existing disclosure or rising premiums anyday -- or, as a self-employed person, have to budget for the $15k-on-average family coverage every year. Stress kills, y'know?

(PS: How can I have a vested interest in a system that isn't run on profit? I'd love to know how you came up with that one...)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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virtualreality: US people are sickening. If you don't want a gun pointed at you, why don't you start by banning fire-arms?

@kelstertx haw haw haw

Backwoods militia ammosexuals vs. the US army ... yeah, they'll think twice before law-n-orderin' YOU around!

PS: your government doesn't need to threaten you with violence to render you servile ... a couple of decades of capitalist propaganda have obviously done the job. (Bet yer lookin' forward to yer yuuuuge tax cut, eh?)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
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