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Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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1/2/2016 | 2:15:09 AM
Re: Password backup?
I am more than happy to get rid of password - remembering all passwords is not easy. I think anyway we need to keep password as the backup/last resort.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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12/27/2015 | 7:42:37 AM
Re: Password backup?
@pedro: Although it may seem like a nice idea, it really isn't. Mostly because biometrics can be collected without your knowledge and can be used against you. Suppose you secured your phone with a fingerprint and used the same fingerprint for locking your gmail. If any hacker steals the information from gmail, he has the key to unlocking your phone as well.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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12/27/2015 | 7:40:23 AM
Re: Password backup?
Biometrics would not need backups. But then again, you wouldn't be able to unlock Gmail with a finger that you haven't registered with Google. Moreover biometrics are changed into digital signatures having a Hex value. People can crack it up if they have got powerful enough algorithms to match the hex value with the contours of the fingerprints.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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12/27/2015 | 7:37:49 AM
Re: Google: Put the rural folks in camps in cities
The last I heard, Google is experimenting a project of providing wireless and super fast internet access for people in the rural areas, mostly though the use of Wireless Network conducting balloons. I don't remember exactly what it is, but Google intends to blow up millions of balloons into the sky which will act as a sky internet relay network and provide anybody with free access if you are directly below the covering area of the balloons.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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12/27/2015 | 7:34:37 AM
Re: Google: Put the rural folks in camps in cities
Someday Google would want your biometric data and would require you to register your gmail and Google services account with a fingerprint. And then it will be preaching the "do away with passwords" theme all the more.
jastroff
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12/23/2015 | 8:40:20 PM
Re: Google: Put the rural folks in camps in cities
You make some good points re: access. But I often don't get access and I live 20 miles outside NYC

Overall, the scheme Google cooked up sounds like an April Folls joke to me. When do we put out feet in water and whistle into the wind?

It's just too difficult.

I'm getting tired of considering every hairbrained scheme these peo[ple come up with
MichaelOFaolain
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12/23/2015 | 3:10:06 PM
Google: Put the rural folks in camps in cities
Google, which has chosen to compete as a high speed internet provider in urban areas that already have high speed internet, apparently now intends to make their web services unavailable to folks who don't have cellular access?


I don't know who to contact at Google to suggest they might want to start reviewing every new idea from a rural point of view. Maybe they should open an office somewhere where the ISP choices are dialup and satellite and the only phone service is land line and give the employees there a veto power over every new idea until Google decides that any new bright idea can benefit 96% or more of Americans.

Or does Google have a secret policy of isolating rural Americans even further than we are  now?
PedroGonzales
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12/23/2015 | 11:36:19 AM
Re: Password backup?
eliminating the password will be a real challenge.  Biometric hasn't really caught on as an alternative. That is correct, if i back up to the password, i'm back where i started.  The engineers at Google need to work a little harder to find new password alternatives.
bonj
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bonj,
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12/23/2015 | 9:16:18 AM
Password backup?
I have seen the comedy of relying on interaction with phones for authentication (buff.ly/1IDRsIC).  If the backup is right back to the password, have you utimately made it anymore secure?


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