Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2011 22:26 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption So, people from within Iran have hacked the Dutch company DigiNotar, allowing them to issue fake certificates so they could listen in on Iranian dissidents and other organisation within Iran. This is a very simplified version of the story, since it's all quite complicated and I honestly don't even understand all of it. In any case, DigiNotar detected the intrusion July 19, but didn't really do anything with it until it all blew up in their face this past week. Now, the Dutch government has taken over operational management of DigiNotar... But as a Dutch citizen, that doesn't really fill me with confidence, because, well - whenever the Dutch government does anything even remotely related to IT technology, they mess it up. And mess it up bad.
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Ahh... the "rejsekort"
by dylansmrjones on Mon 5th Sep 2011 22:44 UTC
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

Cool, the Danish government was greatly inspired by the Dutch electronic traveling card... we get to have it too, and it also doesn't work here.

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RE: Ahh... the "rejsekort"
by stripe4 on Tue 6th Sep 2011 06:35 in reply to "Ahh... the "rejsekort""
stripe4 Member since:
2007-09-21

Here in Latvia it does work (we only have to check in, not check out) but the maintenance costs are very high.

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RE[2]: Ahh... the "rejsekort"
by dsmogor on Tue 6th Sep 2011 13:17 in reply to "RE: Ahh... the "rejsekort""
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

How does the bus know which amount to charge? Do you have to enter it upfront?

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RE: Ahh... the "rejsekort"
by zima on Sun 11th Sep 2011 16:49 in reply to "Ahh... the "rejsekort""
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe it is to encourage your two places to use bikes even more than is already the case? ;)

(well, from one other example - the real purpose of inner-city parking metering is to discourage people from using cars in the city centres, according to a buddy of mine who works at a public office responsible for it)

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