314 posts • joined 21 Oct 2007
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"That response is, however, a part of the problem because relying on someone to flag such videos does not deter people from making more of them and uploading them to the internet."
And short of preventing uploads at all, how exactly do you expect companies to control what is uploaded before it appears on their servers?
Presumably, an automated system will have to take account of the fact that names may not be unique, and therefore compare social media images to the 'target' in question... so at a guess, using a picture of your dog as your profile pic would give you some protection from automated tools right there. Suddenly LinkedIn's insistence on proper pics seems a lot more insidious.
I have no objection to handing over the URLs of my website, FB account (set to have nothing public anyway), my Instagram account (pretty pictures!) or my LinkedIn profile (yawn)... because all of these are on my business card anyway.
Now being asked to hand over the PASSWORDS to these accounts would be something different again...
I might have been slightly more sympathetic to Facebook if their new system actually worked as claimed.
For the new ads, the 'why am I seeing this' button just led to a script that never loaded, while the 'see fewer ads like this' button did nothing to stop the *exact same ad* from appearing again and again and again... and all this after I had carefully used the shiny new tools to "manage my experience".
So stuff 'em, it's back to AdBlock Plus I go.
Why assume Cisco is the ONLY company whose products are subject to such tampering?
Since the FSB, Chinese government and Uncle Sam are all undoubtedly trying to fiddle with the products of lots of companies, this won't affect Cisco's competitiveness - because all their competitors' products have the same issue anyway!
While this is all very wonderful, politically correct and generally fluffy, don't expect any changes to take account of Muslim sensibilities.
Saint James Matamoros, 'the Moor-slayer', is patron saint of Spain, and is also commemorated in, for example, the name of the city of Matamoros, Mexico (next door to Brownsville, Texas).
Trust v Stability
Confidentiality is indeed a huge issue - although a cynic (realist?) might assume that various governments are probably able to access your stuff already, wherever it is, anyway.
On the other hand, with all those data centres Google may have an advantage in terms of not losing your data (which will exist in several places), and in guaranteeing uptime.
You pays your money and you takes your choice, I guess.
But what would Paris Hilton do?
Re: Won't someone... ahhhh you know the rest.
"Teenagers, by their nature, tend to wax rebellious (it's part psychology and part biology). Trust does tend to waver at this stage in life and it can happen regardless of the level of parenting skill."
Trust works two ways - as a parent of two teenagers myself, I am well aware of the issues involved. And indeed, missing scheduled rendezvous can be an issue, but I trust that my kids are aware of this and will buzz a quick SMS over if it's likely to happen...
Won't someone... ahhhh you know the rest.
Clearly this service is aimed at those who believe that the location of the phone is the same as the location of their kids... and whose relationship with their kids is so poor that there has been a complete trust breakdown, which in turn suggests poor parenting skills.
Can't imagine this actually improving the atmosphere in any family where it's introduced.
"Hellqvist is apparently a blogger. That's good enough for us."
I am shocked, *SHOCKED* I tell you, that El Reg has sunk to the level of needing to justify its content in this way, and am deeply disappointed that its esteemed journalists are now pandering to the pedantic in this manner!
An immediate return to the previously high standards enjoyed by your organ should be a priority!