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because policing is one of the many opt outs taken by the UK government"
Partially true - the exemption in GDPR is not for police forces, but for data used for policing purposes. This system is very much subject to GDPR.
Actually they may disagree with that... since this is tied to security and police efforts... but I'm not going to play lawyer.
They have the ability to log your request and that's not against the GDPR. However, if they were to combine their logs with DNS information and can identify you from your static IP address... that would be different. Assuming that you do have a static IP address and this doesn't fall in to an exception.
Re: Does not work very well
;; ANSWER SECTION:
google.com. 153 IN A 184.108.40.206
;; Query time: 8 msec
;; SERVER: 220.127.116.11#53(18.104.22.168)
;; WHEN: Mon Nov 20 12:11:47 CST 2017
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 55
Of course YMMV depending on where in the world you are located.
I would have down voted you.. but you are currently up five and down five so it fits your moniker. ;-)
It doesn't matter if they are running on IP addresses because those addresses will have to resolve to someone.
And there are more threats than just malware.
As to this being free...
Consider this a community service. The more people who use it, the better the database becomes and the more people will use it.
They may not make money off of you, but by having a robust database, they can use it as part of their services offering. They are using you to make their database better, hence its free.
At a later date, they could throttle or charge you for usage if the number of queries exceeds a certain threshold.
And they will want to capture who is using their database as well. How long they retain their logs or how they will aggregate it is another matter.
Re: Standards needed
Slow recovery because prior to the hurricane hitting, they had a substandard infrastructure due to government incompetence.
No power, no matter how many cell towers you get up... you're SOL.
They could put up towers, solar panels and diesel generators, but there's a bit more because the infrastructure is wiped. out.
Re: Like it
At 32mph, you may out run cops on bikes, but not if they're using motorcycles or cars.
OpenSSL patches, Apple bug fixes, Hilton's $700k hack bill, Kim Dotcom raid settlement, Signal desktop app, and more
@Kiwi Re: @Doug S... I wonder what the Trump apologists' excuse will be this time?
Since you're not an American, I'll spell it out to you...
As of Monday, its been revealed that Comey changed the wording of his draft to not say that Clinton was Grossly Negligent because that would have meant they would have to charge her and her staff. At the same time, there was intent. She and her staff intended to violate the FOIA and the Official Records Act by having this server in place. This is in to the addition that there are allegations of pay to play as well.
Why now in 2017? Because the investigation was tainted and both Lynch and Comey tanked the investigation.
Clintons are trash. You clearly don't know their history and their scandals. Trump is an alter boy compared to them.
Please pay attention to the US news over the next couple of months. Because Clinton didn't win... the SHTF is about to happen.
@Doug S... Re: I wonder what the Trump apologists' excuse will be this time?
You really need to understand the facts and the law before you spout some nonsense.
What Clinton did was to use a personal secret server instead of conducting her business on a .gov email account. This was done with the intent of violating the FOIA.
To make matters worse, she and her staff routinely sent classified material to and from said server. That in itself is a felony violation of the Espionage Act. There's more but lets save that for another story...
The point is that using a personal email account for business, but not for sending or receiving classified material, is in fact legal and permissible under the "Official Records Act" which Bill Clinton expanded to include e-mail while he was POTUS.
The catch is that the person has to send the emails to be archived within I think either 60 or 90 days post transmission. (So if you need to contact someone and you can't connect to the .gov servers, you can still do so within the law as long as those communications are submitted to be archived. )
Clinton? It wasn't until Gucifer outed her by posting emails from her secret server to her best bud Syd. B.
That was 2 years after she left office.
Do you now understand the law?
BTW, Hillary Clinton as SoS fired the Ambassador to Kenya for using his personal email account for doing business, as well as sent out memos warning all of her staff (State Dept employees) not to use personal email for official business. Do you see the irony here?
Can really be used to improve networking security.
@Bob .. Re: Disturbingly...
Curiously, the Canuck supremes said not only could the router maker keep its injunction against Google, but also that the injunction can be enforced worldwide to protect the Canadian Equustek's interests, meaning Google had to start deleting the links for all of its users on the planet.
So... this isn't about just stopping Canadians from seeing ads from dodgy kit.
Its to stop the world from seeing ads to see dodgy kit.
If the company wanted to, they could go back the the courts because Google is not being compliant.
While the Canadian Courts may not enforce its order against Google US to block the world, they can order Google CA to do so. They could impose fines and penalties against Google CA or worst case... ban Google from doing business in CA.
Then there's the issue of Trade. However since its not Google who's selling the kit, the company would have a hard time...
But in any country where the company has a distributor or distributors, they can sue Google and could use the Canadian court's verdict as evidence. IMHO They would win and could negotiate a deal with Google to block the ads where their kit is legally sold.
The problem is that the Canadian company tried a short cut and Google is big enough to hire better lawyers who can make arguments against them doing the right thing,
@The idiot ... Re: Hmmm...
You have a company in Canada who manufactures a product where someone is selling a knock off product that is questionable and harming the brand. (Not that I ever heard of these guys...)
While on the surface of your argument ... that this becomes a jurisdictional issue and a Canadian Court has no jurisdiction in the US... it would make sense.
However, you have some other things that need to be considered.
WTO gets involved because its a question of selling a knock-off.
The Canadian company could take their win in Canada and then sue Google in the US. Provided that the company has a distributor or distributors in the US. The the company can sue Google in the US.
IMHO Google will lose.
The problem is that the company tried to shorten the process and it cost them.
@AC ... Re: I don't mind
I came in thru an acquisition.
I was shown a video message made by Lou.
Very strong and good messaging.
Sam? Yeah different.
We used to use Blue Pages to determine seniority based on the number of levels between the person and Lou / Sam because bands were not equivalent across divisions.
Unlike you, I met a lot of people, both good and bad. While heritage IBMers could be the worst, I had respect for the guys who came from PWC.
Oh the stories I could tell... ;-)
Re: Clinging to share in a shrinking no-margin market
Funny, but how's SuperMicro making a large profit?
I think the question is... how HP plans to sell commodity products at 2x the retail price?
@d3vy ... WTF?
Seriously you need to think about the issue.
US citizen data taken offshore to Ireland. This would be similar to either German bank data laws or Swiss Data Laws concerning how to handle data.
What we should expect is that the rights of the country of origination will prevail.
Think of it this way. UK data is going to be placed under new rules/regs starting next year. Imagine if Google moved that data in to the US and told you that your data is no longer protected under UK laws because it now resides in the US?
@AC Definitely a lawsuit waiting to happen...
There are two issues at play...
1) SONOS clearly wants to remain relevant and compete with Amazon, therefore they are attempting to morph their speakers in to a new product that you already have in your home.
2) Metadata capture is a way to further gain value from you. Your data has value and they can then use it to help identify information that they can sell/rent to advertising agencies.
3) A future product... adding adverts to the streams... ;-) (Think about that one for a second....)
But all of this comes at a risk.
If they don't provide security and protect the information that they capture... they will be sued in to oblivion. .
We can look at half a dozen major financial companies that have taken multi-billion dollar hits over data breaches and the impact to their bottom line.
As many have already put out there... there are other solutions like blue tooth speakers, or I'd prefer actual wires. My old Adcom had A/B unfortunately after 20 year... it died and it was cheaper to replace it with an A/V receiver which had the same thing, which again died and replaced it with a new A/V receiver which I keep in my office with a nice pair of wired bookshelf speakers. ( Vienna Acoustics that I picked up on sale at a steep discount because the stereo store was closing and they were floor models. )
So I'll pass on Sonos and wait for the lawsuit that is definitely coming to a courtroom near you. ;-)
Still too early...
The death knell may not be QLC but if you can get a high enough density at an MLC or something similar with 100,000 cycles. Right now the high end in the m.2 space is 2TB. If you can increase that density by 4X at the same or similar price point of a HDD at the same density, you'll have a winner. (Even if it were higher but not much... its a winner. )
You don't need to have 128TB density to kill spinning rust.
Re: The law of unintended consquences
I'd say learn Scala..
Hates are going to hate.
You may not like the movie or the story line.
But I can tell you that there are people waiting to see this movie.
The original is a tough movie to follow and there's a lot of unanswered questions about the 'universe' and story line.
I agree that there's a lot of crap being made. But that's more about the numbers than a lack of creativity. The issue is that a remake / sequel has a built in audience. That if the movie was made right, you can guarantee a certain minimum return. Net new movie / plot would have more risk.
Just something to think about.
Re: Johnny Mnemonic...
The problem with all of these stories/movies is that their futuristic views are actually based on conceptual technologies that could evolve from existing or emerging tech. Its not just the embedded silicon, but the use of EEG to pull back the data. Or the use of reading EMF noise from machines to see what is going on.
You have to read the book and skip the movie. Gibson was pretty prophetic in his visions. As to Tron, its more pure fantasy, ala Lawnmower Man which would be a better example.
I'm amazed that the author skipped over Gibson's Virtual Light. (Ok, its not a movie... yet)
Or the Anime "Eden of the East" when looking at the power of the social network.
@Oliver Jones... Re: Just like the Sun (News of the World) then
I said that its their argument.
I also said that FB themselves showed them to be culpable thru some of their experiments on their users.
As to whether they won or lost that argument remains to be scene. It hasn't been tested in a court of law.
So its still a viable defense.
I don't agree with it and I think that the US Courts as well as European Courts rule them to be a monopoly.
(Google, Facebook, Twitter, and even Amazon to a point)
Having been named a monopoly is a legal status that none of these companies want. Google ... er ... Alphabet has set up a corporate structure to help defend being called a monopoly. But that's a different story.
The point? I don't believe that there's a human in the loop reviewing the content of these ads. So ... it makes it harder to say that they are in the loop and are culpable.
Personally I agree with you but again, what you, I and most people who have common sense think doesn't mean much to a bunch of lawyers and a judge.
Re: Just like the Sun (News of the World) then
Oh I agree with what you are saying.
However you can't hold FB, Google, or Twitter liable.
Their argument is that they are not the originator but the conduit therefore they have no responsibility even though they make money from the misinformation.
The real irony... Facebook ran a research project that showed just how culpable they are. How placing information into your news feed, even if just scanned had an impact on your behavior.
Re: @WARNING WARNING WILL ROBINSON .... iOS 11 brings more issues
It most certainly leaves the phone. Read the description. It's captured data as part of a recommendation engine.
@WARNING WARNING WILL ROBINSON .... Re: iOS 11 brings more issues
So... I know I can shut off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from the Systems controller app.
Can someone tell me why every single app has a Siri suggestions toggle?
Yeah. So unless you want SIRI turned on and running on your phone, you have to go to every app and turn off this selection.
Very sneaky Apple and very bad.
This is a way for Apple to spy on you when you run an app.
@fake jack of shadows... Re: iOS 11 brings more issues
Look Rock, (yeah I know the series) ;-)
Its not just 'activists or reporters' so why don't you jack your anti-establishment wantabe attitude down... ok?
It's a bit more troublesome than that.
Its a way for Apple to track your movements and habits. Like when you go in to the mall and they want to track your movements to see what stores you visit. Even if they don't connect, just listening for your BT and WIFI queries is enough.
@AC ... Re: iOS 11 brings more issues
I noticed that right after I loaded it up on my phone.
I used the buttons to turn it off and literally 5 minutes later the wi-fi was turned on.
It was only after I went to the setting and slid the bar that it was turned off and stayed off.
The toggle buttons on the pane seem to be an idiot thing and is a major bug.
Apple is showing the lack of common sense.
Free clue. When I want my wi-fi off and my blue tooth off, I want them off. Automatically turning them on is an invasion of privacy.
@ Pascal Monet Re: "Sigfox's proprietary protocol"
You don't know that the argument of 'security thru obscurity' is the case.
While this may be true, it may also not be true too. There are other protocols which may be in use that also encrypts the data and relies on some form of hardware identification.
Since they claim its proprietary we don't know for sure.
Having said that... more than likely they cobbled something together that's utter garbage. But there's still the chance they got someone who's from the MOD/DOD/Darpa world and knows a thing or two, now isn't there?
@Bazza Re: Easy
No, its not so easy.
Pretend that you are the customer. How does the government know what you bought? You are self reporting what you owe. So how does the government audit that you are paying your fair share? Want to see an example? In the US, when you purchase things online from a business who isn't in your state doesn't charge you a sales tax. You are supposed to self report and pay the tax to your state. How many people actually do this? (E.g. You buy a new 8K TV from an electronics store not in your home state, you save ~10.4% sales tax if you live in Chicago IL)
That's just the first problem.
With respect to actually taxing revenues... These companies are playing games. E.g. Starbucks shipping product to a centralized depot in one country with a lower tax rate, then shipping the product to the rest of Europe so that the bulk of the profit margin is captured at a lower tax rate.
In the digital economy, if you tax at the point of sale and not allow Google to claim that the sale took place in Ireland when the customer is in France... you can capture the fair tax. Its a transaction tax or use tax.
This is something the countries can do and IMHO should do.
Google and other companies have brought this on themselves for gaming the system. Note: While its not illegal to game the system, but the system was based on trust that companies wouldn't do that.
Alt-right or Alt-left?
One of the problems we have is the interjection of politics where its not needed.
We definitely need a reboot.
Re: Not Qualified
This industry is rife with people who are under qualified.
30 years ago.... to call yourself a software engineer, you needed to go to a college and graduate with a 4 yr degree in an accredited engineering program.
Today... its a job title.
When I look at resumes where someone who calls themselves an engineer who didn't go to school for engineering, I hammer them in the interview.
When I see a resume chock full of buzzwords, I hammer them to see what they know. How they handle stress. Note, I haven't made anyone cry... that's a feat that I've only seen happen once while my friend was interviewing someone.
Re: Words are cheaper than sysadmin time
Sorry mate.. Struts isn't system admin.
Its application admin.
Some companies are large enough that the responsibility gets split.
@AC ... Re: Cambridge Analytica
Chum, hate to break it to you... Trump won because he was the lesser of two evils.
You think Hillary would have been better, her book is proof that she's a nutter and we dodged a bullet. While I didn't vote for Trump, I will say that if he was given a chance, he'd be doing a better job. The issue is that he's an outsider and wants to drain the swamp. So those who made their money in DC and feed from the swamp, don't want him around.
He gets blasted by the Media even when he's doing the right thing and after the fact, it comes out that he did the right thing yet no mea culpa or correction from the MSM. I mean, I kid you not... 90% of MSM is negative. Fox News which ran stories is closer to 55-45 where 55% was negative. (And they're being labeled 'pro Trump')
Trump won because of the fact he went to the rust belt and won the states that Obama won. Clinton avoided them and instead went to fund raisers in California.
The DNC's treatment of Bernie Sanders had more of an impact on voters than any ads that could have run on Facebook. Her illegal activities which are still being investigated today... are more of a reason than any 'pro Trump' ad on FB.
As to using 'Big Data' for political fundraising... The Republicans are far behind what Obama did in 2012 out of Chicago. Something Clinton didn't come close to doing either.
BTW, Clinton's crew ignored the Big Data analytics that was done... ;-)
@Voland's right hand Re: How about some balance?
Even your response could be viewed as being antisemitic. Free clue. Judaism is both a race and a religion. Prior to the second world war, the largest Jewish community in Europe was in Poland with communities over 400 years old before the Holocaust.
The issue though is that its possible to search for specific key words or phrases which can give clues to people belonging to hate groups. "88" for example. And then the BDS movement which is not only misguided but also produces antisemitic rhetoric and hate speech.
The underlying issue is that Facebook does have the ability to control hate speech as well as other user content, yet here is an area where they are turning a 'blind eye'. This would be akin to the 'pink sheet' contracts that were afforded spammers by the ISPs and Telcos.
Antisemitism isn't getting all of the outrage.
There's more, but I doubt you'd grok it.
Wishful thinking, but no.
They were 'undercover'.
Re: My Battery lasts all day...
Fucking neo-luddites. Why wouldn't I use the computer in my pocket as a pocket computer?
Because I have real computers for that task? Because I sit in front of a real computer all day?
Oh? You must be a windows luser...
Its not being a ludite. I've been in tech longer than you've been alive.
Its using the tool for its designed use.
My phone... calls, text, emails. Then there are the work related apps. Closed when not in use.
Uber, off when not in use and use of location services are turned off.
Re: Headphone Jack Please
I would have opted for creating a pluggable device that expanded the USB charging port.
Think of it as a dock that fits over the USB port that still allows you charge but then has a headphone jack that lets you plug in your head phones but then runs thru the USB port.
But that's just me and rather than ruin your phone, you would have a marketable product. (Of course you would have to write the software app that lets you recognize the head sets... )
My Battery lasts all day...
Seriously. What are you running on your phone?
Do you keep your apps up and running in the background when you don't need them?
Are you busy watching youtube vids or netflix on your phone?
I have maybe 30 apps downloaded to my phone. Most are for travel, some are for work (emails , slack, skype, etc ...) But that's pretty much it. I don't listen to music although I do have music apps.
So yeah. if you use your phone primarily as a phone and a communication device... your battery lasts a day or more.
Mines the jacket with the small jar of prune juice as I keep yelling at you kids to get off my lawn.
Re: Low accuracy?
I don't think you understand.
Your position is a bit fuzzy and relative.
(There's the GPS location, and then there's the map which is also a bit relative.)
Here, if you're within 2m , the position relative to the map, but that's where LIDAR kicks in. It helps you determine your position relative to your surroundings. LIDAR can give you fairly accurate positioning. However these are expensive and they may be building/designing cheaper units which are less accurate.
Imagine your lane guidance system where you're going down the highway at 70mph and the guy in the lane next to you starts to swerve towards your lane but doesn't enter it. What does your car do? ;-)
Re: @Sane ...
Touche! now go and google 'BOHICA!'
@ Aodhhan ... Re: @Sane ...
You really are dense... so I'll dumb it down for you...
Breeches will happen. However, you have to ask yourself what the crooks gain by having the data?
Hint: Identity theft .
If you make it impossible for them to open up a line of credit... aka stealing your identity... then the data is worthless for the criminals.
You remove the value from the data for the criminals. However, you remove the chance for the credit unions making $10.00 per account for the privilege to 'freeze' it.
As to the database breech. there are other things that they could do, and that is a different topic for discussion.
No shit sherlock! (Hence the icon)
When they know that they are about to get massively sued in multiple courts / jurisdictions... they are smart to say nothing. Anything they say will be used against them.
The sad thing... it isn't until a massive breech like this that the industry adopts new changes to improve their service.
ALL Credit Bureaus can FIX THIS PROBLEM
All it takes is adding a page to their web site that allows you for FREE to freeze your credit report information and provide a unique Q Code that you can scan as input in to a free app like Google's Authenticator or DUO. So that if you want to apply for credit, you get an alert, you plug in your timed code and then you are up and running. This would shut down most of the identity fraud overnight.
And it's relatively cheap for the bureaus to implement, albeit they lose $10.00 USD per account.
But its a heck of a lot cheaper than a lawsuit.
@AC Re: And here comes the thunder...
Slow down there perry mason.
Remind me when did GDPR go in to effect? ;-)
Before you jump all over Equifax... if they don't have your credit information, nor do the other information brokers like Trans Union... you do realize that you will be paying more for your next loan or mortgage, right?
Oh believe me, we should sue these monkeys out of bizness. [sic]
However, that doesn't mean that the information brokers who create your credit score should be tossed out.
Instead we need to force them to change their business model.
@ Yet another anon coward... Re: Science provides facts, you decide.
Sorry, that's the wrong author.
You're thinking of Larry Niven and his Puppeteers. ;-)
There's more, but I don't think you'd get the gist of the discussion.
The irony is that its not the nicotine or tobacco that is killing you but how you ingest it.
Apparently Vaping is healthier than smoking. (Yes, actually there are reports that suggest this... )
There is also evidence that its next to impossible to quit smoking. Most products that exist to help you... fail or have a lousy success rate.
But I digress.
The point is that he made up his own mind and wasn't afraid to speak it (I agree with an earlier post).
You're showing your age.
I remember having a collection of all of the BYTE magazines from the first edition. In 1997, I donated them to my local library only to have them throw them out... :-(
But I digress.
Yeah, he was a good writer and I loved his work with Niven. (Definitely two of the best writers of all times.)
These days 84 is still young.
This is the future ...
You can build some crazy fast clusters using 2 of these and fill the rest of the rack with a ToR and 1U servers w lots of cores and Ram w minimal local drives for OS.
Re: Banks and security? Pah!
That's par for the course.
Re: Insider trading?
First, you can't just make up a credit rating.
These individuals will be charged with violating trading laws by the SEC. Its a no brainer. What happens next would be interesting.
The issue though is why they sold and how much of their shares they sold.
If they can provide legitimate reasons for the sale... they won't be charged or be found guilty.
If they can't... boom. They will be forced to pay a fine that will exceed the proceeds, pay their legal costs which may initially be paid for by the company, and could face jail time, and lose the ability to be a corporate officer of a publicly traded company. It all depends on the dollar amount and the severity of the situation.
To give you an example... a sale could have been done as part of diversification, meaning their broker may have found a good deal and he or she sold to move in to the deal. It could have been done to pay off debts, or to get money ready for college tuition or something... we don't know.
The other problem... Rule FD.
They could argue that the minute they went 'public' aka notified the authorities... they were allowed to sell.
(IANAL so I don't know if that argument would hold up in court. )
You can do the following:
1) Pay $10 per credit bureau and 'freeze' your credit reporting. (Meaning no one can pull a credit report without your approval)
2) Join the class action.
There are a couple of ways they can easily improve security. It may mean removing a source of revenue.
The PCI compliance rules need to be updated. However depending on how the systems were breached, the company could have already been out of compliance.
Re: Adding to the confusion
FB is at war w Apache... so to speak.
FB donated code... taken out of Apache because of FB T's & C's.
Class action lawsuit.
This is a major class action lawsuit in the making.
There's no denial as to the harm this can cause because it makes it easier for the crooks to target individuals and to steal identities.
There is also no excuse.
They should be offering free credit monitoring for the next 5 years.