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Facebook settles landmark revenge porn case with UK teen for undisclosed sum

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So Good Old facebook logic

Facebook has since said that it has such an ability.... can send in photos to be watermarked and automatically banned from all Facebook properties.

In this case that would be child pornography and inciting a child to do this is also criminal offence, additionally her sending said photo would be also committing an offence.

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Users clutch refilled Box boxen after 'empty' folder panic

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Re: Box user RS Zaharna...

"After hopping back in a time machine."

Blimey I missed the bleedin obvious (as did el reg).

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Re: Box user RS Zaharna...

That's what happens when you use twitter as a news source and forget to actually check the facts.

Maybe this issue was a separate Dropbox problem, completely unrelated to this article.

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UK.gov denies data processing framework is 'sinister' – but admits ICO has concerns

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Re: Weasel words

Of course it's not sinister, it will only be used to protect those in a position of power, nothing to worry about.

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Yay, it's power play day: Conaway prays USA says 'no way' to Huawei

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Re: Ban all products manufactured in China

Every time I hear make America great and must be made in America, I just smile and think of this article.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trumps-flagship-hotel-rooms-9725017

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Re: Here's a Great Opportunity (for HuaWei) to Bring Jobs To America

"BTW, check your 'American' products to see how many have been made overseas."

That's easy, the one ones that are badly built, behind the times and feel like they are about to fall apart at any time..that's the genuine US ones

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Wait, what? The Linux Kernel Mailing List archives lived on ONE PC? One BROKEN PC?

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alternativly

could stuff Cloudflare in front and tick the "always on" option.

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Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

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Joke

Simple....

...when you press Real Missiles -launch a game of Tic Tac Toe with 0 players; before you get to confirm the "launch"

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Re: Confirmation checkbox needed

Or how about:

Test - Missile Test- Nothing to worry about.

Real - Missile Alert, phone your wife and kids to say I love you and goodbye.

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Intel AMT security locks bypassed on corp laptops – fresh research

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Re: Why?

Yes, it allows convenient backdoors and those pesky hackers keep screwing everything up.

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Re: Annnnnnd....

The issue is routers are used and a fundamental part of a corporate infrastructure.

AMT is used by a few, but everyone is forced to fix the cock up.

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France may protect citizens' liberté with ban on foreigners buying local big data firms

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How it will unfortunately actually work....

...a bigger company will wish to pay X billions for company.

French will so no, not allowed.

Bigger company with unlimited resources will set up in direct competition

French company will suffer and shares will tank.

Unless a EU + UK consolidated tech plan happens, not much will change.

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Brace yourselves for the 'terabyte (sic) of death', warns US army IT boss

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Re: Logic

it's one of those unknown knowns

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Remind me again the origins of the Internet?

Oh yes, ARPANET funded by errmmm the Department of Defence.

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Re: slang v gospel

"All the caps.... is that you Bombastic Bob?"

No, didn't mention liberals or guns.

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Worcestershire's airborne electronics warfare wonderland

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Re: Embarrassing ...

I live 5 miles from there and never knew. That said, last time went to Croome Court was about 5 years ago.

Witley court was much better before it was "restored", especially on Halloween. It's also not very techie.

You could do Drakelow (about 30 - 45 mins drive) when it's open. It was a top secret hush hush bunker, except everyone in within 10 miles knew exactly how to find it.

http://drakelow-tunnels.co.uk

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Black & Blue: IBM hires Bain to cut costs, up productivity

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Why bother?

Dear IBM.

Why keep doing these little steps? Go straight for the end game by q3 2018.

Sack ALL staff except accountants, lawyers and directors.

Employ more lawyers.

Employ more patent writers (no need for tech background)

Use Patent portfolio to become worlds largest patent licensing entity, sometimes called Patent Trolls.

Profit, profit, profit!

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Cortana. Whatever happened to world domination?

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Re: It was really useful to me,briefly

I like how you got 2 down votes (so far) saying you are happy with what you have and have no reason to change it.

Oh MS, forgot, fanboys irrational hate of what they don't agree with.

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Brit transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'

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Re: They will never work in an urban environment.

"Mapping passing places won't work, as the passing places may be closed, iced-over, or full of tourists with caravans."

Passing places often consist of mounting the verge, scraping along the hedge before coming down with a thump. This excludes 4x4 drivers as seem to be defeated by a puddle*, mud and grass verges are a definite no drive zone.

*I kid you not, just yesterday, a Audi twat mobile (you know the things, similar in size to a double decker bus) actually stopped when faced with a large puddle and waited for me to pass, so they could go round it

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Ohio coder accused of infecting Macs, PCs with webcam, browser spyware for 13 years

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Re: "The code was an interesting mix of very old and new coding styles."

"*Or possibly compiling a really comprehensive list of such sites for their personal use."

That's what proxy and content filter logs were designed for.

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Beer hall putz: Regulator slaps northern pub over Nazi-themed ad

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"judging by the context I'm guessing WW2 was a typo and he's talking about the Treaty of Versailles."

Yes, typo...

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you could argue it was the extreme punishment handed out after WW2 that led to the rise of the Nazi's...so it was our fault....but then we could argue it was the Germans fault for starting WW1, but then we could say that it was due to British and French imperialism combined with the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, which caused issues in Germany and Italy promoting a wave of nationalism......and on and on...

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Fancy a fidget? Craze makes debut entry into PornHub's top searches

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I wonder...

..how big a drop was seen during summer recess for Parliament?

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Teach citizens IoT dangers, engineering students cybersecurity, Uncle Sam suggests

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Re: Dangers of 'Always On'

"[1] God damn it, El Reg, 'organisation' is a valid spelling in English. Either fix your spell-checker or turn it off. These red-wavy lines are annoying."

Or note that it was written by an American person, reporting on an American subject directly quoting an American publication.

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Taiwanese cops give malware-laden USB sticks as prizes for security quiz

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Joke

So it was a double test...

...those that just shoved it into their computers, simply failed the 2nd part oft he test.

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WikiLeave? Assange tipped for Ecuadorian eviction

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yes, despite the charges being dropped in Sweden, he still faces charges in the UK.

Just like anyone other common criminal, he is doing everything he can to avoid capture.

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Facebook has open-sourced encrypted group chat

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Re: No thanks

Why?

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Hold on to your aaSes: Yup, Windows 10 'as a service' is incoming

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You missed a key point.

"Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, is also being developed. Added in build 17063 is support for Spotify, so you can play specific tracks, and ask what is playing, through voice input."

That is a knee jerk reaction, not progression.

They ceased Groove with little warning

They announced partnership with Spotify

Cortana music search feature stopped working and remains so except for insiders.

They now search Spotify

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Re: it's so very sluggish. who wants it?

My 9 year old daughter wanted one of those HP's.

Luckily I got a "lovely" Lenovo AMD A9, 4Gb RAM, 500gb HD for £50 more. So glad I never bought one of those.

She moaned at first, but after making her first video that ran in the to GB's of space, she is more than happy.

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WTF?

NetMarketStats...

..I'm not saying they are made up, but apparently 0.03% of internet connected devices are running Windows NT (2000 is 0.01%)

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Sky customer dinged for livestreaming pay-per-view boxing to Facebook

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Re: The real point

"That's like saying if someone steals your car and runs someone over, you're liable as it's your car. The person actually doing it is liable, nothing to do with the device or account involved."

Try this as it is closer.

Giving your car keys to your mate knowing he is going to commit a bank robbery using that car.

You are liable as you have assisted in an offence.

In this case not only was it his "car" but his shotgun registered in his name as well.

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Re: Can you just go bankrupt?

£5000 will be cheaper than going bankrupt and having to get and credit at a bargain 3000% pa

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hence the guy will be utterly stupid to take it to court.

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Re: THAT Price for one View?

then don't pay.

Just like all the whining football fans.

If no one payed the high charges, then the prices wouldn't be so high.

You could also flip this.

£20, if he had say 4 friends around, £4 a head isn't so bad.

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Japanese giant NEC gobbles Brit IT firm Northgate for £475m

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Re: Getting sovereignty back

""The UK isn't 'leaving Europe', it's leaving the EU's protectionist tariff walls and rejoining the world economy.""

Do you honestly thing we will throw away tariffs?

They may change, but I'm sure plenty will still be there.

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Facebook gives its 007s license to kill M, its not particularly intelligent AI

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Re: Private company, private reasons

"And as such will have an obligation to its shareholders to disclose exactly how much money was burned though and how many resources were utilised (burned out?) in this experiment."

Err no.

If companies had to be that granular, they would never function.

It would come under a general R&D budget.

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UK exam chiefs: About the compsci coursework you've been working on. It means diddly-squat

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Re: Put a lot of effort into something that'll never see the light of day ?

You missed to things.

It should be in The Cloud.

It should use AI.

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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I'm just left here wondering...

...why they have their own version of 4chan running in the workplace.?

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Who's that at Ring's door? Why, it's Skybell with a begging cup, er, patent rip-off lawsuit

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Prior Art

From 2013

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2398851/iDoorCam-App-Doorbell-camera-motion-sensors-shows-whos-door.html

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Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it

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Re: Are we sure gaming won’t be affected?

It's still not a huge impact, it may be "open world" but really it's only predicting whats just slightly off screen

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"What will it take for Amazon et al to create their own, secure CPU?"

And how much will that cost?

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Re: so, er...

I think the issue was using a comma where a semi-colon may of been more appropriate. I certainly read it as most people are not affected, but people running intensive work may be,. I know often we are not treated as such, but I do think those working in DC environments are still "people".

Also I believe Intel were trying to say it was negligible for home users and up to 30% (max) for others, whereas home users are showing some impact and DC users are showing even higher than expected problems.

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Take notebooks: About those new Thinkpads...

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Re: What about CDs

Err USB?

To be fair, you are in a tiny minority. I have no idea when I last used a cd / dvd in my laptop.

Use the drive bay for a 2nd SSD, much more use these days.

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Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

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Re: What about Sparc and Power chips?

Do you a) report on chip sets than affect 99.999% of the worlds population? Or b) affects systems the general public have never heard of.

If you want to go off and spend hundreds of hours finding a similar flaw and the reporting on it, I'm sure you are free to do so.

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GoPro exits drone market and slashes jobs amid sales warning

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Leaving drone market...

...hands up who didn't see that coming..anyone, c'mon....must be someone out there?

Yes you at the back..OK anyone who doesn't work for GoPro?

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FCA 'gold-plates' EU rule, hits BYOD across entire UK finance sector

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Re: Rights conflict?

"Given that there have been previous court decisions confirming that employees both have a general right not to be monitored and recorded and to make and receive personal calls necessary for their family life this could presumably create some confusion"

Not true.

For starters,in the financial sector they have specific laws requiring calls etc to be monitored. This trumps other parts.

You don't also don't have the "right" not to be monitored. What is in place is a) you have to be informed, there has to be provision to avoid this. e.g. the ability to use a phone that isn't monitored, or time to use your own mobile and b) It also has to be reasonable and relevant to the job, for example. it is reasonable to monitor phone calls, as that is direct customer facing. However, much harder to argue you are monitoring the warehouse staff calls, unless you suspect thing such as foul play, but again they still need provisions in a).

However GDPR is throwing the 2nd part into more confusion, as there is far more onus on consumer rights, so just recording, say 1 in 10 calls for quality, will not be enough.

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It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

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Re: athlon

"which run Win10 though as most of the motherboards from that time do not fully support UEFI and secure boot."

Please don't tell me people *still* think you need secure boot to run Win10.

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Yahooooo! says! its! email! is! scrahoooo-ed!

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Working

Been working all day for me via the app. The Web version has been crap for years since it was "upgraded"

Everyone has a junk account for their spam accounts don't they?

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Whizzes' lithium-iron-oxide battery 'octuples' capacity on the cheap

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Re: Nevertheless...

Get rid of the crap on your phone, turn of GPS and wifi, turn down the brightness and you may be surprised how long it lasts

I've a cheap as chips android POS for work with only email running and it lasts about 5 days.

OK not the Nokia 6310i's month, but it's a start

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