138 posts • joined 24 May 2010
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter make it easier to download your info and upload to, er, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter etc...
"...way for people to transfer data into and out of online services".
There is no transfer. It's copying. Transfer implies moving the data, so the data is no longer at the origin. Not so, folks.
With respect, everyone...
... that picture is just of someone's worn tyre tread.
The Normans invaded in 1066. And won. So what exactly is 'foreign' and 'british' anyway?
The definition or terrorism support is deliberately vague (otherwise governments would be guilty too), and the laws have the most powers.
Punishing the guilty?
The organisation was fined, not the guilty individuals.
You've got Germans buying their cars in Netherlands to pay lower VAT.
I built a house in one part of USA and ending up buying all the white goods over the internet from another state because it much much cheaper than locally. With a lot of big ticket items (hob, oven, fridge, dishy, washer, drier) the savings was thousands.
Let's presume UK police follow this retention law to the letter. There's nothing in there about prior DNA sharing with 5 Eyes, Interpol etc and managing that flow.
Just because the trivially sized data for DNA, FP, facial isn't on a UK DB, that doesn't mean the search request can't be against a BD in USA for example, which was automatically passed the info on generation.
Also, tracking of unconvicted individuals coded as 'terrorist suspects' surely comes under different constraints, so loophole there too.
Parallel construction of evidence is so easy nowadays.
I doubt that any DNA data has been deleted. May not show up as being associated with a specific person when a match is made, so plod has to go up the chain to de-identify.
Investigative orgs never destroy identification data. Just hide it from view by lower lever minions.
It's just a BS "reason" to allow patient data to be sold off
It doesn't require machine learning to early detect cancers. It requires repeated high resolution scans of the areas of concern, and diff analysis of the scans over time to detect change.
That is not going to be performed because of the expense.
Machine learning is fine for digging out needles in haystacks, but it can't invent patient data to determine causality let alone do pre-diagnosis.
Realistically, the anayses will at best correlate lifestyle/genetics/whatever against statistical cancer risk. For which, of course, there's just a tiny privacy implication.
Re: No thanks
Firstly, Ofcom issued guidelines not mandated, and they "consider that 1 hour battery back-up capability represents an appropriate minimum level of protection to provide to customers taking FTTP services".
The issue isn't just consumer premise equipment. It's forcing the telecom provider to not rely on consumer power for the switching network. This costs money - backup battery stacks and generators.
Re: No thanks
Because battery backup is mandated for POTS (must work in event of power failure) but not for non-POTS because the necessary-service laws are very old.
Re: No thanks
That covers the client's local power, not the power to the intermediate distribution box up a pole or in a grey box at the side of the road.
If the power goes down - anywhere - my POTS phone still works to the CLEC. Because they are battery backed up by law, as essential service. The new system?
I got a dump of my data from The Work Number some years ago, and they had every single pay amount from Freescale for whom I have worked, which Freescale voluntarily gave them as part of the network. No, I wasn't asked if it was ok to pass across the highest possible granularity of my pay to a 3rd party data aggregator.
Equinefax... because their data management is the horse's arse.
Try Motor Trend magazine in USA
Motor Trend magazine is probably the highest circulation new car mag, and the ads feature hunks chewing tobacco, more hunks driving trucks bigger than a space shuttle, watches with more complications than aforementioned space vehicle, hideously ugly jewelry with broad-bean sized non-precious stones for the The Wife... and smiling hetero-couple ED treatment ads at the back.
The guns magazine ads are even more steotyped. Slinky ladies featuring small handguns in a thigh holster (!), chunky men in camo carrying the latest black rifle.
But apart from the patriarchal sexist crap, the annoyance of ads is being flooded with toaster ads after buying one online. Do people collect toasters... ooh, that's a nice toaster, let's get than one too!
Re: Face facts
Americans have a tough time too in court. American companies, however, settle out of court for a small fine and no admission of guilt.
And that's only 24 days of writing at 267Mbyte/s. Hmm. Backup storage?
Super Cali's frickin' whiz kids no longer oppose us: Even though Facebook thought info law was quite atrocious
To renew a UK passport abroad, need to apply on the internet and have an email address for the personalised form to be sent.
'Our way or the highway' warranty scams shot down by US watchdog: It's OK to use unofficial parts to repair your gear
Put the 3 examples in Google:
"The use of" "parts is required to keep your" "manufacturer’s warranties and any extended warranties intact"
"This warranty shall not apply if this product" "is used with products not sold or licensed by"
"This warranty does not apply if this product" "has had the warranty seal on the" "altered, defaced, or removed."
In FreeNAS if a ZFS pool is allowed to become full, the pool becomes unavailable for read or delete. ZFS writes a small file to the disk at the start of every transaction, and so if can't then the transaction is pooched. I hope the ZFS implementation on Linux has fixed that, and BSD implementations such as FreeNAS can follow suit.
"Widespread use of ANPR means cameras across the country submit between 25 million and 35 million read records to the national ANPR data centre each day. There are more than 22 billion records in the database."
That's about two years worth. The cameras have been building up for a long, long time. M25 upgrade 20-odd years ago for a start, which used plate reading to calculate speeds over long distances.
Since UK is the only EU member of 5 eyes, any agreement should explicitly exclude UK being used as backdoor for getting EU citizen data to USA.
Yet another note of praise to the OpenWRT and LEDE teams.
Not easy to come to a working agreement, well done, and hope you can work through the initial frictions.
Re: Everybody is entitled to an opinion
Your opnion is protected, expert or idiot.
The European Court of Human Rights held in 2008 that UK holding DNA samples of individuals arrested but not convicted is unlawful. HMG has farted arround ever since with consultations etc.
Per wikipedia: According to The Independent on 27 July 2011, the UK government "has indicated that destroying the DNA of the innocent would be impossible because the records are mixed up in batches alongside the DNA of the guilty."
So UK government has essentially ignored the ECHR ruling.
Consumer protection laws...
...are there to protect the gullible, the less informed, the less analytical population.
Actually one would
If you eat beef once a year, every year, then you eat beef regularly.
Just not frequently.
So please change your engine oil frequently (I suggest 60% to 75% of the OCI). I don't care how regular that interval is, depends on your car use pattern dunnit.
Been asked for my transcript a few times by US recruitment, and got bewilderment every time on disclosing that UK universities don't do that.
You you name the area please?
Just curious, I'm stuck on the west coast, so not going to pollute your region with my relo.
Thanks for volunteering!
Re: Not going to receive his bonus
Different situation. US execs are employed under a contract, negotiated individually, which explicitly states under what circumstances the two parties can be separated. Being booted for gross misconduct allows the company to do a lot usually.
The agreement will be toothless...
...unless it mandates that someone around the top of the food chain goes to jail if data flows inappropriately.
Credit card fraud
You probably do want to answer the phone after buying summat pricey with a CC, because it could be the CC company validating the transaction. Or have voicemail to catch those situations...
Real people got a KSR-33, innit.
California's Supreme Court covers, possibly unsurprisingly, just CA. So "US cops can't keep license plate data scans secret without reason" snot quite true. Only the CA ones.
"..the Feds eventually opted instead to pay for a zero-day vulnerability to circumvent the passcode."
That's what they said. Also possible is that it had been broken before inadmissably (no warrant), and they wanted to avoid having the technique (or the act) publicised.
Since Adobe sicked USG on him that time for doing lawful engineering in Russia, oh yes, I'm sure he's not feeling overly incentivized to conceal USG secrets.
allergic to penicillin
People who need to pass on critical medical info before treatment should wear a wristband with the info, in case of admission unconscious.
Re: Conflict Wth IPA.....
"t will have to adhere to the GDPR for about a year"
So some non-govermental institution fails to follow GDPR, one takes it to court, and by the time it goes through the Data Protection Bill is active, and the court throws the case out as moot because the new law will allow anything to happen with any data under any circumstance.
Unfortunately all governments want organisations to collect everything, because governments want to categorise people as threat/non-threat to the state. Not "terrorism", just "effective dissent against the state" is the threat.
I'd avoid anyone with Chlamydoselachus if you're planning anything intimate.
I checked my Python refrence, and one doesn't declare names or variables or constants...
The problem is that they are interested in the highest net income from paying customers, not maximising the number of happy customers.
Close the attack vector
Colour me naive, but shirley the NHS email system could run sanitisation software so that all incoming emails are stripped of attachments and in-body links, and the body converted to text.
Ex-pervs, not pervs
Convicted sex offenders are presumed to be ex-pervs after doin' da time. So the lede "You can't take the pervs off Facebook, says US Supreme Court" is inaccurate. "The pervs" are still incarcerated.
Don't forget the material traceability records, device selection (tighter gain specs?), extended temperature testing, and perhaps even heat aging to get past infant mortality... not that this really justifies the end pricing.
Cancelling cable (etc) and returning rented CPE
It's a real pain, but the only reliable way is to go in to one of their retail offices with the rented kit and close the account. Your paperwork then is the solid evidence.\
Yup, may not be a local office...
Education vs punishment
Prison in UK used to be intended as rehabilition for offenders, proving some skills.