216 posts • joined 29 Aug 2010
Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours
Re: what do they expect
Its the IP industry taking the piss. If this business model is to continue it would be far better if supporters paid to just see their team's games. I'm a Burnley fan. I'll pay to watch Burnley's matches. That'll do fine. However, the "Premier League" wouldn't like it because clubs could then sell their own rights individually to the public.
That was the most interesting point in the article. I think it refers to the trillions of dollars stashed overseas by Apple and other American companies to avoid paying tax. Trump has been to see Cook and so it seems Trump has done a deal with Apple to bring the money home and pay less tax.
So Apple and co are going to repatriate trillions of dollars into the US.
Re: Calling our bluff, are you?
"forced and immediate demerger of BT and Openreach."
How's this going to solve anything? It certainly cannot be privatised as this would be a security risk. BT is a government agency and whoever is the minister for culture and media needs to do their job and tell BT to get on with rolling out fast broadband and the chancellor needs to pay for it.
It simply comes down to government management.
Re: Law retrospectively changing in...
I don't think there is anything else that could be done. These organisations cannot be fined or put in prison. All they could do is sack someone or move them to a different job. Having any trial would be impossible for security reasons unless it is conducted in secret.
Get one of these!! An Ikettle.
IoT is about charging higher prices for white goods.
This one is about £120.
How about a fridge? In fact its a "Fridge Hub".
Samsung call it revolutionary. I'd call it stupid.
This one around £4000
IoT = Higher prices.
Re: Things I learned today
Samsung rightly get shit. They are a massive company who should no better. They should be aware of internet security.
Some of their crap IoT like this http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/family-hub-refrigerator/
Wonder if you can update the firmware on this very expensive baby. .
Re: What about BT?
They probably have it slurped, monitored anyway because BT are a government agency who work hand in hand with GCHQ.
This monitoring was searching for a string of certain words not reading e-mails so I don't see this as such a big deal. How Yahoo went about it is another story.