260 posts • joined 16 Jan 2016
Re: The Goal Is Multifactor Authentication
I'd say we need to add 2FA to this biometrics mumbojumbo. Send a SMS to the second phone then enter the ginormous passphrase into the first one.
What could be more fun?
Or we can just dispense with all this bull and get back to using the phone as, you know, a phone?
Re: Correlation, causation, and all that
Any structure built with some degree of regularity...
Re: Somehow I feel less and less need for a connected car
Citizen, you WILL buy a connected car. It's for your own protection.
Don't belive this crap? Then think of the children!
Re: "Zuckerberg - The clues in the name"
Now wheres the Grammar Nazi when you need him.
Did somebody call me?
I see 2 main problems: where's and Grammer Nazi
Re: Google & Contacts
You should NOT have to create/use a Google (email) Account to use an Android phone.
And you don't have to. Just skip the prompts, root the phone, install FDroid and/or sideload the apps you want and you're good to go.
Just don't ask for a painelss experience syncronizing your calendar with your own server.
Re: A chip in everything...
I have no problem with smart TVs, Fridges etc as long as either it the manufacturer offer security updates for say 5 years after purchase or that any online connectivity can be disabled and the item still be usable.
Security update for a fridge? You mean something like a new padlock on the door?
WTF is your fridge doing on the net? Downloading your meat & veggies? Last I heard you are supposed to eat those not stream them.
Re: Fools and their credit...
That's the problem, they didn't schedule it. It was forced down their as..., erm throa... erm machines.
Re: Comedy versus tragedy
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Re: Personal vs business
for instance care to guess who "gismeteo.com" are...?
This site is owned and operated by MapMakers Group Ltd. (further referred to as “MapMakers”).
Do I get a prize?
It was really hard work, clicking on the Agreement link at the bottom of the page.
And another copy & paste into Ducky gave me: MapMakers Group Ltd. is the leader in development of meteorological software for processing and delivery of meteorological information in Russia
Re: Family memories
The impact on the population must be about the same as as a spaceship appearing and doing the same today.
Naah, we all know somebody will fly an old alien fighter up to the mothership and install a virus.
Down vote me all you want but it's still a legit question. If have PDFs on website that is only about a products that are only sold in Canada would I still have abide by the GDPR if I have people looking at my web stie from the EU, even if my web site was not intend to do business in the EU?
As lonng as you don't process personal data of EU citizens you don't have to comply with GDPR.
Re: GDPR violation ?
Your phone is *your* phone so it is personal information. Grabbing location/... data is taking personal information. Did you consent to this ?
Yes, you did consent. Remember that first setup after unboxing your phone? When you had to accept all those agreements in order to be able to use your property?
Oh, you didn't read them, just pressed next, next, next, agree.
Did you even notice there are a lot of links to websites that have another shitload of legalese explaining why you must agree to sell your firstborn in order to use the phone?
Re: host file?
Yes, it does. But you have to be root in order to modify it.
And while you're at it, install a firewall, an adblocker and nuke all the crap that comes preinstalled.
AFWall+ and AdAway do wonders for your peace of mind.
Re: In reality
“Foreign sovereignty” doesn’t seem to bother the US in the slightest.
Full stop. That's all.
Re: FEMA? Why FEMA?
That's why FEMA was involved (the E in FEMA).
Really? I was under the impression that FEMA stands for Fix Everything My Ass.
Re: Kiss FF goodbye.
Is $2.50 a year too much for Firefox and other Mozilla software?
It's waay too much. Did we ask for Australis? Pocket? New tab page? Opt-in telemetry? Killing extensions?
Let them start listening and maybe users will support them.
Re: I think its fine to not have details public
Alternatively "takes my information and may deliberately pass it on to dodgy organisations like mafia, NSA, CIA, FSB or similar outposts of organised crime.
So, Google, Facebook & the like, Apple, Microsoft, your bank, your ISP, your utility providers and the list goes on.
Re: Too expensive for Amazon
That equates to £3 a month (Less than the cost of a single album). I listen to the service almost all day at work and also whilst doing service calls in my van..
£3 + internet access + maybe going over you data plan, say around £20 per month or £240 per year. How many CDs/song could you BUY with these money?
Re: Going back in time to modify history
Once the link to the person's name has been removed, only "relevant" information is returned, when searching for this person.
I don't know about you but I do find relevant that somebody I'm interested in as a business partner or otherwise has a criminal record, even as a juvenile. It gives you an idea about what kind of person that someone is.
Re: Ban all products manufactured in China
Ban all products manufactured in China
Like, ummm, smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions, telephones, radios, network routers, switches...
... US flags, clothes, shoes, everyday items...
Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."
Not really, they didn't plan to apply the same rules for anyone anywhere. Fate of european countries would have been different according to their prejudice. Subduing does not necessarily mean unifying.
And how's that's different from the current EU?
Oh, wait, Germany IS rulling EU.
Yep. Question 9 should be: what is the design lifespan of those batteries?
That's common knowledge: until the next model comes along.
Re: Sci-Fi is now Sci-reality
Collapse of society. Resource war. famine. Water shortages. Bandits. zero fuel. no food. Throwing your principals and morality out of the window or be killed.
So you're a Mad Max fan, huh?
Re: C'mon Reg...
Ditto Jewish isn't a race (for instance there are black Ethiopian Jews) but they commonly get away with that one too.
And we all know why but can't comment on that so we won't be labeled as Nazis/extremists/racists.
Re: Pomgolian .... Wrong... That probably explains..
if two cars cost the same... one ran like a tank but looked ugly, or a sleek model that does a better than good enough job... which do you choose?
The tank, thank you very much. I'm no snowflake to give a shit about what other snowflakes think about my car as long as it is comfy and protects me from others.
You can also send your El Reg password too. It is totally safe. Mine is *********.
Still using hunter1 as password?
Re: I'll do it...
Naah, it must be politics.
Re: Anonymous - why?
So what's wrong with that? It works like a charm in over half the world.
Re: Chain of evidence
Why the hell is "double-entry bookkeeping" described as a critical foundation for business, but election paper trails are "meh"?
Because people vote, politicians count the votes.
Re: The are still used!
Isn't that the continuous alpha?
Nope, that's what they sell to the public. Windows insider is the unpolished turd.
MS - do you really think we are that dumb ?
You're still buying their software so my guess is yes, you are that dumb.
Re: Advertisers won't be happy.
Ideally it would be implemented as a user-configurable choice: accept advertising or mine for bitcoin or pay a subscription or block the sh... out.
Re: Advertisers won't be happy.
... when people consume content and services online...
What if we manage to get over the 'consume' and 'content' and such bull?
I'm consuming gas and electricity, food, drinks and suck. I read/watch/listen web pages/videos.
I know youi're trying to make us believe it should be treated like tangible goods so you can cry 'thief' when we dare NOT pay through our nose for it, but still...
/OK, steam blown off, what are we talking about here?
Re: FB strips data so photos effectivlely C M. Zuckerberg for the next 70 years. Accident?
If you remove Play Services, doesn't that make it impossible to perform updates? Trading one problem for another...
I'd say that's a bonus. No more upgrades for the sake of upgrading, adding spyware, more ads and such.
Re: causing risk of serious damage to human welfare/national security
You obviously don't know what the C, I and A stand for.
Everybody knows USians can't spell so it's obvious CIA stands for Cover Your Ass.
Re: Wrong Swelling
They may or may not be running. You do not need to shut down apps.
WTF? Now Apple is telling me what apps I am allowed to shut down and not? With Android I can hold the back key (sign) for a couple of seconds and the app is killed, no questions asked.
Re: Perhaps money will talk louder:
So MS is doing what everybody else is doing (I'm looking at you Apple, Samsung, TV manufacturers) but we're focusing on them because... ?
Re: Driving at less than the speed limit
But some of the people you're holding up need to get from A to Z and the accumulation of time spent behind those who don't means that they end up driving the latter part of their journey much more tired than they need to be.
So I'm now forced to go outside my range of comfort because some smuch can't be ars*d to leave early. Oh, joy!
Re: People who live in hurricane prone areas
You need an antenna to receive anything.
And with the removal of the 3.5 jack all bets ar off.
Re: Some of us have been...
...married to badly programmed sex robots for years.
What? Asks for sex more than 3 times a day?
Re: Mock while you can.
GPS metadata? How dumb can you be to enable it in the first place?
Re: 40,000 drivers out of work
.... oh boy I can't wait to get back to the stone age where we had to wait for a taxi to just turn up randomly, or call a number that never answered, or find a taxi that didn't want to go where you were going, or would take you the long way round, or only accepted cash, or got lost or.....
Keyword here is taxi. Uber is not a taxi company and it will never be as it would have to obey the law.
Re: Promises, promises
On the contrary, they will remove any possibility of killing the slurp short of disconnecting from the net.
Re: How on earth are they discriminating
If you then open a Private Window in Firefox, none of those settings are carried over, and Google is free to slurp data, even if you have previously gone through all 35 clicks to toggle Google's Privacy Checkup settings to turn everything off.
If you're browsing the web while signed into your Google/Facebook account then you deserve to be tracked.
Re: Rolled back to previous version
Version 5.0.2.0718 works like a treat for me. No bload, no nonsense, just a PDF viewer.
Re: Genuine question
At the time they commissioned them they knew they were a waste of money.
Politicians are just fucking idiots
On the contrary, they are brilliant at spending taxpayers' money with their backers.
But... but... think of the pedestrians! Think of the other guy in case of impact. Heavens forbid you think of the driver of the vehicle!
Me? I'm the one driving an armored car so I can be safe in case of impact.
If and when emailing you, the bank includes that string. Your email client, knowing your string, jettisons email not including it. Hey presto, more easily identified spam and phishes, at least until the next data hack.
That's a capital idea. How do you propose we deal with banks selling that string to affiliates, business partners, subcontractors and being flooded with spam?
Oh, I know, we pass a law that forbids banks doing that. Then we'll get another 'sorry, we've been hacked, it's not our fault' piss poor excuse.
Windows 10 FAIL Creators Update
How many time do I have to tell you? It's FAIL not FALL. Lear to spell!
Re: Personally speaking,
Never attribute to malice that which can be perfectly well explained by marketing