14 posts • joined 15 Jan 2018
GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms
Re: And again ....
Right now, if you are party to a group chat you just get notified if a new member joins. There's no mention of the hash being updated - that happens behind the scenes. In the GCHQ scenario, their account would be silently added, any message informing everyone of a new member suppressed and, as now, no mention of the hash being updated. Or am I missing something?
Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office
Re: Interesting questions
It would appear that Facebook and other Internet-based media companies are currently considered to be conduits of information rather than publishers under UK law, meaning they have limited responsibility for what appears on their sites.
I wonder if making Facebook a publisher would affect the speed with which similar images were removed?