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Apple sued in nightmare case involving teen wrongly accused of shoplifting, driver's permit used by impostor, and unreliable facial-rec tech

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Re: Read the article

they have photos, they may lie about deleting them but they do have photos.

Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

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wot no widgets

here here, Apple is not the market leader in phone tech these days, perhaps they can win a law suit to prove they were.

Google broke its own cloud, again, with dud DB config change

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Re: DevOps

Highly doubt that. DevOps is all about test pipelines. Isn't fool proof but I doubt they have not go change control on prod config.

Now Internet Society told to halt controversial .org sale… by its own advisory council: 'You misread the community mindset around dot-org'

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Getting there

If Ethos Capital cant afford a few flights, maybe they dont have that much capital. Holding them off might work.

Keep up the good work.

Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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RF jamming got to be worth a try for taking out toy drones.

cheap , easy , probably illegal to try it out in the office.

Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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tasty, presumably targeting has to be more precise than explosives. you're probably only targeting in 2d, explosives would need to know the distance.

We can do this the easy way or the Huawei, US tells Germany with threat to snip intel over 5G fears

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This is Huawei vs Cisco not capitalism vs communism. If it were the US would shut up and let the market decide. Ho ho.

Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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Re: " Still funny, even after all these years"

What do they call the blue screen of cantshutdowndespitegettingonaplane.

I get that pretty much every flight.

I think I prefered bsod.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ support to arrive in Linux 5.1

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Re: I would think ...

No point in a sata port, you can connect hd via usb 2 for a nas. The ports are not what limits a rpis performance.

Tired sysadmin plugged cable into wrong port, unleashed a 'virus'

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Re: Beware Manglement with DHCP laptops

What year was this?

I cant imagine working at a place without dhcp where you could not start work until an IT turned up.

Computer Misuse Act: Tell the Home Office infosec needs a public interest defence in law, says CyberUp campaign

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Re: Rather than a defence...

Why should they be permitted to do anything before phoning up and asking permission.

That's all it takes and ahem "security research" is legal.

It's 2017 – and your Mac, iPad, iPhone can all be pwned by an e-book

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youd have thought that bugs in WebKit would need simultaneous patches for chrome chromium opera etc etc, no? Any one know if Apple is late or early?

Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Did Google implemented it on its servers to test it fully and at scale?

I'm sure they earned their "works on my machine badge of honour".

Data exfiltrators send info over PCs' power supply cables

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Re: Meh

If the nsa can install hardware on route they can pop a wifi chip in there and save themselves from scrabbling around in your fuse box.

What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs

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Re: Why so long??

Simple and cheap ph test should have been done. Love to know what the road side test is that can be so obviously wrong.

'Robbery, economic plunder, victim of larcenous cronyism and a heist'

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Re: It would be fun if the Chinese Govt just turned it off

A lot of haters would take to twitter where Trump's remaining supporters hang out.

Machine-learning model creates creepiest Doctor Who images yet – by scanning the brain of a super fan

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Re: Very unlikely

isn't this just pattern matching? wouldn't you get similar results with input data that was the person's face while watching the tele?

Annoyed US regulator warns it might knock SpaceX's shiny new Texas tower down

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Re: FAA -- Environmental Champions?

and remember the only reason rich people take the (air) bus is because they are permitted to sit segregated from the plebs at the front.

Buffer overflow in Unix mailer Exim imperils 400,000 email servers

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Re: There are alternatives...

You sound informed, whats current recommendation for a mail server in Linux? Simple, low volume, low resource usage are a priority.

Meltdown/Spectre week three: World still knee-deep in something nasty

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Live by the sword

Oracle, for one, is furious it wasn’t immediately invited to the top table

Was it expecting the invite from Google or RedHat?

Boeing will cough up $2.5bn+ to settle US fraud charge over 737 Max safety

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Even if they take 50% half a million goes a long way in Ethiopia. Is it cynical of me to think that this number is a lie.

Facebook blames 'server config change' for 14-hour outage. Someone run that through the universal liar translator

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Re: Facebook a critical service?

The fact that something is not here now, does not imply it was not important when it was.

Russia stares admiringly at itself, flexes internet muscles

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Re: Don't let the door hit you in the ass, Putin.

I guess people who think all russians are evil dont get many emails from the outside world anyway?

Get the FTP outta here, says Firefox

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More firefox news , more things that dont work.

Probably wont affect many users but disabling ftp is not going to win them any users is it?

Google puts Chrome on a cookie diet (which just so happens to starve its rivals, cough, cough...)

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Re: Looking forward to "the Facebook brwoser", "the Amazon browser" and friends

If you write an app in android that does not use webview. Do Google still spy on network traffic?

Apache Struts you're stuffed: Vuln allows hackers to inject evil code into biz servers

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Re: Isn't serialization something inherently scary?

afaik you only serialize the data, the class, the byte code, is not serialized. Be nice to know more details on the attack.

Facebook exec extracts foot from mouth: We didn't really mean growth matters more than human life

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Re: all those billions in profits

What you care to hand over to these fuckers is one thing, but uploading your SMS records is pure theft of personal data.

Four go wild for wasm: Corporate quartet come together to build safe WebAssembly sandbox

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Re: closed source

hehe but joking aside, whats the real purpose wasm in this use case over C++ compiled to native code? Is it to sandbox the "smart contracts"?

Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life

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They thought of that. There are a few comms Sat's around Mars already, I think 4. I remember reading here about them hiding behind Mars from solar flares.

How do you feel about single-use plastics? OK, interesting. Now tell us your views on surprise Windows updates

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Re: Tiny?

Which system would that be, Mr Grey Beard sir?

I tried Google earth, maps, apple maps, street view and I just couldn't reproduce your test incident.

Huawei names first tablets, phones to run its Android-in-disguise HarmonyOS 2

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Re: Forked it

If app developers don't support the _only_ competition, they are paying thier cards with Google wrong, no matter how many app they sell via Huawei.

Microsoft defends intrusive dialog in Visual Studio Code that asks if you really trust the code you've been working on

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Re: It seems like a good idea

Microsoft protection from word docs containing executable code all over again.

Text files are safe (if you are not using Microsoft tools) .

This won't end well. Microsoft's AI boffins unleash a bot that can generate fake comments for news articles

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The Register has asked the researchers and Microsoft for comment. ®

And they replied...

"the register going to have a lot of fun this season"

It all hinges on this: Huawei goes after Samsung with its own foldable hybrid Mate X

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Re: If you think that this device is expensive

Re "solution waiting for a question" How many people have a phone and a tablet? Potentially thats your market?

Security pro's time-travelling Twitter bot suspended after posting download link for Adobe Acrobat for MS-DOS

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Re: Was't Acrobat reader always a free download?

When you hold a monopoly, rules change, and so do your responsibilities. It's no longer a free market.

I floated a site into the cloud, and it didn't rain down in chunks...

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hear hear

The lack of a spending cap was a Showstopper for me too. What happens if you write a infinite loop in the cloud?

Two out of four ain't bad: It's been a weekend of mixed emotions for rocket fanciers

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single use plastic/metal

that'll be my wacom tablet, two crap mp3 players and about 10 free mice.

single use electronics seems to be a thing.

China whacks Alibaba with US$2.8bn fine for breaking antitrust rules

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Re: Yet in the West.

They were fined for anticompetative actions. If you believe in the free market this is exactly what you want from your government.

WhatsApp is more like WhatsDown: Messenger collapsed for millions

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millions of concurrent connections

whatsapp famously achieve millions of concurrent connections per server. perhaps its time the penny pinchers added more boxes?

Cloudflare slams AWS egress fees to convince web giant to join its discount data club

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Re: Man in the middle attack

"Avoid CDNs, you're exposing your customer data."

Exposing data is what CDNs are for, Shirley?

Excited about dual-screen laptops? Make your own with duct tape and the ThinkVision M14

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Not needed? But at 100€ a pop I have 2000x1000 pixels stationed where ever I'm likely to drop my laptop. Productivity increase defo covers that in a ~4yr lifespan.

Super-antique-fragile-and-it's-XP-alidocious, even though the sight of it is something quite atrocious

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Re: Windows XP is still around in many places.

"all traffic to the Internet is blocked" worrying sounds like it's not airgapped. When was the firewall / router last patched?

South Korea’s nuclear research agency breached by North Korea-affiliated cyberattackers, says malware analyst group

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Re: Still a work in early progress in need of greater fundamental fettling

it's a tad disingenuous to quote "working-level staff" when you are really quoting Google translate.

It's not rocket science! Actually it is, and it's been a busy frickin week

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re: more likely to have been warfare

I believe the oposite...

Taoist alchemists looking for elixir of eternal life.

Per the Tao of Pooh & Te of Piglet. Probably reliable.

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this

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Re: Thank goodness we can turn it off...

Its a massive security hole too.

Sending localhst8080?username=bob&passwodr=whatever

to a search engine.

I disable the irritatingly named "awsome bar" always.

Larry Page acknowledges creeping vocal paralysis

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do no evil

Do no evil, speak no evil, what ever next. A pirate style patch over his google glass perhaps?

VMs were a fad fit for the Great Recession. Containers’ time has finally come

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Re: No more managing operating systems and monolithic apps

You lost me. My phone and data center servers are computers running Linux, running containers running apps.

Analyst says white iPhone 4 out next month

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i cant beleive that is considered newsworthy

Stop press!

Mac fanboi anxiously awaiting that little broken bit on the front of Mac books to appear on iPhones.


dark theme

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dark theme

el reg dark theme would extend my battery life by 50%, no joke.

perhaps just in the m.thereg site so not to scare passers by.

SHL just got real-mode: US lawmakers demand answers on Meltdown, Spectre handling from Intel, Microsoft and pals

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Re: Did the Reg contact Intel etc?

Vulture: hi can I speak to someone about the upcoming security snafu

Intel: sure, let me put you through to marketing.


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