<facepalm> and people wonder why I'm against letting the concept of flying cars...
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Russia tells UN it wants vast expansion of cybercrime offenses, plus network backdoors, online censorship
Am I the only one that cringed at the wording of these proposals:
"the intentional creation, including adaptation, use and distribution of malicious software intended for the unauthorized destruction, blocking, modification, copying, dissemination of digital information, or neutralization of its security features, except for lawful research."
"Malicious software": as defined by whom? Whoops, we don't like you, so you're software is malicious. But the people who work for us aren't.
"Unauthorised destruction": yep, everything's fine and dandy so long as someone in power said it was OK. Country X can wipe your hard-drive if it's been authorised. Because we *know* all countries will follow the proper rule of law, right?
CyberBattleSim: Microsoft's open-source Holodeck in which autonomous attackers, defenders battle it out
Boeing successfully flies unmanned autonomous military 'wingman' aircraft that may become pilot's buddy
"...marketers have stepped up efforts to evade anti-tracking measures..."
Doesn't that sound like a job for the DMCA? "...It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself..."
Seems to me that "anti-tracking measures" are a type of "access control".
Pure frustration: What happens when someone uses your email address to sign up for PayPal, car hire, doctors, security systems and more
Israeli spyware maker NSO channels Hollywood spy thrillers in appeal for legal immunity in WhatsApp battle
Please, tell us more about how just 60 hydrogen-powered 5G drones could make 400,000 UK base stations redundant
Surprise! Voting app maker roasted by computer boffins for poor security now begs US courts to limit flaw finding
FCC: Remember that confidential paperwork you gave us, China Telecom? Yeah, well, we're handing it over to the Feds
"...the FCC has warned the Chinese giant, in a written notice [PDF] this week, that it will give that supposedly private information to Uncle Sam's prosecutors."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the sort of thing US.gov is accusing the various chinese telecom/manufacturers of potentially doing? A confidential piece of information given to one agency (or company) being demanded by the government. Chinese or US, I see the same over-bearing pattern.
Ex-Apple engineer lifts lid on Uncle Sam's top-secret plan to turn customized iPod into 'Geiger counter'
Meh - these days all you need to do is put some dark sticky tape over your camera lens and watch for the sensors on your camera to react to the radioactive decay.
Not as much around my town as I though there would be. But then again, I never go to try it next to an actual radioactive source (X-Ray, etc).
Do the USA have the concept of Letigious Pests? Where the judge deems one company (or lawyer) to be so ridiculous in the suits they bring to court that they are barred from doing so again?
I would love for Apple to receive a judgement which basically stated "Yep, you've gone overboard one time too many. You are no longer allowed to bring logo-infringement lawsuits to court".
Mysterious supernova is blasting far-flung galaxy with flashes of UV light – and astroboffins don't know why
Speaking as someone who almost went through with it, it is not always obvious even to those who are contemplating suicide. If it wasn't for one single "WTF?" moment I would have kept on going without even questioning what I was contemplating.
All I can say is; I am glad I had that (brief) spark of insight, as well as the support of my wife and friends. And 8 months' worth's of anti-depressants to keep me in check until my brain chemistry re-aligned itself. I still have the odd bouts of depression, but now I recognise them as they start and can do something about it before they get too far.
You've accused Apple of patent infringement. You want to probe the iOS source in a closed-room environment. What to do in a pandemic?
I've often wondered...
"...receive laptops from Apple containing the source code of Apple's iOS mobile operating system..."
How do Lawyers (or the Techs whose shoulder the Lawyers are looking over) know that what they are getting reflects what actually exists? Lawyers request paperwork and are given boxfulls of the stuff: how do they know the defendant hasn't "misplaced" the incriminating evidence? Same with software: how do the Techs know that what they are reviewing is the actual source-code used by Apple? Are they allowed to compile it and compare the resulting executable with what is downloaded by iOS users?
Microsoft 365 and Azure outage struck Australia and New Zealand just as business rocked up for a new week
"Cloud" isn't just processing; "Cloud" also includes data. And you can't load-balance data overseas, especially when there are laws that state "You shall locate our data within our border".
So unless these Cloud Providers (and I'm not singling ANYONE - they're all guilty) have proper redundancy within geographical/legal areas, this is going to keep happening.
Re: This current and malicious 'malware' managed to avoid 3 levels of professional IT security.
Pedant alert: Actually, the line is "never mind the quality, feel the width" and was a sarcastic rejoinder about some fabric stores trying to get you to ignore the fact that the roll of fabric was a ridiculously small width by hyping up the quality of the cloth ("never mind the width, feel the quality").
My wife is a sewing addict.
We really doing this again? Rumour has it that Apple is nearly finished developing augmented-reality glasses
Googled it: too many companies around the world including an Australian mob which markets "Intelligent Glass" (a.k.a. iGlass). Apple would need to spend too much money (i.e. *any* money) buying out the rights for the name around the world. And suing would take too long. Much easier to name it something else. iSight is nice, if Apple ever decides to re-purpose it.
Wanna be a developer? Your coworkers want to learn Go and like to watch, er, Friends and Big Bang Theory
"The happiest developers turned out to be those working the longest hours. Some 70 per cent of those working less than 40 hours per week were unhappy and unhappiness declined with more demanding jobs. Fourteen per cent of workers putting in 40-50 hours reported unhappiness; thirteen percent of those working 50-60 hours were unhappy. And only three per cent of those working more than 60 hours a week were unhappy"
And you just *know* someone in HR is going to go "let's increase the amount of hours they need to work - that'll make them happy". No, you resource-counting morons, it's the other way around: they work longer hours because they are happy in their job.
Caltech to Apple, Broadcom: You know that $1.1bn you owe for ripping off Wi-Fi patents? Double it, hotshots
Unsurprisingly.... while I am unfamiliar with this particular case, I have no problem believing Apple capable of these delay and frustration tactics. I also love the fact they back-handed the courts and the judge by qualifying the case's result as "ill-founded".
Yep, typical Apple-in-court behaviour. Bad-mouth everyone, delay as much as possible, hope they opposition goes away or runs out of money for their lawyer.
Bye, Russia: NASA wheels out astronauts, describes plan for first all-American manned launch into orbit since 2011
I am not a lawyer, obviously, but from what I gather this kicked off after Google failed to remove the link to the article when requested back in 2016.
Also, as far as I am concerned Google - and Facebook, to name another - are publishers. I have no control of how they massage their results, and they present me data that THEY judge is relevant to what I want (and, I assume, what companies/politicos/etc are willing to pay to be highly placed in the feed). By doing so, they no longer simply display posts by users, they are inserting editorial judgement into the loop... and that makes them publishers.
Assange should be furloughed from Belmarsh prison, says human rights org. Here's a thought: He could stay with friends!
Australia's contact-tracing app regulation avoids 'woolly' principles in comparable cyber-laws, say lawyers
We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump
It's official! Space travel increases the brain size of astronauts, even when they're back on Mother Earth
All that Samsung users found on UK website after weird Find my Mobile push notification was... other people's details
Dual screens, fast updates, no registry cruft and security in mind: Microsoft gives devs the lowdown on Windows 10X
SF tech biz forks out $146m in fines, settlements after painkiller makers bribed it to design medical software that pushed opioids to patients
Someone explain to me why the Pharma people involved in this have not yet been indicted under drug-traficking charges? Correct me if I'm wrong, but what we have here are people trying to sell opioids to the public while bypassing the drug-control laws. Sounds like a typical pusher to me, so why hasn't the FBI charged them as such?