So, if you tick the "yup I am happy to be spied upon" box, you get spied on?
48 posts • joined 4 Jul 2008
Android user chucks potential $10bn+ sueball at Google over 'spying', 'harvesting data'... this time to build supposed rival to TikTok called 'Shorts'
Capita Consulting ditching more than a quarter of its workforce 45 days after consultations with consultants
NASA launches guide to Lunar etiquette now that private operators will share the Moon with governments
Ampere, Nvidia's latest GPU architecture is finally here – spanking-new acceleration for AI across the board
So much negativity
Has anyone looked at the ink subscriptions? None subscription i can easilly use £30 a day and in fact threw out a canon printer after taking 4 attempts to get an A4 photo print I was happy with and finding that the attempt had consumed a £35 colour in cartridge. HP offering, free ink for 7 months and then £2 a month from then on. Suckers would be buying the cartridges without a subscription.
900k Vs 14M
900k is a drop in the ocean compared to the millions being spent on anti drone measures that won't stop this kind of thing happening again.
Yes if someone accidently flys a drone near a major airport the new measures may assist plod in locating them, but if anyone with half a brain wants to disrupt airports with drones the new equipment won't rattle them a bit. I would guess given a specific type of drone and the correct tactics a couple of people could spend a day crusing drones down the runway at Gatwick with little to no fear of having their collars felt.
Re: I'd like to see this on Wall Street
Stockmarket decisions are more about knowledge than game theory, which company is hiring, which firing, which opening up new offices/depots which closing, which is about to lose their key employee and which is gaining him. So yes I am sure Facebook has a bot capable of making good investment decisions but its noting to do with poker bots.
Uber should be applauded for bringing the stupididy and drive towards self destruction of the human race into such sharp focus.
People buy their shares knowing they are probably over priced, in fear that if they are the only ones who don't buy and by some miracle they do go up in value, they will look stupid / lose their jobs.
Their current business model relys on semi self imployed drivers earning them money which they plow into research into making semi self employed drivers redundent.
Honestly, you couldn't make it up.
Re: re: Too bad they couldn't continue operating as normal with paper records,
"One of the more dangerous ideas - hopefully slowly dying as the old gits die off - is the notion that when systems go titsup there's a magical paper alternative just waiting to take over."
Only correct in ill prepared and badly managed companies.
Not that long ago I was involved in a project to replace the majority of back end IT equipment at an airport. We were supposed to commence work post midnight after last passengers had left the building, but when fog thick enough to cut with a knife rolled in at around 8 PM all further arrivals were diverted and all departures cancelled.
By 9 PM someone gave us the go ahead to start work as the extra hours would give us a greater chance of hitting or 6 AM target.
By 9:30 fog had vanished and before 10 we were told planes would be landing and taking off again in short order. Unfortunately just about nothing IT related was working, no check in desks, no passport scanners, no bag tag printers and no gate readers all of which effect the passenger flow "back end systems within the airport also down but ATC had separate systems so presumably all OK".
Staff broke out A4 pads and some propriatory printed sheets and carried on as normal. Few grumbles here and there but basically business as normal.
Now if you can handle something as IT heavy as airline and airport management without any working IT, I would think customer A, needs to have part B fitted, at time C, in location E and overcharged by percentage F should be a walk in the park.
@ OP andAC
"Amazon hasn't promised to hand over any recordings yet just, despite this latest New Hampshire court order." Yet just??
"I finaly find out that it was the sound from the TV set or from a you tube video."
I remember complaints about a rogue app that kept the mic open and listening out for tv, radio and youtube adds in order to correlate listener/viewer data with handset owner info. I guess if they can add all the data collected on a smartphone with your computer browsing history and cookie data plus cable/satellite subscription / viewing habits you would make a pretty valuable advert target.
IBM are suffering from an interesting eye condtion effecting their ability to see past this years bonuses.
IBM were good with software and hosting, so they ramp up the margins on software causing their customers to look at alternatives and they tell all their hosting customers that cloud is the answer to all their problems then offer them an unreliable still in development cloud offering pushing them to either Amazon or Googles mature and feature rich services. Can't see any flaws with this myself, I am sure IBM have a long and healthy future.
Besides mission planner software meaning no comms are required for drone to continue on its merry way, if you use UHF range extenders, directional antennas "you can get them that autotrack these days" or buy the new Voyager 4 which apparently includes option to control via 4G at any range and all this becomes totally useless.
Chrome off anyone who actually does any real work and replace them with 2 layers of management process.
It is safe to globally resource your build people because kit always arrives on site assembled and correctly configured doesn't it?
And as for keeping P-Series "shrinking market" but selling off X-Series "what do we need to grow our cloud offerings again?", simply great strategy.
The future is bright but sadly not blue.
Surely the screen rotates use same amount of power as turning a page?
Personally if it does I think this is a bad idea. Put book down carelessly and find it has rotated the page, pick it up and rotate it back to the way you want it and two lots of page turns from your 8000 have been used up. What’s wrong with having a rotate button anyway?
But regardless of this until they find an effective way of illuminating the screen, I will stick to reading on PDAs.
Sounds more like a case of process creep to me.
Customer: Something just blew up log an incident!
Call centre: Certainly sir we will get right on it.
IM: Things blowing up tend to be problems not incidents, pass this back to the call centre.
Call centre: It seems this is a problem not an incident, would you like us to open a problem ticket?
Customer, I don’t care I just want it fixed.
PM: Well it does certainly look like a problem, but I think we will need to engage CM to raise an RFC to cover the work.
CM: The RFC needs customer and architect approval, we will get right on getting it, Oh but its 5 PM so the CM for this account has gone home, we will need to pass this back to call centre to engage OOH CM service.
Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc.
5 Hours later the 3rd party that looks after the power systems is engaged to come fix it.
Could be accurate enough.
I recently downloaded a selection of month old Malware from Usenet "48 to 70k .exe files listed as movies music etc."
I checked the files using several popular AV programs and only one detected anything amongst them. Kasperski detected 4 out of 5 of them as various downloader’s and Trojans.
I submitted the 4 samples to ESET which took another week to include them in their DB.
So although the motives of the release seem suspect, I would not be at all surprised to discover the findings where accurate enough.
If you get caught being a corrupt shop assistant who has fiddled a few pounds, result will be the sack and criminal prosecution.
If you get caught being a corrupt politician who has fiddled a few hundred thousand pounds the result will be that the system was at fault and a decision will be made to look into ways of changing it so it is no longer classed as fiddling.
Privilege = Private Law
We once sent a remote engineer to a site in Scotland to install a server with satellite uplink for a major chain of car dealerships.
He arrived on site to find a parcelforce van parked in the middle of a field with the driver wondering who to hand the collection of bexes to.
It transpired that the dealership was not scheduled to be built for another 6 months and the project manager had got his gant chart slightly wrong.
If you live close enough to a TV or Radio mast, you can align some florescent tubes correctly and obtain free lighting all be it usually at less than the brightness you would get from plugging them in.
Question is, if enough people did this would we all miss out of the wonders of BBC local radio when more than 1 mile away from the mast? Sounds like a good thing to me lets all get busy.
Hands up those who realised my first post was not inteded to be taken seriously?
This is a story about paying people to say nice things about Belkin. I not only said nice things but went so far as to state "Personally I buy every product Belkin bring to market, often buying two or three extras to give to family and friends." and people stil thought I was serious?
I am sorry but obviously the El Reg readership is haing an off day.
Paris because even she would have spotted it.
@ Neil Greatorex
While I can see why you posted the way you did, I have to say your post fails on many levels.
Vista should boot in less than a minute on any mid level PC. I have 2 PCs running vista "one a old P4" and neither takes more than 60 secs to get up and running. These have been running Vista for quite a while and have plenty of Apps installed. I am not saying Vista is perfect but only a very badly setup PC would take more than 90 secs to boot it.
And running XP that has not had "a single update sine 2004"? You have so many unpatched vunerabilities / gaping holes in your OS that you may as well just post your passwords/credit card details straight onto every black ops website out there, that is assuming your collection of bot net clients haven't already done it for you.
Is it just me that wishes I lived somewhere that had liberal laws on gun ownership when I read of these lawsuits?
Her child broke her TV while swinging a console controller around and she wants 5 Mil from Nintendo?
/me loads shotgun and then wanders off muttering "I am the angel of death and the time of purification is at hand".
Destroy you collection
Time to get rid of your Simpsons, Southpark and Family Guy DVD collections before the dawn chorus includes the sounds of large policemen battering in your front door.
I am certain that once we have similar cartoon/drawing laws in place then all of these programs will contain material that could land you in court.
Looks like America will soon be the only place that gets to watch all of their home grown TV.
So at a cost of several hundred thousand "or is it millions now" the UK tax payer gets to fund a 3 year legal battle, now we should pay the costs associated with making him somebodies bitch for several years?
Afraid from my perspective we should be billing the US for the legal costs and letting them put him up in their own high security pink palaces.
@Dazed and Confused
"Not sure why you feel that XP should be faster coz it's 7 years old.
Normally you look for progress in new versions of software. The new version should be faster than the version it replaces. It might be more resource hungry but if it ain't faster it has no right to exist."
So XP was faster than 95, 95 was faster than 3.11, 3.11 was faster than 3 and....
With greater functionality and more complex GUI comes greater background workload. Windows 3.11 would fly on a modern PC "assuming you could get drivers working for modern hardware" but would still look ugly and dated.
Yes Vista has its problems and is slower than its predecessor, and yes these things will no doubt only be fixed just as 7 hits the shelves but, this is the same situation as faced by 95 and every MS desktop OS since.
Not quite accurate
The consultation period is over and those for the chop will be told on Monday. Offshore workers can sleep soundly as only UK staff are getting the boot.
Basically UK teams are being shrunk and in some cases amalgamated, most server and database support is already with Indian workers and the rest will be soon.
Mines the one with the ticket to Mumbai sticking out of the pocket.