Re: If you hold an office in a company...
In these days of intertube social media gossipmongering even if the allegations are false, or unprovable either way, it'll probably still hurt you and your company.
66 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
It wasn't about AI's posing as people, it was about a small number of "reputation managers" posing as a virtual crowd, and astroturfing opposing voices into submission. I'd expect more paranoia from the Reg. The thought of some marketroid in an office somewhere single-handedly taking over entire discussions to distract from their employers' dodgy actions is something the Reg should be all over.
Agree with Caspah Scottorn, lglethal and Adam Salisbury - if the UK space industry is doing so well on it's own why, in the name of the wee man, should the Government - especially /this/ government - be allowed to get it's mitts on it? They just want to be associated with something which actually works.
Why would I WANT to store my health records online, securely or not? Paper files, in mine or my doctors' custody, with a power of attorney being devolved by law onto my next of kin or legal representative (the latter, given proper proof, being prefered) should - and have been for years - be sufficient.
"As with all digital records systems, complete removal would require the hardware holding records to be completely sanitised. This is a process that destroys all data held, for example on a server or hard drive, and not just a particular record."? You what? So I need to format my hard drive to delete an email? I had no idea...
Been using FileHippo's Update Checker for a while now and that seems to work pretty well in keeping me up to date. It certainly spotted more out-dated software than Secunia PSI just did, and doesn't want an email address - which always reassures me, for some reason. Having said that, there's still no beating a regular perusal of your installed apps and services to see what needs pruning. But persuading my non-geeks of that is nigh impossible, so I'll just have to keep doing it for them...
It would be hard to sit down and come up with a more insecure and pointless system than 3DSecure. It's what happens when the marketroids get involved in technical stuff.
@ Daniel Haynes - the best lost-password policy I can think of is the tried-and-tested email to a pre-registered address. Simple to implement, simple to understand.
I'm saying that the fact that someone says "I'm with Anonymous" should probably be given the same kind of credence as someone saying that they're one of the Defenders of the Martian Crown. And that while the numpties who do claim membership probably do post on 4chan, they're representative of Anonymous posters consisting of themselves and anyone else who thinks that DDoS attacks and cracking minimally secured email accounts will do anything other than alienate the Fox News-watching public from the more morally responsible Anony-tards.
No icon because I'm getting kind of bored with the whole Paris thing, to be honest.
...that the use of "Anonymous", like that of "terrorism", "Al-Quaeda" and any number of other words which are or have been loaded with similar emotional baggage are in the same vein as me attaching to this post a:
--- * spook file * ---------------------------
Prime Minister President bomb nuclear (nukular) WMD NBC osama obama fofama your mama dalai lama China Afghanistan Iraq Iran tin can my man (und so weiter.)
--- * end spook file * ---------------------------
i.e. it's suppose to grab our attention and ensure that, through constant exposure, we end up ignoring the content thereby letting Them slip anything They want past us in plain sight.
Anonymous is being built up as some kind of home-grown cyberterror collective. No-one "belongs to" Anonymous, they don't have membership cards or secret handshakes. They don't have goals. They don't even exist in the way that the media and law-enforcement types suggest. They're a loose aggregation of broadly-like-minded individuals some of whom have the serious, even laudable, aim of curtailing the abuses of Scientology. Others, like Guzner and Kernell, do misguidedly stupid and illegal things - perhaps for the best of reasons - and when they say the word "Anonymous" the fear-o-tron spins up and we're expected to believe that there is this huge, shadowy, nefarious network of highly organised uber-hackers instead of a bunch of geeks in their one-room apartments doin' it for the lulz.
My point, you ask? As ever, our attention is being sapped by the usual media 3 card trick. Don't look at the man behind the curtain! Pay no attention to the miscarriages of justice! Look out for the scary man in the cape!
"Nor are we going to give local authorities the power to trawl through such a database in the interest of investigating lower level criminality under the spurious cover of counter terrorist legislation." But the local authorities will do exactly that, as we've seen several times already with other supposedly counter-terror legislation.
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