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2379 posts • joined 30 Jan 2010
Thunderbird can really take the initiative here, and simply implement it. If two Thunderbird clients are emailing each other then it will automatically be encrypted after the first email exchange
PGP & Email does two things. It encrypts emails in transit but it also provides identity assurance.
You can't automatically provide the identity assurance without either a manual process or recourse to a trusted third party.
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I can see that these zero cost tariff options (e.g. Netflix, Facebook, Youtube traffic doesn't count) are good for the consumer and are a way for an ISP to differentiate itself in the market.
But I can also see that it could be seen as a slippery slope to only allowing blessed video streaming or social media companies.
The blip, which resembled four squiggles, lasted less than one-tenth of a second, and was created when two black holes with 66 and 85 solar masses smashed into one another
Everytime they announce a new find I'm amazed that they can tell so much from apparently so little data.
Beers all round.
Isn't the contract of supply & purchase between the eBay seller & purchaser? eBay is just a way for a seller & buyer to find each other and Paypal is just a means to transfer money, just like a bank, credit card, etc. Paypal don't care if the buyer doesn't have the funds. They'll just decline the transaction. The seller could try their luck in court claiming breach of contract by the buyer.
The buyer needs the seller to agree to cancel the supply contract.
In a word: Scale.
Running one or two email servers is trivial. I've done it.
But this setup is running email for 40,000 or so mailboxes. You don't run that on a couple of AWS/Google/Azure VMs. You need real tin - and not just a couple of cheap 1U boxes. You'll need a setup to spread the load across multipe servers - plus a front end to make it look like one system to the users. You'll want some sort of HA/DR system. You'll want backups. You'll want management of this cluster of machines.
Finally, as you get bigger & more complex your number of failures will increase.
An interesting question for me that wasn't raised in the article not sure if it is an issue or not, but if/when this cert is revoked by the vendor(I assume vendor like HP, Dell, etc) could it prevent the system from booting(assuming Secure boot is enabled) if the grub update isn't already applied?
Yes. And it'll aslo prevent any old rescue/install media from working too.
If you peer under the surface of Teams you'll find that Teams is just a thin warpper around existing MS products.
"Team": An Office 365 group.
Chat? That's Exchange email messages.
Files? That's Sharepoint.
Joint doucment editing? Sharepoint.
Voice/Video callings? That's a re-re-re-implementation of the Office Connect product.
Planner? Exchange tasks.
Calendar? Exchange calendar.
So Teams is less a "product" and more an illusion. This is all in published MS documents.
>> 2. Why would past employees still have company data from 2014 on their personal devices? That would surely be a breach of data protection laws
Data Protection doesn't say anything explicit about what you can/can't keep or for how long. The general thrust is that what & how long you keep something must be appropriate & proportionate.
What's appropriate & proportionate? That's for a judge and/or jury to decide.
And then there is this strange obsession with degrees
It's not just degrees - any type of "qualification". All that these qualifications mean is that you've passed the exam: Not that you can do the job. Sure, the qualification can be a useful steer as to whether they have some background in an area, but it shouldn't be a deal-breaker.
Some places I've worked at use the phrase "degree or equivalent experience" which is much better.
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