* Posts by Mike 33

5 posts • joined 10 May 2010

Chap asks Facebook for data on his web activity, Facebook says no, now watchdog's on the case

Mike 33

You can argue that on a website with a 'like button' or 'login with Facebook', that Facebook is providing data processing and the site itself is the data controller...

Which potentially also means you can request the information from the website owner itself...

Google risks mega-fine in EU over location 'stalking'

Mike 33

Re: CASH...CASH is the answer....

Big issue using the same phone over and over is that even with a new SIM the IMEI won't be changing. You will be associated with the phone as soon as you turn on with the new SIM.

Dropbox plans to drop encrypted Linux filesystems in November

Mike 33

Re: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Wasabi is working well for me. They have a client for Mac/Windows, but under the hood it is just S3, so you can use whatever tools you wish (s3fs/rclone etc).

Only caveat is $4.99/mo minimum (but you get 1TB for that).

Oracle buys Ksplice

Mike 33

Single point of failure?

If you are running a telco that is all well and good, but in these days of IP telephony and cheap hardware redundancy, you can take down one of your triply replicated servers to reboot and still have a failover option.

Disclaimer: yes I have worked for telcos... (We were running at zero overall downtime over 4 years, although parts were down for an hour or more it never impacted service.)

Indo-Mancunian Windows support scammer phones Reg hack

Mike 33

Call cost...

gotta remember that calls to UK landlines if done by VoIP which most are can be had for as little as 0.6p/min in the amounts they are using...

Add to this the cost per hour of an Indian worker and it maybe costing £1/hr to attempt to get access to your computer. Once they have access they can potentially snoop your email, files, website logins and anything passing over your network... this (including paypal and similar logins) can be easily worth a few hours of work on their behalf.


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