Re: And this ladies and gentlemen...
EO53 PRF checking in here
138 posts • joined 8 Mar 2012
Chrome's family safety tools only monitor what happens inside of the Chrome browser (or their device, whatever) but the Microsoft Family stuff monitors the whole Win10 operating system.
I have it in use on my kids' computers. I can control how long they spend in games (only an hour a day between 3pm and 6pm on Minecraft, for example) and generally how long their workstations are accessible for (only between 8am and 6pm) and that Spotify is always allowed, no other web browser is permitted, and it also permits age-based ratings for web browsing (although you can, and should, block youtube for example as typing 'sex' in the search box brings up unsavoury thumbnails, if nothing else).
It'll also enforce Safe Search is on in your chosen search engine.
What's more you can also combine a kid's screen time across Windows and Xbox devices, which means that if you only grant them 2 hours a day, that 2 hours is combined on both the Xbox and their workstation.
Pretty neat all round tbh. Not bad for free.
I have a camera. It appears as though my data has been unlawfully shared. I don't think I consented to this... Now I'm aware of it, I don't like it, anyway.
So, what can a layperson such as myself do to get my money back for my device as I uninstall it from my premises? Where's the breach of contract I can cite?
And I'm not talking to the payment providers.
Seriously people, it's 2018 and you're not carrying more than one (type of) credit/debit card around with you? Stop shitposting on twitter, hoping to get quoted by BuzzFeed, and get your own house in order - for one, make sure that no one single company can screw you over just because their service takes a lie-down.
Remember, the only thing preventing $bad_situation from happening, nowadays, is someone else's code - so build your own escape plan!
You do realise that you contradict yourself throughout this article?
"Voice assistants are always listening. So why won't they call Police if they hear a crime?"
Because that device listens for something that resembles a button being pressed. It does not continually upload the stream of audio to the cloud to be processed. Except you appear to not want this...
"These devices, or the cloud services that power them, can easily understand when someone is angry, or terrified or in pain. It should almost be trivial to detect when something is way out of range, and flag that."
It isn't, unless you want them to continually stream your home audio to the cloud for processing, which you appear to be against.
"Listening means being responsible for whatever you hear."
Which is why they don't listen. They wait for a predictable nudge; a vocal button-press. And if you don't press the button (say the wake-word), they don't hear anything.
"We're listening as never before, and we have to do something about it."
No, we aren't. This has always been the same; saying "Alexa" to wake up the hockey-puck is no different to pressing the "voice command" button on the side of your BlackBerrry 9700, except instead of pressing a button with your fingers, you press it with your voice.
The one exception would be Samsung's smart TV; I don't see that brand name in your diatribe.
I am guilty of this, but not for a client website. I was learning Classic ASP, and I was sixteen, and this was basically how I wrote my login system for my own blog/CMS thing. When I extended it to other users, it was simple; the cookie for the username was already present.
But at least I had the foresight to realise that after a few weeks that this wasn't the right thing to do (and discovered sessions). And I wasn't being paid to do this. And it wasn't my FT job...
My update presented itself this morning.
Does anybody else have the thing where you're typing on the physical keyboard and not only is it slow, but if you type the sentence
>This is a sentence.
You end up with
>This This This sentence.
? I'd have hoped that this update would have addressed that; alas, it persisted even after a (four-hour!) security wipe and rebuild.
> be 2016
> be trolling
Okay, I'll bite. Here is just one example of how the new interface blows.
When I search for text in my vault now I can see 16 items on my 1920x1080 monitor. And loads of HUGE pictures which I don't have any apparent control over.
In the old vault I simply got a nice and elegant list of the text results, immediately, without the people standing behind me being able to see which sites I frequented at a glance.
> Just what I don't need...
Agreed. All of this. I hate to be a naysayer but there's nothing wrong with it; I type in the site I'm looking for and press enter or click it. I don't need extra bandwidth-hitting of logo fetching (and where do the logos come from? Embedded? No, fetched live, which means some webserver somewhere knows I have a login in my lastpass for that site), and...
blah, blah. I'm out of energy. I'm going to look for alternatives. Fuck you, Loggyminge.
Absolutely. Have we not been here before? Many, mamy times, and many moons ago, with things with shitty IE plugins that trash your online life?
Speaking as an IT admin that loves it when silent installs are possible, they are also simply disasterous for home users with vendors and the likes pushing what they think is best into other people's systems. If your users can't be persuaded to click a "Yes" box by your shitware, then perhaps fix your shitware.
What disclosure? To be honest, I'd rather the person that reviewed the new blackberry had possessed the old blackberry. Makes perfect sense. I bet most people in the comments are of the "have the old, want the new" variety (or they are trolls come to sentence blackberry to death again).
Time to get down off your high-horse, I think.
It isn't about that. It's about submitting any credential pair to anything should be done via SSL now, lest you find out someone's written an article on an IT news website about your lax security.
Unless you *are* the news website, that is.
Agreed. I wondered what the story had to do with instragram.
Ed: You know we can't publish it without an image, John.
John: But how do you represent something that isn't there?
Ed: Well, it's about SSL in general, isn't it? Didn't we do a piece on instragram having a leak, or something, a few years ago? Just use whatever was on there.
John: Uh, are you sure?
Ed: Yeah. The coding on the site won't allow us to run a story without a pic any more, just use one of your pet dog or something. Nobody even looks at them, let alone expects them to correlate to the actual article.
Ugh, that'd be awful! They'd only let you listen to the radio stations which they installed in your car (and there'd be THOUSANDS of them but they're ALL crap), and then one day you'd come out to your car to find that it'd had an update overnight, and now car doesn't work on certain roads...
If you don't know what you're talking about, don't post. It isn't "asking for trouble" -- as a customer you can do chargebacks, indemnity claims, and so on. These devices are very safe and very popular. Get back under your rock, or read up before you open your mouth.
I didn't read much of the comments but I read enough to see that it's largely
1. iZettle's fault for not testing their stuff in time
2. morons tagging their card onto "a device attached to any-passing-joe's mobile phone"
3. 48 hours is a TERRIBLE amount of time to wait to receive your cash
Firstly, who's to say this little payment company iZettle didn't reach out to Apple at beta stage and try and get this all cleared up before iOS 9 was pushed out anyway?
2 - those who say you are a 'moron' for being a customer of a merchant using iZettle have clearly never looked at card machines. I was quoted £300 a year plus three year contracts and equipment purchase fees just to start taking cards for my run-from-home business. Or, I can just pay ZERO to iZettle upfront (card reader is optional and sometimes free), ZERO contract and just a relatively small percentage per transaction. Add to that the app's comms are encrypted, the PIN pad is a challenge-based device, plus full receipt and auditing of card & cash balances... you're a moron NOT to use it if you're a micro business.
And C - merchants typically ask customers to wait 7+ days before then doing a BACS (3 day) transfer to the account. This is also how iZettle started. And it's how VISA makes them do it. They've been able to shorten the time, but the bottleneck here rests firmly with VISA (et al) and not the card processors.
I'd like to acknowledge here the small minority of people in this thread who were using reasoned arguments and pointing out the facts in response to the seasoned idiots though; good work, keep going... but isn't it like swimming upstream sometimes?
We haven't even got replies-to-comments yet on the facebook app for Blackberry, so you can bet it's going to be many years before my location is stalked like a tagged sheep around a shopping centre.
Beacon sounds like it's all about the people who pay facebook money, and not the actual users. Sorry, I mean the products.
"Very, very few places, especially small and medium enterprises, actually need these ponsy overpriced 'cloud' backup services."
Actually, all of my customers tell me the the opposite. Especially the ones who have lost data because they didn't have a proper efficient backup strategy working.
The vast majority of my customers are below 20 employees in density and the company owner doesn't give two hoots how his backup is handled, all he wants is for someone to shout at if there's a problem, and for his business to work for as long as he/she wants it to. Having recently handled a data recovery job for a new customer who was happy that everything was being backed up on his NAS, with mirrored drives, as soon as the main chassis died we then had to swing in to action and save the day. The local IT tech got canned and we won the contract for online backup. Daily reports, managed service (we fix it when they change something which stops the backup from running) and they are a million times more happy.
We only started providing cloud backup a couple of years ago because we realised it was the cheapest way of helping our customers be good at backup. Besides, it's all good and well grumbling from under your bridge about how easy it is to backup and small business don't need it, they just need to... ah, there's the prerequisite. And if the companies don't meet your defined prerequisite of actually being good with organising backup, then they DO need someone else to do it for them.
BB10 missed a lot of things off OS 7 that I couldn't understand why they dropped. Profiles, vibrate-this-many-times and for-this-long for different app/message notifications, auto on/off timer, the low-power battery saver mode, all stuff which I found incredibly useful on OS 7 and missed like a limb on the Z10.
However, I've had a Z10 since its release and it's come on leaps and bounds since version 1 of the software. So hopefully, maybe they will continue to implement what is missing, and what is needed, and hopefully in some sort of sensible order...
Then sold, thanks.
Regarding the hold-date thing; yes, but this selects all prior emails. Chances are I don't want to delete all prior, just today's crud (or yesterday's, or last week's if I've been being lazy).
Regarding the "just change a setting" to delete off server/handset; yes, I know, but the hold-date thing only deletes from handset regardless of setting.
Can I delete the million emails and text messages that I receive on an hourly basis without going tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap?
Android and iPhone don't seem to have this sorted out. At least on Z10 you can do "Delete everything prior to this date" - but it deletes from handset, not server, meaning you still have to go home and delete from your computer. What's the point in that?
On the Bold 9700 (oh how I miss thee) it was simply hold shift, drag down on the track pad, and press the backspace key. Voila. And no double-delete required, too, they just disappeared straight off the server also.
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