* Posts by Wolfclaw

537 posts • joined 28 Jun 2012

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Can we stop megacorps from using and abusing our data? That ship has sailed, ex-NSA lawyer argues in new book

Wolfclaw

hang on ...ex-NSA employee has concerns with pervasive data collection and its potential for harm, isn't it a bit late to be worrying about this considering that's what your employer was all about and you were happy to do it while picking up your pay cheque ???? Hypocritical comes to mind, but I'm sure their is more accurate and stronger term out there !

Software engineer leaked UK missile system secrets and refused to hand cops his passwords, Old Bailey told

Wolfclaw

When ordered to give up his passwords, did that person have the appropriate security clearance to have passwords to such sensitive information deemed vital to national security, if not, that in itself is a criminal offence, catch-22 !

Pakistan calls on Facebook to extend holocaust denial ban into Islamophobia crackdown

Wolfclaw

Facebook do a pretty good job of censoring the right while allowing the left to say and do anything, very unbiased in my opinion !

What does everyone make of today's Google antitrust action? Only the stock market is happy with the status quo

Wolfclaw

Alphabet, Apple, Facebook and yes even Microsoft need to be broken up, make smaller companies looking after a specific product, block the mega corps from buying shares to attempt ownership through the back door, competition will grow, everybody wins, except the mega corps.

When you tell Chrome to wipe private data about you, it spares two websites from the purge: Google.com, YouTube

Wolfclaw

It's a known bug, OK Google honestly answer if you know how to, when did you learn of it and why no immediate fix? Too busy grabbing illegal data maybe, do you have you engineering scapegoat ready to take the fall, maybe by a wi-fi drive by ?

'Facebook simply would not exist today if not for Bletchley Park,' says social network – but don't hold that against it

Wolfclaw

Not going to be sarcastic here, FB finally doing something right for once and £1m is nothing to them !

Five Eyes nations plus Japan, India call for Big Tech to bake backdoors into everything

Wolfclaw

Do these muppets actually read what they write? You can't have a secure system if a backdoor exists, even if they keys to are held in the most secure place on earth, nothing is 100% guaranteed and when it all goes wrong (as it regularly does), everybody involved, governments and companies have big get out of jail clauses and Joe Public foots the bill and takes the hit ! I have two safe and secure encrypted letters for 5 eyes and friends, its U.F !

Fujitsu gets ready to eat its own dogfood as company-wide digital transformation project kicks off

Wolfclaw

another transformation, how many this decade, how many jobs loses, how many millions to be handed over to fat cats at the top, who's getting the blame this time for failures ?

What is it about McDonald's, cultural black holes, and not being able to make tech work?

Wolfclaw

McD, KFC, BUrger King, also seem to have great difficulty in making their receipt printers work on the self service kiosk and heaven help you if you ask one of their wombles for duplicate, they'll just make it up until it matches how much you spent, technically unlawful for the tax man ?

IBM manager had to make one person redundant from choice of two, still bungled it and got firm done for unfair dismissal

Wolfclaw

I - gnorant, B - astard, M - anagers, about sums them up, so glad I never took up job with them.

India shows off new home-grown CPU – but at 100MHz, 32-bit and 180nm, it’s a bit of a clunker

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Screw Lemmings, can it play snake or pong ?

Ireland unfriends Facebook: Oh Zucky Boy, the pipes, the pipes are closing…from glen to US, and through the EU-side

Wolfclaw

Facebook aren't stupid while the EU probably is, it's not he transfer of data in question, as it is probably as secure as it can get, its when it gets stored on US Of A$$ servers is when your data becomes a free for all slurpfest and good luck getting EU laws upheld

Server buyers ask Lenovo for made-in-Mexico models instead of Chinese kit

Wolfclaw

So made in China, shipped to Mexico, change the label, distribute world wide, problem solved, Lenovo keeps costs down, PRC keeps on spying, allegedly.

India flies Mach 6 scramjet for 20 whole seconds

Wolfclaw

India already has a substantial and capable military and is one of few nations to possess nuclear weapons, operate a blue-water navy and run a space program

You also forgot to add that it is incapable of educating, housing and feeding the masses, protecting females from mass gang rapes, female infanticide, widespread police and political corruption, wide scale sectarian and religious prejudice ... the list is long !!

As Amazon pulls union-buster job ads, workers describe a 'Mad Max' atmosphere – unsafe, bullying, abusive

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Trollface

Amazon is modern day slavery, but don't worry, in three hundred years time, the descendants and woke plebs will riot, loot, burn buildings, demand changes to history and demand compensation for the mistreatment !

As we know .. #AllDeliveriesMatter even those in space !

Donald Trump thought-bubbles an Alibaba ban as Chinese clouds clam up about Clean Cloud plan

Wolfclaw

Your comment may have been intended as sarcastic against Prez DT but your 4th line is racist !

Brit local authority appoints a systems integrator in leap to Oracle cloud, but support time-bomb is already ticking

Wolfclaw

I'm sure the council have already put cash from important social services aside to cover the cost, while making sure T&C's make Sol-Tec pay a late delivery penalty, while SOl-Tec have covered any costs by hiking up their winning bid, to make sure it brings in a nice profit. Everybody wins but the public purse !

Struggling company pleads with landlords to slash rents as COVID-19 batters UK high street. The firm's name? Apple

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WTF?

American corporate greed at it's best !

FYI: When Virgin Media said it leaked 'limited contact info', it meant p0rno filter requests, IP addresses, IMEIs as well as names, addresses and more

Wolfclaw
FAIL

Time ICO Sharpens Teeth

£20m or 4% looking like an interesting ICO prospect !

Ofcom: Rule change to force UK comms providers to tell you when your contract expires

Wolfclaw
Meh

I believe it when I see it, no doubt the ISPs like VM are already looking at loop holes and to be honest OFCOM hasn't got the greatest track record of enforcement.

Senior health tech pros warn NHS England: Be transparent with mass database trawl or face public backlash

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FAIL

No Thanks

Just say no, we know it will be abused and leak !

ACLU sues America's border cops: Tell us everything about these secret search teams targeting travelers

Wolfclaw
Stop

USA Land Of The Free .. detention that is

I thought facism was beaten in 1945, seems to be alive and well in USA and other countries, supposedly championing democracy and civil rights !

Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Wolfclaw

Missing CON

One big con, relying on Microsoft flaky communications, lost count how many times Teams and 365 falls over !

You're not Boeing to believe this, but... Another deadly 737 Max control bug found

Wolfclaw

So has Boeing been sued yet for killing people by deisgn flaws ??

Devs slam Microsoft for injecting tech-support scam ads into their Windows Store apps

Wolfclaw

As the supplier of the SDK and the ads themselves do they not have a duty of care and possibly open themselves up to a lawsuit.

Brit rocket boffins Reaction Engines notch up first supersonic precooler test

Wolfclaw

We Can Still Do it !

Britech at it's best, now watch it go out the window to some US or EU company who will make billions !

On the eve of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft confirms Windows 10 can automatically remove borked updates

Wolfclaw
FAIL

How about Microsoft just swallows their pride and say that anything not written for W10x64, will not work for any future version of Window,s strip out all the old crap code from Win 1,2,3,4,95,98,ME,2000,XP,Vista,7,8 and give us the clean, stable, fast 64-bit Windows we want. If software houses don't want to play, screw em !

MPs tear 'naive' British Army a new one over Capita recruitment farce

Wolfclaw

Crapita should be banned from ever having a contract that is funded by public money. I can't remember one project they have delivered on time, on budget and producing results promised !

Don't mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called 'Loyal Wingman'

Wolfclaw

Somebody at Boeing watched Stealth last week and thought, hey I have a brilliant idea for AI fighter !

Cops told live facial recog needs oversight, rigorous trial design, protections against bias

Wolfclaw

So here is a report for the government, that the Home office will quietly bury behind the sofa so plod can continue their scanning regardless of legality, accuracy, breach of human rights and don't get me started on GDPR compliance !

Crowdfunded lawyer suing Uber told he can't swerve taxi app giant's £1m legal bill

Wolfclaw
Happy

Win Win for all, Uber can get stung for big VAT bill, lawyer can get stung for big legal bill,. oh happy days !

Uncle Sam to its friends around the world: You can buy technology the easy way, or the Huawei

Wolfclaw

Fantastic, the EU should buy all Huawei kit and then we don't have to share data and trump can butt smack his 3-letter agencies for connecting US systems when hacking !

A Delta IV Heavy heads for space at last while New Horizons' fumes OK for 'future missions'

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Facepalm

Rockstar - "launching small satellites, something it thought could happen "as early as the first quarter of 2018"." .. they introduced time travel too.

Army had 'naive' approach to Capita's £1.3bn recruiting IT contract, MPs told

Wolfclaw

"ancient, creaky Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) IT system", didn't MOD spend millions with HP as lead contractor upgrading It systems to one integrated, system, I should know, I installed thousands of desktops and servers. Smells like BS from top brass, follow the money trail !

FCC's answer to scandal of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US selling people's location data: Burying its head in the ground

Wolfclaw

Pai probably has nice little job with big bucks waiting for him from big telco once he leaves the FCC a useless gibbering mess. he should be removed fromoffice immediately and investigated !

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans

Wolfclaw

a quick free VPN to Holland and bingo, no more nanny state !

'Year-long' delay to UK 5G if we spike Huawei deals, say telcos

Wolfclaw

Re: Paranoia?

Even if this happened, would be commercial suicide in the west for a Chinese company to do this and the knock on effect to other Chinese companies would be serious threat to China's economy.

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

Wolfclaw

I bet GCHQ already have a tamed judge ready to rubberstamp any request or his privates suddenly get leaked to the public !

Brits' DNA data sent to military base after 'foreign' hack attacks – report

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What is so striking about this story, is that they actually implemented and maintain strong security, rather than waiting unti after a breach. This has to be a first ?

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

Wolfclaw

Latest update it's a global software fault that is not just for O2.

Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss

Wolfclaw

"speed and reliability increase" .. wash your mouth out for those dirty words, this is Microsoft after all.

Google internal revolt grows as search-engine Spartacuses prepare strike over China

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Big Brother

Mass resignation, would it hurt Google? Maybe in short term delay projects, while they hire replacements, but plenty of people in India (no racism intended) will happily take the job and not care what happens in China., for those that do go, plenty of secret blacklist floating around tech firms !

Marriott's Starwood hotels mega-hack: Half a BILLION guests' deets exposed over 4 years

Wolfclaw

This will be expensive !

Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt

Wolfclaw

Simple answer, no access, take £1Bn out of the devource payment, what is the EU going to do ?

Germany pushes router security rules, OpenWRT and CCC push back

Wolfclaw

Any product be it routers to mobile phones, once they are no longer supported by the manufacurer with updates, should be made unlocked to open sourec alternatives. For too long manufacturers have gotten away with inbuilt obsolescence for perfectly good equipment to make profits and the politicians and watchdogs have turned a blind eye, especially in these days when everybody is banging a drum about not creating more waste !

Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

Wolfclaw

Lets hope they do a better job of it it unlike their cable modem Puma chipset !

OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

Wolfclaw

Maybe time for anybody who messes with BGP, to be isolated from the rest of the network and force all their traffic through a dedicated gateway. Yes hard luck on for arguments sake China/USA/Russia/UK/Iran/India citizens, as it would enable even easier snooping, but the rest of the world would be more secure.

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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Unhappy

Look in the dictionary for obnoxious, incompetant, ignorant, muppet and you will see a reference link back to Diane Abbott. Jeez can you image her and Corbyn doing the bare back beast, shudder and pass the puke bucket !

Ex-Microsoft manager sues former coworkers and Windows giant over claims of sex assault, gender discrimination

Wolfclaw

$$$ If the new company wants to keep access to the Microsoft money machine, they tow the line!

Wolfclaw

Interesting one to watch, if all true, not going to end nicely for Microsft and going to cost serious money, but they can afford it, but the two male workers may not !

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