This being the same Nick Clegg who said that the Lib Dems would never charge for education - then went ahead and did exactly that?
It's like asking a wolf to mind the sheep.
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"Something that doesn't degrade"
That's what the marketing people wanted us to believe. Real life sadly bites back though:
I foresee data mining, and then selling the resultant data to, say, insurance companies as just one example.
Let's face it - the insurance industry would just love to know your family's medical history so they can ramp up pricing (and lower payouts).
In my opinion, they can sod off.
Not having my private medical data - ever.
I opted out when they first floated this turd. Now I've had to print out a form (waste of my resources) to sign and then scan and send to their 'enquiries' email address - what could possibly go wrong there, eh?
I've taken the option to post a physical copy through the doctors post box too.
This is shifty beyond belief. If they're after our medical data so desperately, it's time to question why.
And please - the medical research line is just that - a line. No truth in it.
Used CentOS at a previous role, and they were migrating away to Debian 10+ years ago.
I've only installed Debian servers since. Don't honestly see any benefit now unless you're stuck with Orable.
CentOS is a massive loss. RHEL wax lyrical about support including the patches etc, but forget all the FREE work they get out of the community.
Guess that gate doesn't swing both ways, eh RHEL?
I moved over to Signal a while back (when FB bought WA originally) - interested to learn that WA uses the same technology from Signal to provide encryped protection.
Just without the snooping Facebook.
For those of us who would prefer not to be subject to this though...
...but better would be a selection of decently priced, variants of biometric password replacements - for example, where are all the fingerprint readers in this format (pluggable USB) that we can use cheaply, and with a multitude of operating systems (Win/macOS/Linux/OS/2/etc)?
There have been decent fingerprint readers in phones for years now. They should be a simple, cheap and effective way to authenticate yourself to your computer, without having to resort to images being taken over time (as is the case here), in turn presenting a potential privacy and/or security issue.
You might like the Drevo Blademaster Pro - I've been running with one for over a year and it's a top keyboard - wireless or connected.
See https://www.amazon.co.uk/DREVO-BladeMaster-Mechanical-Keyboard-Bluetooth/dp/B07MKF5V3Y/ref=sr_1_1?&keyword=TKL+mechanical+keyboard+UK+Layout - and much cheaper to boot.
"They're also problematic because Apple's T&Cs for macOS only permit the software to run on actual Macs"
It's says the subject line at the top of the first page of the Mojave legal terms. I've always assumed that slapping one of those Apple stickers that you used to get a lot of would cover that. /s
Probably due to the inductance caused by drawing the magnets (in the key and lock) over a metal surface (again, the key and lock). Using different metallic materials would reduce the "signal" I would imagine, but it's an interesting idea and I might just plug in my SDR and run a couple of experiments to check.
I would agree that Apple design their own Arm core based processors, I also believe this would sting Apple as they currently have some kind of beef with Nvidia (see: https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/01/18/apples-management-doesnt-want-nvidia-support-in-macos-and-thats-a-bad-sign-for-the-mac-pro)
Apple don't like to play nice with companies that they feel aggrieved by (which is business I guess).
"What made you ditch 1Password, out of interest?"
They went from a paid model (and I'd paid for all of their apps on win/mac/phone/etc) to a subscription model exclusively. I moved - they then re-started to offer a much more expensive perpetual licence - so they lost a customer.
Happy to pay for features. Not a full price subscription for a password manager though.
KeePass - I used that for some time, but found that what was great on one platform was god-damned awful on another - no consistency.
Dropbox has added to their board Condoleezza Rice - of ex-US-Secretary of State fame (https://www.theverge.com/2014/4/11/5605734/dropbox-ceo-defends-adding-condoleezza-rice-to-board) - this alone gives me the heebie-jeebies.
I've been using Bitwarden for a couple of years now after I looked for a subscription replacement for 1Password. Never looked back, pay the yearly fee, and I can host my own Bitwarden server if I ever want to - all passwords controlled locally. A much better solution IMHO.
My mother worked in a local post office and both she and the postmaster were accused of theft based on Horizon and Fujitsu evidence. Both lost their jobs because of it - but both proclaimed their innocence until they passed.
They will never know about this sadly - however, the families who remain do - and cannot do anything about it either.
The fact is like brexit the trump election was a sign of voter desperation after they were manipulated via social media.
Actually, I believe it was the LACK of democratic process when the Maastricht Treaty was signed that drove Brexit. Once the British public got their chance to vote on that issue, we did - with the expected result.
I note that the EU project is doing awfully well at the moment too...
The article quotes the following:
Disagreeing, the ASA acknowledged in a public ruling that while "such data threats could exist", it "considered the overwhelming impression created by the ad was that public networks were inherently insecure and that access to them was akin to handing out security information voluntarily."
Does the ASA know the difference between privacy and security based information? It appears not.
Reading about iGPR, these guys are in bed with the insurance industry. The suggestion being that they scan through patient records, and insurers can spot genetic/cancer type issues from our medical records. Now, I'm not saying the insurance companies would do anything with our life/medical insurance premiums, but this is the insurance industry after all...
"In the three years since the Priv launched, BlackBerry has yet to see it rooted. BlackBerry wants IoT device manufacturers to adopt this as a quality mark. With so much insecure home tat flying in from China, consumers and industrial buyers need all the help they can get."
While I'd admit that all IoT things needs a hellava lot more security, being unable to root a device is not necessarily an indicator of security for your devices at home - and I wouldn't use this as a measure of how secure - ultimately - that device is (be it IoT, phones, et al).
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