"Huawei has launched an immediate investigation"
...into how they got caught.
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"Facebook has been working hard to follow the steps set out by the Court to ensure that we can continue to transfer data in a safe and secure way,""
From what I read... it isn't down to the safety and security of the data they're transfering... it's the fact that they're transferring it in the first place.
... at least, that's how I read it.
...is the business that pays Google to be on the service in the first place. Just like they do for the adverts.
Unfortunately I sense that people are going to be more annoyed by getting these calls, than they are with the adverts.
This is going to open a whole world of consumer pain, I believe. Fortunately, I'm not on Google or Apple.
This linking the hardware and the software does puzzle me a bit. I've got one of the original Sailfish phones from 2013 and it still receives the patches.
To my mind, this is a problem with the way that phones and their operating systems are put together in the first place. It seems to be a problem that could easily be designed out of the process. I still don't really see the justification in stopping updates going to older phones.
Can someone educate me as to why phones go out of support?
Large chunks of the NHS have been going to the private sector for ages. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/two-thirds-of-contracts-for-nhs-services-in-england-awarded-in-the-last-eight-months-have-gone-to-9062353.html
That was thanks to the EU legislation that forced work to be put to tender to ensure that all EU members got a chance at sticking their noses in each other's troughs, so if they tried to put forward the argument that privitisation is the only way of saving it... they'd have a bit of an upward climb, methinks.
Totally useless. They already have.
Foxconn has factories in India. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/foxconn-is-poised-to-begin-mass-production-of-iphones-in-india/articleshow/68886559.cms
If they want to hurt China, they need to stop the money flowing back to China. Simply noting origin is a good start, but it isn't going to do very much.
And that goes for us as well. Country of origin is of little use. Look at TikTok. Just for a start! And then the backing of the latest Top Gun film where they did a re-write of history by the patches on the back of the jacket as TenCent part funded the film - https://screenrant.com/top-gun-2-maverick-jacket-change-china/
"Our end goal is to bring VR to as many people as possible," ... support in Linux still lacking. This is one person still not having VR brought to them. I would love to play Alex. Not happening in Penguin land though. At least, not easily. I'd also love to play Overload (which I have, as a time honoured Descent fan) but that's not happening either.
The hampster is probably following the rest of us in lockdown purgatory. It has likely developed an unhealthy addition to alcohol and that's what probably caused it to fall off the wheel. This was likely preceeded by a drop in power as the hampster lost momentum by running side to side, as if it was going home from the pub.
I'm not putting my money in something as volatile as this. $5 or $10 a month soon adds up. I've got friends who have ended up reviewing what they're paying for and cutting subscriptions.The monthly fee actually made them feel like they should be using the services so that they were getting their monies worth. Just like the gym memberships that were never used. And at some point, its unsustainable.
I've got three BBC B micros and 4 Original Xboxes. I'm happy :-)
A friend of mine worked in the electrical supply industry. He recounted the Indian mentality of risking their lives to reverse the live lines to their meters with the attitude that it was the respnsibility of the electric companies to catch them.
I coudl detail more, but the upshot is that if you think the UK was bad to ignore BoJo's orders, in India disobediance would likely be considered the norm.
One bar owner complied with the "distance of door from pavement" ruling by creating a snaking customer path outside the entrance. Ingenious. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/25/alcohol-ruling-drives-indian-bar-goers-round-bends
The whole thing is utterly bonkers. People are doing shopping for the older generation, who have been told to isolate for months... and because of comminuty drives to help their neighbours, people are getting more than a weekly shop for their own family, as they are now shopping for vulnerable members of their own communities as well.
Net result, no one knows how much who is buying, for whom.
Whenever our village gets cut off from the water supply, the water companies helpfully drop off a pallet of bottled water on the common. So people grab what they can... but some people are being greedy gits and others grab a six pack or two, and distribute them among the neighbours, some of whom can't get out of their homes and would otherwise go without.... but at the point of walking up and grabbing a couple of packs... no one knows the intentions of any particular individual. Either way... all the bottles are gone in minutes.
What's lacking is a form of emergency distribution protocol in a world where everyone automatically thinks the worse of everybody else. But who wants to actually take on that responsibility?
Perhaps we should go back to ration books?
At the MiST project brought the Atari to the FPGA, the MiSTer project is worth looking into. Some people are now selling assembled and pre-programmed units complete with expansion boards... all build on the FPGA to run arcade systems as well as vintage consoles and home computers. It's breathtaking to see what's being done by some dedicated people.
> Well, in IBM's defense, it got the photos, not the addresses . . .
Not a defense IMHO. They know which accounts they scraped the photos from. They just didn't care to go to the bother of asking permission; they just scraped away.
It seems to me that we in the west are perfectly happy if our data is being slurped by our own guys. When it's the chinese, however, it goes to a different level.
The lesson for china is simply to buy out a western company and everyone will be fine. Actually, they already seem to be doing that.
As for who the lawyers go after, I can't see them going after the chinest agencies that actually wrote and installed the malware before the phones were shipped. Who else CAN they hit?
I do wonder how much of a part the agency plays in this.
There was a job near me that ticked most of the boxes... but it didn't even get to interview stage.
The employer was actively inclusive/diversive and after researching them I was really interested in not only the job, but them as well... and I would have been a tick box for their diversity stats as well. But not even an interview.
I do believe that there should be a legal requirement that there is confirmation as to whether the CV was actually put forward to the potential employer for their consideration in the first place. I'm blind beyond the agent, and that is a serious concern I have.
I passed 50 last year and I'm just about to look for another Infrastructure job in Sussex. Just got my new interview suit and about to get my hair done. I've got experience and another 17 years to give an employer before I'm officially out to pasture.
Guess I'm screwed then.
They don't make or lose money from repairs because, if various videos and stings are to be beleived, they tell the customer that the unit can't be repaired and get them to buy a new one instead.
By forcing people to go to apple, they effectively rob actual repair people to ... actually repair things.
YouTube is already taking action on this.
It has forced creators to specify whether their content is suitable for children or not. That is a mandatory setting which creators have to set... (either channel-wide or per-video) but I didn't see a clear time line for this.
On the face of it, this is now shifting responsibility to the creators for classification, rather than relying on automated systems, or small armies of people in different countries (and thereby different social standards) to rate videos.
Whether such an action will save YouTube from being sued if a creator makes an incorrect classification on their video... is open for debate... but it does shift the goalposts away from YouTube a little.
Whether Faceache can achieve the same, however, is another matter.
As I'm on a shared host, if I engage the free certificate that the hosting provider offers via my cpanel, some things like PHP, will break. At least that's what the warning said. So... silly little warnings in the chrome bar, or completely non-functioning site. hmmm.... difficult choice.
There's legal/illegal, and moral/immoral.
A few of us at work are not impressed with Amazon and only use them as a last ditch point when we can't get things anywhere else.
Some of that failure is down to other retailers being behind the game and having problems with their internet frontages.
I have talked with some people who have complained bitterly about Amazon's tax avoidance and I've postulated, "So you're not using them any more then." "Oh yes, I use them a lot." .... Doh.
...that as a BDSM practitioner, the software being called GIMP has caused more than a few issues in my and neighbouring dungeons.
The errors and miscommunications that have come about, "resizing," "snapping," and most commonly, "cropping," have resulted in more things being bruised than just egos.
Unfortunately I do envisage a period of more pain and discomfort as the discussion will now inevitably turn to "The GIMP was forked." and a few people will inevitably go off in as much of a flutter as their chains will let them, and we'll have to calm down the poor dears.
Am I joking? ... You'll never know.
I currently have six ballpoints of various descriptions on my desk.. not counting those that are peaking out at me from a desk tidy.
This puzzles me because I write with a Blackwing Palamino.
Lesson learned... if you don't want anyone to nick your pen... use a pencil :-)
There is, of course, another method of saving your precious writing implements from going walkies... ensure that the main suspects of said thefts see you prominently chewing the ends of your writing implements.
Good point... however, you can only pay voluntary NI payments to fill gaps in your own contributions that cover the previous 6 years ... so I still don't know of an arbitrary way to throw money at government accountants. Other than literally... of course.
You must be eligible to pay voluntary National Insurance contributions for the time that the contributions cover.
You can usually only pay for gaps in your National Insurance record from the past 6 years.
You can sometimes pay for gaps from more than 6 years ago depending on your age."
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