Yes, added. Thanks for the prompt.
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Where are these women we should be treating equally?
In almost 20 years at this computer lab we have only had one woman apply for a role here, she was pretty newly qualified. We offered it to her but she was not prepared to move here for the job as she just wanted to work remotely which is impossible with our air-gapped systems.
Literally not another female has applied.
In fact I've never met a heavy nerd, Linux loving, network head, coder in my life... does even such a creature exist?
Whole article seems like hokey to me, based around an assumption of discrimination rather than a reality of general female interest in the field.
Aussie guvmint are muppets.
NewsCorp are puppeteers for Aussie guvmint. The two are interconnected. The conglomerate supports the incumbent government by running smear campaigns against it's political enemies and overlooking corruption reporting while the government rubs it's back by protecting it's monopoly, helping kill off competitors and now increasing it's revenue.
Been going on for too long, it's a sad state of affairs.
Well it's good for little ones
Teenagers are smart enough and savvy enough they will find porn when they want. There's no stopping that.
This tech could stop little kids who are just after Thomas the Tank Engine and My Little Pony vids ending up watching casting couch vids by accident. I agree the onus is on parents to monitor their kids internet use, but no sane or sober parent is going to sit with their kids and watch that stuff the whole time they are watching it.
So, maybe? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Google scolded for depriving the poor of privacy as Chinese malware bundled on phones for hard-up Americans
Microsoft engineer caught up in sudden spate of entirely coincidental grilling of Iranian-Americans at US borders
Re: And the consequenques fo failing to act?
White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi movements do not have the 11th most powerful military force in the world and are not backed by billions of dollars of oil money. They do not have the real power or wherewithal to pose a significant risk to the US public on home soil.
If left unchecked Iran does. It is a powerful country, not just some funny little dessert nation.
Underestimating your enemy is poor form. I can tell by the amount of downvotes on my initial comment that the majority of people don't understand how serious this confrontation could be and what a full confrontation with Iran would mean. They think they would totally be safe from any harm in their isolated 1st world society. You can be thankful that your government is not so naive.
And the consequenques fo failing to act?
One can just imagine the backlash if border security did not tighten itself against potential Iranian threats and there was an attack on sovereign soil.
"Why didn't you see this coming?"
"Well, we did. But people didn't like us trying to stop it. Sorry guys..."
Remember that crypto-exchange boss who mysteriously died after his customers' coins disappeared? Of course he totally stole them
Imagine being charged to take a lunch break... even if you didn't. Welcome to the world of these electronics assembly line workers
Baffling tale of Apple shops' 'non-facial' 'facial recognition', a stolen ID, and a $1bn lawsuit after a wrongful arrest
Typical that statistical academics aren't able to defferentiate between cause and outcome.
All that raising the price of alcohol will do is cause people who are already experiencing social and psychological issues to experience financial issues as well. Widespread alcohol abuse is clearly a symptom of unhappy people, not the cause.
get people to put their names on tickets and make them non-transferrable
Event tickets are non-transferable in Australia, no problems getting in to see your favourite bands. ID must be presented with ticket to get in. Easy.
US could do the same, but I bet that breaks some sort of constitutional something according to someone.
It's all about busting druggies.
It's the same as the metadata retention laws they added a couple of years back. The aim is almost purely to stop people using the internet to buy and sell drugs.
That's not speculation, there are solid figures that show that is what has primarily been done with metadata. They got a few tax evaders and stuff too, but no terrorists to speak of, which was what the new laws claimed to be all about.
But those gosh darn druggies just won't stop hey, they started using VPN's and USB bootable OS's and now the police are well... stuck.
Australia does not exist in a vacuum
So it might be illegal for an Australian person/entity to disclose a discovered backdoor in the future, but the rest of the world will be under no jurisdiction to follow such nonsense laws and will be actively searching for and exposing these vulnerabilities... just because they know they exist.
Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server Oct 2018 update at world (minus file-nuking 'feature') after actually doing some testing
Banning sharing the tools is optimistic
Once someone creates a hack tool for whatever device or DRM there will be no stopping it when it hits the open internet, no matter what the law says.
We've seen this already with firmware for game consoles and the (in)famous KMSpico.
The fact that people will use this to seize their own rights rather than others is a triviality.
whack a mole time again
They are never ever going to be able to stop piracy no matter what they do. The internet by it's very nature is interconnected. They might be able to make it more difficult for the older generation, but younger users are tech savvy enough that there is no way to restrict them.
But as explained by our illustrious PM last year;
“Well the laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that. The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia,"
Fun times in Imaginaryland.
They ould just ban all pr0n and then not enforce the laws
They can just DNS block all pr0n like they do pirate sites in Australia. Then everyone can change their DNS and continue as normal.
Fogies in government feel good because they did something to mitigate a perceived threat, people don't care because nothing has changed.
Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...
Trying to milk those who do stay with them too.
They tried to put me from a $70 a month package to $108... to provide exactly the same thing.
When I told them to get stuffed and tried to cancel my service they tried to charge me an additional months service at $108 from the day I cancelled. I told them I'd see them in court before I paid the money, and the tune changed.
Swapped to a small local ISP now, giving me the exact same speeds as I had with Exetel... except when I call them up I speak to the same young Aussie bloke on the phone. Costs me $10 more a month than before. I can live with that.
Criminals have the right to hide their activity from the Police?
I think many people here are being closed minded about this topic.
If the police have enough suspicion and evidence to approach a judge and get a phone tapped there is probably a very good reason for this. Who would want to stand in the way? Certainly not me.
It's not being suggested that we hand over all our phone data freely. Stop waving the freedom flag (before you wear it out and compromise other serious privacy issues) and look at the issue at hand.
with a flick of a switch...
the best work around for all of these phishing/social engineering tricks;
.exe files can only be run from C:\Program Files... Group Policy
This has curbed my companies malware infection rates by 90% in the last 3 months, and makes us highly resistant to this attack also.
Re: They're useless anyway
I've seen a great new captcha type verification that solves this. A simple question like "Which of these are dogs?" and 8 pictures with dogs and cats. Click on the dogs and in you go... Works very well.
As far as small sites go it's a great solution, but once larger sites start using it it's not random enough to keep out the hackers/spammers though.
Violent/child porn is clearly an exposure issue and people who are interested in this do need pulling up.
If 'normal' people want to watch porn it is a freedom that should not be monitored, I agree. But that is not what this legislation is about. It's about tackling sexual perpetrators before they commit crimes and harm real people. I am fully in support of that. However, having child safe filters by default at an ISP level. That could be seen as deprivation of human rights. (right to information) I guess the UK gov't can add that to their recent war crimes also on they dossier...
Just to note though, this will not work. People who browse illegal content and commit online crimes use ways of channeling data that ISP's cannot stop or log. It may stop a few (which I guess is better than none), but it will fail, badly.