And removing protection for intellectual property law (Section 230 (e) (2)) would do exactly what regarding the backdoors being shoehorned?
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You may be distracted by the pandemic but FYI: US Senate panel OK's backdoors-by-the-backdoor EARN IT Act
Detroit cops employed facial recognition algos that only misidentifies suspects 96 per cent of the time
You wait ages for a mid-air collision spoofing attack and along come two at once: More boffins take a crack at hoodwinking TCAS
You say it's not security by obscurity and seem to advocate using that? It doesn't really work, you know... Systems should be public knowledge so that any failings can be quickly found and corrected
I would say they're likening it to security by obscurity just because the system is pretty complex, enough to make it hard to replicate (not impossible, obviously).
Wanted – DRAM or alive: US Feds bag arrest warrants for three Taiwanese accused of stealing Micron's mem secrets
Coming live from Next@Acer in Taipei: Hardware refreshes, new ruggedised line – and, er, an energy drink
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... but not your H-1B geeks, L-1 staffers nor J-1 students
Re: I called the cops
Well, I called 112 by accident once.
I was trying to call an internal extension number stating with 112. Usually you would dial 0 beforehand for an outside line or the extension number directly for an internal one. Only I wasn't using my own phone but the one on a trader's desk. As they would primarily call clients, their phones were configured to call outside lines by default.
A pretty pissed emergency operator lambasted my for trying to speak to a "Javier", insistently, as he was known to be a kind of a joker and I didn't believe it wasn't him answering his phone.
Own PEBKAC goal...
A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all
I once did some consultancy work for a bank (whose name sounds like you have a sort of rod, or pole, and something little kids play with... doh!).
The client's IT manager was the proud gatekeeper of an in-house designed software interface that worked as a presentation layer for mainframe screen I/O, on which I was to do some work. He gave me a user manual he'd written and I went to work. As there were no description of the option buttons I needed, I had to design around the SW specification for a way to make it work.
On the day internal SW validation was due I got the message my solution did not work - because I'd designed it not exactly according to what the manual dictated, it was the manager's *opinion* that it didn't work, and he didn't even let his team test it. I went to one of his juniors and showed how I'd made it work and all the tests my team had done... She told me she'd already knew it worked, but could not contradict her boss.
My options were: 1) go back and find a different solution to the problem (with no guarantee of acceptance); 2) go over his head, to the client who originally asked me to do the job.
Without going much into it, I never saw the manager's face again for the remaining few days working there and, to my knowledge my solution worked without a hitch for - at least - the next 10 years and has been adopted by others since.
Oh, and I left in very good terms with the juniors on his team. It seems I wasnt the only one annoyed with his attitude.
Facebook's $500k deepfake-detector AI contest drama: Winning team disqualified on buried consent technicality
No Wiggle room: Two weeks after angry bike shop customers report mystery orders on their accounts, firm confirms payment cards delinked
Top tip, devs – your Chrome extension doesn't have to suck: 'A few hours can result in big improvements for millions of users'
"Word of the uncontrolled emission burst forth from vpnMentor this week, which claims it found a misconfigured AWS S3 bucket containing 845GB of private dating app records.
Data exposed included photos, many of a graphic, sexual nature; private chats and details of financial transactions; audio recordings; and limited personally identifiable information, the biz stated, adding that it thinks it found sufficient data to blackmail people."
It sounds almost like they're about to start a new business model
You know Facebook has an image problem when major nonprofits start turning down donations over political lies
Big Tech trade association warns Uncle Sam against knee-jerk national security measures that harm industry
Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'
Travel-sick Windows needing a Systemwiederherstellung would be in Germany, right? Austria? Not necessarily
Not just its VCS console that's MIA, Atari is a no-show in court, too: Reborn biz ignores hardware architect's lawsuit over unpaid wages
As Twitter blocks white supremacists posing as anti-fascists, FBI appeal is flooded with images of cop violence
Re: 108,000 killed by Antifa
According to The Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year 2017 Shortlist, it only became relevant that year.
"The term Antifa has emerged from relative obscurity to become an established part of the English lexicon over the course of 2017, with media attention to the controversial brand of radical leftism now a regular feature in reports on activism across the political spectrum."
Re: "...why not start with trains?"
Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it
Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip
Re: Actually it's even more impressive
“We used a next-generation optical modulation format with 500 gigabits-per-second per wavelength. With the 80 micro-comb wavelengths, this combined to form an optical super-channel, which added up to 40 terabits per second,” Corcoran said.
Honest question: how can they achieve 44Tbps with 80 500Mbps wavelengths? Arithmetic didn't change, AFAIK...
Capture the horrors of war in razor-sharp quality with this ruggedised Samsung phone – or just lob it at enemy forces
It's, it's, a red-and-blue striped golfing umbrella... Facebook teaches its online tat bazaar to auto-identify stuff for sale
Re: France's ongoing "digital sovereignty" policy, or "souverainete numerique"
If you're going to put in the French original to the English translation (although it's a literal translation, no need for the original there), you should at least write it correctly "souveraineté numérique" (yes, accentuation does change the way words sound)
Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain
Ampere, Nvidia's latest GPU architecture is finally here – spanking-new acceleration for AI across the board
Meteorite's tiny secrets reveal Solar System's sodium-rich, alkaline liquid past – a clue to formation of life
Wanna be a developer? Your coworkers want to learn Go and like to watch, er, Friends and Big Bang Theory
"And only three per cent of those working more than 60 hours a week were unhappy"
Maybe they're too exhausted to feel unhappy? I remember when I was doing those kind of hours (well, a bit more) and weekends (or just sundays) were mostly to sleep it off...
About that pony, I guess I still have some space on the balcony :)