But are the ramifications?
An American court has no jurisdiction over a Ukrainian citizen. So if Zuck wins, what then?
The Ukrainian creates a profile called "HonestJoe99" and sells it anyway.
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I agree but sadly, I can't see anything penalising happening for these things.
a) the fines will be baked into the OPEX
b) companies will be structured in such a way that they are disposable
c) GDPR will be found wanting and loopholes will be exploited.
Take BA for example. So long as their legal fees remain below the £189m they will keep appealing and playing the long game.
We're fucked when it comes to privacy and, as I keep saying, my mom et al do not care.Just elReg readers.
Sadly, they don't.
While they, the non-Reg'-reading-humans don't care about this, the companies won't do anything about it.
Security costs money. They're selling them as low as they can go.
When there is a fine for Stupid, it might change :(
Question: Who buys a router these days anyway. My mom and friends use the one provided by MySafe ISP, el-reg readers, I suspect, use something more.
You're using the wrong VPN then. I do exactly this for the exact reasons.
At home I have pfSense (with OpenVPN) and PI-Hole.
As soon as I leave the house my VPN turns on and stays on until I am safely back home on the WiFi.
I can't say I notice a speed issue (it's as fast as the 4G is) and can't say I notice a difference in battery.
I use OpenVPN on the phone. YMMV.
I think you're onto something there.
Keep the ratio teeting on the edge of the 1/3-2/3rds mark. That way they can keep appealing the categorisation which will force the guvment to constantly audit the ratio.
Pretty sure you can find enough naturei̶s̶t̶ photos to make up the ratio. Easy for site to control, difficult to audit :)
Even easier... streamers! Enough to foul up the props for long enough to disrupt airflow and cause it to lose air space. ;-)
Yup, exactly what they want to walk around with down-south - a streamer-slinging 12-gauge.
Do the streamers come in red white and blue or rainbow colours?
While it's a good idea, I can't see it getting traction for a long time.
*lots of rebranded Chinese tat won't use it
*Philips et al might look into it as a "social responsibility" play but will drop it because
**Nerd is needed to implement it
***X and Y don't use it, why should we.
I have a lot (100+) IoT devices in my home. Where I can't run custom firmware on them I run them in isolated networks.
For one which "had to phone phone" I did a MITM "attack" and feed it back 303 and black-hole it. It's happy :)
Options? When thin margins are pushed, there are very few options...
Sorry, but stuff like this is cool for the techies but for my wife and mom? Naa, won't gain traction.
For those of us who want to stop the likes of FB tracking us, we a) don't use FB b) use Ghostery c) b + ABP d) all of the above.
We techies are few. The masses will still be tracked by EvilCorp.
All my American friends gasp when I tell them I have a 200Mb connection at home for less than the price of a meal. They're still struggling with up-to-bla-but-really-bleh from their US providers.
With the same ethos coming into Virgin I guess it'll be a case of "they're got enough as it is!"
Most people I know use a phone or laptop.
Most people I know don't have anything to do with IT (they're normal folk)
And all of them don't use ABP.
What's the percentage of users v. non-users?
I imagine most el Reg users are IT related and as such, have some form of ad-block in use. But what about the masses? Surely this is not a big deal?
The thing that got me - what study has been done to ensure there is no damage to baby's ears?
My mom, a radiographer (and does ultrasounds on expectant mothers) discourages mothers from having them for curiosity and wanting to see baby growing (you can pay privately).
She cites all sorts of research and suggestions where the baby's hearing can be harmed.
A quick google: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/crr_pdf/2001/crr01343.pdf
I'm not an evangelist for the research but rather wondering what will baby be like after listening to music at a-volume-it-would-ever-hear?
When will they see that it would be a really good idea to let others help with these things? Other's being the opensource community. Build the hardware, engage opensource (read: pay for the initial project), ship the hardware, revel in the popularity.
This goes for single-disk URB drives to "home NAS'"
Sorry, it's the uneducated, perhaps like yourself, which are causing the problems.
A remote control helicopter from 10 years ago, has an electronic gadget mounted in the tail called a gyro - it helps the thing stay stable.
A "drone" has an electronic brain which helps it stay stable. What's the difference?
There is very little that a drone can do today which I could not have done with a helicopter 10 years ago. The main thing is that these days a "drone" is available from the likes of Maplin where dumb people can spend their social grant and without thought, fly the thing and fly it dangerously.
10 years ago my Helicopter cost me your annual social grant, took me 2 weeks to build and I flew it very very carefully.
I do agree that the idiots need to be controlled (that is a function of governments since the Romans) however, like the common automobile, they are perfectly safe in the right hands.
Ban them? Sledge hammer approach....
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