* Posts by RedCardinal

155 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Sep 2015


Clearview AI sued by ACLU for scraping billions of selfies from social media to power its facial-recog-for-cops system


Taking and using other people's photos without their permission sounds like copyright infringement, never mind anything else.

Twitter, Reddit and pals super unhappy US visa hopefuls have to declare their online handles to Uncle Sam


>>by requiring individuals applying for visas to disclose their identifiers on twenty platforms, including Twitter, Reddit, and a number of the platforms represented by the Internet Association

And if you didn't declare them on your Visa app, how would they know you had any at all anyway. You just say that you don't use social media and they're not going to know any different.

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much


>>Wear face protection to prevent you from spreading to others at the very least...

This isn't an airborne virus. You're only going to possibly inffect other people if you have the virus yourself and cough, sneeze or dribble on them. Just being near someone won't magically infect you or them....

Europol wipes out 30,000+ piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank


And how many police officers, resources etc were spent resulting in a whole 3(!) arrests? Wow what a great success! Note that that's "arrests". Presumably the alleged perps haven't actually been convicted yet?

Baffled by bogus charges on your Amazon account? It may be the work of a crook's phantom gadget


Re: ecards

Just to follow up on RP's reply -

I've just logged into Amazon.fr (I don't have prime), chose something to buy and was offered a choice of a free trial with Amazon Prime and refusing the trial and just buying the item ("Continuer sans tester Amazon Prime") is clearly given as an option.....


Re: ecards

It is just you.

I have my card details on Amazon (having used it for many many years) and I've never had any problem with fraudulent transactions (either on Amazon or the card account itself)

I've also bought from sellers in China a couple of times and never had any problems there either.

I imagine that nearly all Amazon users allow Amazon to hold their card details. If it was the case that these were always been stolen then Amazon would be overwhelmed and that's clearly not happening.

US games company Blizzard kowtows to Beijing by banning gamer who dared to bring up Hong Kong


You would do well to remember - no one likes a smart arse

Tesco parking app hauled offline after exposing 10s of millions of Automatic Number Plate Recognition images


Re: Incompetence

>>The 'security and crime prevention' trick won't work under GDPR.

Unless you're the King's Cross Central developer apparently....

Brit regulator Ofcom put at helm as hosting platforms threatened with hefty fines for violent videos


Re: When will this end?

depends on whether those "opinions" are unlawful (e.g. hate filled comments)


This is only to protect kids of course. The Goverment is doing nothing to tackle the appalling number of hate comments on social media generally...

Tor pedos torpedoed again, this time Feds torpedo four Tor pedos – and keep how they unmasked dark-web scumbags under wraps


Re: Ban Tor

>>Law breakers / dissidents are basically the terrorists of countries just trying to get their people to follow the law. If they have a problem with that they can solve their issues by other means.

I'm unsure whether you are deliberately trolling here or not? The alternative is that you actually are as stupid as your comment would appear to indicate you are...


Re: Is it really an issue ?

Was TOR compromised? 10 to 1 says that Tor itself wasn't compromised in any way but that the perps were caught either due to not configuring the Tor Browser properly or by allowing themselves to be id'd outside of Tor. As far as I'm aware, every person arrested to date for committing crimes on the darkweb has been caught due to one of these two methods.

UK taxpayers funded Grand Theft Auto V maker to tune of £42m – while biz paid no corp tax and made billions


Re: Woo

The idea of "trickle down economics" was discredited as long ago as the 1980s. There's never been any evidence that giving tax breaks to the rich or to large companies provides any significant benefit to people further lower down the economic chain. Quite the contrary in fact, as various studies done over the years has never shown any evidence to support it.

It's a pity that it continues to be pushed.

British ISPs throw in the towel, give up sending out toothless copyright infringement warnings


>>the organization that terrified British internet users


Code crash? Russian hackers? Nope. Good ol' broken fiber cables borked Google Cloud's networking today


Re: Local cities do the repairs

They may do in the US? They certainly don't in the UK.

Blighty's online pr0n gatekeepers are begging for a regulatory beating, says digital rights org


>>and to grant the BBFC powers to require reports and penalise non-compliant providers

given that 99% of providers aren't located in the UK, good luck with that....

Samsung reminds rabble to scan smart TVs for viruses – then tries to make them forget


ahh tvs

I'm still using my 1st generation flat screen tv I bought way back in 2005. Works fine. But then I don't need Netflix or any of that other pish.

Easter is approaching – and British pr0n watchers still don't know how long before age-gates come into force


Re: Tor-ing their hair out

and you think the bbfc will be able to do this lol


The whole thing will be quietly shelved...

Woman calls cops on shadowy baddie barricaded in bathroom... to discover: Roomba gone rogue


Was the robot then shot 15 times because it didn't immediately respond to orders to "put its hands up!"?

What colour was this particular model?

UK pr0n viewers plan to circumvent smut-block measures – survey


Re: publishers punished - not the user

>>Remember with this its the content provider that is liable, not the viewer

About 99% of porn sites are owned by non UK companies and situated outside the UK so the chances of any of them being successfully prosecuted are nil.

>>They can compel hosting companies, Advertisers etc to roll over on the site owner as well.

Not if said companies are situated outside the UK....

Netflix wants to choose its own adventure where Bandersnatch trademark case magically vanishes


Re: I think the point here was that netflix intentionally

You seem to be presuming here that "choose your own adventure" is actually owned by Chooseco. The entire point of this legal case is that Netflix disputes this.

Netflix argument seems to be that Chooseco's claim is bollocks as the phrase is a common one and not unique enought to qualify as a trademark. (It's trademark we're talking about here btw, not copyright)

Seems reasonable of Netflix to me. Just becuase Chooseco are the little guys here doesn't mean they can freely claim phrases as their own.


Re: Scott Adams not a precedent??

>>I would say that netflix either chose to infringe in the knowledge...

Or the company suing them is talking out it's arse....


Re: Scott Adams not a precedent??

The first Tunnels and Trolls choose your own adventure type book "Buffalo Castle" was publiushed in 1976...

We fought through the crowds to try Oculus's new VR goggles so you don't have to bother (and frankly, you shouldn't)


VR = blind alley

Like 3d movies.

Campaigners cry foul over NHS Digital plans to grant policy wonks and researchers access to patient-level data



That's made up word isn't it? Either something is anonomised or it isn't

Intersing how this would comply with GDPR. Have patients given their permission for this "pseudonymised" or not?

TV piracy ring walks the plank after Euro cops launch 14 raids and shutter 11 data centres


>>...has dealt TV piracy a heavy blow

>>Police arrested five suspects... in the largest operation of its kind in Europe

Lol yeah must be huge. 5 suspects....

Pity the cops couldn't pay as much attention to rapists, muggers robbery and knife crime...

Autonomy trial: Key HPE witness might not testify, UK High Court told


What would Rumple do?

Cut open a tauntaun, this JEDI is frozen! US court halts lawsuit over biggest military cloud deal since the Death Star


>>since the Death Star...Oracle's legal warship drops out of warp, on impulse power

Make your minds up guys, are we talking Star Wars or Star Trek here?

Yours nerdishly!

xHamster reports spike in UK users getting their five-knuckle shuffle on before pr0n age checks


>before the government's age check kicks in

If it ever does. Don't hold your breath....

Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit


Re: How desperate are you folks getting?

How much are you getting paid by Russia for your disinformation messages? :P


Re: Nope

Not that I disbelieve you but..yeah whatever.

What town exactly is it that you live in? The one you've carefully avoided mentioning. Just so we can check your claims. If things are so bad as you say, it must be all over the local media! Perhaps we could ask the police as well if they think there's a major problem?

Or it could be you're talking out of your hate-filled arse...


I seem to recall that there was a documentary on Russian tv a few years ago about the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The documentary claimed that the "invasion" was a force there to help the Czech government protect against an imminent Nato invasion!

The Great British Curry: Put down the takeaway, you're cooking tonight


Or you could just have a takeaway curry...

Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics


>>met quickly by the sound of Bill rolling his eyes.

Bill had particularly noisy eyes then? ;)

A few reasons why cops didn't immediately shoot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


Re: The British Disease

>>While this 2 day voyage was going on, the British largely did nothing. And the reason for that inaction was the usual British disease of smugness; and infighting.

Absolute drivel. There is not a shred of evidence to support your claim of "smugness" and "infighting"! I suggest you might want to actually read about the subject you're wittering about before spouting this nonsense. The Wikipedia article is a good start - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Dash


We should just ban the use of drones outright, making it unlawful to own and/or use one. Just because the technology is available doesn't mean we should automatically sue it without considering what effect it might have.

Postmates plans rollout of autonomous delivery robots in US


Kiwibot delivery robot catches fire after 'human error'


For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers


Pity they couldn't pay the same attention to the DWP which refuses to accept documents being emailed to them and insists on them faxed instead....

Bloke jailed for trying to blow up UK crypto-cash biz after it failed to reset his account password


>>A 43-year-old fella

Not a geezer then? I'm disappointed...

Now Europe wants a four-million-quid AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints


>>Lie detectors are not 100% accurate

Never mind 100%, lie detectors are a completely discredited technology...

UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections


You don't have to show ID to buy alcohol, knives or solvents unless you look underage. Also, I've never been asked to show any sort of id to book into a hotel in the UK.

Last time I claimed JSA (a few years ago now), I don' recall having to produce id either (but I could be misrembering this).

Also, there's big difference I'd suggest in having to own a passport or driving licence (i.e. photo id) and just having proof of residence (e.g. utility bills.)

Yes, Americans, you can break anti-piracy DRM if you want to repair some of your kit – US govt


Why do people keep buying grossly overpriced Apple crap?

Microsoft promises a fix for Windows 10 zip file woes. In November


>>The problem only affects extraction using Windows’ own File Explorer.

And who in their right mind would ever use that....?

AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin


Another writer who doesn't know the correct usage of "literally". Heading should read "AI's next battlefield is the battlefield..."

Overexcitable UK ads regulator gabbles that Amazon broke EU law


Re: Throw the book at them... Please

I buy stuff via Amazon all the time. I also never get any emails from them suggesting I might want to buy something. Perhaps that's because I don't retain cookies after logging out from Amazon.

I'd also point out that it appears to have escaped your notice that a huge number of companies sell their products to customers via Amazon. It's just not Amazon themselves...


>>Adland’s self-regulator, a private company with no basis in law

Gave away your bias there I think.

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't


Would be interesting to consider whether Apple's tocs on this (and how they market and sell the movies) comply with UK consumer protection and advertising laws.

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)


Remind em again why I would want to sue Google Chrome as my browser of choice?

BBC websites down tools and head outside into the sun for a while


Re: Scary

I think it should go back to these schedule times now (along with all the other crap that passes for programming on the 10 million other channels)