Google has apps that compete with TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram? News to me, not that I have ever used the aforementioned signs of the apocalypse.
1000 posts • joined 25 May 2017
Android user chucks potential $10bn+ sueball at Google over 'spying', 'harvesting data'... this time to build supposed rival to TikTok called 'Shorts'
Google to pull plug on Play Music, its streaming service that couldn't beat Spotify, in favour of YouTube Music
Self-driving car supremo Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in the clink for stealing trade secrets from Google's Waymo
Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: 'GPL condom' for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel
US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years
Every passage I've seen that was generated by OpenAI’s GPT algortihms was obviously fake. It can almost make sense for two or three sentences but any more than that and it becomes nonsensical garbage. The lack of coherent thought between sentences and abysmal grammar make it easy to spot.
Then again I think I've just described most Reddit / Twitter posts and everything uttered by Donnie Orange so... YMMV.
Burn baby burn, plastic inferno! Infosec researchers turn 3D printers into self-immolating suicide machines
AI assistants work perfectly in the UK – unless you're from Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Belfast...
> people outside of London may as well not speak English
For many of us, people inside London do not speak English. For example the word button has two Ts in it. It is not pronounced "bu-un."
I once heard a Canadian comic perfectly describe his problem understanding Scots accents - we pronounce all the letters. The less Alexa, Siri, etc understand us the better imo.
Oh, you shouldn't have: Microsoft whips up website for devs that makes it easier to moan about Windows issues
Arm China brands itself a 'strategic asset', calls for Beijing's help in boardroom dispute with Brit HQ
Spending on 5G to double despite the pandemic while legacy network infrastructure sector suffers – Gartner
Re: Why I love the Right to be Forgotten
Your story is of course the good reason why this law exists. However...
> It protects the normal people, not the dodgy politicians or crooks.
Most of the stories I've read about the RTBF involve convicted fraudsters trying to hide evidence that you should not allow them to run your charity / company / government. If you had RTBF in the USA I would guess the person who would use it the most would be Donald of Orange.
UK's NCSC reveals Premier League footie clubs to be ripe pickings for cybercrooks: One almost lost £1m to BEC attack
Google forced to defend new trademark foundation as Knative community takes umbrage at 'neutrality' claims
Amazon's auditing of Alexa Skills is so good, these boffins got all 200+ rule-breaking apps past the reviewers
Re: "16th century failed assassin Guy Fawkes"
Of course you're assuming Master Fawkes was guilty of the crimes for which he was executed. There is a strong possibility that Fawkes was a stooge fitted up by the King's spymaster to make himself more important. James was notoriously scared of plots, spies and witches.... hence the Scottish play.
My life as a criminal cookie clearer: Register vulture writes Chrome extension, realizes it probably breaks US law
Standard browser features can defeat these soft paywalls so I think it can be argued that they are no barrier at all. And, who is going to sue Google, Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla for including them?
The simplest way is 'open in private tab' or if you have Firefox with Containers (invaluable for keeping work + personal accounts on the same site separate) open in a container. Alternatively deleting the cookies form a particular site is more awkward but is a feature that is in all browsers and has been with us since the first cookies were baked.
Since these paywalls rely on cookies on MY computer I would counter that they placed the cookie without my permision so who should be suing who here?
UK.gov admits it has not performed legally required data protection checks for COVID-19 tracing system
Re: But of course
> Do you seriously think it would have been any different under the Corbynistas?
Maybe not but COVID-19 has shown that here in Scotland, over the water in Northern Ireland and doon a bit in Wales we all have more competant governments than the UK. If only the UK could have as competant a PM as the First Ministers of the devolved Parliaments.
Finally, made it to the weekend, time to breathe, relax, and... Cloudflare's taken down a chunk of the web
Report: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight after Trump gave the OK, say US government officials
If Iranian hackers posted details of millions of US bank accounts online the US would, rightly, be calling for their arrest.
But apparently it's ok if you're with the CIA.
Can we just cut them off from the rest of the Internet? Pleeeeease. As a bonus we wouldn't be able to read the caveman rantings of the orange one.
Twitter mass hacking: Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mike Bloomberg, Biden, Obama, more hijacked to peddle Bitcoin scam
Cornwall councillor suggests authority paid £2m for Oracle licences that no one used on contract originally worth £4m
Apple and Google, take note: Newly enacted EU law aims to protect developers from arbitrary decisions of tech giants
Most of the stories I've read about apps that were removed from Google Play or the developer's account terminated apparently without good reason are untrue. There is usually a very obvious breaking of Google policy, often involving trademarks the dev doesn't own or releasing multiple copies of the same app with minimal changes. Cute graphics that appeal to children with content that is not allowed for children is another common issue. The devs rant and rave on Twitter or Reddit and say they were given no reason for removal. But, the reasons are both obvious and contained in the email Google sends them that they don't bother to read properly.
I have no tolerance for such people. They make the rest of us look bad and increase review times for legitimate apps.
TomTom bill bomb: Why am I being charged for infotainment? I sold my car last year, rages Reg reader
If the Solar System's 'Planet Nine' is actually a small black hole, here's how we could detect it... wait, what?
Digicert will shovel some 50,000 EV HTTPS certificates into the furnace this Saturday after audit bungle
Never mind rail and ports, let's help DPD... and, er, Amazon: UK gov and ESA call for ways to slap logistics with 5G stick
NASA trusted 'traditional' Boeing to program its Starliner without close supervision... It failed to dock due to bugs
Re: So what happened?
You're about 10 years too early. The damage was done when Boeing management, who used to be McDD management, decided to divorce themselves from engineering and move almost 2k miles away. The Atlantic has a very good writeup on how Boeing got into this state:
Re: Lying right to the end
Actually if you don't read El Reg then Magic Leap has pretty good press. They wowed old media, bamboozled several celebs and had Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney describe Magic Leap One as "really a magical piece of technology that is the missing link towards making that experience possible."
Of course anyone technical sees through the hype but their press is not all bad.
Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world
When Facebook says you're not a good 'culture fit', it means you're not White or Asian enough – complaint
€20m is way over the top. As I've said before I could have apps for both platforms done in a week, solo. Let's call it two weeks to include backend and testing. Even at government contract rates charging more than 100k is ridiculous.
I'd say at least 19 milliom, 900 thousand pennies were wasted. But at least they have an app, unlike UKgov who will never complete a Covid app.
The internet becomes trademarkable, sort of, with near-unanimous Supreme Court ruling on Booking.com
> The Court confirmed that the consumer is king when it comes to brand names, and if consumers perceive a term to be a brand name and not merely a generic or descriptive reference, then that name is entitled to trademark protection.
So to take that in reverse, because most people use the word Hoover as a generic term the company Hoover should lose their trademark. Dyson can now sell Dyson Hoovers instead of Vacuum Cleaners? I think not.