* Posts by DishonestQuill

9 posts • joined 26 Jul 2017

When it comes to taxing tech giants, America is out, France is in, Canada and Indonesia are going their own way


Re: Conceptually not bad but ...

Especially odd choice of words, especially as the gobsheens that would set about bombing each other could very accurately be described as sheeple.

Nominet refuses to consider complaint about its own behaviour, claims CEO didn’t mean what he said on camera


Re: At what point do you pull the plug?

So long as he hallucinates he's sane does it matter?

Guilty: Russian miscreant who hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox, Formspring, stole 200-million-plus account records


Re: Metally fit

Given the length of sentence possible under the CFAA and the conditions in US prisons, can you really blame them? When was the last time you heard someone fight extradition to Denmark or Germany for hacking related charges?

Things have improved since Attica but I think I'd prefer a long term stay in a mental institution to even 1 year in a US federal prison.

Big Tech on the hook for billions in back taxes after US Supreme Court rejects Altera stock options case hearing


For the record, it is also hated by most Irish people as well, especially Dubliner's because of the affect it has had on rent.

Me salty about my rent? No, not at all.

Huawei going to predict the future? Nope, say company leaders when asked about Joe Biden winning US election


When they give you the opening, why not attack both? The ideas with fact, logic and sources, the delivery with humour.

BOFH: The company survived the disaster recovery test. Just. The Director's car, however...


Re: "Learnings"

Really? I thought they were the lemming derivative that learned how to abseil to avoid that very issue. Guess I was wrong

Scare-bnb: Family finds creeper cams hidden in their weekend rental by scanning Wi-Fi


Republic of Ireland common law

It's been a while since I did anything related to my legal degree but last I checked (since we are a common law jurisdiction):

In Ireland you have 'a reasonable expectation of privacy' only within:

The company of your solicitor (different from your lawyer)

Your bathroom or bedroom

While in cinsultation with your doctor.

That's it.

Everywhere else is fair game according to Irish law.

Post GDPR ymmv.

Terror law expert to UK.gov: Why backdoors when there's so much other data to slurp?


Re: 'What Government officials fear more'

And that's without touching on the subject of the Special Criminal Court, "alleged" bugging of GSOC, and Superintendents having the authority to sign warrants for entry and communications interception.

Ps. Have an upvote

US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters


Even if the various arms of the US govt felt the need to monitor the protesters' device I doubt they'd have bothered to do so at more than arms length given what Tiger Swan is alleged to have done. (I think this is touched on somewhere in the article.)

Check out Alleen Brown, Alice Speri, Will Parrish's articles on the subject, if you feel so inclined


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