* Posts by Arkyn

8 posts • joined 6 Dec 2017

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words


A different perspective...

Looking at this through the lens of conveying meaning, I can see how this might be a useful change. The words 'allow' and 'block' are more descriptive and a lot easier to understand for people who weren't familiar with the existing terms or people who might have English as a second or third language.

'World's favorite airline' favorite among hackers: British Airways site, app hacked for two weeks


Re: "'We take the protection of [insert the usual sht here] 'very seriously'"

Maybe a stint of jail time for negligence if it can be proved that they skimped on security or failed to fund the implementation what their internal security teams were no doubt telling them.


Re: We take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously.

Always the same old line, I wish they would say something original or at least apologise and not prefix it with this obvious falsehood.

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




AMP is Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages. On Android and iOS, some search results return an AMP page which is hosted by Google and has slow JavaScript disabled.

BOOM! Cambridge Analytica explodes following extraordinary TV expose


Not holding my breath...

We already know that CA are willing to use unethical/illegal means, by their own admissions, so who is to say that justice will be served, when the people behind this could very well blackmail/bribe the people who are going after them. They have data on millions of people, no doubt including people from the ICO, Judiciary, MPs and more!

Interestingly, Wikileaks was approached by CA (in an attempt to get at Wikileaks' data) in December last year, but Wikileaks said no.

Yeah, Cambridge Analytica could be the sacrificial pawns, but what about the people/governments who used their services? I'm not holding my breath that people that need to be imprisoned will ever see the inside of a jail cell...

Oh good. Transport for London gives Capita £80m for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi

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What could possibly go wrong?

I imagine someone is getting a nice kickback for this contract...

Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm


Not convinved

Joe Belfiore's recent Windows Phone comments haven't done this announcement any favours. Consumers and developers have sworn off Microsoft and I can't imagine those people forgetting being left out to dry after only a few short months!

Capita appoints back bencher baroness as non exec director


What a surprise...

From Capita's website: "Lucy will be appointed to the Nomination, Remuneration and Audit and Risk Committees on joining the Board."

This isn't suspicious in the least...


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