900 is wrong, the Horizon software clearly shows that only 42 people were affected.
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To find out what the barstewards actually have, as opposed to what the email says they lost.
But of course, there is a Google-inspired "to make sure it's you, we need a copy of your ID card or passport".
WTF? You've lost my data, and now you want me to trust you with more so that you can pretend it's for security? Just how, exactly, are you going to verify that that copy I provide is valid in any way, especially if you are not storing my passport details like I requested?
You have plenty of time - Starkbierzeit (~strong beer period) is traditionally in Spring and was part of fasting between Shrove Tuesday and Easter (Lent). There are normally plenty of festivals celebrating Starkbier, but quite possibly not next year. Personally I like Salvator.
Same here with a German S10e. I don't have a Samsung Account set up on the device, so whilst they didn't have my details to display on someone else's profile page, they still had control of my phone. I (theoretically) use the "find my phone" service of my selected antivirus provider, not the built-in one. Prior to this I assumed the built-in one would be inactive, but now I realise it's not only active, but there seems no way to fully disable it.
I have a single cable that does lightning (which I don't use), micro-usb and usb-c on the business end. It's rather annoying that satnavs still do usb-mini. I suppose a small adapter to the single cable would be the way to go, then you've got all four covered with a single cable.
7. I have automation in place to switch Bluetooth off overnight, but the rest of the time it's on so as to connect with my smartwatch, headphones, car head unit, home receiver etc. without me having to mess about with settings. That's OK, though, because they're already paired and the phone is never in discovery mode.
"When will these big data miners (and that is what the advertising companies are in reality) learn that most people don't want their data being sold to god only knows who without their permission."
Well, they already know, hence their attempts to circumvent anything that stops them continuing to do it. As cynical as a thief stealing Christmas presents from under the tree, saying "they were just there, I have to make a living. Lawmakers, protect me whilst I'm doing this."
Having forced me to give them my mobile number to continue to use their Android app, my scumbag bank are now using it to spam me to start using their app (!), upgrade my phone because of a known fault (in a different model of phone). I've asked them to point out their GPDA authorisation for doing such things. But ultimately I'm stuck, mobile phones are now required for banking access and if they continue to be scumbags they continue to be scumbags.
IIRC they went after electric toothbrush manufacturers for non-removable batteries, using recyclability laws as justification. At least one manufacturer responded by making the battery easy enough to remove, by breaking the holder and making the toothbrush unreceptive to new batteries. Actually on mine I didn't even manage to get the battery out according to the instructions without further attacks on the toothbrush. I assume phone manufacturers would be at least as slippery, and that's before you bring lobbyists into the picture.
"IBM's mooted takeover of Deutsche Telekom's mainframe services business, T-Systems"
At best this is worded unfortunately - the deal is to do with the mainframe services business of T-Systems. T-Systems as a whole is not a mainframe business, more of what (marketing) people used to call a solution provider.
None of which helps if the manufacturer just can't be bothered to support a device any more, like happened with my previous phone that came with a promise of two years monthly security updates and any letter upgrades within that time (essentially what AndroidOne now promises). After a year the monthly updates became irregular and the letter update was pushed and pushed until beyond the two years and then quietly dropped.
Even if you disable/uninstall/don't install Chrome and only ever use Firefox as your browser, it's likely that you will hit one of the ever-increasing number of apps that use Android System Webview to do web stuff, and this is basically Chrome, or part of it. Everyone can decide for themselves where that ends up, but Google have certainly made it quite hard to avoid Chrome.
" Our data is their data and can be freely exploited to "personalise" advertising."
Not with Google - their data on us is their data and can be freely exploited to "personalise" advertising, no matter how that data was obtained.
Professor in physics and engineering. What strikes me most, though, about this bio is the following sentence:
"Although Alan has been at the leading edge of technology development for many years, he is primarily a particularly good communicator."
Which rather sounds like they are saying he's especially good at BS.
The original Microsoft update from 3rd January did not contain any microcode, it was dependent on microcode also being updated. The server OS additionally had the update disabled by default, sysadmins had to enable it via a registry key....the same registry key contained in Saturday's out-of-band update that disables the protection. If you hadn't applied the Intel/OEMHW patch, nothing the Spectre patch was not active anyway. Nothing much to see here, especially for server admins.
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