More data slurping from a large corporation, surprise surprise!
Does anyone know what port they use? Wish there was a simple firewall script that could block all this slurping
72 posts • joined 23 Oct 2018
"What about my right to privacy?"
TL;DR - in public you don't have any privacy.
The general argument is that if you are out in 'public' spaces (ie. walking the streets, in a shopping mall, at the cinema, eating out, etc) then you have not expectation of privacy, as anyone and everyone is able to see you.
While you are quite free to pull your jumper over your head, wear a mask or do other things to obscure your face in doing so you inadvertently bring attention to yourself. AFAIK it is not illegal to obscure your face unless the police tell you to identify yourself (usually that involves comparing some form of photo identification against your actual face), so you may run into issues there. Also were you to obscure your face around anywhere there are valuables (say a bank, jewelry store, etc) then it's likely, again, you would quickly bring attention to yourself. Having said all that I note that some Muslim women get around quite fine with full face veils and can say 'don't discriminate against my religion' if challenged. Not sure how they go around banks, jewelry stores, etc.
There are methods to confuse facial recognition systems using clothing, but I believe these only work on against specific algorithms, so you would have to know what you're up against and dress accordingly (if anything had even been designed to confuse the systems in your local area) and then you'd have to keep on top of any changes that might be made to said algorithm(s).
Perhaps a biodegradable coating over top of this would do the trick... bees wax is a possibility although I don't know if that would interfere with the operation of the circuit. This Instructable uses paper and lead pencil to create a functional circuit.
I grabbed an Oppo Reno Z recently because of the stated 48MP camera however upon using it I find the image very blocky when I zoom in on a scene, so after my initial 'wow' I was quite disappointed. Anyone know if this is the case with this phone in terms of the image quality?
"There is nothing that can stop the extradition warrant against him"
Except for (possibly) European Law.
Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is protected under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Although how vigorously the law will be upheld in the UK is anyone's guess.
The only way to describe this guy is 'wanker'.
The big corporations in Australia happily screw over their customers on a daily basis, there was a huge inquiry into the banking sector here earlier this year which showed among their other misdeeds, banks charging fees to deceased people. Telcos also regularly screw people over (roaming fees, singing people up to premium services they never asked for).
And he earns 40x more than the average worker.
WTF has he got to complain about? Hence my assessment of this guy in my opening line.
"Folks love to hate on it, but globalisation's creation of economic interdependencies of trade and foreign investment is the main force for peace protecting weaker countries"
Not in all cases. In my country a majority of our exports go to one country. Guess which one. In return my spineless government stays quiet on the human rights abuses, lest is upset the 'economic interdependencies'.
Peter Dutton. A man who heads up Australia's 'Home Affairs' department, which is quite powerful as it includes police, immigration and border security sections.
Previously Dutton intervened in his own border security staff decision to deport two British au-pairs from Australia due to a suspicion they were not tourists but actually here to work in Australia. Working on a tourist visa is ILLEGAL in Australia (ok remember that part for later). Dutton *allegedly* received phone calls from two party donors to grant the two au-pairs tourist visa, so they could gain entry to the country. Dutton knew that actually these two au-pairs would go to WORK for the party donors which is ILLEGAL in Australia (remember I told you earlier). So in effect Dutton was complicit in enabling a crime (x2). Our police and jurdiciary have not bothered to do anything about this ILLEGAL behaviour by a government MINISTER.
Also recently Dutton effectively said the climate activists should be DOXXED and their families (effectively) harrassed,
Keep in mind that the right to protest is a fundamental part of any functioning democracy, a concept which Dutton appears to be unaware of despite being a government MINISTER.
Cyberbullying laws in Australia are supposed to prevent this type of harrassment, yet once again, this potentially CRIMINAL behaviour goes unnoticed by authorities. https://www.lawanswers.com.au/blog/cyberbullying-laws-in-australia/
"This kind of idiot is just enabling children to go out and smash up , publicly owned infrastructure...."
Weren't they doing that already? I fail to see how this guy is 'enabling' protesters to riot.
"Please explain WTF has this to do with "freedom" from china?"
'Freedom' is the ability to criticize the government and not get punished for it, which is exactly the opposite of what happened here.
"If we could instil them with a child's ability to lend greater weight to some sources (like parents) than others, that might give us a way to teach them "values"'
That's exactly how neural nets/AI work. They're essentially weighted data points, so your suggestion is already possible.
While i do like the poison well concept mentioned in the first post I think I"d rather have a complete list (compilation) of all the companies/devices/software that are known to phone home along with urls & port numbers so they can be blocked. A script with IP table rules would be great!. Much simpler I think than trying to generate reams of fake data and then having to use my own bandwidth to send it all.
I probably dreaming that such a thing exists.
I have a charge 2 which I wore continuously (day and night except for showering) for about 18 months. I took it off one day and noticed the skin underneath was going like translucent. Definitely not an allergy, more like the skin was degrading. I stopped wearing the fitbit and after about 3 weeks my skin seemed to return to normal. Needless to say I won't be using it or any other fitbit products (possible any other similar products from other companies) anytime soon.
I also didn't like that I couldn't get access to my time-series data. It seems I can only access one day's worth of information at a time. I really wanted to build up a picture over time so this was no way to download this from the device, especially considering all the data is sitting right there on the device.
"Taking someone's photograph in public is not invasive"
If you are thinking that a single photograph is not invasive then you're probably correct. The problem is there isn't just one camera taking your picture. They're almost ubiquitous, particularly in metro-like areas, and so simply travelling from point A to point B you are likely to be photographed multiple times... that's the invasive part. Ask yourself, what is the purpose of the "free" society I live in? Is it to be tracked everywhere you go, to have all your purchases monitored, to turn people into products?
Imagine if someone followed you around all day, day after day taking your photograph whenever they felt like it. Perhaps you personally would put up with this but what if they did the same to your family? You've been conditioned by authorities that it's "ok" to live like this and that you have no right to privacy when if fact this is completely false. Do you have curtains on your windows at home? Do you close the door when you go to the toilet or get changed? Do you let others watch your family when they are shower? If you do any of these things then deep down you do believe in your right to privacy.
Unless you absolutely have to (like trying to cross a border) NEVER give the po-po (or any other authority) a blanket authority to search your phone.
If confronted ask what information they are seeking and provide screenshots. Would work in the above situation but obviously not in all situations.
I would argue that being informed about current developments in facial recognition is just as "relevant" in the UK (and other parts of the non-US world) as it is in the US.
The fact that the list doesn't specifically include UK sites is perhaps an opportunity for you to add to it. I mean Britain once held (does it still?) the honour of having the most CCTV camera per capita in the world and god knows we've read enough articles about your plod not caring if the tech works or not; they're still using it.
>>know that you need at least 2 printers so that each can print replacement parts for the other.
Unless you have a bit of foresight and print all the spare parts for your only printer while it is still in operable order. A second printer only becomes a necessity if you fail to plan.
Wow that's quite a lot of information. Assuming you are in NZ (via your reference to the Wellington something or other) I'd be careful if I was you given one of your (presumably) fellow countrymen being jailed for simply sharing a link to a video (albeit a link to arguably objectionable material).
So if/when 'merica does return to the moon, lets have the astronaut(s) land at or do a flyby over the sea of tranquility and take some very high def pics of what is there so that we can settle this one once and for all, shall we? Hmmm... I guess NASA's response to this proposal might answer the question anyway.
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