* Posts by BlackBerry ForEver

7 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Apr 2020

Stripe is absolutely logging your mouse movements on websites' payment pages – for your own good, says CEO

BlackBerry ForEver

I detect fraud in the fraud detection, well at least smoke an mirrors.

Just plug an hdtv on an off the air, rabbit ear anttenna close to your wifi enabled computer, tune into an off the air channel, and watch the reception go wuzzy as you mouse around most web pages, if you don't have a fancy sniffer. Clearly all activity is being monitored and wifi-ed down the rabbit hole for some purpose that you haven't given explicit permission for, and why should you?, even when you are not clicking a link, just mousing or typing. How much of this constant wifi broadcasting data is actually safe? How many other JS libraries are doing it, or is it just built-in to the Browsers themselves, or in fact Windows itself (which it appears to be, even when using notepad)? Should I feel important, that some control knob wants to record all my activity? Building a personality profile on just what patterns are exhibited by simple things as mouse gestures and keystroke timing? Will I get a summary report of my personality type when the server is bursting with my data?

Don't Zoom off elsewhere: Google plugs video-chat service Meet into Gmail as user eyes start wandering

BlackBerry ForEver

Move over Kirk...here's the real communicator....

BlackBerry? Communications? BB Me? ah but thats for real professional organizations (voice,chat,video-SECURE!!!). Though the lightweight consumerish individual use version is available on iphone, android desktop too for chats and messaging and sharing diagrams (for the cost of a few postage stamps per month for a single user). Though I don't really need to zoom in to see the nosehairs of the presenter, they can send me their wedding photo or something instead to put on my contacts image.It's not like I'm using it to watch the reporter (presenter) with the Desert Storm rocket fireworks backdrop, am I? Unless your boss is dropping fireworks every video conference. Oh and when I do use zoom, I put my BlackBerry Playbook mounted on a stand in front of my laptop computer and start Need for Speed or some such old game that the other viewers can be mesmerized by, while the boss is facilitating the work. That or I run a presentation of my vacation pics from last when I took one.

Europe publishes draft rules for coronavirus contact-tracing app development, on a relaxed schedule

BlackBerry ForEver

Joe is immune to the cure.

But Biden has shot himself in the head multiple times....and yet he is still vulnerable to everything going around. Please splain it. Take your best shot.

Microsoft to find virtual ways of 'absorbing interns' energy' as students told to stay home – and events off until next year

BlackBerry ForEver

Microsoft reinvents home computing? Again? But will IBM fall for it this time?

So is there a published safe distance from which MS can safely absorb interns energy? will it be on the microwave spectrum? Anything closer subject to cancerous growth? I smell popcorn, coming from the monitor...oh wait that's the...

Ethernet standards group leaves its name in the dust as it details new 800Gbps spec

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Can it beam the block of cheese in my fridge to my desk or will it be sliced when it arrives?

Wow! That's bigger than the spread of Covid-19! ..or at least what the poli-charts say.

Apple creates face shield for health workers, resists the temptation to call it the 'iMask'

BlackBerry ForEver

Shields Up!!!

Obviously it has to be called the iHACK (cough cough)

BlackBerry ForEver

Shields Up!!!

Obviously it should be called iHACK. cough cough.