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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

Aimee

Free , not for you it's not

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Remember: you're not charged to receive magic number reminders.

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My time is mine, it costs, so one you get for free, the rest there is a post processing cost of 1 GBP.

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Apple: REIGN OF FIRE coming to Europe courtesy of old iPhone chargers

Aimee

Re: 'Old', are you are having a laugh, he's having a laugh.

You are obviously not up to speed with the minimum requirements for EU members regarding consumer protection, let me direct you to the path of enlightenment...

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/protection_of_consumers/co0003_en.htm

Individual countries mat increase the time limit over 2 years.

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Aimee

Re: Pre-emptive strike

Apple are being cautious ..

Apple has determined that, in RARE cases, the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk. This adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in the countries listed below. It was also sold as a standalone accessory.

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Aimee

Re: However...

Yes that do, but IMPO not in the way the reg did it.

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Aimee

Grow Up

The dangerous adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped between October 2009 to September 2012 in a number of countries including Blighty and various other European countries.

Where does it say that?, the list does not mention the UK.

Sensationalism again (and fruity envy no doubt)

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Mobe-orists, beware: Stroking while driving could land you a £4k fine

Aimee

Anybody know if

its illegal to use a phone while reporting an ongoing criminal activity?

For for example if someone was kidnapped and used the brake light to send SOS, someone else followed them and reported it to police whilst giving out location details of the kidnapper.

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You've got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker, GameoverZeus nasties

Aimee

Re: Are you pointing at me?

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8

Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012

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Aimee

Re: Think of the children!!!!!

see above

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Aimee

Re: One way of increasing Windows 8

You obviously haven't read the CERT advisory have you?

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8

Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012

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Aimee

FBI information page

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-150A

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Twitter's got a new UK public policy wonk... 'You are the product' Big Brother Watch bloke!

Aimee

WTF

No mention of cookies on the site

__cfduid redacted for national security grounds .bigbrotherwatch.org.uk / 23 December 2019 13:29:00 GMT 54 B ✓

Hum, dob site to ICO, more than 10 votes either way gets it!!

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GOV.UK push in action: Er, FEWER Brits filling out govt forms online

Aimee

Re: Convoluted registration

I have to agree, HM Robbers & Crooks make it very convoluted to register, the French system is much easier, they use your fiscal reference, the value of the last tax return and a mot de passe.

The initial return is paper, but subsequently its on line.

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Aimee

Re: Crap online services the reason?

As much as I despise HM Crooks & Robbers, the SA site is not that bad, and I was pleasantly surprised to get my doSH back within ten days, ready to spend and help your economy.

Need 32 down votes please Lab Rats.

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This city's smog is so TERRIBLE, people are told to stay indoors. Beijing? No – PARIS

Aimee

Re: Here in Canada

Deux chats, un chat et un chat Anglais Français décident d'avoir une course de natation dans la rivière des Outaouais. Le chat Anglais est nommé One Two Three et le chat français est nommé Un Deux Trois. Qui a gagné la course?

Le chat anglais. Un Deux Trois chat coulé.

Nope

Modified

The English cat. Un Deux Trois cat five,.

Deux chats, un chat et un chat Anglais Français décident d'avoir une course de natation dans la rivière des Outaouais. Le chat Anglais est nommé One Two Three et le chat français est nommé Un Deux Trois. Qui a gagné la course?

Le chat anglais. Un Deux Trois chat cinq.

Ah, oui, je comprends, vous l'anglais et votre sens de l'humour drôle.

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Aimee

Re: Proof

Many paysants don't regard Parisians as French, but rather a race from another planet.

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10,000 km road trip proves Galileo satnav works, says ESA

Aimee

Re: waas

EGNOS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Geostationary_Navigation_Overlay_Service

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Java, Android were THE wide-open barn doors of security in 2013 - report

Aimee
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Re: 99% of all mobile exploits are on Android

@wikkity

Finally someone who knows what she/he is talking about.

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High Court derails Google defence in Safari browser stalker cookie brouhaha

Aimee

Re: Confused

Re: Confused

"I am confused, what personal data do you give to Apple (or any other manufacturer for that matter) when you purchase one of their products.

Hardly surprising that you don't actually know!

Hardly surprising that you failed to understand the responses correctly, and yes I do know what goes on and where.

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Aimee

Re: Confused

Ok as a quick roundup

They have my..

1 email address

2 name

3 credit card details if I use the apple stores, or I purchased the device from them

4 real address ( see 3) , until I move

5 purchasing details if I use apple stores.

This is no more than amazon or ebay have, and this is a necessary requirement in these times

and are not really personal.

Personal is my medical data, my sexual orientation, my drinking/eating/smoking habits, criminal records,

financial details (outside of credit agency data) and phone number

Google could summarize far more about me if they could correlate the person to the queries, ever wondered why Google et al are so keen to get those extra details such as alternate email address and mobile or landline phone?

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Aimee

Confused

I am confused, what personal data do you give to Apple (or any other manufacturer for that matter) when you purchase one of their products.

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Click here to BEAT OFF David Cameron's web SMUT ban

Aimee

Re: Parents, it's all your fault!

Blocked The Guardian, have they, who is your ISP?

26 December 2013 Last updated three minutes ago

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Munich signs off on Open Source project

Aimee

London calling

London famously decided not to go open source back in 2003, citing a desire to be dependent of big, bad, vendor-land and waste a few Pounds along the way. To that end the city decided not to adopt Linux on the desktop and server, open-source productivity tools and free software everywhere.

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Aimee

That well may be, but it works, so 30 mill well spent.

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

Aimee

Or to put it another way

A whopping three out of four Apple fanbois use UPTODATE TECH

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MPs back call to boycott low-taxed tat from Amazon over Xmas

Aimee

Re: Best of luck with that one!

At the cost of repeating myself...

http://europa.eu/eu-life/consumer-rights/

Print out a copy and thrust it under their stupid box shifting noses.

Works for me.

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Aimee

Re: Why is nobody talking about accountants?

Question of the day, for five points, who can tell us which of the following countries has the largest number of pages in the tax rule book?

1. France

2. United Kingdom

3. Germany

And for a further ten points, when stacked on its end, the height of said printed legislation

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Aimee

Stupid Stupid Stupid or what

Where does the VAT go on each Amazon/Starbucks/UK based company go?

Just curious

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The Schmidt hits the Man: NSA spying on Google servers? 'OUTRAGEOUS!'

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You are joking?

This from the company that keeps asking for your mobile number whenever you log onto its mail service?

Give me a break.

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Report: Secret British spy base in Middle East taps region's internet

Aimee

Re: Highly sensitive material...

If I recall correctly, the UK passport in earlier times referred to subjects, now it refers to citizen.

Not sure if when this changed, and if it was due to EU legislation.

Still never mind, roll on 2017 when we all vote to leave the EU, back to being subjects again and

good old capital punishment, no more pesky Human Rights legislation, or bent bananas

(or Uprik, theres a plus)

Need 100 down votes please!!!

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NSA admits slurping thousands of domestic emails with no terror connection

Aimee

Re: As they should

Almost correct. In the days of WW2 and the Cold War once a circuit was identified then it was exploited for its traffic analysis and content for code breaking. The targets were pretty much geographically known, an embassy, a battle unit etc. Traffic was mainly morse, rtty, and voice

Now it is more difficult, there is a multitude of protocols, in a multitude of locations. To catch the target initially is like separating wheat from chaff, and then the bad wheat from the good wheat, its difficult, so it is easier to automate the process, ie scan everything.

Once a target is identified, then any non bad hits should be taken out of the equation where possible, they become a distraction like noise.

Ensuring this is done is not perfect.

I am sure that the people doing this are not really interested in the noise of mundane chatter, they are focussed on the job of getting the bad guys,

however as for the politicians who thrive on gossip and spin I am not so sure.

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NSA to world+dog: We're only watching 1.6% of internet, honest

Aimee

Finding the targets?

<quote>

I am fully in favour of targeted intercepts

</quote>

How do you find the targets to intercept?

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Apple will swap fanbois' killer phoney phone chargers for legit adapters

Aimee

Re: A good opportunity to sell stock at cost and look big'n'caring

Well my Ynos notebook lasted 2 years, my mac ppc powerbook is still working well after eight years.

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Report: NSA spying deals billion dollar knockout to US cloud prospects

Aimee

Re: Well, no surprises here.

At last

We've finally discovered what The Cloud is; just another name for Spy's Reading Room.

Someone's finally sussed it!!

Homework..

Why do companies want your DOB when you just want to register a vacuum cleaner?

Why does Google need that phone number in case you forget your password?

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Aimee

Re: I usually don't buy socialist arguments about America being a "corporateocracy"

I think you will find that the invasion will come from within.

Your population is armed, and will your armed forces really fire on their own?

History has a horrible habit of repeating itself.

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Hold on a mo: Brits blow £56m a year on the blower to gov minions

Aimee

Re: HMRC

Personally I NEVER talk to government or financial institutions, I always use email/fax/letter, so I have proof when I need to challenge them, got burnt once, not again, they lie and will not release any recordings (for training purposes!!!)

If you must phone HMRC as the only way of contacting them, put the cost + vat on your tax return and claim it back, you never know it might get accepted.

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Finance CIOs sweat as regulators prepare to probe aging mainframes

Aimee
Alert

FAO Jessica Twentyman clarification requested

Re Tony Prestedge, now chief operating officer at UK bank Nationwide

Please can you confirm you mean Nationwide Bank in the US, or Nationwide Building Society (not a bank but it does look like one these days) in the UK

Google thinks Prestedge works for the UK Nationwide Building Society

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Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

Aimee
Unhappy

Dear Mods

Any chance you would consider moderation of the Register, as the tone, technical comments and childish rhetoric is getting beyond a joke.

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Aimee

Re: Vindication

<quote>

While some have scoffed at my security arrangements, note that in 10 years my communications have never been hacked

</quote>

Well if they were you wouldn't know about it, so you cant really be sure they haven't, can you?

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Facebook: We now have one million real admen stalking you. Huzzah..?

Aimee

Re: Where's Diaspora....?

Right, from the website worldtruth.org

we see this...

PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning - We at WorldTruth.Org take privacy and security extremely serious. We do not recognize the Patriot Act of the United States of America as being authoritative, legal, or in any way supercedes the authority of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. We will never participate in any form of data mining, site originated tracking, and do not authorize the NSA, CIA, FBI, or any other government organization within or outside the United States to track or monitor any of the information or members within our network, unless you provide us a legal warrant demanding such information; in which we reserve full rights to notify any member(s) associated with the content of the warrant, and they can exercise their 1st Amendment or other Freedom of Speech rights and rights to privacy to remove all of their content

and in the source we see this

(function() {

var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;

ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';

var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);

})();

Care to explain?

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Aimee

Re: Where's Diaspora....?

The government will always monitor your communications, it is in their nature to do so.

Websites cost money, so they resort to advertising as it is easier to collect funds this way.

Let the plebiscite get tracked, and you could investigate the many techniques to reduce your profile

or throw sand into the eye of the Panopticon, really its not rocket science.

I leave you a couple of quotes you can consider.

Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms.

No government in history has been known to evade this pattern.

And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class

-- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.

Politics as Repeat Phenomenon

Bene Gesserit Training Manual

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

Aristotle

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PRISM snitch claims NSA hacked Chinese targets since 2009

Aimee

Really...

See

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/25/optical_hacking/

and also the bit

The scenario of optical hacking might appear like the fodder from Hollywood hacksploitation flicks rather than a practical threat. However, Infoguard said that in 2003 an illegal eavesdropping device was found attached to Verizon's network. Investigators probing the hack reckoned it was motivated by an attempt to access the quarterly statements of a mutual fund company. The perps were never identified.

Draw your own conclusions.

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Pakistan signs up for China's GPS rival

Aimee

Re: Can someone please explain

EM 1110-1-1003

1 July 2003

US Army Corps

of Engineers

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

NAVSTAR Global Positioning

System Surveying

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Aimee

Re: Combine them all?

Do you have any references to your assumption of accuracy using multiple GPS systems?

As the atmospheric path of the GPS signal and the timing standards can cause problems with accuracy, would this mean that with multiple GPS systems the need for DGPS and/or WAAS (EGNOS) is no longer a requirement?

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Snoopers' charter rests in shallow grave - likely to rise again

Aimee

Re: Hmmn

re

a. Name of suspect - tbc

b. Suspected crime - tbc

c. Evidence - tbc

For http/https

a. ip address -> telno -> bill payer/responsible person/person to be accused/person will dob in actual person

b. on the said date

c. accessed bad site, of which we have a copy for evidence purposes at the time they accessed it,

so there is your content, its all down to correlation.

For email in its various guises

a. ip address -> telno -> bill payer/responsible person/person to be accused/person will dob in actual person

b. on the said date

c. contacted nasty person for some purpose, so they are suspect by implication.

so maybe there is your content, its all down to correlation and the ability to read emails.

For other means, skype etc, well as most of these systems are not open source one has to assume they are not secure, to do otherwise is terminal stupidity.

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Aimee

Re: Stupidity

But they can link an ip address at a certain time to a phone number, hence a person who pays the bill, even if the person is acting for a corporation, this is sufficient to apply pressure to investigate the usage of the connection.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadopi

The bill payer is apparently responsible for the internet activity and the securing of the wifi router and connections.

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Anons torn over naming 'n' shaming of 17yo's gang-rape suspects

Aimee

Re: Hmm...

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I think this is a terrible situation, but a bunch of self elected Internet vigilantes blackmailing police into action is not the way to go.

</quote>

Sometimes this is the only way, I am sure if you think about it carefully, you may see the argument in a different perspective.

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

Aimee

Here is

a better link

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt201213/jtselect/jtpcbs/144/144.pdf

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Orange is the new TalkTalk of the broadband complaints league

Aimee

Not just the UK, France also

A friend of mine waited two weeks plus to get them to fix their line.

By then she had had enough so being a switched on womyn she

erected a satellite dish and went on satellite broadband.

Cost for greater speed, but no phone line (or marketing calls), less than the Orange package.

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You know how your energy bills are SO much worse than they were?

Aimee
Joke

Windpower is the answer

Wind is powerful and good, it blows the wind turbines round and round making electricity which is sent by the power cables, which unfortunately, said wind has blown over, or iced up.

Mactavish from scotland, running my own generator on government reports, and a captive politician with lots of hot air!!!

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Indian atomic boffins draw up plans for 50,000 TONNE magnet

Aimee

Re: Good to know all that aid money is not being wasted, eh?

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Plus, there is a lot of poverty in India. The aid does do good.

</quote>

Then why isn't their government doing something about it one wonders?

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