* Posts by nsld

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Ad slinger Phorm ceases trading

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Happy Thursday

Well that brightened up what has been a shit week.

Let's hope some of the scum who decided it wasn't in the public interest to prosecute these cockwombles lost a lot of money.

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Lauri Love backdoor forced-decryption case goes to court in UK

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Sounds fishy to me

So unless the plod doing the raid had the prerequite skills and knowledge to quickly understand what they were looking at this seems very dodgy.

RIPA is fairly simple if they can see they need a password they can compel it.

I suspect they got confused with a Matrix screensaver

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

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Re: @nsld: "male perverts" @big john

Swmbo wouldn't have an issue with it.

Probably because she isn't a retarded, inbred fuck nugget like you.

Hth

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Re: "male perverts" @big john

So you are standing at the urinal holding little John when Bruce/Caitlyn wanders in, stands next to you, lobs out his todger and then glances admiringly at you whilst tugging seductively at his/her top to give you an eyeful of those massive plastic hooters !

I guess you miss the point that as a trangender person he might well be into guys?

Who knows, he/she might like it, maybe you will to?

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SportPursuit coughs to being hacked. When? What got nicked? They ain't saying

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how can you update a website

And accidently start storing card details in encrypted form?

Sounds like some cut and paste web development to accidently achieve that and then not notice it in any QA of the site.

Whats the betting the encryption key was stored with the data for ease of access?

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Calm down, dear: Woman claims sexism in tech journalism

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I blame the internet and peoples ego's

Part of the problem is that the internet has a far broader reach than people seem to grasp, and consequently, if you reach more people the chances are some of them will be the types inclined to crack one off over the monitor and send you a picture.

Add into that the "look at me" approach to social media and its little wonder that this kind of thing happens. Twitter is a great example, its like a global Weatherspoons packed full of random inebriates just shouting into the ether, if you post something on twitter it will get some form of reaction, not all of which will be positive. If you don't want negative responses then its probably best not to put your issues in the public domain.

Apparently Holly has been fighting the NHS for years to be sterilised and has now succeeded, I know this, not because I know her but because she tweeted about one of the many news articles about it. So having shared with world and dog that she wants the taxpayer to cough for her tubal ligation (£1500 according to the soaraway Sun) she then complained that people messaged her to try and change her mind or objected to the NHS spending this money on something that's non essential and not life threatening. I hate to break this to people but if you stick your stuff up on the interwebs you can't complain if people respond in a way that you don't like, after all, if you wandered down the street and told people random personal stuff you would probably end up getting sectioned!

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Police create mega crime database to rule them all. Is your numberplate in it? Could be

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Re: Psychic?

Ah the infamous 2 women a week stat made up by a pr DROID at wimmins aid. A figure so imaginary that even the cps stopped using it.

And that's before you look at the incredible level of false reports of DV in child contact proceedings as a contact blocking strategy.

Much like false rape allegations the real victims end up doubly victimised by those making false allegations.

A database of violent partners is a good idea, as is a database of those who make false allegations. Some prosecutions of them would be welcome as well but the man hating femonazis have an issue with that.

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Secure email bods ProtonMail open signup floodgates to world+dog

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Re: Price

Does RIPA apply to data from a third party?

I have seen it used previously when items are seized directly from someone like a USB stick but a third party unattributed email account might present issues.

One for the legal bods to weigh in on but I don't think it's as straightforward as with directly seized items.

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Safe Harbour v2.0 greenlights six bulk data collection excuses

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And lo

The home secretary carried forth the six commandments and said unto the people.

"would you like your testicles boiled or sauteed?"

And there endeth the lesson......

If anyone thinks for one moment the magic six was all the idea of the US they need to think again, our data hoovering government will be equally complicit in this, just look at the wonderful new data hoover bill that just went before parliment after being universally lambasted.

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'Leave' or 'Stay' in the referendum? UK has to implement GDPR either way

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The aging elephant in the room

Is all the pensioners who enjoy the benefits of EHIC coverage whilst sitting in the sun.

If we exit to stop those pesky hardworking, taxpaying foreigners coming here we will then see an influx of the elderly, non contributing pensioners needing to get back for NHS treatment.

The key problem is that as we get older we have more healthcare demands so young, working, tax paying immigrants are less of a burden on the NHS than elderly, low income, low/non tax paying pensioners.

If you think the NHS is struggling now, just wait for all those returning pensioners!

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US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order

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apart from

Interception of communications, Joint enterprise, riot and affray and several others which have been used in ways they were not intended for, thanks primarily to untested internal interpretations from people like the CPS.

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Re: Here's what you do tim...

And if they ask why tell them you used the "Birmingham Screwdriver"

Will keep them guessing for years.....

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Loved one just died? Pah, that's nothing

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Where is Mary Chipperfield when you need her?

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Q: How many guns to arm nine coachloads of terrorists?

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Re: 20-50 Preppers ?

we've all hunted a few moose in our time.........

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El Reg blows chow down at Justretch.com

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its legit

Its a genuine business/site and not a spoof.

Despite the play on words.

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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Shame

The handbuilt nature of the Defender meant you could fix it easily as everything was bolt on, probably why so many are still on the road and as a workhorse they do the job well even though they are basic/agricultural.

Modern Land Rovers are shit, have a series 1 Freelander which between the window regulators, central locking and the leaks just about keeps going. About the only bit that works is the engine, and even that has an interesting issue as the main hose from the air filter collapses under load at 3000RPM thanks to the poor design.

Then SWMBO bought a Range Rover diseasel as well. Rear wash wipe has this stupid feed through the axle design which leaks, the high pressure diesel pump leaks, the rear boot seal leaks. Interestingly as its the 3.0 diseasel the emissions are almost fresh air and the tax is less than £300 and it is like driving a large leather sofa but from a manufacturing and quality perspective its horrid.

Neither is a patch on any of the Subaru turbo wagons I have owned when it comes to driving or reliability, all of which went to the moon and back at high speed and heavy load with almost no problems in all sorts of poor terrain and conditions.

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Senate marks Data Privacy Day with passage of critical bill for Safe Harbor

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Still doesn't solve the fundamental problem

The key point in Schrems is article 8(2) of the ECHR and the use of indiscriminant surveillance so giving a level of redress against corporate America which actually already existed thanks to the way the FTC enforces data breaches is fairly meaningless but makes for good window dressing.

The element of finding and correcting data held by the US government is going to be interesting, with 7 billion people on the planet being spied on that could become a paperwork denial of service attack in its own right. I suspect this will involve unlit basements and signs about leopards!

The only difference is the redress is now direct rather than via the FTC and at your own expense!

The fundamental problem is the mass surveillance with no oversight and the only real solution to that is to have something akin to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal we have in the UK.

The only way to make that work will be to make it a joint EU/US body which can work on data privacy issues in both directions thus providing a single framework and process for both the US and EU citiziens.

Whatever happens the DPA's of the EU have to agree on it and those countries with a firmer approach to privacy like Germany are going to take a lot of convincing.

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Twitter boss ‘personally’ grateful as five Twitter execs walk

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Re: Flawed Business Model

You would be the sunburnt bloke in Malaga shouting loudly and sticking an O on the end of every word to get your point across to the Spanish speaking staff!

Using twitter or any other social media as a channel is not avoiding customer service, in fact its opening up channels to people who may not be able to communicate locally.

Unless you want to call a local number and speak local at great expense on your mobile phone the next time you are in Kathmandu when the local desk agents dont have a clue what you are saying.

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Re: Flawed Business Model @charlie Clark

Welcome to the world of omnichannel support.

Most CS operations use traditional channels like phone and email as well as Social Media.

From an ops perspective one staffer can monitor and run with near real time multi channel coverage as opposed to telephony or live chat on a singular basis.

The public nature of social media along with the ratings and medals awarded by the platforms for speed of response make it something companies endevour to act on more quickly than something like email.

Like it or loathe it, the omnichannel support experience isnt going away.

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Safe Harbor 2.0: US-Europe talks on privacy go down to the wire

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posturing aside

All the big players have data centres in the EU and Microsoft has even appointed a local regulator in Germany to show how serious they are.

The stumbling block is actually that to agree that an EU data subject has certain fundamental rights that will be respected would highlight that US citizens have lesser rights. Can anyone see Donald Trump liking that?

After all, if Cletus J Shitkicker the 3rd can't have those rights why would they give them to any dodgy foreigners?

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Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

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Re: If I didn't pay my taxes for 10 years ...

I now understand!

Davedavedave is a marmotte ( see YouTube)

Marmottes live in Les Deux Alpes in France

Every Summer Jews go on a pilgrimage to Les Deux Alpes to wander on the downhill mountain bike trails and to test there faith in god that they won't get flattened by someone doing 50mph down the track.

If you don't believe me you can Google it which is why criticising Google for being tax dodging scum is anti semitic.

At least that's how Davedavedave tells it to his therapist. ..

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The ironic part

Is that many of these companies set up in the UK to carry out this kind of low/no tax trading with the full support of the UK government.

Things like the "costs plus" arrangement allows a company to channel all sales overseas and not charge VAT whilst running a "marketing" operation which reclaims the VAT it spends.

This gives a massive advantage over the local businesses and the only taxes paid are payroll related.

The key problem is the government set this up and encouraged its use assuming it would never be as big as Google or amazon have made it. Now they see how big it is

they want to change the game.

That's the sad reality although it could of course be a massive anti septic* conspiracy!

* urban dictionary should help. ....

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New open-source ad-blocking web browser emerges from brain of ex-Mozilla boss Eich

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Re: Sounds interesting

Cutting revenue to the daily mail will only impact the wealth of the owners and the tax advisors they employ.

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Boards.ie floored by DDoS assault

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wow

a "ddos attack on site"

Does that mean the skiddies turned up in person and plugged in?

Next up R2D2 shuts down all the garbage compactors.....

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Friends Reunited to shut down. What do you mean, 'is it still going?'

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Re: So...

I got an email today saying they will be sending out a link to download all your stuff like pictures etc.

Then they will flog it all to the highest bidder once those clicked links have verified the active email addresses!

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Wanted man sends selfie to replace 'terrible' police mug shot

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Re: Rack up another charge

Is that before or after the bit about the right to arm bears?

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Re: Win-win. e-gates

Nothing automated about them apart from reading the passport.

The images are still approved by the meatsack sitting in the booth to one side and he/she controls the opening of the gates.

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Irked train hackers talk derailment flaws, drop SCADA password list

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If someone can

Get into great northern and make them run on time that would be great. .....

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Aroused Lycra-clad cyclist prompts Manchester cop dragnet

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meanwhile

the real criminals in Manchester consider that the bike they nicked and gave to Grandad and the £10 cycle shorts from Aldi have proven to be a good investment

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IT bloke: Crooks stole my bikes after cycling app blabbed my address

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over sharing

Sometimes its just TMI thats the issue.

That and a lack of decent security and its adios to the wheels.

Alarms, CCTV, embedded locking post and a baseball bat all help.

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Apple pays two seconds of quarterly profit for wiping pensioner's pics

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FAIL

it just works

Part of the problem is that Apple markets to the lowest common tech savvy denominator. Consequently expecting joe public to be au fait with back up protocols when "it just works" is part of the reason why he had a case.

Data loss is always a risk, as is backup restoration failure but it should have been a standard practice for the Apple "genius" to backup before doing anything that could have even vaguely led to the possibility of data loss.

Having experienced Apple users who buy new machines when "the old one is full" ( I kid you not ) the concept of external storage is a mystery, let alone backing up data and restoring it.

Ultimately, if you sell to idiots dont complain when it turns out they are idiots.

As for the Apple "Genius" label that in itself is a wide open invite for litigation, after all, a genius wouldnt make a basic error like not backing up before performing a factory reset!

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Fingers crossed tomorrow morning for Telecity's third repair shot

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Have they tried

Turning it off, then turning it back on again?

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Cyber-terror: How real is the threat? Squirrels are more of a danger

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Furry buggers

Like to chew on our phone line, I doubt we will see the same problems with the medievel terror bastards of ISIS/ISIl/DAESH etc.

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Austria's highest court mulls class action status for Schrems v Facebook

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Could get interesting

Especially after the Belgian Data Protection ruling last week with the €350,000 per day penalty that Facebook got over the tracking of people without consent.

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Rdio's collapse another nail in the coffin of the 'digital economy'

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Re: Being a bunch of experts in this matter...

Good idea

Currently Jason Derulo and Justin Bieber owe me several billion dollars for the arse gravy they spout forth.

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Brit cops accused of abusing anti-terror laws to hunt colleague

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Re: What's your point?

Preventable terrorism? Is that like dehydrated water, simply add water?

As for the rest of your drivel about immigrants fuck off back to your mud hut and the Daily Mail you inbred cockwomble.

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Re: Entirely too distracted

I do believe it was the same UK police force which took on a band of marauding bovines and shot them for persistently grazing in the wrong field.

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Telecity London data centre outage borks VoIP, websites, AWS...

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That's one way

To stop those pesky terrorists using the interwebs, stop putting 50p in the meter!

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TalkTalk boss: 'Customers think we're doing right thing after attack'

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Yesterdays security

Would have been a start.

Its abundantly clear that the Talk Talk approach to security was derived from neolithic times and involved keeping a fire lit in the entrance of the cave!

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Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

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At least

it makes a change from the the arse gravy spouting forth from the fuck nugget that is Jason De Rulo. An "artist" so bad he has to tell you his name at the start of every track so you have the opportunity to kill yourself before it gets going.

Love or hate Phil Collins and/or Genesis but at least he has some talent, unlike a lot of the current bunch of muppets.

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Spanish town trumpets 'Clitoris Festival' thanks to Google snafu

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Re: Soon they'll report

That assumes they can find it.,,,,,,,,

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UK watchdog offers 'safe harbor' advice on US data transfers

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Seems strange

That pretty much the only voice downplaying the importance of this comes from the ICO.

The Germans are starting enforcement whilst Smith is busy polishing the turd of MCC's and BCR's as a way around the problem whilst ignoring the elephant in the room of article 8(2).

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Cops use terror powers to lift BBC man's laptop after ISIS interview

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Re: Give me liberty or...

"The fact that some of our citizens supported Sinn Fein during those years only affects THOSE who supported them, not all citizens but you damn us all nonetheless."

Nothing to do with Sinn Fein, the support was for the IRA and was in large numbers, the fact you cannot even bring yourself to admit that speaks volumes really.

And thats before the meet and greets with likes of Gerry Adams and the rest of the IRA army council at the direct invitation of US senators.

Worth remembering that for many years Osama Bin Laden was also fighting the good fight with US funded weapons against the Russians and Saddam wasn't exactly hamstrung in the war with Iran either. But then, the Iranians didn't miss out either with lots of nice missiles shipped to them with a little light money laundering to fund the Contra's in Nicaragua all done via those peace loving Israelis.

The bottom line is that none of our countries have histories that are commendable when it comes to the funding or fighting of terrorism, trying to paint one as some kind of paragon of virtue only makes you look like a bit of a cockwomble Dan.

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Re: @x 7 -- @AC (the naive one) Works for me

Did I just wake up on the set of Team America World Police 2?

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Re: @Dan Paul: So What?

"AS I SAID BEFORE, reporting the news is fine, making it up and promoting it as the truth is NOT."

We call that Fox News over here......

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Re: So What? @Dan Paul

"It should be illegal to provide any media exposure to or for terrorists. They do not deserve any consideration and their supporters deserve deportation (at a minimum)."

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Given the unfettered support for those lovely irish freedom fighters thats most of the NRA fucked with your laws Dan.

And thats before we get onto the issues of the support for the Afghans against the Russians etc. etc.

Best not mention Nelson Mandela either, another long time terrorist in the eyes of the South African goverment.

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TalkTalk attack: UK digi minister recommends security badges for websites

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I think appropriate badge for talk talk would be

A massive dog turd with a lolly stick in it.

Rather than a kite mark its a shite mark.

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TalkTalk attackers stole 'incomplete' customer bank data, ISP confirms

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How stupid

Do they think people are?

The last 4 digits are a standard security question when trying to access other accounts and services, and combine that with the personal contact info and identity theft is a no brainer.

And the bigger question is wtf is the card data doing in the same place as the other website data? It should be held in separate databases and secured separately as well but I guess its a lot easier to stick it all in one database!

If only TalkTalk put as much effort into security as they have put into polishing the current turd this would not have happened.

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Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed

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Re: Welp that answers alot @Sgt_oddball

"what sort of trained gibbon do they have running their IT"

One that seems to need a lot more training!

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Online pharmacy slapped with £130,000 fine for flogging customer data

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Re: And this was a 'legitimate' online pharmacy

https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/form/reporting-concern?wssl=1

Reporting form for the GPC

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