* Posts by Tom Chiverton 1

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After Brit spies 'snoop' on families' lawyers, UK govt admits: We flouted human rights laws

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plug

The Open Rights Group have an event on this very topic next week:

http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/220481722/

(or email manchester (squiggle sign) openrightsgroup (stop) org)

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Watch a hot, speeding space alien explode all over Earth's Beaver

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If you are against Flash so much, why aren't you serving a HTML5 native video player?

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Fight back against illegal GCHQ spying with PAPERWORK!

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Boom.

That was the sound of the PI web site imploding.

TITSUP code was "DB Error: unknown error"

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Gov.UK begs Google 'n' U.S. tech pals: Forget Ireland, come to Blighty

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Doublethink

"Google 'n' U.S. tech pals: Forget Ireland, come to Blighty"

Is that before or after you ban encryption, Mr Cameron ?

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BBC bins pricey Windows Media, Audio Factory goes live

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It was trailed widely in advance.

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Red-spattered Android figures sinkhole Sony's healthy financials

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I got a Z1 because it's piss easy to root, robust and water proof.

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Win! The Ultimate Cash 'n' Carrion Survival Kit

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The 'thanks' page could do with a bit more content. Maybe a link to the store :-)

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Microsoft blunts hooks of nasty Internet Explorer phishing flaw

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Where the exploit is explained

Oh no it isn't.

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IBM punts cryptotastic cloudy ID verification services

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Uh huh. When did any ID service of any real world use *not* run on someone elses box ? Remember 'your web address is your identity' OAUTH ?

Good luck with that. Think uk.gov will let you use that rather than one of their industry cohorts ?

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Start by sending all my personal details to a US company, where the US government can do whatever they like with it ? Nah. I'll pass.

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Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to kill off hated zombie stalkers

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They'll only include the header if the site you are visiting is on a white list, so they'll never get caught again.

The top mobile networks in the UK do it that way, for the same reason.

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Re: Weasel words

Gimme a micropayment option to hide all the ads for a small fee and I'd do it. Already do on other places.

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New claim: D-Link router exposes unprotected config controls to web – DNS hijackers, ahoy!

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" expose their internal web servers to the open internet "

No. Just no. This wasn't even a good idea 15 years ago in the 20th century.

Maybe GCHQ and the NSA payed them to do it ?

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Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

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Fan boi much?

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Ad agency Turn turns off Verizon's zombie cookies

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Re: Header noise

Just use someone elses. Surprised no ones posted an online clearing house yet...

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It's 2015 and default creds can brick SOHO routers

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Re: I need to upgrade

Vigor

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Twitter complies with Turkey's 'national security' blackout demand – BLOCKS newspaper's tweets

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Re: Turkeys and other such stupid birds

Don't forget the 'no place for privacy' encryption-banning UK !

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Go Canada: Now ILLEGAL to auto-update software without 'consent'

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"an app on your phone to be updated without first obtaining express consent from the owner"

Even security updates ? What does 'consent' mean ?

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OS X search tool Spotlight runs roughshod over Mail privacy settings

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Sneaky Russian hackers slurped $15 MILLION from banks

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"setting up remote control of the network by changing its hardware parameters"

Eh ? What does that mean ?

They order new network cables ?

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Giant NSFW side boob not cool.

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Hackable intercom lets you SPY on fellow apartment-dwellers

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Giant NSFW side boob not cool.

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Your data: Stolen through PIXELS

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Re: If the attacker has physical access, then it's no longer YOUR computer.

The NSA in cable implants were tiny...

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One digi market to RULE 'em all: Get with the net neutrality plan, guys, moans EU digi-veep

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An end to geoblocking ?

Will the Beeb listen ?

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Manchester festival marketers fined £70,000 over spam ‘mum’ texts

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Would it. Would it? Really ? Really really ?

Google how SMSs work :-)

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Quantum computing is so powerful it takes two years to understand what happened

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Re: So what is it? *

So what is it?

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

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Re: "I'll have an IP address please, Bobby"

Change your router's MAC once a week and reboot then.

The point is not that it's easy to get around (use a public wifi hot spot) it's that it's being rammed through, as part of a grubby compromise (see DRIP) with no evidence (again, shades of DRIP).

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

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"You won't be able to tell the location of the household"

They have the IP address. That's enough to geolocate it almost exactly.

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Re: Why remove it ?

"However unless the site gets WIDELY publicised "

Was on BBC breakfast, so should make the ten o'clock as well.

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GROUP HUG, shouts Facebook. C'mere and let us squeeze you more

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Re: Taking bets

It is in most Androids...

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Re: Pls fix typo

You are payed to enter that content then are you ?

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Mozilla, EFF, Cisco back free-as-in-FREE-BEER SSL cert authority

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Re: Do I understand this?

I've seen nothing to suggest it wont be signed by a CA included in $popularBrowserOfTheWeek

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Kindle, meet my partner. Darling, play nice with Kindle, please

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Re: Xerox, anyone?

These days you can just download the MP3 direct from Amazon's Cloud Player.

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Farewell Nokia: First ever 'Microsoft Lumia' set for Tuesday reveal

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Re: another reason as if we need one...

Fuck all from my N900 phone in way of notice.

Hoping the community will continue to stand up and support it.

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EFF: VPNs will crumble Verizon's creepy supercookie stalkers

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Re: might it be easy

Better - everyone installs a plugin that adds a unique random UIDH header to their requests, even if they are not on the evil network.

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UK consumers particularly prone to piss-poor patching

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Re: Stupid patching!

That's not how recent Flash versions auto update. Maybe the computer was really really out of date ?

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NATO declares WAR on Google Glass, mounts attack alongside MPAA

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Re: Great steaming hairy... WRONG

So you look for static holes :-)

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Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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Re: If the touchscreen packs up in the wet,

No. Wipe the screen.

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Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape

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Re: Awesome band.

Triangle man was about wrestling wasn't it ? Bless Loony Tunes !

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Twitter, Cloudflare kill SSL 3.0 ... and here's how YOU CAN TOO

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Run the web site through the excellent SSLLabs scanner and see what's wrong.

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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"Since the transmission began as IP, and a smartphone already has a high bandwidth IP path, why not just miss out the bit in the middle?"

Cost. Most people don't have enough bandwidth in their bundle to stream radio.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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Re: Harvey's law

You know you can run SSH over HTTP right ? So straight through proxies ?

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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I stopped reading the review when it was clear the author hadn't even tried to follow the basics. They didn't bring the nukes to kill the space dragon. They didn't even know it was a space dragon causing the mass; they just wanted to blow the moon out of orbit.

Basic energy-to-mass conversion can explain the mass increase.

It was a great episode. Who is sci-fi-light. Get over it. It always has been.

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Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject

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Re: Putting the Mars into Marxist

And the ebooks are DRM'd too.

Come find out why this is an issue (Manchester) when Cory Doctorow speaks : http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/191668012/

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Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

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Smart meters any one ?

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

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Scan in my bank card ?!? *Whuh*.

In the rare occasions I'm in a shop who know what contactless payment is, and have a working reader, then my normal bank card works fine. Why would I want to flash a 600 quid phone ?

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Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone

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Is it too late to get your ass to Manchester to tell Labour what you think ?

http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/202277812/

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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gog.com had it on offer recently. it's not very much money even now.

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DNS cockup locks Virgin Media customers out of ntlworld.com email

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"You'd think an ISP could do better,"

Yes, I would, but NTL are a media company, no wonder they bought the 'Virgin Media' name. Bit of a hint.

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Leak: Intel readies next round of NUC

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Re: the latest and greatest

Almost none of the gaming market needs a discrete GPU. "Hard core" gamers are a tiny tiny fraction.

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