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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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"“Sharing a proportion of your wi-fi with Fon is safe and secure as any external usage is sent through a separate channel on your BT Home Hub meaning your activity stays private,"

So we wont be arresting people who run Tor exit nodes then ? Who wants to be *that* test case...

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Still bust here (Manchester)

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

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Re: Flash on Linux

Gnash fails to run just about every non-trivial Flash app I've slung at it.

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Intel, Ford: Project Mobii will harpoon unsafe, unauthorized drivers

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DARYL

Seems like all the antitheft and so on is defeatable with chewing gum. Their not stupid enough to make this joke default to not starting, right ?

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Shift over, TV firms: LTE Broadcast will nuke current mobile telly tech

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Re: Think motorsport

That's what the Kangeroo system you used to be able to get for F1 did. But Bernie kicked them out and no one else has stepped in. Maybe there is no market after all ?

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IPv4 addresses now EXHAUSTED in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Re: BT

BT sell football for a living, internet access is an extra...

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Re: hahahaha

No.... having every device in your house internet routeable by default is not a secure plan...

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Xamarin: Design an app for Windows, iOS and Android ... from one codebase?

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Re: Adobe?

Adobe AIR did and still does, when paired with Apache Flex allow this. It's incorrect for the article to state "It is not possible to develop native code for iOS without using a Mac to compile and build" as I've built .dpg on Windows.

You only need a Mac to upload to the App Store right at the end because Apple are cocks.

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TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead

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Re: Whoa there

"In terms of functionality, TrueCrypt fell somewhere between EFS and Bitlocker. It allowed you to have a single BLOB containing many things, but that BLOB could not contain your host operating system."

Wrong. TrueCrypt provides full (hard) disk encryption.

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How to strip pesky copyright watermarks from photos ... says a FACEBOOK photo bod

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Post removed, Google cache : http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:e42hUS4OyLAJ:www.jessechen.net/blog/freeing-your-online-graduation-pictures/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=ubuntu

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Google clamps down on rogue Chrome plugins and extensions

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Re: Conflict of Interest?

Or turn on developer mode and use an unpacked extension, which bypasses the restriction.

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Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

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Re: internet bank...

Barclays dongle has already been cracked - you can pre-generate a roll of numbers to take away with you.

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Feature-phones aren't dead, Moto – oldsters still need them

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Re: Background?

Pad, not screen.

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Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches

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"Upshot - if Lavaboom does not have my keys as they reside with me (outside of Germany), am I not safe? "

Nope, you have the Hushmail problem - they can (and were) forced to deliver malicious code when certain people logged in that saved plain text versions.

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Amazon buys Comixology for content crossover capers

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Maybe they'll finally do an MP3 and go DRM free to save the expense of whack-a-mole with lawyers...

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Not just websites hit by OpenSSL's Heartbleed – PCs, phones and more under threat

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malloc() on your platform might, but openSSL have their own wrappers around it, and cache the allocations before calling down to the O/S, so it neatly sidesteps that protection.

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'Yahoo! Breaks! Every! Mailing! List! In! The! World!' says email guru

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Err, so isn't the fix that MailMan etc. need to rewrite the DMARC/SPF headers ?

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Steelie Neelie secures MEPs' support for 'net neutrality' – in principle

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Re: Net neutrality nonsense

" traffic should be treated equally, without discrimination, restriction or interference, independent of the sender, receiver, type, content, device, service or application"

So spam filtering is against the law then ?

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No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks!

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Re: Pointless wrangling

"I would only buy an ebook if I knew for certain that I can strip it clean of DRM. No matter what the legislation says."

This. I want my book to last longer than one company, tyvm. Hence a Kobo and a copy of WINE for Adobe's Digital Editions and some Python. Win.

There was some fuss about Adobe forcing a quick-march upgrade on the publishers to a version that didn't WINE. VirtualBox would be required then I suppose.

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Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

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Re: Good performance? Scalable?

"Of course Java is going to be slower, C++ is compiled to machine code for the CPU it's running under.. not byte-code ran in a VM that's different to the host CPU!"

Come back when you understand how modern JVMs work. Wikipedia hint: JIT

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Mastercard, Syniverse target holiday payment security with mobile verification system

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"Finally, if going abroad give the customers an easy way to inform the bank, we are going to be in country X between Y and Z."

Barclays let you do this online. Which is probably why they didn't panic and send me a SMS alert when I payed the builder in cash the other week...

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Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

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Because it doesn't send a message, in terms of cold hard cash, that you do not want your internet censored.

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Zen FTW

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NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

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Discuss all this and more with Phil Booth in person this Tuesday in Manchester : http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/164318842/

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Top Brit docs wade into GP data grab row, demand 'urgent' NHS England talks

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Re: I doubt that you ticked opt out

Although https://www.faxyourgp.com/ makes it even easier.

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Don't forget to pop in to Manchester next week for a talk on this very topic !

http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/164318842/

Phil Booth from http://medconfidential.org will be on hand to answer all your questions, along with someone from the ICO.

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Google's revamped JavaScript engine cures Chrome's stutters

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Re: Warm up your engines

That's what asm.js is for

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GPs slam NHS England for poor publicity of data grab plan

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Two upcoming events in Manchester : http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester

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Vodafone, Moneygram hook up to create mobe money MONSTER

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Hang on. I show someone a *picture on my phone* and they hand over money to me ? There must be more steps here, right ?

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California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

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Re: meet the Law of Unintended Consequences...

Bricking your own phone is one thing. Having someone else pretending to be the police and bricking any phone they like ? That's another

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Android console on the way? Amazon slurps gamehaus Double Helix

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Why Android ? Wouldn't flogging a SteamBox make more sense, especially with their own store ?

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BT-owned ISP Plusnet fails to plug security hole on its customer signup page

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Re: Barely News. PlusNet and Security are Mutually Exclusive.

Nice astroturf.

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So Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor walk into a bar

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THE WORLD REALLY NEEDS...

Another web site that hides core navigation behind a non obvious hamburger icon in a random corner

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SAY MY NAME, ALIEN SCUM. NASA to send 'you' into SPAAACE...

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It's a bit misleading not to even link to http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/messages/bennu/ which is what you actually need to do.

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Modern spying 101: How NSA bugs Chinese PCs with tiny USB radios - NYT

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Re: So. Where are the pictures?

People who are likely to notice this sort of targeted attack aren't targeted by it. Simples, and obvious.

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Mozilla CTO Eich: If your browser isn't open source (ahem, ahem, IE, Chrome, Safari), DON'T TRUST IT

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Re: Open source [...] makes everything more secure

"The commit would be traceable"

No one ever found the source of the Linux kernel back door though did they...

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US Supreme Court to hear media barons versus TV upstart Aereo tout suite

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Re: I suspect that the Aereo sea-of-paperclips antenna arrays are fake

Maybe there is a single large amp and rebroadcast array pointed at them - after all I don't know many datacentre's that already pipe coax down from the roof.

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Virgin Galactic's supersonic space ship in 71,000-ft record smash

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Re: What is the long term goal?

They do have a neat side line in the launcher business...

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Dell confirms Chromebook for Blighty

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And/or Linux and get a nice fast laptop for hardly anything...

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Re: a token offering meant to be ugly?

"like their hidden overpriced Linux laptops,"

There aren't any for the UK market from Dell.

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IBM spends holiday season wrangling e-tail FAIL

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Re: Whatever,

"the key one is the ability to return items uncontested if I change my mind for any reason"

Unless you use Steam...

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How the NSA hacks PCs, phones, routers, hard disks 'at speed of light': Spy tech catalog leaks

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Re: Graham the blind squirrel finds a nut...

" This implies complicity from the backbone provider, and in that case why bother to hack it in the first place?"

I don't see why. The NSA (via a suitable front) rents some space on the fibre, same as any other tier one...

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Anyone else want to ask their IT equipment maker of choice if they've fixed the holes since 2008 ?

I've started https://twitter.com/thefalken/status/418054762936799233 :-)

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Re: It's like reading a CDW catalog from evil mirror-world!!

I assume he just means 'too low to hear'

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Get lost, fanbois: Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple's App Store

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Re: OOh lets dangle the maps

Your kid clearly needs a games console, not a computer then ? Or just get him a Steam account...

There are non-offical-TLG EV3 software environments that work fine on Linux, for a start.

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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'taking surreptitious photos and video of her '

Srsly ? Geez ...

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

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Well, that's just plain bollocks if you are talking to an HTTPS site. Unless TalkTalk have access to a trusted SSL root cert., in which case in short order it'll be revoked.

Friends don't let friends use HTTP - install HTTPS-Everyehere.

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Censoring the internet is a problem even if you are not child. For instance an abusive partner can prevent access to rape self-help and support services and call it 'protecting the children'.

Not a good place to be- have you donated to the Open Rights Group yet ?

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Cops cuff 4 in £1m banking fraud malware case

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Re: "hoodwinked by malware-carrying emails purporting to be from their banks"

Real users don't even know where to look for the pad lock for HTTPS... you are assuming way to much.

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French gov used fake Google certificate to read its workers' traffic

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It's not normal for the fake SSL certificate to be signed by a normal registrar, as opposed to some internal CA.

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