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THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

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Re: Android versions 4.4 and below = 100% of Android devices

I'm on 4.4.4, that's not 4.4 or under. It's a Moto G so not an unpopular handset.

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Intellifridge terror: Internet of Stuff kit must fend off hackers of the FU-TURE-TURE-TURE

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Re: Stuff the...

None of those things are addressable from the other side of the world though. Anyone on the internet could attempt to compromise your intellifiridge, how many of them could access your house as easily?

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Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes

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Re: Guns n Roses

Hey, he's only a terrorist, no need to get nasty!

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What's an Ultrabook? Now Intel touts 2-in-1 typoslabs to save PC biz

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Re: But surely..

..you can wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!!!

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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Re: OnePlus One

Moto G has an fm radio, seems to work fine though I haven't used it in anger.

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Keep that consumer browser tat away from our software says Oracle

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But what about the big boy who started the little and often update fad?

Didn't they say anything about Chrome?

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Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

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>> Maintaining a large music library looks a lot less attractive when Spotify, rdio, Pandora or Apple's own iTunes Radio and Beats Music put millions of songs a couple of clicks away. <<

I have a friend who uses spotify. Whenever he's browsing his playlists for stuff for us to listen to there are gaps where music that he used to be able to stream is no longer available. I never have that problem with my large music library.

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NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

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Re: splunking in their pants

They're going caving in their pants? Extreme caving!!

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Tinder sexual harassment suit settled in undisclosed deal

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Re: objectivifies potential sexual partners

Humans can have sex without "objectifying" each other. There's nothing wrong with an app that allows consenting adults to find sexual partners. I think the assumption that it requires objectification says more about you than it does about other people.

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15 MEEELLION malware-infested mobiles worldwide – report

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Re: That has got to be the most idiotic statement I've read in ages.

Yeah, you never struck me as someone who hits "preview" before "submit".....

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Re: Can we have an explanation please?

I think it's an attempt to get people to post outraged comments....

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Microsoft bins Bing image widget after Getty sueball

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Re: A bit of a contrast to the Google chief

Which Google chief? The one who said "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place" or the one who said "Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it"?

Which one of them said this? "I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next."

Yeah, MS are definitely the big bad when it comes to privacy.....

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Heads up, Chromebook: Here come the sub-$200 Windows 8.1 portables

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Family man

If a windows machine comes anywhere near my girls I swear I'll do time!

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re: There are also many who aren't happy with the limitations of Windows

If you're not happy with the limitations of Windows don't buy a Windows tablet.

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Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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@ Ken Hagan Re: Why is Win 8 and Win 8.1 seperated?

>>not willing to adopt the almost imperceptible changes that came in the latest service pack<<

The search in 8.1 is shit compared to 8, that's a major pain to me as it was the way I launched everything that wasn't nailed to the start bar. Now I'm back to nosing around the program files folder to find things. With 8 you search Programs, settings or documents, in 8.1 it's keener on showing me links to websites than finding my programs.

I wouldn't call that almost imperceptible. I'd recommend 8 over 8.1 for precisely this reason.

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PhabletPhace: All the cool kids are doing it in Asia

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Re: Exactly!

Why use your phablet to look prattish when a simple bluetooth earpiece does the same job?

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Memory troubling you, Android? Surprise! Another data slurp vuln uncovered

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Re: a cheque?

I know! A way of transferring money from my bank where I specify the exact amount! How old fashioned. Give me Direct Debits anyday, I trust all the companies I deal with implicitly!

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Re: imaginary friends in the sky

All your really showing there is that you have no understanding of religion and you're crap at taking the piss. Just paraphrasing the same stupid "man in the clouds" comment is not satire.

Science is about how, religion is about why. They don't really overlap.

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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

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Re: Humourless nerk.....

Well I found the wanker comment much funnier than the muggles one....

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Re: "support websites that are coded using the competition's nonstandard features"

That's the reg hacks trying to get the freetards to bite. Got to admire how well they know their audience!

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Re: completely breaks Aero on my desktop

Indeed, who can work without translucent windows!

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Stalwart hatchback gets a plug-in: Volkswagen e-Golf

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Re: Not sure it's much different in the end.

Guess it depends on whether you're 3 miles from home or 300. (If your car isn't electric, obviously.)

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Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

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Re: stepped foot

it's "set foot" or "stepped.

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Microsoft: IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 is TOO GOOD. So we'll cripple it like Safari

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Re: do we believe them? there is another question

Well browse to a html compliance test site in IE 11 and see what is says. No belief necessary.

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Re: Web sites haven't got a clue what it is, so send something basic

Not really. The problem is they notice it's IE, but not that it's IE 11. They then render a load of non-standard html that fixes problems on old versions of IE but break the new one because it's standards compliant.

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Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

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Re: but you can bet your life that the usual suspects....

... will be using this as an excuse to make their usual noises.

That's you that is.

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Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5

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Re: For a specific value of "many"

But what about those who are using their old devices purely as Sonos remotes? Will they appear on your stats? Quite probably not.

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Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

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Re: Well, it depends on the issue and the patch, doesn't it?

In this case the issue is a vulnerability that was around for 2 years and could have led to certificates being stolen. If those certificates aren't revoked then patching the hole that leaked them doesn't make you secure.

Did you read the article?

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Apple stops caring about Samsung kit everyone else stopped caring about years ago

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Re: Lame...

It's like groklaw never went away!

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You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad

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Re: Surely you mean...

..can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!!!

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Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

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Re: make a smart phone startup and eat MS's lunch.

Not many calories in that! Google's lunch would be much more filling....

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EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

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Re: Hardly any different than....

Except none of the bodies you list in the first paragraph are companies. Google are not an "Independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization". Why do googletards like to make out that Google have everyone's best interests at heart?

They don't.

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UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law

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Mark 85, I think the real question is..

..what are YOU going to do about it? Besides pound on the keyboard....

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Whoah! How many Google Play apps want to read your texts?

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Re: Any app should check for a permission before trying to access it

and if that permission changes? Apps need to gracefully handle things failing, whether that's because of a permission or some other error. There's no harm in checking first obviously, but that's no excuse for crashing if the call fails.

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Re: iOS is worse!

Oh, that's fine then. Carry on!

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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Re: Frankly, who isn't?

I'm not! If my memory serves me correctly....

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Europe's highest court: Apple CAN trademark its retail store layout

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step foot?

I thought it was only wrestlers who made this mistake. Promise to never step into an iStore or promise to never set foot in an iStore. "Step foot" is redundant, a step involves a foot. I expect you hold down the fort as well...

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

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@ Waspy, re: Not sure who you're arguing against here,

I'm not arguing against anyone, I'm arguing against the nonsense catchphrase "Extraordinary claims" require "extraordinary evidence".

What makes you think I'm not calm?

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"Extraordinary claims" require "extraordinary evidence"...

No, they don't, they just require enough evidence to logically sway the argument. The idea that things outside our current thinking have to have special evidence is just another way of saying "I fear change". Damned data is still data, and ignoring it just makes you ignorant.

Besides, we don't have "evidence" of extra terrestrial life do we? Just sums and observations of the size of the universe that indicate it's extremely likely.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Re: Your life will improve generally and you can sleep soundly in bed

Awesome!!

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Battle ready: Valiant Hearts and Company of Heroes: Western Front

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Re: > it's => its

>> But I'm going to game this doge game for sure. <<

Before picking on typos in other people's posts you should learn how to construct a sentence.

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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Re: I've called a couple of other commentards cunts (because they were)

Like I said, this forum isn't for kids. Name calling can get your post deleted, but it won't be because of the word cunt, it'll be because you're abusing someone.

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This forum isn't for kids.

So you can type cunt or fuck without fear of censorship. Would make the quote much more readable if it just had the swear words in....

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depends

on whether the thing you're making is just a video or if the act of broadcasting it to millions of fans, all who know nothing about the plot, is also part of the experience. I can see how a creator could consider this leak to be breaking something.

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Journal that published Facebook emoto-furtle study: Proper boffins get CONSENT

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It's not just data collection

They doctored the feeds and changed the way that they worked for specific users. How does that fall under the Ts&Cs about data collection?

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Your Android phone is a SNITCH: Wi-Fi bug makes you easy to track

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Re: Install Pri-fi

The article is about devices broadcasting a list of the last 15 wifi hotspots they've been connected to and how that can give people a good idea of who you are and where you've been. What's the relevance of this MAC address discussion?

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Xiaomi: Hidden Android dragon is growing fast, despite being unknown in the West

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stop boasting

and post a link then! Got cyanogen for it?

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Dating app Tinder faces sexual harassment suit from ex-exec co-founder

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Re: Who Said She Said

Presumably the server logs of the emails and texts would give us a good idea of who said what. The statement from the management saying "Through that process, it has become clear that Mr. Mateen sent private messages to Ms. Wolfe containing inappropriate content." seems pretty clear though.

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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Re: there are plenty of better and cheaper competitors

Well tell us who then! Seriously, I'd like an alternative. One that appears on at least some of the checkout pages I visit.

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