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STILL no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp

a53

lol

I expect they're trying to work out how best to use the info Google collected.

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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No, it's not "funny" at all.

Your argument presumes ordinary drivers aren't trained to drive while talking on handheld or handsfree devices. I was trained to be able to do this by a retired police driving instructor and also to train our fleet in order to reduce the frequency of avoidable mishaps.

Perhaps the answer, if police are safe to use them, is to train everyone to be safe using them. Make it part of driver training, tests.

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

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Re: Big deal

So that means she should say nothing ?

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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Re: Priceless

More about you can be gained from the meta data than from the content.

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May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

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UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

Or tells him how brave he is to take that line, if he looks like resisting.

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UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'

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re: The draft bill says they can require the ISPs keep EVERYTHING FOREVER

Guys, read this:

https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2014/updates-on-emergency-data-retention-law?quip_approved=1#qcom18557

and if you agree with it use their form to email your MP.

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That 'wiped' Android phone you bought is stuffed with NAKED SELFIES – possibly

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Re: Happened to me twice.

This:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2686224/Wiping-Android-phones-DOESNT-work-Photos-texts-emails-recovered-reset-study-reveals.html

Explains, at the end of the article exactly how to do it.

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Re: Hammer...

Well, my example would be the iPhones I've previously sold when replacing them with a newer version. I generally get between £250 and £325. What better reason for not destroying it ? And yes, I've always used Apple's method of completely clearing the memory first. which is to overwrite several times with 1's and 0's.

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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A bold claim - from a company who's current phones seem to last about a week in most people's hands before becoming a work of shattered glass!

I've had mine since the release, the only time i smashed the glass was when I fell and my 24 stone body crushed it into the kitchen floor. The replacement, now almost 18 months old isn't even scratched.

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Frustrating

Hate the new Lightning leads, they fall apart so easily. I've reverted to using a 30 pin with adaptor. much more robust.

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We've just unboxed our Google Android Wear. We're not appy

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Android Wear FAIL took two whole days ........

Maybe they need Apple to show them how to do it and what to copy ?

(Humour)

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ISPs haul GCHQ into COURT over dragnet interwebs snooping

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My wife's gone to the West Indies

Jamaica ? No, she went of her own accord.

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Re: AC phuzz

".....Another option is to have a police service and security services that people trust to act on behalf of the *whole* community....", Because that worked so well with the London Tube bombers, right? === And you think that reading my emails and monitoring my phone calls will resolve the problem ? Or will it just cause me to distrust those I should be putting my faith in ?

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You are ALL Americans now: Europeans offered same rights as US folks in data slurp leaks

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re: Human rights are non-negotiable

So it appears we now have a right to have our complaints filed in a bin. Oh joy of joys.

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Higgs boson even MORE likely to actually be Higgs boson - boffins

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Re: One small fermionic decay for a boson

I wonder who the scumbag mouth-breather was that voted you down?

Presumably the same one that voted you down too

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I can sleep soundly at night now.

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Snowden's Big Brother isn't as Orwellian as you'd think

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Re: Nice article ...

You may recall that his ability to travel pretty much ended the moment the US woke up to what had happened. === And did our American cousins deliberately time the removal of his passport rights so that he was stuck, in of all places, Russia ? Thus allowing them to further demean him.

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Snowden never blew a whistle, US spy boss claims

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Re: WTF?

Half the former inmates of Guantanamo ?

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

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And google's software never crashes or needs an upgrade.

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Australia iOS ransom gizmo-snatch OUTRAGE not our FAULT: Apple

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Re: Other sites have statements ....

If the 'ware prevents you switching off your phone to do that you can always take the battery out to reboot it and perform a reset combo. Oh. hang on. === No, you twerp, you just wait for the battery to die .........

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Vodafone turns to EU, asks it to FORCE 'fair' fibre pricing

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Typical Voda, has everyone seen the price hikes they just inflicted on their users because the EU capped roaming charges ?

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Latest IE flaw being actively exploited

a53

Re: Tell me it ain't true!

Can't software write MicroSoft. Rearrange.

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UK.gov data sell-off row: HMRC denies claims it'll flog YOUR private info

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Bar stewards

This country is very rapidly becoming a place I don't want to live in.

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Security guru: You can't blame EDWARD SNOWDEN for making US clouds LOOK leaky

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Re: Snowden was/is a chinese spy.

It seems there are some idiots posting here. He's stuck in Russia because his passport was withdrawn.

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US judge: Our digital search warrants apply ANYWHERE

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Re: Not just a blow to Microsoft's attempts to assure non-US customers

Home of the attack puppy.

Will just roll over and do whatever the land of the free requests.

Sadly.

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Reg hack hacked off by iPhone 5 repair notice

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Re: Don't get too excited ...

From experience in Spain, Vodaphone, Movistar and Jazztel will tell you anything you want to hear whether or not it is true === A precursor to becoming a politician ?

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Apple fanbois eat static as Beeb, Sky web stream vids go titsup on iOS

a53

Hmm.

Sky sports tv working fine on my iPod touch.

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

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Hmm, so buy a Nokia device because they went bankrupt ?

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Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS

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Re: It's nice to see they're updating iOS 6.x also

Unlike the o/s used by Android devices, which apparently are usually updated by purchasing a new device.

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Fanbois, prepare to lose your sh*t as BRUSSELS KILLS IPHONE dock

a53

But Apple lightening cables are of shite build quality, they fall apart at the slightest excuse. I've reverted to the old cable with an added adaptor.

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Schiller: 'Almost everyone' at Apple works on iPhones - not Macs or anything

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Re: Hello, is this Bullshit?

And he's going to lie in a court case where, if found out, would cost his company humungous amounts ? Another ***** who thinks he knows better than everyone else. Why not just state you don't like Apple and get on with your life ?

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Android mobes outsell iPhones, but Apple gets MORE PROFIT THAN ALL

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Re: An Apple I can't digest.

Oh, and btw, the £22 and £15 was for new covers as the new phones wouldn't fit in the old ones. A very small price to pay. The iPhones were free with 2 yr contracts.

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Re: An Apple I can't digest.

Think again, resale value makes the deal. I swapped a 3 GS for a 4, and with a new contract I had to find a difference of £22. 2 years later, and I swapped the 4 for a 5, Carphone Warehouse bought the 4 for a lot of money. Another new contract and my wallet is only £15 lighter. I'll take that, over an android device with out of date software that can't be updated, any day of the week. A top of the line iPhone costs a similar amount to a top of the line Samsung, but resells way better.

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Re: Ahh...marketing at its best

"Something that the Android market place can learn form,

Produce a very expensive phone, the price reflecting its perceived 'exclusivity', then make it nice and shiny.

Of course it need to work as well."

And it does.

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'I'm BIG, I'm BALD and I'm LOUD!' Blubbering Ballmer admits HE was Microsoft's problem

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Just in time ?

Did he leave in time to save MS from being the next corperate failure ? Reading the comments from MS users and others, there must be doubt.

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FAIL

Re: Not all bad

Do you have a good word for anybody, other than SB? Could you do better ? Don't think so or we would have heard of you. Nobodies who think they have the answer to everything do my head in.

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Apple iOS 7 security bug allows fiendish wags to easily empty your wallet

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Re: I recall the 90's

It's a trojan that relies on the naiveté of the user. Software writers can only do so much to compensate for someone doing something really stupid with their device. Whereas a lot of android, MS malware is just badly written and open to virus, etc.

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Coroner suggests cars should block mobile phones

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Re: Did I miss something?

It doesn't matter whether her brake lights were working or not. Some vintage vehicles don't even have them. Don't drive in a manner where you can't stop in time. Watch the road. Keep a safe space all round you.

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Re: Perhaps

And even then you could be killed by space debris. meteorites, satellites. etc. etc.

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a53

Stupid recommendation

Following that logic all switches, knobs, levers etc. not specifically required to operate the vehicle should be removed as well. Mobile phones and vehicles don't generally kill people, it's the idiots who drive those vehicles. On a different point it's noticeable that Police officers, who've had extra training, don't think they are dangerous driving while talking on their radios. All drivers in the UK are permitted to do this too. (Radios apparently aren't as distracting as mobiles !) So include that training whilst teaching learners to drive. Prosecute those who haven't received this extra training and are caught chatting on their phones whist driving. Issue certificates to those who've passed a test showing they're capable of doing both at the same time.

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Pwn2Own crackers leave iOS and Samsung mobe security IN RUINS

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Re: ?

So from iOS7 they got FB login info, and from iOS6 they got a photo. However, as with all these things, there's only so much you can do to protect against naiveté. Trojans exist for all OS's. Sandboxing helps enormously.

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How to relieve Microsoft's Surface RT piles problem

a53

Hmm.

Seriously, why would anyone willingly buy an MS product ?

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Brit spymasters: Cheers, Snowden. Terrorists are overhauling their comms

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Land of the free ?

So in your eyes, we're all guilty until we manage the impossible task of proving ourselves innocent. And as that's a position that could obviously change at any time, we're all permanently guilty.

The argument you're making has an analogy: That of wholesale fishing in our oceans which all but wiped out huge varieties of fish stocks from which they're struggling to recover. Short term thinking that has decimated fishing boat numbers.

Not a world I want to live in.

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Apple iPhone factory workers imprisoned in virtual slavery – report

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Re: OK, so what can *we* do?

Congrats, my 1st thought on seeing the headline was "oh no, what have Apple been up to now ?". Then I read the whole article and discovered:

Only Apple get castigated in the headline, but lots of different major companies who use this supplier don't.

Only Apple, the article says, are doing anything about the situation.

So, all in all, just another piece contriving to stir up hate.

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Secrets of Apple's mysterious Arizona sapphire factory: Our expert whispers all

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LMAO

I so just love reading these negative comments here from all the *(multi-billion $) writers who suggest that the infant companies like Apple, Samsung et al won't survive unless the writers' advice is followed.

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Apple scrambles to fix buggy Mavericks apps

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Re: Overstretched

I've no issues with ios7 on my iPhone 5 at all. Works like a dream. Only seen 1 minor problem with Mavericks which is fairly insignificant.

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I have a glitch with ibooks, unless I use full screen, the pages won't appear.

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Microsoft's Techdays Online: Steve Ballmer speaks

a53

Microsoft tech dept: the blind leading the blind ?

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Watch BLUBBERING BILLION-DOLLAR BALLMER: Microsoft goodbye love-gush leaks

a53

You forget the ubiquitous Surface tablet. So successful they had to scrap nearly $100 million of the useless items because they couldn't sell them.

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Apple updates iOS 6, Safari

a53

Unfortunately a lot of people, including me, are finding that the App Store Safari update won't download, with users getting the message "HT1222 Error: The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)"

Luckily CNET have a version that does download and install. Never met up with this problem before.

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