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New .london domains touted tomorrow amid usual tech hypegasm

Not Fred31

Aren't 3-letter TLDs reserved for gTLDs?

That would explain why not .LDN...

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Canadian spookhaus says airport Wi-Fi slurp didn't invade privacy

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What's confusing?

They were collecting data about individuals which we don't need to worry about because it isn't data about individuals. Simples.

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MEPs: Specialised services? Oui. 2-speed internet? Nein

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PS

Where the hell does the Ja / Nein in the headline come from? The MEP in charge is Catalan and from the biggest political party in the Parliament. The MEP following the dossier for the second biggest party in the parliament is Greek.

Typical British prejudice Ja - related in any way to what is currently going on... nein.

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Not Fred31

Impressive failure to understand what is going on...

Three committees voted on Opinions last week - completely unreported - while the first draft from the Civil Liberties Committee, which hasn't yet been voted on, is the sole focus of your article.

C minus. Could do better.

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Malware+pr0n surge follows police op to kill illicit streaming sites

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"confirmed by analysts"

"Once illegal activity was confirmed by analysts"

Remember the old days when illegal activity was confirmed by impartial judges?

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Unsung DEAD WHALE EXPLODER hero, who gave the early internet a purpose, passes away

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One can only hope....

... that he was given a funeral that echoed his life.

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EU tsars rubbish Brit PM over attempt to delay beefed-up privacy rules

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Maths problems maybe?

"The EC's vice president only tabled the proposed regulations in January 2012, yet she is hoping to the whole thing wrapped up in 2014."

So?

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Google fires fresh salvo in war on FILTH: Chrome Supervised Users

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so you can block google analytics?

Fan-dabby-dozy

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Steelie Neelie calls for TOTAL BAN on EU mobe roaming charges

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Seriously, though...

...""The European Commission says no to roaming premiums, yes to net neutrality, yes to investment, yes to new jobs. Fixing the telecoms sector is no longer about this one sector but about supporting the sustainable development of all sectors," Kroes said.

Do you really want to take everything Kroes says as fact? Where's the analysis? Where are the alternative views? Where's the criticism of her half-baked NN proposals, for example?

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European Commission plans net neutrality push

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Re: Here on the small island ....

They're getting the end of net neutrality in return, they're not that upset.

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Not Fred31

Thanks for the EC press release, but....

any chance you could give us an article that is based on research?

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London Mayor shows off GIANT BLUE COCK in busy square

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Bad pun alert

Hahn/Cock's half hour of fame?

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Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden

Not Fred31

Activist or journalist?

Your "bootnote" would suggest the former.

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Student falsely IDed by Reddit as Boston bomber found dead

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Really?

"Tripathi's case showed the dangers of crowdsourcing investigations of this type, "

No shit, sherlock!

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Your consent 'almost always' needed when firms use your data to profile you

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Re: Oh FFS

Yes it is... just not in absolutely all cases.

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GoDaddy gone, daddy: Websites go titsup in server assault

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FAIL

godaddy... the ryanair of the Internet

If you're using them, you've only got yourself to blame.

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ITU to treaty haters: Enjoy your pricey roaming, boatloads of spam... suckers

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FAIL

protecting us from spam

If bureaucrats like in the ITU were in charge of protecting us from spam, we'd never eat anything else!

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US drops ‘net regulation bombshell, threatens WCIT exit

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FAIL

SOPA

'nuf said

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Google's ethics, cosy UK.gov chats under Westminster scrutiny

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Facepalm

And the head of the copyright unit of the European Commission....

.... used to work as a lobbyist for the music industry!

I look forward to an equivalent article on this... anomaly.

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'Rare for tech not to be involved in child abuse cases'

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Stop

Lots of careers are built...

... on hysterical child protection nonsense... it is a very solid business model.

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China's IP boss says West distorts piracy problem

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Of course,...

... as we in the West are always right, it goes without saying that it is "their" attitude that needs to change.

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UN internet talkshop to meet, blue helmets still not poised to invade USA

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Not true

"most fixed ISPs use the Internet Watch Foundation to block the worse of the worst, "

No, they "block" (solving unproven problems for unclear motives) *anything* that the IWF says may be illegal under UK law. Not "worst of the worst"... just anything the non-judicial IWF fears may be illegal.

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SMARTPHONES make TEENS have SEX with STRANGERS

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Joke

Fewer?

"Teens with internet-enabled phones will have more sex with fewer condoms,"

Good lord, I've only ever used one at a time... even before I had a smart phone.

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Brazilians strip Google News bare: News barons decide to pull out

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Stop

Gee, I'd hate it if....

I put something on the Interwebz and somebody found it!

PS - F**k off and stop reading this!

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And the latest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is ... the EU?

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Facepalm

What about Afghanistan

For the Germans, I mean...

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Wikipedia boss Jimmy Wales marries Kate Garvey

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FAIL

Nothing can make a wedding nicer than...

... when a war criminal turns up.

And I didn't say who I am referring to, so you have no right to censor my comment.

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Pirate Party takes Mayor's chair in Swiss city

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Facepalm

"The German organisation was also embarrassed last week when it emerged that party executive Julia Schramm’s publisher Random House is using DCMA takedown notices against those who pirate her book."

That was a publicity stunt... *obviously*

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EU greases up orphan works copyright loophole for Big Culture

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FAIL

Have you tried reading the actual text?

It is so restrictive as to be almost unusable, exactly how you'd like it, unfortunately.

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Foxconn to investigate iPhone 5 factory woes

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Paris Hilton

Most rights groups agree...

Any source for that claim?

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Why DOES Google lobby so much?

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ACTA can't get its act together

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Re: "eleven signatories"

You're missing the fact that there are no ratifications.

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ISP CAN cut off pirates with 'three strike' rule, says Irish beak

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FAIL

the court ruled that IP addresses are personal data...

...which renders the use, outside any legally recognised structure, illegal. Simples.

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Ministers consult public on 'opt in for smut' plans

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FAIL

Re: What is wrong with opting in to censorship if you want it?

This is wrong, for starters - http://gigaom.com/europe/orange-censors-all-blogs/

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Not Fred31

Kelly, you can do better than this!

"Google, which undoubtedly makes plenty of cash from porn sites, has previously warned against such a heavy-handed approach to filtering content over ISP networks in the UK."

How about Google, who has vast experience of Internet restrictions in China?

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Pirate Bay founders appeal to EC to save them from Swedish justice

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FAIL

AAAAGH - EC and ECHR are not the same thing

Can someone please write a memo and share it with everyone in El Reg, this is getting tedious.

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Google warns against ISPs hard on web filth

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WTF?

Enough to make a tabloid blush

"Google may not be willing to comment on how much money it makes from pornography online, but the search giant's UK public policy head Sarah Hunter has unsurprisingly urged caution when it comes to ISPs filtering content over their networks."

Wow...

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Watchdog tells Greenpeace to stop 'encouraging anti-social behaviour'

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Facepalm

Re: As soon as I saw "hippies" in the headline...

That's a very good point! The problem is that it's not always obvious from the headline - the fact that it was comparatively obvious this time doesn't mean that it is always obvious.

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Not Fred31
FAIL

As soon as I saw "hippies" in the headline...

... I knew that it was one of El Reg's two "shock jocks'.

Could the Reg possibly mark the shock jock articles with a [sh1t] tag, so that we can avoid wasting our time by opening them?

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China blames web for gun smuggling crims

Not Fred31

They're learning from us...

Old days: Censorship / police control. N.EUspeak: Security.

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'Half baked' Brussels data law fails to thrill

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You do remember your recent article...

... where another set of officials said that the Regulation goes too far, right?

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Euro wonks lay SMACKDOWN on draft data protection rules

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Stop

The clue is in the title of the working group

Working group on*information exchange* and data protection. Coming from the policing side of the Council, these guys are traditionally... unfriendly to privacy concerns - information exchange and data protection are not easy bedfellows.. Their reaction is therefore not altogether surprising.

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French National Front woos internet pirates

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FAIL

<sigh>

I wonder if I could do a pact with the devil that each time I see a sensible article by this author, I will age by 50 years. I'd live forever.

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Pirate Bay AND its users violate labels' copyright - judge

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Happy

Unreachable?

Hardly.

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T-Mobile 'fesses up to secure email ban gaffe

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French court fines Google $65k over search suggestion

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Unhappy

on one hand, Google should be happy...

... nobody else can enter the market if it is regulated in this way.

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E-gambling tax will spark web bet shop exodus - report

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Unhappy

followed by "we have to block the 'foreign'-based websites proposal...

...even though this doesn't work in France, doesn't work in Italy, doesn't bloody work.

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ISP outcry halts cybercops' automatic .UK takedown plan

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WTF?

What do we feel about US police shutting down .com addresses?

I mean... if it is okay for UK police to shut down .uk sites, could we complain if they shut down .com or .net domains?

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Activists tell gov to shove its net censorship plans

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Stop

erm... no

"It looks like Hague might be taking the arguments on board, kicking off the cyber-security conference with a speech railing against net censorship."

You don't understand... when THEY restrict access to content, it's bad censorship"... when WE restrict access to content, it's "good government". Small but crucial difference.

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BT gets 14 days to block Newzbin2

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FAIL

unreachable?

really?

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ITU heralds ultra-high def TV progress

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WTF?

ITU makes progress?

When did the ITU last make progress on anything?

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