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Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?

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So I can demand the removal of any pages mentioning another Mr John Smith because they affect me?

That's going to pretty much fsck Google in china then !

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So every journalist in print, tv and the web currently gets a judges ruling before writing any article to decide if it's in the public interest? They must be busy these judges!

Google can decide to ignore a request, if they believe it is in the public interest that a link remains up. But they may have to defend that in court, or they can just remove it.

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Or they just forward all the complaints to the ICO which is what the law says they can do.

If they automatically take them all down then people will start insisting that Google remove personal data about themselves which Google uses to sell its services to advertisers and Google really doesn't want that - which is why it wants everyone to think this law is stupid, which is why it did this.

Or perhaps Google merely demands real identities from all its users because it wants to be friendly

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The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

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It almost makes you wonder why you need a pilot at all !

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ICO probes BBC after secret British army unit's info LEAKED

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Re: More serious than initially appears

Given that the specific information leaked was that the British Army is prepared to conspire with Racists thugs to murder British citizens on the streets of Britain - then it's hardly likely to encourage Islamic terrorism is it?

It's like "leaking" to the USSR that Britain posses nuclear weapons !

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Re: A leak of information?

But it does mean a program about undercover British Army "community breathing reduction operation" squads operating in Britain against British citizens will be quietly shelved.

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Austrian Tor exit relay operator guilty of ferrying child porn

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Re: Aren't judges, tradionaly, supposed to show a little actual judgement?

It is Austria remember - have you seen their politicians recently

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Qualcomm fires DMCA shotgun at alleged code thieves on GitHub – including itself

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Re: These are getting too much

Yes you have to knowingly be lying to the court.

Demanding a takedown of a site because a search of *Office* matched "open office", or an episode of "the office" isn't a crime, so long as you were merely stupid.

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Re: These are getting too much

It is only perjury if you lie about representing the rights holder. You do not swear that the files are infringing - that is why takedowns are so easy. The asymmetry comes from having to swear, under penalty of perjury, that they are not.

The reason diebold lost in court was that they admitted deliberately filing a false DMCA claim to stiffle free speech, which is something most US courts take rather a dim view of.

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When PR backfires: Google 'forgets' BBC TV man's banker blog post

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Re: To what end?

There is a record saying something about my unpaid library fine in a computer on a desk in a library in Ballimorie = effect zero.

It's the fist thing that comes up on a search of my name in Google = more significant

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Re: What?

Would you prefer that an intern at Google decides?

Or perhaps the giant brain-in-a-jar that controls the internet?

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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Re: "Rockstar and Take-Two’s use of her likeness was done solely to make money"

And the next version includes a crack-lady-of-negotiable-affection who looks exactly like Ms Lohan - with extra points if you kill her

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AVG: We need laws to stop biz from tracking our kids

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Re: Nosy parkers

Do you know the risks of selling a washing machine to children?

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Re: How to tell?

If they are under 18 they can't be on the internet because they wouldn't have been able to sign a contract with an ISP.

So you can assume anybody you meet online is an adult, or possibly using the internet under parental or teacher supervision.

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HOLD THE FRONT PAGE: US govt backs mass spying by US govt

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Snowden off the hook

> unauthorized disclosures about the program, there has been a great deal of misinformation circulated to the public,

So if what Snowden said about mass NSA spying on American's isn't true - then he is innocent?

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VC who wants to split California REVEALED as Silk Road Bitcoin slurper

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Well they must be guilty of something - the trial is just an extra bit of entertainment

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REVEALED: The sites blocked by Great Firewall of Iraq

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The weather is better?

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Re: God is great and Frank Herbert is his prophet.

s/Ukraine/Iran/g

s/Ukraine/Egypt/g

s/Ukraine/just about anywhere in S America/g

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Re: Domain level Blocking

>I am stating that most terrorists are fucking idiots

So are most of the people who were prepared to storm machine guns to determine which of Victoria's grandchildren gets to be king of Belgium

>. To have the mindset to attack innocent people requires a certain lack of intelligence.

Tell that to the Manhattan project

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> I think I'd rather remote in from quite a distance away.

I heard their internet links can be a bit dodgy

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Re: God is great and Frank Herbert is his prophet.

"Don't forget the first step, Invade and make sure they have nothing resembling a competent government left"

And the last step; wait for a genuine democracy to break out, stage a coup, put your own dictator in charge and help him kill those democrat terrorists. Then rinse and repeat

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Re: Domain level Blocking

>some of these people think genocide and suicide bombing is a good idea :/

The inventors of the computer thought climbing out of your trenches and walking toward German machine guns waving a stick was a brilliant military strategy !

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'Disruptive innovation' is nonsense? Not ALWAYS, actually

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Monopolies innovate

The transistor and most of the semiconductor industry was invented by ATT almost every other part of a computers was invented by IBM. Small agile startups invent the Yo app

The real problem with innovation now is that there aren't massive companies with total domination of the industry for 50-70 years

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Sorry, chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users – Microsoft

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Re: meh

>it seems odd for a non-government agency to be handed what is effectively seized assets from another company.

Why, we've given corporations entire countries in similar deals - and Microsoft is worth a lot more than a fruit or rubber company

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Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive

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Re: SDDK

> It's nice to know that the 1st line support bod at the ISP's aren't sitting sifting through all the emails.

No but someone at Microsoft is, especially if they think you might be violating their T&Cs when selling MSFT software

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Re: So?

If they have the keys for the entire set of messages then it's not so perfect

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New NSA boss plays down impact of Snowden leaks

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Re: Something else to think about.

>Do you, as an individual, care about respect from Americans or other countries?

Do you as an individual propose to stop using American software, American email providers and American search engines ? Do you as an IT professional intend to stop doing the same for your company?

>I think most Americans don't care about respect from the rest of the world, they just want the same as everyone else - a health family, a roof over their heads, food on the table, and a vacation once in a while.

Which might be tricky if every other country starts boycotting their only successful global export.

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Zero-knowledge proof crypto scheme divines truths from nothing

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Re: If you bombard the warhead with enough neutrons

Or you can simply invade the country.

If they use their nuclear weapons against you - then they previously had them and now don't

If they don't use them then they had them before the invasion and are now hiding them

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Re: No E-Voting cannot be democratic

There are obviously huge losses to the media/legal/newspaper and late night chat show comedian industries as everybody gets up the next day sees who has won and continues going to work.

Compared to the useful billions spent on lawyers deciding whose chad was hanging - it does nothing to increase German GDP.

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Amazon offers Blighty's publishing industry 'assisted suicide'

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Re: Grow a pair

> What are you going to do when a single retailer preorders 500,000 copies of a book?

If I'm selling an ebook - nothing

If I'm selling a physical book - let Amazon worry about it

At the moment - nothing I can do. Springer won't sell to them unless they are also buying and stocking a whole set of other Springer titles. They make my library buy 'packages' of journals nobody wants in order to get the few I and my colleagues need and write/review/edit for free.

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Re: Grow a pair

It's not their product it's the authors product.

At least in the textbook world the publishers commision is about 2x the authors.

300 years the booksellers (stationers guild) had a monopoly on printing and deal with authors directly. Publishers only appeared, as in the music industry, when it was industrialised and you needed somebody to "own the means of production" - today they are just an extra layer of market inefficency

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Iraq civil war: You can fight with an AK-47 ... or a HOME-COOKED Trojan

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Time to update

The obvious solution is to encourage the various millitants to abandon soviet era weapons and start their own weapons program

That way there would be no further attacks because the Jihadist fighter would be stalled while 6 nations can't agree on how many wheels the Toyota pickup should have (inviting the French into the consortium is always good here).

There would be no IEDs because the committee to decide if it is the red or green wire would still be in preliminary inter-government discussions about where the first meeting would be held and the freedom-fighter-2000 platform on which all new terrorists armaments are to be based is delayed until 2025.

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GCSE Computing teachers cry victory as board decides NOT to bin tech teens' work

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Re: Kids, parents: don't worry

Does a teapot attract VAT?

Selling them as cookware rather than sweets could be a smart move

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Re: Assessment methods

6, Vaguely defined goals set 6months in advance.

Everybody in planning and management of the project changed after 3 months

Hardware platform supplied after 5months

Project deliverable changed the day before the exam

All candidates outsourced to India for the actual exam

Might as well make the subject realistic and appropriate to the workplace

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Walmart in iPhone 5s, 5c price slash – gotta make room for that 'iPhone 6', right?

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Economic logic?

If you are signing up for a 3year contract at $100/month (all cell+data plans end up costing $100/month whatever the ad says - it's a law of nature)

Are you really going to be persuaded to buy with a $20 drop in the price you pay at the till?

Do Walmart really think that their customers don't understand basic market economic theory ?

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French Senate passes anti-Amazon amendment

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Re: I live in France and I'm happy with this

I applaud this protecting of small local companies and hope that other Eu countries will do the same.

They could also pass laws preventing French cars being sold in Germany, French wine in Britain and stop French workers being able to travel to those countries.

Is there a process for just kicking France out of the Eu? Then they could form their own union with Scotland.

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Germany dumps Verizon for Deutsche Telekom over NSA spying

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Yeah right ....

>"The US government cannot compel us to produce our customers' data stored in data centres outside the US, "

Really? The US government can't request a US company's help in getting data on potential foreign enemies? So the US government only uses Verison to spy on US citizen's data held in US data centers !

>and if it attempts to do so, we would challenge that attempt in a court.

That would be a secret court where the government doesn't have to provide any evidence before it makes a ruling on you.

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DOH! Google’s internet of things vision is powered by… Mac OS

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Re: Chromebooks are for consumption

Since when was showing a powerpoint presentation "being productive" ?

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US Supreme Court: Duh, obviously cops need a warrant to search mobes

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Re: Whereas in Blighty...

Or even if you aren't arrested if the police have reason to believe you might have something naughty.

The met have considerably more power to search you if they believe you have stolen govt property.

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Re: Two seconds of sanity

Remember that this law doesn't apply at border crossings or in the special security zones within 100mi of a border or coast.

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Re: Supreme Court finds common sense again!

What about the people who were threatened that they would be put on the no-fly list unless they cooperated in a completely unrelated investigation?

For many Americans no-fly means no-job unless you can persuade an employer to give you a couple of weeks to drive to each sales meeting on the other coast.

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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

With this new framework US companies are again free to run cloud services for Eu customers.

The data will be slurped by the US govt legally, and US corporations illegally.

There is nothing you can do about the US govt, but that hasn't changed.

With the new law you can, as a foreign/pinko/liberal, go up against an honest god fearing American corporation in front of an East Texas judge.

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Verizon to turn LTE faucet back on for Chromebook Pixel users

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Fail 101

Piss off both Google and a bunch of high-spending early-adopters/flash-bastards to save no money.

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US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

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Re: Bad Decision

There was a service (also shutdown IIRC) which offered a Netflix-like service from a set of DVD jukeboxes. Since they only streamed a single physical DVD to a signal customer at once, they claimed that they were just a DVD rental store where you happened to physically play the DVD remotely.

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Re: Minority Report

So what if you bought your own individual antenna at Aereo?

Alternately what if you rented the one on your roof or paid somebody else to install and service the HW - would that make you illegal?

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Microsoft's Online Exchange fixed after going titsup for NINE HOURS

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re: why should I move from an on premesis solution to a more expensive cloud offering?

You think you can manage a Microsoft server better than the people who created it ?

- at least that was their pitch to us .

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Re: Microsoft 101

2.5 Remember to have no way of knowing if the service is down, other than the volume of posts on Reddit. Have no official site or dashboard to check status.

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