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ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law

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Re: Liberal Democrats

Well they are in a Tory coalition government but still to the left of New Labour

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Re: and rack-cam vendor

I think that's why it said "any address" not any address associated with the ISP.

That way you can post the warrant to a Mrs Trellis of North Wales and then raid their data center.

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Alternatively they could collect all this data and then sell it to insurance companies, advertisers and other agents of Beelzebub.

Then point out that they are actually incorporated in a tiny underwater island in the south pacific whose laws allow this sort of thing.

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Re: Please to explain?

Try selling certain recreational pharmaceuticals in Britain , claiming that they are legal under the law of wherever you are incorporated.

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Watch: DARPA shows off first successful test of STEERABLE bullet

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Re: Presumably . . .

The only mistake they made was then issuing the resulting equipment to their own side

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Re: DARPA: The Better To Murder You With, My Dear

>Funny thing, if a precision guided wepon hits a civilain, you can't say it was a mistake

I believe that at that point you simply define the target as an enemy, presumably on the basis that somebody you have just shot is unlikely to still be your friend

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No need to worry: US blows $174m on new Cray to simulate nukes

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re: It's been good enough for the last twenty or so years

Err ... how do we know?

The computer model of the bomb matches the other computer models of the bomb ?

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Chow rocket blasts off for ISS: Awww, freeze-dried ice cream AGAIN

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"private space company"

Orbital science is a consortium of the same defense companies that used to build the Space Shuttle and other kit for Nasa and now launches rockets for them and the USAF under a no-bid single supplier contract. Calling them a private space company is a bit of a stretch

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UK.gov warned: Small biz bods 'blunted' by broadband bumbling

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Comparisons

BAA have also released a report stating that nowhere in Singapore or Hong Kong is more than 20miles form an international airport and in order to compete on the world stage, the rural international airport rollout program must be accelerated by the building of another 4 million runways at Heathrow

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July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

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Re: Perfect opportunity

Just in case a newly installed Microsoft CEO decides to boost its falling revenue by end-of-lifing new editions of server a little quicker.

In fact the entire MSFT corporate board could be replaced by a pocket calculator that looked at the income for the next quarter and decided how many copies of Server it had to force customers to replace to break even.

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Re: windows 2000?

How have they managed with all the changes in basic arithmetic since 2000?

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Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1

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Re: "Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America"

How is operation spy-on-china-with-an-iPhone going Bond?

Very good M, we have confirmed that the Chinese are in China.

Excellent, now about the intern that came up with the name of the project - go and show him your licence to kill

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Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge

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Re: And that's cuttin' me own throat!

Isn't it a big FU by France to the idea of a common market?

Or would they regard a German law preventing French cars being sold for more than 5% less than a Mercedes, or an British law prohibiting French wine being sold in Britain for less than British beer as similarly protecting their unique culture?

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FCC OKs $5 BEEELLION Wi-Fi cash splash in schools, libraries

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Re: Wi-Fi for kids? Whatever shall they do with it?

Obviously the kids won't be allowed to connect to it - for security reasons.

The problem is that last time this money was announced states spent millions installing $25,000 routers in 1 room schools in towns with a 100 people, after giving Cisco a single supplier contract.

That obviosly cannot be allowed to happen these days. Now with the threat of chinese cyberninjas we need to install $125,000 hardened military grade routers in a 1 room schools and this time the bidding process will be secret - for reasons of national security

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Lyft hits the brakes: Ban threat stalls taxi app's New York City launch

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The NY taxi license require a 6hour course, a 20question exam and a certificate showing you don't owe child support to the city.

However each taxi medalion required to own and operate a cab now costs >$1.3M, this has led to speculation that perhaps organised crime might have some connections to the taxi business.

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German government orders local CIA station chief to pack his bags

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Re: Mephhead Ole. Jule A mild reaction (@ Matt Bryant)

> Gitmo is for non-uniformed combatants, not alleged criminals being tried under normal law.

In the USA "normal law" for some agent of a foreign power spying on your country would be an electric chair - ask Mrs Rosenburg

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Re: The games people play

Yes it does, it means somebody fairly senior in the German govt is seriously pissed off.

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US authorities round up ILLEGAL DINOSAURS for repatriation

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Re: Dinopedant

There weren't any dinosaurs in N America because of the flood, unless the pilgrims brought them with them.

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Get ready for LAYOFFS: Nadella's coma-inducing memo, with subtitles

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Re: Installed office 2013 today

But think of all the bold new industries that will be enabled now that spreadsheets have a little fruit machine animation of spinning numbers when you change a cell.

I assume the lack of this feature is what has led to a decade of business stagnation ?

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Call girl injected Google exec with heroin, drank wine, left him to die – cops claim

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Re: Just think...

"FIrearms are legal"

So imagine that they aren't, somebody injures themselves while cleaning a gun and you leave them to die because you would be facing 20years if you called 911 ?

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Re: A shame

If she had called an ambulance the SWAT team would have arrived before the ambulance.

In fact in america they would probably have just heard the word "drugs" and called in an airstrike - the war on drugs remember.

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

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Re: A Friday afternoon upgrade

>But do they learn?

So this law we passed in a hurry that was only for use against terrorists turns out to give the police power to order an airstrike over an unpaid parking ticket?

Oh dear what a mistake .... we never thought of that ....

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Overseas firms

So we were worried that Huawei gear contained back doors that slurped data to China.

Now we require that all foreign owned ISPs collect all the UK's data and store it where it will be subject to any secret intelligence courts which demand that is is handed over to that country's spooks.

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Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

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Re: What about Bikinis?

If Facebook thinks it will lose more money in those countries than it gains in others then yes it will.

We didn't used to use "4" in product numbers because Chinese/Japanese buyers might be put off (it's unlucky) and nobody else would care. We considered leaving off version 13 in the US but we got bought out and shut down before we got that far.

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Re: Nappy Ad's

If you are Johnson and Johnson and have a few 1000 lawyers and a few $Bn in the bank it's not obscene.

If you are Joe Bloggs and happen to oepn Facebook and the local plod are bored - then you go to jail - or accept a police caution that means you never work again and are first to be interviewed everytime a kid goes missing.

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Re: I say bullshit

The supreme court might rule that Facebook had no legal requirement to remove the picture.

But it didn't rule that FB had no right to remove the pictures, it's T&Cs quite clearly say it can do whatever it wants. If it chooses to remove a picture of a baby so that the Daily Mail doesn't start a campaign against it in the UK that's a business decision.

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Snowden leaks latest: NSA, FBI g-men spied on Muslim-American chiefs

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Re: Don Jefe Muslim president

"just how black is he?"

Best quote of the campaign. He has an African father and a (white) american mother - so he is the first black US president but could be the first white Kenyan one.

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Re: Foreign power

>Does Putin go to court to get approval for the surveillance?

No, because Putin is a brutal dictator.

Here we go to court and the court says that anything we want to do is legal - that's because we are a free democracy

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Re: Don Jefe Muslim president

And Bush had a lot in common with every other white Texan ?

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Re: Not surprised

If only they had tortured the enemy non-combatants rounded up in 1939 we would have had information about Japanese fleet deployments at Midway and the political response to the A bomb.

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Muslim president

The same organisations used to spy on black-American leaders - and do much more than spy - leading to a black president,

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

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Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?

Because even Patrick Stewart couldn't get away with saying

"Computer; export monthly account spreadsheet - energize" without sounding like a prat.

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TalkTalk talks itself into trouble with budget broadband package fibs

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Alternatively OFTEL could start investigating their competitors.

They offer the cheapest unlimited broadband, BT ring up ASA and complain that their own broadband is also unlimited (expect for an axcessive usage clause that limits you and some throttling that slows you down your unlimited link to unusable)

Then whenever a competitor is cheaper than BT they just run a special deal offering 1quid internet to anyone in the Orkneys who name is Singh on alternate tuesdays - and claim the competitor's ad is misleading

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Ex-NSA boss Alexander joins bankers' CYBER WAR COUNCIL

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Re: wtf?

When the ex-head of the NSA rings you up and says that in return for a $1M/month contract the pictures stay secret - what do you do ?

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What's your game, Google? Giant collared by UK civil lib minister on 'right to be forgotten'

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Re: Strangely

> power as Simon Hughes

He is a lib dem 2nd level minister for nothing in a tory coalition. My cat has more power

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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Re: Send your MP an encrypted file campaign?

Yes blocks of random numbers where emailed to Jack Straw (the home secretary at the time) but since the laws are only used against "terrorists" there was no need to investigate a Labour politician

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Re: You do not have to say anything ..

And you don;'t have to say anything while you are held in prison for contempt of court for as long as the judge feels like - no trial, no jury, no parole ....

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Re: I still want to see ...

From what I remember when the law originally came in it doesn't have to be encrypted - there was something about any message with a hidden meaning.

So if you have a copy of paradise lost or Midsummer nights dream lying around I hope you have an English lit degree to explain it to the plod. You are probably screwed if you have anything by William S Burroughs or James Joyce.

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Re: Arrests

> for a club that sold itself as "socialists" New Labour ....

I think the "national" got missed out in a printing error.

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Re: Hang on a minute ...

When the law was introduced we asked how we could prove that the random noise in our detectors at the LHC weren't encrypted messages. We were assured that the law was only for use against terrorists so we didn't need to worry

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How things have changed

"advocating the posting of deliberately inflammatory messages" is now a crime?

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How to make $7,000 a month and benefits: Be a teen tech INTERN

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Re: Syntax error

Exactly, so you pay $7k to a few "innovators" in the hope that they have an idea for a new game or "innovation" like an app that says `eyup` and you get an army of cheap programmers to actually implement it.

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Profit-free Box trousers $150m in funding. So much for an April IPO

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Business plan

Lose money on every customer but make up for it in volume

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German spy agency staffer spied for NSA during gov probe into NSA spying – report

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Re: Cold war

Perhaps somebody put an accumulator on them in 1914?

Have we checked with paddy power?

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It's alive! Space hackers fire up zombie Sun probe's engines

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Re: Simply amazing.

The first message was :

Installing update 1 of 98767655444555 .....

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Wannabe Startup CEOs Hate This Guy: Potato Salad man and the $60k

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Or the guy who did the $1M homepage nearly 20years ago - if it's so stupid why didn't I think of it !

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USA to insist on pre-flight mobe power probe

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Re: New???

Or a laptop where you can swap the cdrom for a 2nd "battery" !

But it would be very difficult to spot a small cellphone/tablet battery on the circuit board if both main batteries where naughty.

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

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Re: the noise

I'm picturing a meeting where it was proposed that all the drivers have an xbox and race each other online and the crowd get an occulas-VR helmet to watch the cars zoom past .

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The pit stops will be quite fast as long as they don't lose the little bit of red ribbon - otherwise they will need to have a man with a special F1 biro-cap.

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Euro banks warned off Bitcoin as Canada regulates it

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Re: @ Jonathan 29 Cash... ?

Or upto the point where the bank won't let you transfer money to your relatives in Syria, or Eritrea, or Cuba or any other country that is now terrorist, or you can't transfer money to a person with an arabic name that shares the first 5 letters with somebody on a no-fly list.

Or VISA decides (for purely commercial reasons) that it won't accept donations to the EFF, or wikileaks, or CND, or Greenpeace, or the democrats.

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