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

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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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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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Re: €25K

At least we know that no GCHQ employee would hand over British secrets to the NSA for €25k - they get a generous salary and a public sector pension to spy on us for the merkins

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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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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

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There will be no problem with the o-rings on the new rocket.

They have been replaced with "compliant toroidal interface sealing elements"

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Re: Boeing huh?

Because Lockheed got the $$$$$Bn contract for the F35 - you need to be fair about these things

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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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'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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