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'Heartbleed-based BYOD hack' pwns insurance giant Aviva's iPhones

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Re: Admin Access from outside.

It was on in the default and nobody read the manual ?

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Re: Good to know

MobileIron claims that it offers a full management system for data on your mobile devices.

Unless they can prove that this hack was somehow able to post messages, send email and wipe the devices but somehow wasn't able to "fully manage" the data - you should assume that they slurped everything.

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Good to know

That wiping every employees mobile phone after extracting all the data from it represented no financial loss to the company and no risk to customers.

Normaly if some hacker merely gets onto their web server he is accused of causing millions in damamges

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Glastonbury debuts festival wide Wi-Fi network - fitted to COWS

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Re: Why fibreglass cows?

I suppose there is an issue with the smell and 'manure' problem

- but the cows could get used to it.

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Why fibreglass cows?

Wouldn't real cows be just as effective?

They could roam the festival site with WIFI stripped to their backs.

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If Google remembers whom it has forgotten, has it complied with the ECJ judgment?

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Re: This whole thing is idiotic

Suppose the only result that came up when an employer Googled your name was the conviction for nicking booze 20years ago - because Google gives more weight to a "real" newspaper than your blog about your work rescuing kittens. The conviction is spent and doesn't appear on a police record, but does appear on the HR manager's phone.

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Congress passes crackdown on NSA surveillance

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Re: @Marketing Hack

>They can't find some e-mails because a hard drive was destroyed.

Presumably this is where an all-seeing National Security Agency that even spies on the government could come in handy?

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Re: Sheeple'd again?

I'd like a warrant to tap phones looking for terrorists Mr Judge

Where does it apply and for how long.

Everywhere in the world for the next 1000years.

Approved - stamp

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FCC to spend $2 BEEELLION to install Wi-Fi in US schools

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Re: Odd that this annoucement came so soon after Cisco's latest bad news

Obviously there won't be any $20,000 routers this time.

Now that we know that we need to avoid any HW made in china for security reasons, and any routers used in schools need to be terrorist proof they will need to cost a little more - but we have to be safe

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Google, Microsoft to add remote KILL switch to phones

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Re: And what's the real subtext here...?

They already have a kill switch for that - it's called the phone system.

You don't need to build a secret kill switch into all TV sets to stop them hearing anti-government messages on Fox news, you just have a word with Fox news.

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Re: And what's the real subtext here...?

And the ability to block the import of any cheap Android phones that don't have this feature

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Engineering fault stops SpaceX launch of machine comms satellite network

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Re: Rockets use liquid fuel?

Safe rockets use liquid fuel.

The Apollo era Saturn V rockets used liquid fuel as did the Shuttle main engines because Nasa only allowed liquid fuel for man rated missions. But the shuttle got a bit heavy and so they added a couple of solid fuel boosters.

They were perfectly safe because Nasa changed the rules to allow solid fueled manned flights

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Ministry of Justice IT bods to strike over outsourcing fears

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Re: Just strike on principle!

>it is our taxes that are paying for these inefficiencies. The money saved can be better spent elsewhere

Such as on dole for all the people made redundant ?

Look at the shining model of the South Yorkshire coalfield.

Spend 10x as much as you used to spend on subsidizing coal on dole, inward investment grants, regional development grants, depressed area grants, extra policing, extra healthcare etc.

And 20years later you still have an area that s completely fucked.

But at least you now have millions of quid going to Moscow to pay for the gas you are using instead. Well done comrade Thatcher - have an Order of Lenin

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Google spaffs $50 MILLION on 'get girls coding' campaign

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Coding is a fundamental skill that’s going to be a part of almost everything

In the same way that semiconductor wafer processing is a fundamental skill that is part of everything.

Electric cars are going to be everywhere so we all need to be lithium miners ?

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Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'

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Re: A key problem is this...

Now try doing that if you are a european company with development teams in 5 different countries.

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Bankers bid to use offshore temp techies

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Qualified

Are many of the IT professionals from these nations qualified parachutists?

It is going to create traffic problems if large numbers of them are dropped into the square mile and the chutes don't open

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Hey! Where! are! the! white! women! at!? It's! Yahoo!

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Re: I always write "prefer not to say"

I always put down African - I believe my family came from Olduvai Gorge originally

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Re: 5 things I paid the least amount of attention to

>but how does that work for, say, a brain surgeon or a sysadmin?

Same way - by the amount of blood on the walls at the end of the first week.

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Oracle shares pummeled after giant reports glacial growth

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SaaS, PaaS

Are supposed to allow you escape from being locked to expensive propriety server applications and databases - so you naturally go with the main jailer?

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A future queen, the spy chief behind the Iraq 'dodgy dossier' – and a war base rendezvous

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Re: Bletchley vs. NMC

But the Bletchely trust have evidence that the NMC have weapons of mass destruction that could be used within 32kb (1) and so must be stopped.

(1) the evidence came from some posting on the internet and may be confused

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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Re: "[A] threat to our society that we need to take action against?"

>I´d like to know what our society is

I thought there was "no such thing as society"?

If he doesn't believe in holy iron lady he must be some sort of commie terrorist

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'I'm for free speech!' brave Boris bellows, bewildered by 'right to be forgotten' bluster

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And Google could respond by removing it and replacing it with a front page link saying "Embarrassing details about Mr X available on our Irish server click here"

Since Google don't do any business in the UK, according to their tax return, there isn't much the UK could do.

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ISIS: Iraq KILLS the INTERNET: VPNs, social media and chat apps blocked by government

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Re: Which planet are Facebook on?

>When did the armed uprising take place in the UK?

Approx 1969-1998 and it was necessary to have reporting restrictions to prevent the oxygen of publicity

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Re: Damned if you do...

> el reg readers tend to be able to take rational arguments and draw their own conclusions.

That if you are about to launch a crackdown/counter-insurgency operation you don't want the rest of the world finding out any details except through your official news agency?

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Slippery Google greases up, aims to squirm out of EU privacy grasp

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They seem happy to do the same thing if the suspect you haven't used your real name on Google+, or if there is some copyright background music in your home video on youtube.

This is simple you request a page removed, they pass it onto the courts, the court declare which page is removed. If Google can't keep up with the data flows resulting from individual court judgements - its probably in the wrong business

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Missiles-on-rooftops Brit spy Farr: UK gov can slurp your Facebook, Twitter ... What of it?

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exceptional circumstances

>“I am not aware of any exceptional circumstances which would justify a departure from the neither >confirm nor deny principle in relation to the alleged Tempora

What about when foreign companies stop basing themselves in London because of the assumption that all their data will immediately be copied to the USA? What about when Airbus stops allowing Brits anywhere near their designs because GCHQ will copy them to the NSA who will hand them to Boeing?

I'm not sure that being seen as merely a US eavesdropping operation is exactly in line with Boris and Cameron's new digital tentacles London - or perhaps it is!

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Top Canadian court: Cops need warrant to get names from ISPs

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Re: Huh?

A national lottery with the prize the chance to Hunt Harper - could clear the national debt!

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British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change

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Re: Mathematician vs. a "Real" Scientist...

>This was an engineer in a royal cannon factory

A little unfair, Benjamin Thompson (Count von Rumford) was America's first world class scientist. But since he was a royalist he got kicked out and went to work for the Germans.

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Boris: Look on 'London's digital tentacles', ye mighty, and despair!

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Re: Research has found

Especially when you reclassify every dry-cleaner with a facebook link as a digital business

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Han Solo headed for lengthy stay in bacta tank after Bay Door Control cockup

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Re: Production Schedule

Then why was Russel Crowe still visible in almost every shot of Gladiator?

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Torvalds on patents: 'Sane people know it's bullsh*t but making real change is difficult'

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Re: Bullpucky patents until...

Nurse, he's got out again !

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When will Microsoft next run out of US IPv4 addresses for Azure?

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Suspicous

I think the packets just wanted to go and watch the footie

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PICS ON GROUND: Cabbies PARALYZE London in Uber rebellion

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That's why we need more regulation.

Do you realise that in London today people who are not members of the British Computer Society are allowed to use computers. On the street. In broad daylight. Where it might frighten the horses.

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Ireland accused of giving Apple 'selective advantage'

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Re: Scandal

> How can an EU company compete in such a system!?

By doing exactly the same, and in many cases much worse.

That's why the UK lets vodaphone pay no tax because it would be bad for their business.

Rolls-RoyCe and Boots, those well known Bahamanian companies, pay little tax here

The worst is probably the Dutch Antiles charity Ikea

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Which is more serious than what Apple/Google/MSFT/etc have done to the tax man.

If eu countries are allowed to compete on who allows the most favourable interpretation of tax law, others will compete with other laws.

Imagine if some penurious eu state offered a deal to pharma companies - open a HQ here and we will approve all your drugs in 24hours, or you could get cross-eu safety approval for a new car import by just having a dealership there that employed the president's nephew.

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ICT globalisation survey: UK's tops - 'cos we don't care who buys our firms

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R&D globalisation - no

Canada and Australia score highly on business surveys R&D only because of the tax advantages of doing R&D here rather than the UK.

Pretty much anything that can be counted as R&D gets a tax rebate. The result is that every activity that doesn't involve chopping down trees or digging up coal is R&D. But finding skilled people, access to world class universities and innovative companies? Lets just say that even Alberta doesn't quite compete with the area around Cambridge or Stamford.

Saying it leads the world in R&D is like saying that Ireland leads the world in internet search or operating system development because Microsoft and Google have the eu HQ there.

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EU probe into Apple's taxes: It's NOT to do with double-Dutch-Irish anything sandwiches

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Re: Selling apple kit is a loss leader, almost

So ironically it is legal for Apple to do these tax dodges so long as they effectively ban anyone else from selling their kit profitably. But an HP or IBM or Lenovo couldn't

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Re: So is this similar to what Starbucks do?

Yes and it's totally legal for a monopoly.

What would be illegal, and what Apple are accused of doing, would be if Starbucks sold the coffee to supermarkets at 1.00 allowing the supermarket to make a profit but sold it to it's own stores for 2.00 so they didn't.

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Come off it, Moon, Earth. We KNOW you're 60 million years OLDER than we thought

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It gets really, really old

And no 60myr older than we originally thought !

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Whoops! Google's D-Day Doodle honors ... Japan

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Re: One not given to forget Allies...

It was more a comment on the Hollywood fondness for re-branding a historical event to involve only Americans.

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Egghead dragged over coals for mining Bitcoin on uni supercomputer

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Re: fail....

Plus the 100-150% overhead the University charges on NSF grants.

Those $5M/ear soccer coach salaries have to come from somewhere

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HP has Chromeboxes with Intel Core i7 chips, but they'll cost you

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Meh

About the same price as a Gigabyte Brix, Zotac or any other Intel NUC format machine - all of which you know will run Windows/Linux and have driver support.

A chromebook (aka tablet with a keyboard) or a chromestick makes sense - but these ??>

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One EURO PATENT COURT ruling for all from 'early 2015'

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Although still better than the East Texas - which lawyer has the biggest belt buckle - system

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Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

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Re: The man is correct

Everyone should have the opportunity to learn programming, just like they should have the opportunity to learn a foreign language or to play an instrument.

It doesn't mean that must learn to program becomes a key school requirement. All that leads to is a watered down defn of "programming" so that 100% of kids can do it. So we have a Computer Science GCSE that consists of changing a font in word.

Imagine if must play a musical instrument was a requirement, the schools would be full of compulsory triangle practice - which would reduce the number of kids playing the violin - in the same way that compulsory HTML would reduce the number of future programmers.

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UK govt 'tearing up road laws' for Google's self-driving cars: THE TRUTH

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Re: Driverless car

>The Docklands Light Railway?

Is it the Victoria line that has drivers only because computers can't strike?

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