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Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED

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Should read Mounties get their man without spying on the entire nation.

Just shows how modern police can do their jobs with old fashioned warrants naming an individual instead of the Star Chamber justice from south of the border.

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LOHAN's Punch and Judy show: The big fat round-up

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"we did finally get off the ground after a cancellation on 5 April due to excessive wind."

What were you eating that day?

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Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches

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Re: Bill from Lavaboom here

Bill, all the best with your new enterprise. The 6.6 Billion non-Americans are sure to embrace it.

The world needs secure communications and I shudder to think of the consequences without them.

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Don't let no-hire pact suit witnesses call Steve Jobs a bullyboy, plead Apple and Google

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"Mr Jobs’s character has no bearing on whether any Defendant entered into an illegal conspiracy to suppress wages or whether class members suffered damages," they said,..."

Ummm, it does actually. Trying to obtain an illegal agreement via extortion is certainly an offense. The character of the people involved will play a role, especially if it is shwon to be one in a chain of similar events.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC

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Poor guy

Having to cut back his wage to that pitiful level. At least he's feeling the pain like his employees.

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Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'

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That's all I need. Every thirty seconds my phone will say "I'm up here."

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MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling

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Re: I wouldn't want to set one foot on American soil either...

You are subject to their laws standing on the peak of Mount Everest. The Supreme Court upheld that American law can be enforced globally.

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FTC: OK Facebook, swallow WhatsApp – but NO selling people's data without permission

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They will simply change their EULA and add the user gives permission to have their info passed onto third parties (AKA Facebook) and 99% of the users will click it without reading.

So much for informed consent.

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Apple is IMMUNE from Heartbleed, it says. But don't check if it's true

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Ummm Alister...

The reported "safe" version of OpenSSL is 1.0.1g released on 7 Apr. I'd take another look.

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Apple eyes virtual reality goggle game with patent filing

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More patent nonsense that will stifle creativity and end up with one or two companies cornering the market.

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Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board as privacy adviser

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"I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own."

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Who wants a ROBO-BUTLER? Google and pals do – and they've just put $2m towards it

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Facepalm

Makes sense.

We already have phones to think for us, so now we need robots to do things for us. Right, lets get ahead of the curve and order those new trousers with the 44 inch waist.

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Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?

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Cake?

The cake is a lie...

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'Monstrous' Apple kicked us off iAd, claimed we are its RIVAL – Brit music upstart

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If you are no longer giving Apple any money, I don't see a problem.

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SPACE RACE auction: $130k raised for spacesuits, Apollo 11 kit

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@Nick Ryan

I'm with you. I bet the organizers would make 200% more if Kim Kardashian wore the space suit. Of course, I wouldn't be buying it then...

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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I want three running in CrossFire mode so I can play Far Cry 3 on my 4K TV.

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US Supreme Court declines to hear NSA mass phone-slurp case

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If the United States Supreme Court refuses to reign in overt abuses of constitutional power, then there is little hope left for democracy.

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Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardware

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Re: "but all of your video is stored in the Amazon cloud."

It gets worse. I'm sure the Fire is geolocked so only the Americans will be able to see all the content.

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Oracle smacks JD Edwards help site with cease and desist order

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Oracle. Expanding the closed garden mentality of the 21st Century.

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Vint Cerf wanted to make internet secure from the start, but secrecy prevented it

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It isn't too late.

Adding an encrypted V2.0 TCP-IP stack is perfectly doable, just like adding IPv6 support. Get an RFP going... Get Linus Torvalds and his crew to build it into the Linux kernel, THEN watch Linux usage skyrocket. When people start dumping Apple and MS gear for Linux, it won't be long until the rest follow suit.

The only thing required is will. Oh, and keeping things of US servers.

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The IT Crowd tops BAFTA nominations with four nods

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Series 1-3 were stellar and gut achingly funny. I credit that to Ash Atalla as producer. When he left at the end of Series 3, it showed. Series 4 was a shadow of former greatness with one-off funny lines hidden in an otherwise embarrassing mess which killed any hope for the planned series 5.

My DVD collection has IT Crowd series 1-3. I just ignore that there was a fourth.

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Google's SWOLLEN WINDBAGS circle PLANET, dispensing INTERWEBS

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Joke

North Korea welcomes the Google overflights.

"We needed more targets to practice on, but our budget was depleted for this year. Thank you Google for providing us with free targets for us to shoot at."

General Sun-Yip Kim, North Korean Democratic Defense Force.

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Bay of Tweets: US sought to disrupt Cuba with covert social network

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When will the US learn to stop meddling in other countries political systems? Especially when the governments they overthrow are legally elected by their countries people...

They interfered in Iran overthrowing the King and installing the Shah. We all know how that turned out.

Same in Iraq with Saddam.

Africa, South America, and now Cuba?

Sorry for using Wikipedia, but it's the only site to list most of them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_United_States_foreign_regime_change_actions

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Titanfall pits man against machine, Kiefer Sutherland Snakes into Metal Gear Solid V

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"Long have I wondered why franchises such as Battlefield and Call of Duty bother to include a single player entrée aside the multiplayer main course."

I like single player modes.

1) I can practice the game without disturbing anyone else

2) I don't get continuously ripped by some hyper-adreniline filled teenager probably running cheats.

3) I can close my machine down without interrupting anyone else's game play.

4) I live in a remote area with spotty Internet and my ping rate guarantees I'll lose the game.

5) I can take time to explore the level and usually discover hidden features few others do.

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Snowden leaks made us look twice at cloud suppliers – biz bods

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"84 per cent of ICT decision-makers globally believed they need training on data protection laws and security rules in the territories their businesses operate," it said.

US law superceeds all of your local protection and privacy laws so maybe you need to step up your game and work on a solution that makes your data secure first, rather than conducting an exercise in futility.

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BlackBerry sucker-punches TV star Ryan Seacrest in patent brawl

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That keyboard is the only asset BB has to flog.

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Snowden files latest: NSA and GCHQ targeted German satcomms

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The US is simply no longer trustworthy.

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US Supreme Court Justices hear arguments in game-changing software IP case

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Computer software should be covered by copyright, not patents.

If I write a program, and you copy the source, that's a copyright violation. If I write a program and you write a similar program independently, that's progress.

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US to strengthen privacy rights for Euro bods' personal data transfers

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Good Lord.

The only way Europe is going to strengthen their privacy is if EUROPE does it. It's been over nine months since Edward Snowden defected and the revelations are still coming. Do you honestly think the USA has changed given the complete lack of any accountability in their system in this matter to date?

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Dell tells customers: 'Opt out' if you don't want a channel service

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The HP rep has been quite good at returning my calls. If I'm going to "opt out", I may as well go all the way.

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Amazon Workspaces: A dish best served later

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I use a VPN (Free with my firewall), log into my home machine via TightVNC and voila, desktop ready to go. Why trust someone else's infrastructure?

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Original iPhone dev team was 'shockingly small' - Apple engineer

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"Yet micromanaging Jobs steered them to worldwide mobe DOMINATION"

Pedantic point, but iPhones only show "domination" in the US market. Elsewhere in the world they barely break above double digits of percentage of sales compared to the other manufacturers.

US Sales

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/iphone-sales-make-apple-top-mobile-phone-vendor-in-america/

Global Sales

http://www.statista.com/statistics/263355/global-mobile-device-sales-by-vendor-since-1st-quarter-2008/

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Dear Reg: What is a 'Lag' and a 'Jacksey'?

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Given there's over nine million people haunting The Reg, I suspect the depravity is not limited to just the web site staff. :)

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Hey frumious Reg gamers: BANG-or-SNATCH? We look at Second Son and Thief

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I pre-ordered my copy of Thief as I was a great fan of the earlier versions. I played through Thief in about twenty hours. Good game with lots of doorways that can handle DLC add-ons at a later date. There were a few annoying inconsistencies, but nothing that drove me away. Shadows don't seem to be as effective in this iteration. I could stand in pitch black shadow and still get spotted by the guardsmen.

Between Thief and Dishonored I still prefer the latter, but the margin is quite close. Willing to reassess that once the DLC for Thief comes out.

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Amazon HALVES cloud storage prices after Google's shock slash

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It isn't what you pay. It's what you get for that money. Quality costs a little more, but it's worth every penny.

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You TWITS! Facebook exec erects billboards shaming texting drivers

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Every modern phone has a GPS unit. Have the screen turn off at anything over 10MPH and only send / accept phone calls if there is a hands free device attached.

As for a $20 fine, that's just silly. $2000 might save a life.

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WTF: Twitter bug temporarily kills THAT Oscar selfie

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The sudden disappearance of the tweets led to some panicky fans moaning to Twitter saying shouty things like "Get it fixed NOW!!!" and "PLEASE IM LITERALLY GONNA CRY PLEASE SORT IT OUT."

Good Lord. People need to turn off their phones and get a life.

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Hold on, everyone ... Prez Obama thinks he's cracked this NSA super-snooping problem

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Re: If you believe that...

Agreed. There were docs put out by the EFF recently.

https://www.eff.org/document/unclassified-fisc-order-march-21-2014

Page 8 of the doc shows they are putting metadata into various silos and then hiding the fact from various oversight bodies when they are served by legal paperwork in the silo that gets served.

When the government no longer answers to the people, is this still a democracy?

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No Notch niche: Minecraft man in rift with Oculus after Facebook gobble

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As would I.

Glad to see someone with scruples getting away from the sinking ship. I was really looking forward to an OR set of goggles. Now I suspect I'll wait for another brand. Marks Zuckerberg's vision of VR and mine are somewhat divergent.

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Google slashes cloud storage to $0.026 per GB. Your move, Amazon

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Re: Not sure a small Wordpress blog

WP Blogs turn into big things sometimes. If it's this easy to set up then bonus points to them. I wish all computing was this accessible. And $10 a month for a server ain't bad either.

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There are no winners when all the entrants are American.

Whats the nearest Euro equivalent?

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SECRET Apple-Comcast CONFAB BLAB: Movies streamed to TV? – report

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I have no issue with Apple penning a deal for movies.

I do have an issue with Apple getting an EXCLUSIVE deal for movies. Competition is necessary to keep corporate streaming prices down.

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Zuckerberg, Musk and Fake Steve Jobs invest in secretive AI firm

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"Vicarious wants to replicate the neocortex of the human brain in computer code, coming up with a software programme that can think like a person."

Let's hope this person doesn't need to take Zoloft pills regularly to function.

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UK.gov! frets! over! Yahoo! exodus! to! RIPA-free! Dublin!

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Or stated another way. No matter what your local privacy laws are, US law supersedes it.

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...and there is is.

The penny just dropped.

"However, as Yahoo is a US company it will still be subject to US laws such as the Patriot Act and FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] which they will have to comply with."

No matter where you live in this world, if you use American based services you are subject to US law.

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Tech giants KNEW about PRISM, web snooping, claims top NSA lawyer

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Re: Yes. Er no

Well stated batfastad. I was going to type the same thing.

The NSA tends to tell half truths and avoids the inconvenient parts.

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Star Wars movie to start shooting in UK this summer

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“I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.”

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Our irony meter exploded: Apple moans ebook price-fixing watchdog is too EXPENSIVE

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If I could charge $1100 an hour then slag the work off to a consultant and have others pay that bill, I'd be out of the blooming country as well.

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Report says Microsoft has divided CEO list into possibles and probables

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You don't want a software CEO, you want a businessman.

When Jobs asked John Scully to be Apple CEO he was with Pepsi.

Get rid of Elop. If you want MS to be more than a cloud company get rid of Satya Nadella as well. Nothing against the guy, but is having him run the division he is qualified for a bad idea?

Ford CEO Alan Mulally is my choice. He can run the business and hopefully get it focused away from Surface tabs and phones.

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Elon Musk scrubs lucrative MONEY RING debut again on Thanksgiving

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Mr. Musk's attitude

will see him on Mars long before any nation state. When your own reputation (and money) is on the line, you pay particular attention to reliability.

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