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Mounties get their man: Alleged Heartbleed hacker CUFFED

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Big Brother

Re: Can't wait

Nothing to sniff at?! ;)

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Hot, young under-25s: Lonely slab strokers who shun TV

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Going against the trend

Being from the 'Boomer years' I don't have a telly, don't want one and can't really see the need for one. Laptop and 26" monitor with speakers is quite adequate for watching the rare programme from BBC on iPlayer (didn't get that one Apple! - sorry and the logging in aspect of the commercial channels is a pain) or for watching DVDs/Bluray.

And now Amazon/Lovefilm are introducing unlimited film streaming even less of a need for a telly and the £140+ licence to pay for the extortionate paypackets of lovvies and "DJs". Any sport can be watched in the company of others in the pub - supporting local business and enterprise - as many people who have a telly do as well.

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Three's money man reveals UK mobe firms' DARK PRICING dealings

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Re: Three 0800 pricing

From the latest 3 Price Guide:

All 0800, 0808 and 0500 calls are free.

Your data allowance can be used as a personal hotspot (we used to call this tethering) – if you choose a plan with all- you-can-eat data, you can use up to 2GB of this allowance each month as

a personal hotspot.

So yes you can give up your current contract to get free 0800 calls and lose your unlimited tethering.....or keep the tethering and not call any 0800 etc numbers.

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Bulls hit city streets after alleged Samsung ad shoot hits the fan

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Need eyes testing

as I pretty sure that word was NOT beasts!

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BT caught in data gaffe drama: Whistleblower squeals over alleged email fail

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Critical Path Failure point

Is that why there is so much spam/malicious mail coming from IP 65.20.0.12 Hostname lb.lon5.cpcloud.co.uk? I've been wondering how. Thank you.

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Brawling neighbours challenge 'quiet' cul-de-sac myth

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Trouble with cul-de-sacs

is once you're in them there is no-where else to go really.

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LOHAN chap hooks up with busty stratominx in cosmic pleasure cruise

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C'mon

You can't blame the bloke for milking it for all it's worth!

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Child sex abuse image peddlers dodge UK smut filters and demand Bitcoin payments

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Next nasty re-direction

So how long will it be before we read about 'phishing' and other malicious emails circulating where the links start pointing to these 'hidden' caches of material and payload downloads to your machine. Followed by another to the hapless/hopeless victims asking for payment to remove.

Or worse, no warning. You just find out if you need to have your machine services for any reason.

Trying to convince police authorities that you were the victim of a scam could be a problem.

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NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

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Re: Every household?

I haven't opted out of pizza leaflets etc as I use them as fuel on my log burner. But I haven't had this leaflet informing me about being able to opt out either.

Looks like someone's made an opt out decision for me.

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WHEEE... CRUNCH! iPad Mini tops list of most breakable slabs, mobes

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Doh!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/07/15000_london_coppers_to_receive_new_crimefighting_tool_the_ipad/

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Barclays Bank probes 'client data sold to rogue City traders' breach

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IDA Contender?

GOV.UK are looking for Identity Assurance Providers for their new, exciting, great, whizzywig digital exemplars that we are going to love using. Perhaps they need look no further?

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Yahoo! Mail! users! change! your! passwords! NOW!

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THUD!

Trying to do this and .........account locked! Password reset sent to.....yup the account that's been locked not the 'other' account! And to get to the security questions to confirm who I am.....yup you need the new password!W!T!F!

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

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7th May 2015

Please tell me what happens when I wake up on the 8th May

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Three-yaarrgh! Major UK mobile network's data goes down

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Slow News Day

Well, nothing in my life is that important that it can't wait a while...no life or death decisions nor contractual financial penalties. News, info....well there isn't much going on that effects folk is there that can't wait a bit.

Traffic jams happen, getting late in for work happens. Enjoy loking at the outside world. You never know, you may see something new.

Don't read anything work related when out of work - I'm not getting paid then!

Having a break from 'instant communication' can be a blessing.

Oh, and no impact here in the West Midlands

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New Doctor Who's new costume newly REVEALED by Beeb

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He's missing

for a SH the red braces and the shirt should be a Ben Sherman checked short sleeved. And those trousers!!! Bring back the Levi jeans with turnup. And Monkey Boots.

More a Smoothie look, but he needs the porkpie hat and No6 'ticket'.

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NatWest 'spam' email cockup got me slapped with late payment fee, says angry Reg reader

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Funny

how I got my emailed statement ok earlier this month.

And if this was the rule then I'm sure there would have been an outcry from quite a number of customers in the same position as this guy. No?

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

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Just how fast does a neutrino travel if expelled from an exploding star?

Assuming no Dark Lead is in it's path of travel

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Someone stole your phone? Now they'll have your STARBUCKS password – the horror!

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For once

no mention of Android

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Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

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t-shirt slogan

if it fits.....wear it.

A bit odd to wear for a court apperance though.....or is that the de rigour for US courts?

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Never mind bungled Universal Credit rollout, Maude wants UK to be 'most digital' gov by 2015

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Re: Why oh why oh why

Wake up at the back there! Where do you think all the GDS staff have come from who 'advise' Mr M of what he should say should be 'digitised' and are pushing/supporting this bizarre IDA idea. They are all from the 'great IT crowd'.

But as the report says, they are only now understanding the size of work involved and slippage of 6 -8 months on delivery is now common place - from the IT crowd, not the old fuddy duddy Civil Servants.

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Data scrapers used Amazon cloud to reap biz bods' CVs, wails LinkedIn

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Publicly available PI

So if they don't want 'scapers' to access this *publicly available* data........just make it private.

It's a fact of life for any public website that contains *useful* information, robot scrapers will be used to harvest information. And as far as I know accessing *publiclicy available* data is not an offence if it does not damage the data or infrastructure it is held on or deny access to others.

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Planning to rob a Windows ATM? Ditch the sledgehammer and bring a USB STICK

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BBC 30th Dec

reckons it's a European bank, with details of hack process

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25550512

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Cheeky LOHAN chaps in gutsy snatch at El Reg's paper spaceplane crown

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H2 vs HE

As title.

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JAILBREAK! US smut spam king Kilbride flees minimum security prison

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DMARC, SPF, DKIM

The sooner these are implemented by people as a standard the better the world would become.

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What is the difference between a drone, a model and a light plane?

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Re: Flying Machines and Flying People

Well, if you were to install a video camera in the cockpit that fed to in-line video goggles you would get the same view. I know it's done over here in Blighty by R/C glider pilots, not sure about 160mph jet planes though! That would be quite a rush when flying low!

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F-Secure won't speak at imperialist lackey RSA's 2014 conference

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I don't think so

Will all this hoo-ha about RSA and the NSA result in Governments worldwide stop using RSA devices and put them under the same micrscope as those from Huawei?

See title

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Vodafone dodges UK corporation tax bill - AGAIN

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HMRC vs Vodaphone

Looks like they could be the same entity. Where has their lawyers CIO just come from?

Just asking.

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James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

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Whoa! Hold on there

If they are just going by the books then they are obviously ignoring the fact that many of the drinks would not have been finished. Quite a number were left on the bar/table/floor due to 'interruptions' of a physical nature!

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WIN YOUR OWN HADRON COLLIDER pop-up book with El Reg

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Paris Hilton

Re: All I want for X-mas....

Or preferably a real hardon collider

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Sensation: Chinese Jade Rabbit FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Go China!

China could find a ton of stuff left behind by the US and stuff sent there by USSR.

Or perhaps the odd golf ball or two.

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Fees shakeup: Freephone numbers will actually BE free – Ofcom

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June 2015

Giving the mobile companies plenty of time to re-jig the wording in contracts and charging policies to ensure that they do not lose any income.

So much for protecting consumers.

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GOV.UK's criminal record check IT job blow: Home Office snubs new design

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Re: GDS (@Julian)

"They've come into a high-security public sector environment and shown the old crusties how it should be done. "

Ho hum.....says it all about GDS' approach really.

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Re: GDS

Not from my experience!

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Universal Credit: £40 MILLION and counting's been spaffed up the wall on useless IT gear

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Re: Shiplee speaks sense

"Every department is being moved over to gov.uk eventually."

LOL. Depends when 'eventually' is. Looking at how progress in GDS is like watching someone swim through treacle I think that the transfers that should have been achieved this month will not be moved over until this time next year..if that.

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Shiplee speaks sense

and hopefully someone in Gov will listen. Digital by default was the driver for this one. Just think how much else is being planned by other Gov Depts to meet this direction given by the Cabinet Office and how much else could be wasted.

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Chinese hackers targeted G20 in Syria-themed attack

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Questions, questions

When Reuters say "When recipients opened these documents, they loaded malicious code onto their personal computers. For about a week in late August, California-based FireEye said its researchers were able to monitor the "inner workings" of the main computer server used by the hackers to conduct their reconnaissance and move across compromised systems."

does this mean Fireeye were in the know about these breaches suggesting that they supply these five with a product ................that failed? Or were brought in after the breach (how likely?)

Or a supplier to these five disclosed information to Fireeye?

Or.....just journalist speak?

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Creepy US spy agency flings WORLD SLURPING OCTOPUS into orbit

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cubesats?

Nirtsats surely

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Three offers free US roaming, confirms stealth 4G rollout

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WTF?

Redcar

is not the Bath of the North. Have you been there? Were you drunk? ( a mandatory condition of living in the town along with a kebab with extra garlic)

St Pauls area of Bristol perhaps but Bath? Never.

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UK.gov to warn tweeting twits, celebs 'n' pals on court case comments

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Hypothetically Puzzled

So what would happen if the Court published the information, it was reposted by a foreign subscriber to Twitter, some one from the UK on hoiliday abroad saw it and re-tweeted it when outside the UK? The UK citizen was not in the UK when they did it so would they be subject to UK law stand a chance of being prosecuted or would it come under foreign law?

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Twitter mobs attack wrong celebrity Ian Watkins after child abuse case

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fading memory

but wasn't there recently some police activity against people who were writing/venting not nice words against others on such, ahem, things like Twitter? So if the police could do that then why not again for these poor individuals who through no reason have been cstigated throughout cyberdom. Or perhaps would Twitter suspend/cancel the accounts of such idiots?

And when is it that pigs will fly.....

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PS-PHWOARRR: We review Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4

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Damn and blast

Looks like I'll have to wait a little longer to be able to pick up a cheap second hand PS3!

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Thanksgiving ROAST in SPAAACE: Comet ISON faces FIERY SUN DEATH

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Two views a day

5am and 7pm - getting up and coming home. Nice. Just have to hope that we don't get our usual 10/10 cloud cover here!

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iCan't quite hear you: Apple teams up with Danish firm to make hearing aids

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Childcatcher

So

a little like the FM/digital systems used for children with hearing impairment in schools? Like ROGER?

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Coroner suggests cars should block mobile phones

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FAIL

Anyone remember

driving when there was no mass market mobile phone availability? What did people do then, poor things.

Just because phones are there doesn't mean they have to be used at an inappropriate time. If a call was needed and unanswered they'll either call back later or leave a message.

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GCHQ hijacked LinkedIn profiles to hack Belgian telecoms network – report

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LinkedIn?

Sorry. Is this some sort of important software tool? Or software used by tools?

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Martian MOM LAYS another EGG in SPACE - but it's not big enough

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Childcatcher

I always thought that to be a MOM you shouldn't use a coil, let alone two

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Yet ANOTHER IE 0-day hole found: Malware-flingers already using it for drive-by badness

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"However, simply rebooting compromised machines would appear to remove them from the botnet, so what this new type of attack gains in stealth, it loses in persistence. "

Perhaps this new type of attack is less aimed at personal machines but more likely to be corporate devices? Users on large networks probably leave their device switched on after logging off to allow remote program/patch updates to take place out of hours so RAM remains powered.

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Right royal rumpus over remote-control 'RoboRoach'

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Alien

Possibly?

Is this just a ploy to find the Arquillian prince hiding in Brooklyn?

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'Weird' OBJECT, PROPELLED by its OWN JETS, spotted beyond Mars orbit by Hubble

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Alien

Update required

It's so unusual........so where are the later pics then? Sept 23rd was 6 weeks ago.

Or perhaps they don't want us to know

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OAR-some! 18ft SEA SERPENT discovered off US coast

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Eastenders

would love this in the pie shop. Properly jellied of course.

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