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* Posts by Toby 2

10 posts • joined 10 Nov 2010

Watch this Aussie infosec bod open car doors from afar

Toby 2
Gimp

Painful stream

That video stream was just painful to load! Painful I tell you!

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

Toby 2

3pm on a Friday? Don't think office productivity would actually have changed much ;)

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Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

Toby 2

Re: And Google's and Apple's

The Us does currently make tonnes of requests to Ireland for data stored there. However Irelands laws on this conform to EU regulations. This means the US has to submit a full application for each request then wait for responses etc. To follow this new avenue would allow the US administration to simply bypass such regulations and trawl the data en masse, or at least with much less oversight, similar to the access they currently enjoy to their own citizens data.

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You are ALL Americans now: Europeans offered same rights as US folks in data slurp leaks

Toby 2

Altogether now, can you say 'hegemony'?

I wonder if, for example, this has anything to do with the EU suddenly deciding it actually *will* allow the US much more leniency in importing GMO products? I notice there has been very little media coverage of that... tit-for-tat-for-political-capital...

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Why on Earth is Microsoft moving to Euro pricing now?

Toby 2
Boffin

"I find it quite amusing that a company would decide to have uniform pricing right across a continent "... that bar one country uses said currency. Strange that.

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Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8

Toby 2

Did they ever?

Still using XP, but DVD codecs are didnt come with WMP11 here, had to get FFDShow or VLC or some such...meh, why would they continue to shovel development dollars into an area that has so many competing, free options already without any hope of ROI?

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Google to join Wednesday's anti-SOPA protest

Toby 2
Mushroom

PIPA & ICANN = dead internet

Nobody seems to have realised that (unless I've got it wrong) PIPA will effectively give MPAA the reins to ICANN, seeing as it is HQ'd in the US, so basically any site anywhere ever, not just in the US or hosted there, is at threat from DNS shenanigans

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Man reveals secret recipe behind undeletable cookies

Toby 2
Coat

Its just adverts...

surely weather they are more targeted or not you can just ignore them? the technique only has effect if multiple sites are using the same technique (obv.) so information obtained (unless your buying WMDs or something, then you should use TOR) would only ever be relevant to advertisers... Just ignore the adverts, targeted or otherwise!!

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Wikipedia: It's not for girls

Toby 2
Paris Hilton

Ladies that are interested in SATC...

are in the main, I would hazard the guess, less likely to be interested in adding to Wikipedia.

(BTW the SATC page is actually quite detailed and structured).

To generalise (ie not to be sexist) most of this section of the female populace would rather be reading "Now!"

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Rethinking the iPhone

Toby 2
Heart

MiFi in shirt pocket...

Probably soon have a wireless heart too. A cooked one.

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