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If I try and defame you using social media then according to the law of this land I have committed an offence. Even if I don't know that a law has been broken.
If I send you a message publicly that I think you are a paedophile then you have the right push for some form of punishment.
The top 3 that you can be prosecuted under are -
Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994
Malicious Communications Act 199
but can also include
Public Order Act 1986
Now we all know that the law can be an ass, because it can never take into account the fact that I also talk to you like that and you usually don't mind. The fact is, you don't actually have to mind as this was sent publicly so only a busy body needs to take offence. Essentially to stay the right side of the law don't put something out into the community that is wrong, criminal, slanderous or likely to cause offence.
It's a tricky one, especially as the "banter" that the sub thirty lot dole out is very abusive and borderline criminal. And quite a lot of porn is also now on twitter
Whilst it may be acceptable within your social circle to call someone a peado it may be deemed offensive to others reading the message. Twitter seems to be full of hate these days, and flaming the trolls has little or no effect. Also the actual tools of twitter seem a bit light touch. You could block the individual, but they could create a second or third account and continue where they left off. Alternatively you can send a spam report to twitter, but by definition they are not spamming you. Maybe twitter needs another option to report as offensive.
Not that it would work, not with things hash tags like #thingsinyourfannythursday where a young lady posts images that are NSFW and #thisguysacun.....
I will tell you the only fact about the weasels that I know, and that is they are complete murdochs.
Also they are small, active predators
Re: Why not Apple. . simple
it does seem unfair, but not just because of apple. The browsers on all android smartphones should also be in this pile.
Anything before ICS has the stock browser but can have several downloaded from the play store, whilst ICS and above has (can have) chrome as standard.
Hardly a level playing field.
If I ran a gadget shop
I wouldn't want the great unwashed stinking up the place. (staff not included)
As it's international talk like a pirate day
All I can say is keel haul the scurvy dawg
XDA isn't the easiest place to search - depending on your phone Modaco is a great place to search. It's slightly friendlier too.
I am glowing with confidence
and monkeys fly out of my butt
Didn't channel 5's The Gadget Show create a 360 degree immersive experience?
oh yeah - http://gadgetshow.channel5.com/gadget-show/blog/episode-3-total-immersion-cinema
No wonder my broadband speed is a paltry 1.2MB when the exchange is in South Africa
Oh sweet Jesus
What is this new experience?
Surely not, no it can't be.
erm I agree with Lewis Page
There I said it - now where is the nearest strong drink
Been into clusters for a while, but this one makes me all fuzzy.
A better solution could be
Telling the ISP that they need to mailshot their users informing them about cookies, and information on how to clear them from the device.
Cookies are here to stay, whether you like it or not. They are not evil (apart from the evil ones)
This reminds me of when HMRC tried to get all their local systems talking.
It's not going to be on time, it's not going to be on budget, and in all likelihood it isn't going to work
Re: Not all Nexus 7 affected
Most users probably wouldn't do this.
Then again I am not most people, thanks to Modaco I have a bespoke OS with working NFR and flash, as well as iplayer. I only stream, I don't store content. Although using stickmout I could. Makes the 8GB model very attractive. With regards to the memory issue I used advanced task killer. And sometimes I even clear the cache.
No trouble here officer, move along.
Re: Go to Jail
The recognition is rightly deserved, and Monopoly is very apt.
Alan had a theory to beat anyone monopoly, apparently the maths didn't work.
See the story here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/10/alan-turing-monopoly-board-google?newsfeed=true
Why can't we just paint them to blend in with the surroundings?
Although that might not actually work if I think about it. My neighbourhood already has a vast array of large boxes dumped on its streets.
Missing the point maybe....
but what kind of feckless goons build a phone out of glass?
"Apple has frequently accused Samsung of demanding far too much in licensing fees for its 3G patents and abusing the "monopoly power" granted by those protected designs."
POT - Hello Kettle
KETTLE - eh?
POT - You're black
perspective people, please
We won't be getting 4G in the UK for a while (except in certain experimental Orange areas).
Hardly going to shape the products of the UK
If it was Apple they would be suing the Dev because it's their remit to screw the little guy for every bean. Presumably they invented scams too
This month I said goodbye to RBS and said hello Co-op.
I am not looking for a free handout, I just want a slightly better banking experience.
No wonder piracy is killing music (ahem)
Re: Have they patched WPS yet?
Agreed - but he has simply stated "No indication at all that it has happened either - other than me telling them"
infers unauthorised access was gained before telling his neighbour - Plus, what kind of moron pen tests the incorrect network? (rhetorical)
Honestly, some of the people on here are daily mail grade idiots
Are you of low intelligence?
You have admitted a criminal offence on an open forum.
By doing something "by mistake" is no less of a crime, and stating "the first time" infers that you had tried again.
Finally you take a swipe at their alleged lack of security.
Some people are walking talking time bombs
Re: One simple answer for the tech world
Is it software?
Well the process of fetching the data can be patented - as long as it uses a new groovy far fetched science fiction way.
Re: Have they patched WPS yet?
That would be illegal - something to do with the communications act 2003
"Improper use of public electronic communications network’, ‘dishonestly obtaining electronic communications services"
Who do you believe?
Sony who took weeks to get the PSN back online or anonymous?
My money is on the anons - just wish I could work out why they would do this though. Nothing to gain, nothing to prove. If they did do this then what a bunch of sad tossers
< - not anon because I don't give a shit about them
After all @paigetaylor has loads - hmm best not look as it's definitely NSFW
30 day rolling Sim only contacts and buying your own device is the way ahead
"so the designs were obvious and can't be patented"
Agreed - now stop feeding the lawyers
Indeed, maybe the big copyright infringer's will take note.
Perhaps they will copy the court documents and make them available as a free download with every blockbuster movie.
Re: Too right
@Efros - agreed, SmartDNS is particularly handy, that's why I have a USA netflix account. just that most of the #NBCfail twitter traffic had links to VPN proxies
Also, I am not saying that this is legal or illegal, just a very clever use of technology - eventually even NBC opened up the live feeds (without commentary) from their pay sites to try and claw back a bit of advertising revenue.
Re: This would never be a UK patent
well @Steve Knox - that's because in the UK you can't just go around creating a patent for something obvious. You can't patent shoes for instance, but you can patent a design feature of a shoe. Although you do have to supply a working prototype for the patent to be granted.
*I chose shoe for the obvious reason
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