332 posts • joined Thursday 12th July 2012 05:11 GMT
This is a terrible decision.
How is drawing attention to an allegation libellous?
"Ad giant Google is facing an antitrust probe intended to establish whether it exploits its dominance in the advertising trade to steer customers away from rivals' products."
Save yourselves some time and a lot of money.
They did. And I don't necessarily have a big problem with it.
I'd love to see what they spent £400m on that is now apparently only fit for the dustbin.
And of course, this u-turn has nothing to do with the rampant and seemingly unstoppable theft of digital IP across the globe...
sweet FA then
Mabye Eadon should apply...
Re: How Long
How long 'since' I think would be more accurate
"The trick to beating them, according to Blue Coat, is to rapidly detect and block the spread of malware-based attacks using a combination of network traffic analysis and forensic tools."
Re: Watch out for foreign governments
*cough* .. Autorun .. *cough* ... Siemans ... *cough* SCADA....
Sorry, but blaming the parents is just too easy.
I doubt any parent is saying that it is the Government's responsibility to deal with this issue alone, but clearly there is some middle ground here given the mass advances seen in technology and accessibility of media in the past decade.
Legislation to 'force porn mags onto the top shelf', so to speak, doesn't seem particularly unreasonable to me. A 15 year old might be able to reach it, and con the shop keeper as to their age, but it prevents the youngest (and shortest) children from even being able to get one.
Anyone saying that you wouldn't let your child roam the streets, so you shouldn't let them roam the internet is, frankly, an idiot. Parenting is about educating children to make choices, and how to learn from their mistakes, and allowing them a platform to explore and make decisions for themselves. I'd suggest that censoring (or attempting to censor) every piece of media digested by a child is setting the relationship up for utter failure.
Simple measures to prevent graphic pr0n being easily (and often mistakenly) obtainable through search engines, when combined with other responsibilities levied upon the network providers / IPSs should prevent the vast majority of 'children' from seeing what they shouldn't.
Sure, an enterprising teenager is going to find a way round it, but I'd argue that this is a natural part of their education as they approach adulthood. Just like grabbing a magazine from the top shelf, or, raiding the beer fridge when the parents are out.
Did that gif remind anyone else of myspace?
Well let's hope that 'anonymised data' extends beyond simply hiding a spreadsheet column or two.
The only problem being that I haven't found an umbrella company yet that isn't a steaming pile of unhelpful, money-grabbing, incompetence.
Working through your own incorporated company is the best option for any contract duration imo, as the initial setup costs are easily outweighed by the additional tax benefits that your own accountant can bring; as distinct from the broad-brush and overtly cautious approach adopted by umbrella companies.
"Why were the posts remove(sic)"
Errm, probably due to them being uploaded by hackers.
The US Government is grilling Google about privacy.
bahahahahahahahaha. Brilliant humour for a Friday.
Can't see what could possibly go wrong with this. I mean, we appear incapable of even making a calculator that doesn't have some gaping chasm of a security hole.
Would get my vote
A public company has a duty to their shareholders to make as much profit as legally possible. Now, if a company breaks the law then fine, serious consequences should ensue for the people responsible. But personally, I wish some would drop this bullshit morality argument.
The UK Government has deliberately deregulated and turned a blind-eye to these various tax loop-holes for years in an attempt to attract inward investment, and to make London attractive. London is famous the world over as a millionaires playground and place where money buys you influence.
Frankly, what other appeal is there of doing business in the UK? We're not a particular populous country in comparison, but still London remains a top-tier commercial center globally. The Government have to reap what they sow, and stop putting on a charade of a public grilling to try and convince people that this isn't exactly the sort of behaviour that is encouraged throughout the political class.
They'll be working for the state within the first half of their sentence.
Corporation tax should go. The cost of it is only passed onto customers/employees/shareholders anyway. Without such a huge owing directly to the exchequer, perhaps these big companys' influence at the very top levels of power would be somewhat mitigated.
"ordinary people have a viscerally negative reaction to the notion that large, profitable corporations should pay no tax while they bear the income tax burden. This is universally dismissed as an example of ordinary people’s “fiscal illusion,” the misguided belief that corporations bear the burden of the tax, while every economically literate person knows that taxes can only be borne by natural persons." - Reuven Avi-Yonah, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School
For as long as operating systems and devices continue to become more media centric, and interfaces are designed to be prodded with fingers on tiny screens, then you will never again have the same inquisitive generation who were brought up trying to break things with an MS-DOS prompt. Getting a computer to do what you wanted used to be a fun challenge which in my case led to a youth of tinkering / programming, which eventually led me to create and innovate software in a business environment.
It's difficult to see where such inspiration comes from today given the force-feeeding of crap such as Windows 8 to any youngster who's lucky enough to be given a PC for Christmas, as opposed to an iPad.
Apprentiships targetted at 16+ year olds is not the answer; a change to the way Children are introduced to technology is so that talent can be recognisted and grown at a young age, rather than after the career-horse has bolted.
The behaviour of all of these people is sickening, and apparently above any kind of moral or legal accountability.
As my uBuntu trainer once said:-
'Use the fork, nuked'
How does this differ from The Sun's website, which appears at first (and only) glance to be exactly the same as the described premium service?
How much do I have to pay to keep this off my system?
Would Google's own services not be at or very near the top of an organic search anyway? Why do they have to distort actual results to get greater visibility of their services?
Used it. It's shite.
I wonder how simple the design has to be for this licensing and ensuing accountability to engage?
Accuracy aside, I'm pretty sure I could knock something together that would fire a bullet in a deadly-ish kinda way. Whether my invention could do it a second time or not is another question...
I doubt most of these firms lie when summoned before MPs to testify as to the nature of their UK activities...
Since when has a CEO had to be an operations expert? Surely this is why you recruit an Operations Director?
Whoever said online exams had to be multiple choice, or, that they would mean kids wouldn't be taught how to write?
Some serious overreaction ITT. Sounds like a sensible and progressive idea to me...
Re: If my math is correct
"Damn I'm in the wrong job."
Assuming you realise that there is more to running a football club than simply paying your players. Otherwise, I'd continue sweeping if I were you.
This is as far from "Premiership football for Broadband customers at no extra cost" as you can get. This sort of marketing is just going to piss people off.
Re: SSH brute force attacks ..
You got the wrong icon.
I think it's a little sad that after the IPO they are legally obliged to make as much profit as possible, at the expense of pretty much all else.
I, for one, have enjoyed watching them become an integral part of the media landscape, and a platform for transparency throughout the world. That will shortly become a part of history, and not a part of their strategy once publically owned.
you can't beat a good wink
A lack of consistency over the way Asian regulators approach data privacy
In other news:-
Bear caught crapping in woods.
Re: not nice
What has fairness got to do with it?
Vagina jokes aren't funny.
This brings about a much wider question regarding censorship. When you start, where do you stop, and who decides what is offensive and what isn't?
Not that I'm sticking up for Facebook, but people are likely to complain in equal number if they were to try and impose their own moral/political/religious views on their worldwide population of users.
Re: I don't need no steenkin' title!
No, the question is what was stolen.
There is a little thing called counter-espionage too.
I wouldn't for one second believe that Western hacks against China are any less frequent, or less severe. It's just the general approach to reporting these hack-stories is pretty guttery, to be honest.
The 'legitimate' monetisation of cyber-warfare. What could possibly go wrong...
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire