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'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code

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Re: Few CIOs or VP ITs can code

Execs without exception believe that because a change takes 4 seconds to articulate, it will take roughly the same amount of time to develop.

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Kaspersky rips The Mask from sneaky Spanish spy campaign

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Re: Could originate in Spain

You don't have to be a government employee to write software for use by the state...

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Google opens up data on secret data collection orders

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Why would the NSA request data that they are supposed to have sight of anyway? Surely, it's just to make it legally actionable.

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Good news: 'password' is no longer the #1 sesame opener, now it's '123456'

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Re: It's not just about websites though is it?

Contrary to popular belief, written down passwords are not a great security risk, when looking a the root causes of intrusions. The enforced renewing of passwords is however a major damage limiter for infiltrated systems. Drives me nuts too, but the numbers say it is certainly worth the inconvenience.

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Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

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Re: What about passwords to secure government VPNs?

I suspect your NDA has some form of 'imminent danger' clause

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Re: @mastodon't

That is like saying the bomb maker is innocent because he didn't open the briefcase...

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I don't get some of the comments here. Taking the story at face value[1], this guy had history trying to blow us up and we jailed him for not providing a password which may have stopped some of his nutter mates from also trying to blow us up. Forget laws for a minute, seems like a perfectly reasonable way to deal with the situation.

[1] yeah

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NSA: It's TRUE, we grab 200 MILLION of your text messages A DAY globally

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Re: Neat trick!

If only we had some kind of 'special' relationship...

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That's a lot of border crossings in a day...

The other 5.5 billion texts are probably generated by NSA spyware. Always wondered why contracts offered 2-3k free texts a month...

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Google appeals against French data watchdog over privacy policy fine

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When was there something that Google didn't appeal?

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Five UK banks sign up to hook up customers' ACCOUNTS to their MOBILE DEVICES

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Security concerns are quite a side issue. The mass fraud that the banks have to underwrite pales into insignificance compared with something that enables slightly more indebted retail spending.

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Hackers slurp credit card details from US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus

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Why are we talking about 'people'? This isn't going to cost any one 'person' a penny. Credit Card companies need to sort their POS. Fast, I would suggest,

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Prez Bush email hacker Guccifer is BACK: A-list celebs' inboxes 'raided'

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Making disclosures in fear of being targeted, which in doing so, paints a large target on your back. Priceless.

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Snapchat vows to shut its hole in wake of 4.6 million user data breach

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The guy is a class A idiot, and that's all I've got to say.

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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Maybe so they can force Google to remove links to anything that would make their shite software even remotely useful...

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Snowden: 'I am still working for the NSA ... to improve it'

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The idea that this had nothing to do with the Russians is laughable.

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Feds charge four in GLOBAL Silk Road METH RING case

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No, I'm Spartacus.

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Bizarre Tolkien-inspired GCHQ Xmas card CAN'T BE READ by us PLEBS

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Personally i think it's entirely plausible that GCHQ would use this type of engagement at this kind of audience. They have confirmed the intent publically (for the first time ever) to the parliamentary committee. If it is fake, where then is our actual Xmas card with witty and insightful verse??

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Parents can hide abortion, contraception advice from kids, thanks to BT's SEX-ED web block

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Re: Disagree

Then they shall do just that regardless.

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Disagree

My position is quite against the flow on this, which surprises me because I am firmly against most attempts to control my access to information, or decision making.

Anyone who caught a glimpse of Joseph From Essex on ITV's recent jungle programme will probably share my amazement that this fully grown man did not know how to tell the time. He explained that he'd had an iPhone since about 7 and, well, "it's on the front". Each generations capability with the internet greatly surpasses the previous. It is clear to all, I hope, that it is nearly impossible to avoid pornography online, and it would be irresponsible to not try and protect the development of younger children.

We can't choose our parents, and whilst most would install their own filters when introducing technology to their kids, there are those who just couldn't give a toss. Or more likely, they're still trying to figure out where to put the installation CD.

I do not see the problem with an ISP having a default filter, with quite a broad scope, on the strict conditions that (a) the fact my search is filtered is very clear; and (b) I am able to easily switch it off.

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Murdoch EYEBALLS Twitter with $25m buyout of news aggregator Storyful

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"the first news agency of the social media age"

Possibly the funniest thing I've seen all day.

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Silk Road 2.0 busted! At least two arrests as federal crackdown begins

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Try harder

As always the attempt to create a honey trap is painfully obvious (Silk Road 2.0); oh please. Any previous user who is not missing his/her cerebrum is long gone, and the saps getting caught are new users who have been invited to search for drugs through TOR, because the TV recently said that they could.

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Apple fanbois warned: No, Cupertino HASN'T built a Bitcoin mining function into Macs

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"Apple Mac" - their problems started here.

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EU legal eagle Legal: Data protection reforms 'very bad outcome' for citizens

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Is privacy from your state not a fairly obvious right in a democracy, and therefore an issue quite comfortably in scope of 'Europe'.

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Microsoft teams up with Feds, Europol in ZeroAccess botnet zombie hunt

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Nice to see Microsoft starting to clear up their own mess...

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Oi, Obama. Rein your spooks in, demands web giants' alliance

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But it is fun to watch

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Microsoft and Google unite to sue US gov't for more transparency

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Anyone who thinks that moving their email, or their social networking to a site which is not hosted in the US, is deluded. Snowden's disclosures are the the tip of the iceberg I feel, and I cannot imagine that there are many places on earth that are outside of the reach of NSA surveillance. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I'd feel more comfortable with Google, as they are clearly made aware of the data that is shared, as distinct from a non-US site where the data is likely just slurped without a second consideration.

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Bank of Thailand bans Bitcoin

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I think Bitcoin, or moreover the principle of Bitcoin, terrifies the banks and challenges their monopoly over the world's economy. For this reason, they will lose their battle regrettably, but the show should be interesting...

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Russia's post-Snowden spooks have not reverted to type

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Russian humour, surely...

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Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA?

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Mushroom

"T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless appear not to be affected due to partial foreign ownership."

You mean, the NSA didn't need a court order...

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New draft cybersecurity law: US Senate hits ctrl-alt-del, reboot

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Boffin

How about stop trying to cut costs by remotely managing these facilities; employ some actual people; and take the damn systems offline.

Doesn't seem particularly difficult.

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Thousands of fingered crims, informants spaffed in web security COCK-UP

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Pint

This is brilliant.

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Julian Assange: Google's just an arm of US government

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Holmes

Global companies with lots of capital and overwhelming power, get a bit too close to global capitalist governments.

In other news, Pope found to be Catholic.

And I don't necessarily have a problem with it. Without such synergies at the very highest levels, you would be in the insane position where governments don't really matter at all, as people outside of government have accumulated all the wealth and control over the worlds economies and infrastructure.

Oh. wait....

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Obama weighs in on NSA surveillance imbroglio

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Joke

Here, I've corrected your icon.

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Leaked Obama brief reveals US cyber defense, offense policy

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Western view: Let's create peace by waging war against anyone who might possibly destroy peace. And we'll continue to do this until, err, there's no one left.

Great plan.

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Sacked Zynga bods learn their jobs are gone via Facebook

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Facepalm

..and more time buying credits in Candy Crush Saga.

(or whatever it's called)

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Three's mobile data goes titsup in mysterious spreading outage

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Back on now.

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Mine has been off since about 11pm last night, but I managed to connect briefly this morning at 8am to download some emails and check a website or two. It's been down since.

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Review: Philips Hue network enabled multicolour lightbulbs

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[...] presumably on the assumption that only iPhone fans are prepared to pay that kind of money for lighting.

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Report: IBM protests Amazon $600m CIA cloud contract

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Black Helicopters

Yes, but what did the CIA say, then?

They wrote the article.

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Smut-for-Glass app suffers premature ejection

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Pint

I'm beginning to see the potential of this Glass..

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Prosecutor on Private Manning's Wiki-leaks: 'Arrogance meets access'

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Boffin

This trial is a disgraceful charade.

That is all.

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Ecuador: Let's talk about not having Julian Assange on our sofa

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I imagine the Manning outcome will be largely dependant on what is agreed with Assange as regards his future...

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Look out, fanbois! EVIL charger will inject FILTH into your iPHONE

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Re: Yes, but...

Symantec?

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Amazon faces its third strike in Germany

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Share the love Amazon...

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Apple in Big Apple dock: iPhone goliath starts ebook price-fix trial

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Re: Capitalism at it's finest

Apparently the torrent is not required...

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Apple declares WAR on Spotify: iRadio bags streaming rights

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Can't help but feel they are too late to the party with this one, and surely this is just going hit iTunes revenue..

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How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95

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Re: Patent claims

@Condiment.

See icon.

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Vodafone set to splurge £2.5 MEELLION a DAY building 4G network

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Will be interesting to see what this means for BT's infrastructure in the next few years. Somehow don't think buying Premiership rights is going to balance the books...

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