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PLEASE STOP with the snooping requests, begs Google as gov data demands skyrocket

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Well What did they expect

They stop them hacking in for direct access and now they have to service every request.

What they need is a good SPY_API framework

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Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills

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subsidies????????

How can you have subsidies of WE ARE ALL THE SAME COUNTRY

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Watch this Aussie infosec bod open car doors from afar

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Use a Brick

Never fails to gain quick entry to a car. Not unless the neds/chavs are getting more tech savy these days

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Plane grounded so cops can cuff semi-legless passenger

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Legless twice on the same flight impressive

I was once on a plane to Turkey a few years ago when a two legged women got drunk and tried to open the door at 35,000ft and pished herself (must have been the pressure). Turned out she was banned from flying for doing the exact same thing the previous year. I thought I'd never she her again as she's be spending sometime in a nice Turkish prison. Turned out she was on the return flight after a great holiday and was again pissed.

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The Therapod diet: From HUMUNGO DINO to TINY BIRD in 50m years

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Humans Next Step Hobbits ?

Well can only dream of a 3 breakfast society

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Brit balloon bod Bodnar circumnavigates planet

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Hats off to a stunning acheivement

Well done mate!!!

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Security chap writes recipe for Raspberry Pi honeypot network

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Re: maidenhead

About time it had a quick reboot then !

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Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN

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Re: Did you see the leopard? Are you still alive? Get in touch and let us know. ®

Did the leopard Kill YOU ? Are you still Dead? Get in touch and let us know. ®

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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Its Dead Jim!

Pity the app is wearing a red security top and never seen before

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German government orders local CIA station chief to pack his bags

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Re: Friends ?

Pppssttt...... EVERYONE is spying on EVERYONE else, even the Germans are releasing malware for they own spying purposes.

It's not spying that the issue its getting caught.

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Re: Interesting

It's always Berlin what gives Threadstone issues.

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IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

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there's a reason why semiconductor engineers like beer so much.

Because it tastes sooooooooooo nice and makes coding easier, well it did when I was a student, a jnr, a dev and a lead.

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

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What ARE you talking about ?

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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What Steve Jobs didn't invent this

Come on he must have sent secret messages from beyond for this one.

I wonder if the hard grafting apple engineers ever got a bit annoyed with Stevie putting his mark on all the patents.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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Re: Self-Incrimination?

your guilty until you prove otherwise.

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Rockall batters plucky Brit adventurer

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Re: Just how inedible are seabirds really?

They are still eating in many parts of the world, including Scotland, where we cover them in batter and deep fry them (ok I made the last bit up, we eat them raw).

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/aug/25/scotland-hebrides-gannet-hunt

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El Reg is looking for a new London sub-editor

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Re: Sir

Almost any salary in London is really not nearly enough to live on.

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Amazon sues former employee who took Google cloud job

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Hold On

"He also agreed not to try to poach AWS staff for that six-month period, too."

Is there not a class action for agreements of not poaching staff between tech firms. I think this is bit heavy handed on Amazon part. This also would not fly in UK/EU.

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British and European data cops probe Facebook user-manipulation scandal

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Future Elections

Q: So how do we win the next election?

A: Well we give FB $100m and with use 50% increase in cat videos to our targeted demographic, showing bad news to the maybes.

Q: Will that really work?

A: Worked last time.

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Attackers fling Stuxnet-style RATs at critical control software in EUROPE

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...and then try to run SCADA system on Windows machines - just how many points of vulnerability do you need?

Any OS is full of holes.

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REVEALED: The sites blocked by Great Firewall of Iraq

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Re: Not Too Bad

Nope it was me, speed reading it seem is not my forte

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Joke

Not Too Bad

Well at least they can still get porn,

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Israel develops wireless-malware-injection-by-smartmobe tool

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DisAgree --

Has you PC Speakers never chattered with Mobile phone interference ? This is the phone inferring with a subsystem within the PC (TV or radio) most likely the sound card. Now if you could develop this so it developed a buffer overrun on the sound system you might be able to inject data or code into the computer its self.

You also have to remember that Mobile phones are computers with a very broad RF broadcast range; so if you can find a common or range of common subsystems that can be targeted that chances are that they use the same chipsets such as USB, BlueTooth, Wifi, Ethernet. Just because they is no configuration of a sub system (eg network, wifi, IR) does not mean it is not powered, working and more importantly service by the OS.

Also think of other attack vectors such as a picture on a web site can inject code in to the client OS (very common).

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

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Re: Why...

First AC then DC so you get ACDC

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Get ready for Europe's ROBO-BUTLERS: Billions of €€€s pledged to electro-slave dream

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Re: I want a robot......

I want a robot to key an eye on my first robot.

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Mixed Views on this

Not good for lowly paid home helps (no job)

Good as I don't have to move to get a beer

I may never have to hover again

But maybe we should be getting more active not less.

Remember the first law of Robotics.....make money

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DARPA crazytech crew want to create HUMAN-FREE cyber defence systems

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So Self Patching Systems

How easy will a self patching system turn into its own denial of service attack.

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The enemy of my enemy is my, well, temporary ally: Apple and Microsoft in pact against Google

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How about adverts for.....

"Apple Powered By Microsoft (for now until we can ivent something better)"

iFanboys will be cheering until the next update. When they will be told to cheer something else.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Re: Stuff it can't hope to deal with

@Stuart 22

Cycle nearly ever day through a busy city as well as doing long country runs and mountain biking, and I'm also a motorcyclist. With drivers you can eye ball them and make eye contacts.

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Stuff it can't hope to deal with

Drunks on road at 11pm

Buses / Taxis the raptors of the road

Filtering Cyclists

Filtering Motor Cyclists

Car Jackers; it will politely stop and open the doors, its the safest option

Trucks using the right hand lane to turn left

How will it know to stop for police or just pull over

Ambulances wanting past and you have to bump up on kerb

Will it think flash bike lights are the police ??

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Are you senior enough to sit around a table with The Register?

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old tech Reg

can't you get "invent" an app and suck up all the data from the mob, meeting in person is soo old hat!

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Indian climate boffins: Himalayan glaciers are NOT MELTING

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Gravy train

Someday the gravy train of climate warning will come to an end.

I am skeptic of warming NO!

I am believer of the bad science and doom mongering to generate research funds... YES!!!

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Stop bullying SUPER FAT GODZILLA, urge movie stars

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What do you expect....

If you eat humans, there are a lot fatter than they were 60years ago.

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We're from the SAME DUST CLOUD, BRO: Boffins find Sun's long-lost sibling

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Re: "...4.5 billion years ago...” Ramirez said. “A lot of things can happen in that amount of time.”

"brown dwarfs, which will burn for 10s of billions of years, but are hard to see because of their comparative dimness."

Even the sun has some dim cousins .....

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Apple pulls iPhone 4 from sale in India after just four months

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Manufacturing Space

Why make older cheaper 4's when you can make some very expensive 6's in the pre-launch ramp

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Re: reason Apple scoops so much of the industry's profit

"Apple stuff is supported for longer and tends to get used or passed on an used for years."

Eh....No this is complete rubbish. Apple do selective upgrades so your older iPads / Macs can't install any of the software / apps in their store. The older versions of which will work on this kits is not available on their app store.

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Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace

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What is the World says "No"

Governments around the world make a very healthy income selling RF space to mobile companies;. And what if the said governments don't want an effective spy network over their lands.

The current Tory government in blighty (no its not a coalition, if you think it is; your just kidding yourself on) will no doubt say "YES" as Google has better access to no 10 than the current Tech gov department.

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Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS

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That many!!!

Does having your phone automatically login in twitter even if you don't use it count as an active user?

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BT Tower to be replaced by 3D printed BT Tower

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But.... Is it Giant Kitten Proof ?

You never know when a giant kitten is going to climb your post office tower.

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Ugh! This DUNKABLE wearable tech is REPELLENT

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Jacket

How about a real waterproof jacket that doesn't cost £300+

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Hey, Glasshole: That cool app? It has turned you into a SPY DRONE

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Is there anything to stop Google themselves doing this? Seems to me they have a cheap way of getting Street View updates without the fleet of camera cars.

Yes.. .don't use the glasses !

But you could replace the firmware with a non-google one.

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GIANT FLESH-EATING DEVIL CHICKENS roamed North Dakota

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Mmmmm....

They look tasty.... perfect for a Griswall xmas.

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Is the World Wide Web for luvvies and VCs – or for all of us?

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Re: Some of this makes me want for "simpler" times.

I use Clearly from Evernote which strips most of the junk from a page and leaves a nice clean view of the actual text.

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NRoff /Troff

I used to wrote whole technical documents in NRoff Troff for electrical engineering specs etc.. back in the 1990 so we can have a sort of intranet. You needed to think in certain abstract forms to get them to work correctly and all of them were written in Vi. Ah.... those where the days.

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Barclays warns freelance techies of DOUBLE DIGIT rate cut

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Oh Well...

The really good guys will leave quickly for better rates, while the bad will hang about and moan. Don't like your customer then find another. This is independent companies here NOT employees and most contracts can be terminated with in a week or so on either side. It is shit but it will be the middle management that will suffer all the pain as contractors leave and deadlines that can't be meet.

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Plod foils drone drug drop down under

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It was a fair "copitor"

It was a fair "copitor" by the flying squad.

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Hey, MoJ, we're not your Buddi: Brit firm abandons 'frustrating' crim-tagging contract

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Dullards

Wanted "the development of a product which does not yet exist".

Well yeah.... that's call a new system.

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Apple's Windows XP moment: OS X Snow Leopard left to DIE

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Re: What are we waiting for?

My old "Snow Leopard" box could not (or they would not) be upgraded, so I converted to run Ubuntu instead; and its been great.

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THOUSANDS of Tesco.com logins and passwords leaked online

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Re: Is this Tesco's fault?

Eh No..... you'd think that a LOT of login attempts from the same source (ip etc..) would start to raise a red flag somewhere. If your customer base is in the UK and the IP address come from somewhere else, then this is not likely to be your customer.

This looks like is a mix of sloppy user security (if Tesco are being truthful) and a lack of security on incoming requests.

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