Well, no harm in trying. They won't succeed anyway, sure they want to keep it for all google stuff in development, but so will loads of others with counter claims, so it will go nowhere.
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Re: Bulk interception of net traffic is not mass surveillance...
To be fair, they will continue it whatever you decide to call it. They have no interest in what you want or what anyone else wants outside the system.
Perhaps their president has been playing this too much then... might explain things.
Ok then all you BBC lovers, fine you like it, so you pay for it, not everyone else! How about you pay for my Sky TV subscription because I personally feel some of it's channels are worth more than the BBC, as do quite a few other people given Sky Subscription numbers. I don't see why you think the BBC should be funded that way because you like it, but not other services when others like those?
Re: Is this intended to be a permanent fixture?
You mean...like paypal or Tesla?
Re: Remind me again @Lee D
Most companies are not going to be paying the required salary to attract people who can design and keep running a system at anywhere close to the uptime of the best cloud providers. You can not discipline someone because you chose to hire someone of a lesser skill than is required or you can afford.
Re: i can see myself
Well, as an end user you won't have the choice or know either way. If your using a modern browser, once a web server supports it, you get your content delivered the new way automatically.
The reason for this is obvious, there is no way to set a cookie never to expire. So developers just choose a random absurdly long time to do the same thing.
I don't see how versions matter, I wouldn't mind seeing version 53245 myself. They serve no purpose, each release should point to a change list anyway. End users really don't care, they should be notified an update is available and have it applied, not bothering them with the version. Tech people should refer to the change list to see how important it is, not guess from which number changed in the version.
The kernel is never going to be written from the ground up, some software is always a gradual evolution so in your mind they can never leave their major version ever?
Re: What about pre-payment?
The article specifically states they were S3 keys, so presumably he knows they were not the root keys. Still I think your right that those keys had too many permissions for what they required and the correct roles for them should have been set up.
Isn't the far easier solution to actually password protect the 'new' access point and then log the password thats entered by the user? Them thinking it's their own access point, they will just re enter their real one. Why bother with the fake web page nonsense that makes it look very suspect.
Clearly you are the type or moron who would authorise this yourself if you were in such a position then. The data is the compiled report on the employees personal day to day comings and goings, when they are at home, when they go to the shops, if they kissed their lover on the doorstep....once that is written down and compiled it becomes data of a very personal nature on you as a person in your private life, which has nothing to do with the company.
The company that asks for your password to confirm your identity when you call them up...not much faith in any of their security!
"Inflated valuations for software companies are discouraging possible acquirers, says Chinese giant Huawei" - so basically, if things were cheaper we would buy more of them. Rocket scientist this guy is. It is all very well to say things you can not afford should be cheaper, but if the share holders are willing to buy shares at those prices, then that's just the price and the way it is!
Why listen to scientific advice when listening to a large group of fanatics wins you more support? After all, these people are politicians, interested in keeping their jobs, not on being right.
Haha, the guy is insane, the reason the tech companies are encrypting everything is because their customers demand it, they are a commercial company if they didn't think their customers cared then they wouldn't do it. His suggestion that internet users would welcome some surveillance is simply not backed up by the outrage people show towards it and the fact that these commercial organisations see that their customers want full encryption.
Haha, yea, so everyone should be using java instead? Oh wait....
Well, to be fair he should probably have read the terms and conditions he agreed to. Anything that happens after that is his own fault. Also, I think most people would have thought using a company brand in the title of their app might be dodgy and so doubly check the terms first. Due to this, my sympathy is limited.
This is just a lot of soundbites backed up with stats chosen to back up your particular view of the world, ay stats can do that. Would have been more interesting is what your views are on what a better system would look like? It also has to be a system people actually want to partake in, given we live in a democracy, the will of the masses dictates what actually happens, not some theory cooked up in a researches office.
Why is this surprising? Modern day crocodiles regularly kill larger creatures who come near the water. It is more about surprise, technique and one of the creatures being out of its comfort zone...ie in the water!
I am still using an S3 running the latest android OS and it is perfectly capable, so that isn't really an issue. Given that this device is for testing things you can't test in an emulator (you can test all the phone dialling stuff in an emulator) I really don't see what is shocking about this...kind of standard and perhaps making a story from nothing.
Errr, is it just me or did they just say they don't sell information to advertisers accept for iAd, which means they do sell the information to advertising except for that rather smaller product range they exclude because iAd is for advertisers.
This is not guaranteed though, unless you believe you can get the grain of sand to travel faster than the speed of light, if the amount of energy required would be calculated to required speeds in excess, then it may not be possible.
Indeed your right, and not many people are interested in waiting 10 years to start saving about £25, particularly when inflation will make the saving even less.
Re: Two-factor auth for Find My iPhone?
I guess then when you enable two factor authentication your also one of these people who ignores all the warnings to save the backup codes they tend to provide when you enable two factor for just such a time so you have to ring up support and tell them you didn't bother saving them.
Re: Let me guess why networks want Tizen
Really? When Samsung themselves are not even pushing it on their own phones?
Yes, very fair when you get less for GBH or death by dangerous driving or rape... what the hell is the judge thinking. It just goes to show your life means shit, but damage a companies earnings or the governments image and your doing serious time.
Yes indeed, I think a better solution is to let them all go but then never let them return!
Re: Manufactured story
So your saying the perfect cover for a terrorist plot is actually to just rent out a farm holding and they are in the clear....
I would rather the police concentrate on preventing and stopping the crime, not on changing what the thieves are after so they don't want it any more. That isn't really their job is it!
Haha, yea and I am sure the EU doesn't have its own agenda at heart either. This is just one agenda pitched against another. It has nothing to do with what is right for the person.
What a stupid thing to say, I don't intend on declaring a war on another country or landing myself on the moon. But most people are interested in things that happen outside of their own little world.
Well, whether or not this is real, I don't think her answer was really provided this way. She may have said yes and then done it as a gesture afterwards, but not giving your answer until ages after you have done this would be a bit harsh.
A big player has sensed a weakness in the Microsoft game of applying these patents, if they force it to court, Microsoft will once and for all have to reveal what the patents are. Good on Samsung!
Re: What can I say?
Ok, this is the same as saying people in general are idiots because they ring emergency when their cheeseburger has no cheese. Idiots pervade all areas of life, not just fb.
When it can wirelessly charge from anywhere in the house, im in. Until then I may as well plug it in.
We collectively own the spectrum so the licences given out should be free and the savings passed on to the customers. Any other model basically means the operators pass the cost onto us and so we are just paying the government even more money!
Re: This seriously sucks...
The fact he is still wanted by interpol perhaps? Meaning he can not visit any other country. If they were decent they would withdraw the interpol arrest warrant.
Completely pointless, endless patches that could introduce back doors and the issue of whether the code is what the binaries were compiled from all the time will make it impossible to achieve.
Re: Android users do not upgrade their OS as much
I agree with you here, id like to see a comparison of how many people upgrade their Nexus devices, which have updated available immediately, and those of other manufacturers. I bet the upgrade percentage is much higher!
I don't think its unacceptable though to find that a new OS with more features runs slower on older hardware. They make it compatible, they can't make it run as fast when its doing more... any idiot should know that, but the google trends seem to suggest im giving idiots too much respect!
I do think the whole of the UK should have a vote, you may want to leave or you may not want to. But then again, we may want you to leave or may not want you to. It works both ways.
Re: Satellite Mapping
Yes, this may well be the case. But what we are saying is that it is complete nonsense. Any country wanting to invade would have satellite photos and intelligence information telling them where all the bases are and what they do. Most organised terrorist organisations would have the same.
They need to stop living in the 1940's.
Re: Buy a professional product...
The issue isn't with how to roll out changes, its that when the change has been rolled out the compromise has already allowed certificates to be forged, it is the same as a jewellery store putting in better security after the jewel thief has already struck, good practice for the future but isn't going to get the jewels back. Here you had to apply patch, create a new signing key, create a new CSR and submit to a certificate authority for new SSL certs, apply those and then ask for the old certs to be revoked. Try doing all that with a group policy.
All of this misses one point, the decision of who to use is not just a price based one. As far as features are concerned, AWS is a still light years ahead of the others. Granted it what you need is provided by them all, your fine, but if you use something only AWS provides, it isn't going to matter how much cheaper others are.
Re: Not wanting to defend plod, but
No actually, in court the police and CPS would have to prove it was you, which would be impossible.
Buy us a few more years, the minimum period during the middle ages lasted a couple of hundred years. Sure relative to the life of the Universe its tiny, relative to my life and my families life, its enormous.
Re: It's the beginning of the next Maunder Minimum.
Err, what? Its a globally accepted fact that during the middle ages the earth suddenly went a lot cooler, this is why the Thames used to freeze enough to set up a fair on it in London. The widely accepted reason is the suns activity dropping. So, please, unless you know what your talking about, probably better to not try and deride someone else's opinion with nothing but rubbish. It would have been different had you said you believe man warming will exceed the cooling, but to say variations in the sun are never enough to have any effect is pure nonsense.
I guess the real analogy here is that this is similar to a court order allowing the feds to intercept and read all posted real world mail rather than just specific items. I am not sure on US law, so does this happen? Or do they have to say which mail they want opened? At the end of the day, email is more similar to real posted mail than it is a hard drive or telephone call.
One problem with this article, the two products are not the same thing and are not intended for the same purpose. Amazon glacier is designed as long term backup, once drive is just a remote drive in the cloud, not intended for long term backups, more an extension of your hard drive in the cloud. The API access is also woeful by comparison.