* Posts by malle-herbert

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Beyond the Grave: US Navy pays peanuts for Windows XP support

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Since it is the taxpayer's money paying for it...

Why don't they release those patches to the public ?

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Understanding the network energy efficiency challenge

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No word on servers ?

That are sitting idly in datacenters doing nothing ?

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EU steps (marginally, tentatively) towards new data protection law

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EU steps (marginally, tentatively) towards new data protection law...

And as usual it's one step forward... two steps back...

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Online identity woes can only be solved through the medium of GIF

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One GIF to rule them all...

One GIF to rule them all, One GIF to find them, One GIF to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

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NSA slapdown prompts Privacy Int'l to file new lawsuit against GCHQ

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How can it be that the US is so much further ahead on this issue?

They're not... they just have better loopholes...

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Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

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Re: If it was truly firmware?

Nothing a simple hardware 'write protect' switch won't cure...

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Russia copies EU commissars with own right to be forgotten law

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Looks like Russia just took another step...

To try and remove anything gay from their version of 'the internet'...

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Verizon splits with carrier-led bonking and invests in SimplyTapp

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One question...

How secure is it ?

Because everytime I read the word "cloud" i'm thinking "insecure as hell"...

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New US bill aims to zap patent trolls with transparency demands

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Or...

The US patent office could stop handing out stupid patents...

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EU-US safe harbour talks are lingering just outside port, says US

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"getting judicial redress rights for European citizens equivalent to those enjoyed by Americans"

You mean : none at all ?

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Passions run high in EU parliament debate over air passengers' privacy

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Wait a minute...

Is this the same European Parliament that handed over PNR to the USA even BEFORE there was an official agreement ?

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MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware

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"MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware"

While MS themselves are still busy fixing bugs that are a lot older than 7 years...

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Crafty fingering could let Apple Watch thieves raid your bank account

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I think...

I think I would notice if someone tried to slip his finger under my watch and tried to rip it off my wrist...

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Against Captain’s Orders – a half-term swashbuckling, squash-clutching adventure

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Is it me ?

Or does that guy in the first picture look a lot like Edward Snowden ?

(Must be the IT angle... Against Captain’s Orders ;-) )

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Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

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Has anyone thought about...

Has anyone at google thought about putting this in a toaster yet ?

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Google DOG WHISTLING fails to send URLs across the room

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What about the microphone that has to be constantly on ?

Will it send everything it hears back to googles servers for analysis ?

No thanks...

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Please no non-consensual BACKDOOR SNIFFING, Mr Obama

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"breakable non-breakable encryption"

Sounds like quantum-cryptography to me...

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It's the end of life as we know it for Windows Server 2003

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It's the end of Windows Server 2003 as we know it...

And I feel fine...

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Screech! Grand Theft Auto V malware mods warning

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Re: Obscure X-Men reference

You mean : IDCLIP

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Putin's lapdog? Zuckerberg questioned over quisling claims

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Re: Facebook is a surveillance platform, you morons

Paranoid much ?

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Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking ... just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

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If you can't win...

Just move the goal posts...

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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You are free !

To do as we tell you...

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Chinese cyber-spies hid botnet controls in MS TechNet comments

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HAHAHA! Go on, HOST YOUR NEWS on FACEBOOK, FOOLS!

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"We’re not trying to go, like, suck in and devour everything."

No, but you would if you thought you could get away with it...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Cuy Chactado – Deep-fried guinea pig

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Looks more like...

A dead 'face hugger' from the movie 'Aliens' to me...

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What to do when the users are watching Nazi dwarf smut at work?

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And the moral of the story is :

Bosses really are w*nkers...

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UK exam board wants kids to be able to Google answers

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Years later...

Boss : Why haven't you finished the project I gave you ?

Worker : Well, the internet has been down all day so I couldn't google how to do it !

Boss : You better start googling for "How to flip burgers" cause you're fired !

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France wants to make les citoyens' health data available to world+dog

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Re: flogged off...

I read that as 'frogged off'...

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Who was downloading smut in the office while eating ice cream?

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It's all fun and games...

Until you come across a pc that has a boatload of extremely illegal crap on it...

I used to be a systems administrator for a small collection of schools when one day I decided to upgrade all administrative pc's with a new anti-virus package.

One particular computer caught my attention because the amount of free space on the drive was extremely low, so after a quick search revealed a hidden directory within the "tempory internet files" directory full of pictures of grown men having sexual intercourse with young children, I decided to take a small trip to the local police station during my break.

After a long talk with a police officer it was decided that I should take no action and tell nobody for the time being and just continue to gather evidence.

So after verifying that it indeed was this one particular person who was responsable for this and making copies of proxy-logs and everything the police finally came round to take the computer, proxy-logs and an external harddrive as evidence.

The guy was arrested the very same day, management and other colleagues were pissed at me for weeks because I didn't tell them what was going on until it was too late...

Turned out that not just this guy but also 3 other people within the organisation (including 2 members of said management) have been sharing this crap amongst themselves for years !

I'm glad I don't work there anymore...

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Amazon AXES try-before-you-buy AppStore TestDrive facility from shopfront

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"try-before-you-buy" might be a bad idea...

When all your selling is crappy $1 apps that try to steal your private information...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Tortilla de patatas

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Re: Yum!

Seconded... Everything tastes better with bacon !

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USA is home to largest number of data perves, study finds

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Data perverts ?

Hmmm... Why am I immediately thinking of a certain three-letter organisation ?

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Microsoft's top legal eagle: US cannot ignore foreign privacy laws

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"US cannot ignore foreign privacy laws"

Yes they can... and they will if it suits them...

"Safe harbour" is basically a sham and once we get a new TTIP treaty shoved down our collective throats it will be all over...

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Ex-cop: Holborn fireball comms outage cover for £200m bling heist gang

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Sounds like a script for a "die hard" movie...

Someone call John Mclane...

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TTIP: Protect our privacy in EU-US trade deal or ELSE, snarl MEPs

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And...

Who says the Americans are going to keep up their end of the bargain anyway ?

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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"Users could opt out of sharing data"

With the NSA... I doubt it...

The data was sent to the USA so it WILL end up in their database...

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To defend offshore finance bods looting developing countries of their tax cash

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Re: God?

The 'bloke' he's referring to is probably Slartibartfast...

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WIN a RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium sat comms unit

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Big Ultra Long-range Low-orbit Stratospheric High-altitude Interference Test

(P.S. : I don't want nor need the module so if I win you can give the thing to Paul Shackleton... )

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Get off Facebook if you value your privacy, EU commish tells court

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Re: Get off Facebook if you value your privacy

Shouldn't that be : "Get off the internet if you value your privacy" ?

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Spookception: US spied on Israel spying on US-Iran nuke talks

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Pot...kettle...etc...

So it's only OK when the US does this to another country ?

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GCHQ: Ensure biz security by STOPPING everyone from TALKING

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"10 Steps to Cyber Security"

But do these ten steps protect you from the spooks themselves ?

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Samsung puts eight-core processor IN A WATCH

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More cores = Less power

The faster you can get a task done the sooner the processor can go back to sleep and consume almost no power at all...

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Respect mah privacy! EU delegation begs US to play nice with data

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Since when...

Since when does the USA give a toss about other countries rights ?

They're allready trying to play world-police all over the globe, do they really think a bunch of european MEP's will make any difference ?

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Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee

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Bulk interception of net traffic is not mass surveillance...

Yes...yes it is...

Slurping everybody's data whether they committed a crime or not and storing all that data for an unspecified peiod of time (or indefinitely) = mass surveillance.

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Nest seeks audio talent to delight … someone

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No thanks...

I don't think Google can handle my taste in music...

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Dutch telcos build data bonfire after judge nixes retention law

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Off course...

The NSA will still keep a copy...

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Going on holiday? Mexico wants your personal data

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Re: a long argument and a losing position.

Yeah... she really reminds me of my wife...

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Google will make you live to be 500, claims Ventures president

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"Google will make you live to be 500"...

Correction : Google will make WEALTHY people live to be 500...

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Bulk comms spying is not mission creep, insists UK foreign sec

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How long ?

How long will this have to continue before people start showing up at GCHQ headquarters with pitchforks and torches ?

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Wikimedia chucks sueball at NSA and DOJ over mass surveillance

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All this does...

All this does is make lawyers richer and the rest of us poorer...

If there's one thing people with power are afraid of it would be losing their power, and since the people with power are the ones making the laws you can bet those laws will be updated/changed to make everything they want to do perfectly legal.

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