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Password bug let me see shoppers' credit cards in eBay ProStores, claims infosec bod

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Facepalm

Re: ...bought by eBay in 2005....

I agree they were free but that's 8 years they've had to fix it

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Pint

you'd hope....

That a company as big as ebay would know better.

beer because i'm crying into it

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New Sammy patent trial: Apple seeks $40 PER 'infringing' handset

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Megaphone

Re: Both companies should be threatened with fines unless they drop it

Hooray!

I'm so bored of reading about ridiculous software patents, wish they'd all just FOAD.

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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Re: I suggest reading this before commenting further

That'll be the one I couldn't remember.

Have an upvote from me.

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Boffin

I suggest reading this before commenting further

http://howhomeopathyworks.com/

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Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites

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WTF?

Re: Next stop...

When did sensible levels of cynisism start earning downvotes on this site?

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You'll NEVER guess who's building the first Ubuntu phones in 2014

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Facepalm

Re: Hope the contract includes upgrading the website to mulitingual support

http://www.bqreaders.com/gb/

Did you try?

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Who OWNS data generated by 'connected cars' sensor slurpers?

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Big Brother

RE:BIG question : Will the user be able to control/switch off the data transfer?

small answer: no

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Facebook KICKS OUT ad stalkers for BREACHING data rules

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Thumb Up

got there before me

have an upvote

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iFrame attack injects code via PNGs

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Boffin

@ac

http://www.theregister.co.uk renders far better with javascript turned off

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

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Facepalm

Re:What a monumental waste of time and money.

Much like real war then.

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US govt watchdog slams NSA snooping as illegal, useless against terrorism

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Facepalm

from despair to where?

Collecting all this data isn't helping fill this swimming pool.

We have to carry on collecting this data because people will be really angry if the pool's not full when the sun comes out.

"we have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation"

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The report's authors were split on their views, however. Rachel Brand, who served as assistant attorney general for legal policy at the US Department of Justice (DoJ) between 2005 and 2007, said wrote in a dissenting opinion that the bulk data collections were legal and warned that if there was another major terrorist attack "the public will engage in recriminations against the intelligence community for failure to prevent it."

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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Facepalm

Surely it's

Drown your sorrows?

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US Supreme Court says 'no sale' to Amazon's New York sales tax appeal

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Happy

How long will it last?

They'll find a loophole, a way to work around it, or the law will miraculously change.

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Apple snubs discounts, sprays Black Friday zombies with gift cards

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Boffin

A fool and his money are easily parted

So they don't need to give discounts.

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Hackers steal 'FULL credit card details' of 376,000 people from Irish loyalty programme firm

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Facepalm

Re: I love this ....

"working around the clock with our feckin eejits to get to the bottom of this and to further enhance our security in order to protect our valued customers"

There, fixed it for you

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BBC to spaff £18 MILLION of licence fee cash... on BIG DATA

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Re: Anyone know ...

I reckon it's probably in the same ball park as the percentage of people who read EULAs or other contract small print.

about 4%

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MPs to grill Facebook: You're going to let our teens do WHAT?

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WTF?

@me

I seem to have forgotten internet forum rule no 1

Search for the answer before asking the question.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24608499

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WTF?

@ac 21:57

Really ?

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If there's somethin' strange in your network 'hood. Who y'gonna call? Google's DDoS-busters

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Big Brother

See

We really aren't evil afterall

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iPhone 5S autopsy shows WHY it can't tell which end is up – dev

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Facepalm

So: develop the calibration app; install the calibration app; run the calibration app.

Watch as apple produce a similar app and remove yours from the store

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Custom ringback tones: Coming to your next contract mobe?

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Facepalm

"the companies already have this option at no cost by having your call automatically answered and playing their own recorded message."

As soon as everyone's used to hearing custoimised rings, you'll be able to move them seemlessly into a call they're paying for without them realising the calls been answered....

Actually, I wonder if there are any crafty bastards playing ring ring down the phone at me until i hang up?

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NSA: Yes we 'experimented' with US mobile tracking. But we didn't inhale

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Is this a first?

A well rounded, well reasoned, balanced article on el reg?

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Yo, mall rats: Facebook and Cisco in Wi-Fi hookup to track your retail, social life

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Unhappy

What's really sad is

There's so many people out there who'll think this is fantastic.

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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Re: Wait, what?

America was not shut down properly.

Would you like ti restart America in safe mode

with free health care

and no guns ?(recommended)

credit to jesuslikesaparmo sickipedia.org

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Google FAILS in attempt to nix Gmail data-mining lawsuit

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Boffin

Re: @BiscuitBoy Whatever happened to the concept of

does your spam filter handle mail for many people?

does your database link stored content to the to and from email addresses?

If both the above are true, start worrying

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London Underground cleaners to refuse fingerprint clock-on

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First they came for the cleaners but I did not speak because I wasn't a cleaner

....

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Big Brother

Re: Think of the children

Normalising having to provide your finger prints for services is pretty scary if you ask me

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iPhone 5S: Fanbois, your prints are safe from the NSA, claim infosec bods

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Big Brother

<rant>

integrated capacitive fingerprint sensor will build legitimacy for the technology in mainstream consumer electronics, although privacy concerns are bound to raise their heads in these newly paranoid times

The first half of that sentence translates as

Look into my eyes, not around my eyes, into my eyes. You're under. Giving your finger prints is a good thing, look how secure it makes your phone. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could do everything by touching your finger against a little pad. What could possible go wrong?

The second part is both understatement of the year, yet also subtley phrased to make you think that those concerns are ludicously paranoid.

</rant>

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Microsoft delivers baker's dozen of patches on Tuesday

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Trollface

There, fixed it for you

The remaining nine are all rated as important and block remote code execution, escalation of privileges, allow covert information gathering, and a denial of service flaw in Active Directory that can crash systems using a malicious LDAP query.

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WAIT! Don't you dare send that ad-spaff email without 'specific' consent

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Black Helicopters

Re: Sounds good...

Do you really need me to answer that?

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Tu Me to go: Tu Go to be Telefonica's 'NEXT BIG AMAZEBALLS' for voice

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Happy

Re: Advertising z-listers

Surely the name would need to change to "tu you" for that to work

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Google Glass: Would you pay a mere $299 to plop one on your brow?

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Big Brother

Re: Nope

Good luck avoiding this tech....

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Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs

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Facepalm

RTFM

that is all

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Malicious JavaScript flips ad network into rentable botnet

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Pirate

Is anyone surprised?

Anyone?????

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Apple KILLER decloaked? Google lovingly unboxes Nexus 7 Android 4.3 slablette

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Big Brother

Re: Nice but...

You keep your personal data on Drive/Dropbox/your local NSA/whatever.

There, fixed it for you

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You've got 600k+ customers on 4G... but look behind you, EE

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Facepalm

Re: EBITDA

You do know how search engines work, right?

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Troll loses 'we own the Web' patent appeal

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Megaphone

Repeat after me

Don't feed the trolls

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UK gov's smart meter dream unplugged: A 'colossal waste of cash'

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: I'm gonna need a bigger house

Tea and keyboards don't mix

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Apple patents touch display that KNOWS YOU by your fingers

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Big Brother

:-(

Once the system has your finger prints you can't get them back.

But thats ok because if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/09/post_office_admits_false_accusations_after_computer_system_cockup/

http://www.laticsdrivertraining.com/blog/2009/04/28/bbc-watchdog-investigates-dvla-licence-blunder/

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Microsoft DENIES it gives backdoor access to Outlook encryption

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Facepalm

What's the problem?

When Microsoft receives a valid information request from law enforcement, it has no need to disable the encryption of messages, Smith said. Instead, Microsoft can take the data from its own servers (where it sits unencrypted)

Sounds perfectly secure to me....

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Red Hat takes OpenShift to 1.2

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Can someone please explain to me why

"Cloud allows you to do something you can already do" is news?

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UK Post Office admits false accusations after computer system cockup

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Terminator

Re: how can this NOT be national news

Because if you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear......

</sarcasm>

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Terminator

Re: This is just getting ....

But threatening to hurt people gets you locked up.

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Apple surrenders in 'app store' trademark suit against Amazon

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Boffin

It's amazing

How robust some people's reality filters are.

Apple's Huguet said that Apple chose to drop the case now because its App Store brand had grown strong enough to not require additional legal protections.

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Privacy activists sue FBI for access to facial recognition records

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Facepalm

I'm amused that you think they'll work hard to weed out the false positives. What will actually happen is you'll be found guilty because the database says you are. All the hard work will then be done by your lawyers, assuming you can afford them, trying to prove the database is wrong.

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Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

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Big Brother

Re: Encryption?

Spelling mistakes, gramatical errors.

Hidden words

INcorrect captiisation

They can apply it to anything

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Brits' HSBC bank cards, net access goes TITSUP

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WTF?

,I just almost had heart failure because my card didn't work!

When did bypass machines start requiring a card?

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Norks taunt, yank Yanks' crank over PRISM: US is 'rights abuse kingpin'

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Big Brother

Re: Pot - Kettle - Black... etc

except that since no-one will be particularly surprised by the "revelations" it won't make such big news...

Are you suggesting that you were surprised by these revelations?

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