Anonymisation of data?
That is the same as talking the names of a list of finger print records and then giving them to the company that holds the database for fingerprints
903 posts • joined 13 Mar 2008
That is the same as talking the names of a list of finger print records and then giving them to the company that holds the database for fingerprints
The service they offer their customers is appealing and their MO is "Don't like it, then you know what to do, but you will find the opposition just as shit"
Generally the moment you need to call the service desk, then you may as well look at cancelling your direct debits before they take any more cash.
The best answer when dealing with their customer support on them calling you about lack of payment is "you can answer in Court why you feel this payment is due, because I certainly didn't receive the service"
From Talk Talk selling a 1Mb line to my parents for £60 a month
to BT Charging me for my old house for 6 months (as well as my new house) then cutting off the new connection and trying to charge me to reconnect it
to Virgin selling their "Gamer Package" for £150-200 a month complete with hardware that actually means a gamer would have received a better experience using their phone as a mobile hot spot...
EVERY one of the top ISPs has had their customer service lie to me on the phone regarding the service at some point, from straight out technobabble when they don't want to tell me they have oversubscribed the services in my area to downright lies regarding anything from packet shaping to shit modems
Both the subject of this story and the fact that a company that effectively sold peoples credit card details to 3rd party's did not actually get anything more than a telling off. (8 million $ to Google?)
Directors are responsible and should get the same jail terms as anyone else caught selling credit card details.
Head of the The National Outsourcing Association........
actually hes not but I thought it sounded like he may well be : )
its a tad late, and if people are now talking about it, it means that the NSA will have a fully working system already running.
Sooooo on past performance, give it a week and they will have given the tools to the enemy and will be blaming North Korea for mapping your movements some time soon
For a moment I thought this was a quote from Apple, must be boiler plate fluff on the templates given out to multinationals.
Which is probably the actual reason. After all, most of the content can easily be argued to be illegal, with few people willing to defend it (few people with a brain or career that is)
These kind of hosting companies really on get away with it on the sufferance of their Governments, go to close to the bone and they may go far enough to force the daily mails of the world to start shouting, which leads to legislation.
I don't know,I may be doing the CEO of this company a disservice, but he doesn't seem to give a rats arse for the content on the other sites that give him money.
Then again, this reads like I am against the service he provides, I am not, and I am fully aware that the West is as highly censored as China in many aspects, its just we don't want to see it.
I think you need to reread his post, he is talking about Cloudfare not the american Nazis.
All we see in the UK of the American Constitution is that it allows twats in stupid hats to wave Swastikas around and get away with it.
Hardly "free speech" more like legally allowed fascism, perpetrated by morons who forgot to take the Nazi idea of "bad guys wear the cool uniforms" and replaced it with the dicks in their pointy hats looking like tools.
As @Adam 52 says, this has probably killed off Cloudflare, or at least seriously harmed their rep with their customers.
I understand why they had to do it, but then again, they always knew what the content was, so to take protection away now is obliviously to save face.
People making money from being "neutral" are often the worst kind of parasite, acting as enablers of the stuff they pretend to not having anything to do with.
The hypocrisy of claiming they protect free speech (for a cost) but then pulling the rug from under the Nazis when things get hot is a bit sad.
Who the hell is he listening to in his IT department?
= jobs for the boys!
Even if the majority of the new jobs in Brexit land will be a pile of absolute steaming shitcake...
Least he spread the wealth around a bit :)
Nothing to hide then nothing to fear!!1
Or the reality,
You CANNOT trust any .Gov department or organisation (NHS is a good example) with your data. From staff within the organisations making personal use of the data to it being given out to anyone (people getting databases of gun owners for their own personal use? Handing over medical records to Google?)
How about some more uncomfortable truth, the lack of protection for this data. Contractors walking around with clinical data on USB sticks, laptops not being correctly encrypted (or just not encrypted) to workstations and servers not being patched and running Windows Xp........
On top of that, as was mentioned in the article about mission creep. If the data is there, it WILL be mined and used in ways never thought possible even 5 years ago
What you need is a ton of brown rice, a nice empty cave up a mountain and an old bed sheet.
And 50 odd years practice......
Which sadly get held up once someone goes to all the trouble of actually solving the problem.
Companies are starting to not want to pay for documentation or training of service desk staff.
No way they will pay for anything that costs more than the low-skilled wage drones.
And any automated system WILL cost more to buy, implement and support than a few humans
Out of which only 65 quid went to the victim. The other 28 people whose records they think she peeked at were not given anything?
I am assuming that I can make quite a bit more than £1750 from some highly targeted data slurp
Its hardy going to stop people doing it.....
Good old Trump.
Dunno what his day rate is to Rus.Gov, but hes worth every bit of it.
Hes managed to turn America from a word power with some respect into "Western Korea"
Its hardly the same achievement as beating a human at chess or Go
A large component of DOTA is reflexes with the IO. Hand eye coordination and mouse/keyboard control.
Something the AI does not have to worry about.
I am surprised that players were able to beat the AI in the end. Badly written AI obviously
To discover the ratio of successful hacks resulting from tools created/documented by our law enforcement agencies?
Maybe compare that list with the amount of attacks BLAMED on N Korea/Russia/"Anyone else not us" against government organisations who had not patched servers/workstations
For additional mathematical fun, maybe the % of organisations hit by tools created by our "defenders" with servers/workstations NOT patched but where budget had been provided to patch them in the past.
Final question would be how many servers/workstations that have had MULTIPLE budgets to pay for patching have been hit by viruses written by our own governments because they were not patched.....
Supplying your own router wont make a difference
The issue is the modem in the superhub
So before the interwebs gets to your router it gets slowed down by the system performing the various tasks using software rather than the hardware controls
Virgin don't give a shit because you can either take it or go to the competition. users who realise they are being shafted are a tiny % of their user-base.
Sadly the average person still has zero idea what is and what isn't "the internet"
The scams are many and followed through relentlessly, even going to the point where people get telephone calls from "bailiffs"
Whats obvious to you is far from obvious to some bricks and mortar company who have their website up to provide confirmation of their location and a little bit of free advertising from the organic listings.
These people are fair game to the sharks.
This company will just be wound up and the directors will walk away with the profits they have already stripped.
They will just start again under a new name
That is all I have to say on this.......
" I'll carry on wondering why someone with that high a profile would go anywhere near the US if he actually the author of a banking trojan."
Hes only 20 odd, still immortal...
You know they are just taking the piss when they being out this sort of crap.
Did he keep a straight face when he said it?
As if this is in any way important.
Was there nothing better these 12 year olds could turn their l33t hAx04 skills towards?
In an industry with a yearly turnover of £70 odd billion?
Taking it seriously then.....
How is this gem by @Roj Blake not +600?
Fair amount of satire in @Velves post there I believe..
OffCom do nothing, they never really have done their job description. Then again, the entire MO of al ISPs is to scam the customer, so OffCom are in a hard place considering ALL the people they are overseeing are scammers.
Things are Ok while they are Ok, but if you have any problems and your only option is to dump them to go elsewhere.
That is the Telco business model, they really don't care about complaints, they expect 50% customer attrition
But they then expect the numbers to be returned from customers leaving their competitors
NASA need to take a leaf out of the "English rules of Empire"
A day on Saturn is therefore the same as a day in England
After all, the conclusion to Brexit means china will be one of our main trading partners.
Which means rather than being the 51st State we will probably just be classed as a Province.
Be ready for the knock at the door if you ever come to the UK Kierian
But still, 99% of the desktop user-base will scream in fear and run if confronted with actually having to read an error message rather than click next next next (then phone their son to do the final next click for them)
Bring back our hobbyist overlords I say (or at least one who understands what a UI should entail)
Yeah there are bugs, but its how easily the user can get a machine that lets him send an email when he runs into a bug.
Can you imagine an actual user in the real world doing this? or even understanding what this is telling him to do? And this is already sanitized for general consumption.
"If you're affected by this DNS problem, rebuild Systemd without libidn2, stop using Systemd as your resolver if possible, apply this temporary patch – or better yet, wait for libidn2 to be fixed to cope with underscores."
Linux is becoming MORE like a hobbyist OS than ever before
The key phrase here is "standards agreed by contract"
If BT can sell copper and call it fiber and ALL ISPs were able to sell "up to x MB" while giving you a fraction of the amount. Or the famous "fair use policy"
then I am sure that Virgin can give you any old pile of crap and be covered legally.
OffCom on the other hand are supposed to be covering these sort of rouge organisations with an aim to protecting the consumer from bad customer service which they all seem tomake their business model.
Which shows you have no idea of what the actual issue is.
When the modem is stressed, control switches from hardware to software.
result is massive swings in latency and disconnection.
Ironic considering that this is on the top of the range router sold to gamers as the best they can get.
Virgin are constantly lying to their customers as a matter of company policy. This is almost beyond doubt.
When their support is spoken to about this issue, and its a BIG issue, we are fobbed off with the normal excuses and attempts to blame the customer.
last week I was told to let them reset my modem and the "PROBLEM WOULD GO AWAY" This was after the "support" remoted onto my machine and looked at my network card settings. Did a visual check of my network adapter which is called "wireless", then told me they had found a problem and fixed it.
No offense, but my actual network card is a wired connection, I renamed the second adapter "Wireless" when I was making a screen shot to explain something else in some documentation. "Wireless" is also a wired NIC
NB : For those without the problem, when the router goes over to software, its not always seamless, and can result in a total disconnect for 30 seconds.
So not only ping rates going through the roof (over 500 in games that bother to count that high) , but total disconnects.
All this from a £150 a month service.
Virgin customer Gordon Pryra totally fucked off with Offcom for allowing Virgin to act in this way
Why is not made of the fact that somehow these people got a list of these foreign students details?
Or have I read this wrong?
It doesn't matter how long the support is for if none can be arsed to make use of it.
Easier to say "it was the Koreans" than say "we are managed so badly we sit around the table and laugh about it rather than patch anything"
I BLAME IT ON THE PARENTS!!
They are only going by the example of their President, how can they be expected to behave when the bar is set so low for Americans?
I was going to say that the Amazon is a geographical location, letting a company own it because they are rich is terrible precedent to make,
barbara.hudson made a fantastic point about the advertising and the ability to block spam. Not that any company would keep to that law for more than 30 seconds, but we can dream
Just for research purposes obviously....
"Al the bars have one band playing exactly the same tune over and over again"
That would be magaluf then
We ARE talking naked, green alien space babe dancers here aren't we?
All these ministers trying to think of a single benefit from Brexit that isn't "no more Wogs!" and this is all they could come up with?
Get behind Brexit and you can Vape at work!!1
Saddens me that this will work, maybe even the kids who voted for Labor and their "free magic unicorns for everyone" will get behind the Gov for this promise!!
We are fucked then
I am still wondering why I am being called a "Re-moaner", I guess this is the adult equivalent of being laughed at for being in the A-Stream at school by the idiots in the lower streams.
It seems this country STILL laughs at people with more intelligence than them (I was going to say higher education).
Actually, we are, and sadly, we prove it over and over again.
Anyway, he forgets the big issue he has when going up against Google, they got where they are by giving people good products in return for their private data.
McAffee is crap and expensive.
Good luck with Sentinel...
But in this case the average parent has no idea how or what to look for.
Its the FBIs job to protect against this sort of thing, and unless one of Trumps businesses is selling them (or they come from Russia) then the FBI should be pretty safe in doing so
Would it have not just been easier to give them the 8000 contracts?
or would these contracts say something different than the 329,000 documents and 1.7 million-plus data points........
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