So used to it they forgot to tell
Talk about a damning indictment of our society...
7985 posts • joined 10 Apr 2007
Is an "an enraged Hewlett-Packard" going to pursue and prosecute the idiot who agreed on the deal at HP without proper discovery as well ?
Because okay, they cooked the books, but you were too incompetent to see the $8 billion hole you threw yourself into. That is a magnitude of incompetence that is striking in itself.
If the private sector was intent on acting with fairness we wouldn't need GDPR.
As far as companies are concerned, if it isn't explicitely against the law, it's fair game to try whether it's moral or not. And that is not something that is exclusively reserved to US companies either.
The self-regulating market is a pipe dream served by selfish people intent on preserving their situation - the rest can be damned.
So regulate. Make laws and enforce them. That is the only thing that will protect the people and keep things fair.
Holy shit man, how stupid do you have to be to go and say things like that on a prison line ?
Haven't you seen any one of the innumerable Columbo, CSI ad nauseam to remember the "Anything you say can and will be used against you" line ?
Well you're going to remember that now, I'd wager. Too bad it's too late.
He exaggerated the value of his company, okay that's bad, but where was HP's due diligence ? What band of incompetent interns audited Autonomy and contented themselves with rubber-stamping the whole thing ?
If I buy a house without checking it out, I don't think I can sue the previous owner if all the nice pictures I saw were just wallpaper and cleverly painted plywood. Why should a multi-billion dollar company get that privilege ?
. . how an external hacker without any contact (accomplice) in the company could totally wipe all production servers and all backup servers in one go, without ever being detected ?
Okay, forget the detection part - the IT admins could be clueless - but that does not go with the fact that they had different credentials for different servers. They were at least doing something right.
And why go and nuke everything if you're just a hacker ? That's not going to make you any money.
This smells very strongly of an inside job. Done by a state-level actor or not, this is not some group out of Sevastopol just having some fun.
It's all well and good to cite security concerns, but if you're up to government-level declarations of punishment, it would be nice to see some proof that those concerns are valid.
And, for the moment, all we have is bluster and rhetoric, which is a bit thin to base state-level menaces on.
But hey, it's the Trump era. Who needs reason ?
Weird just how much that actually sounds like pirating them.
In any case, I rather agree with Intel on this one : know whose code you're running. Don't run code from just anywhere, just like you don't click on a link in a mail from someone you've never met before.
So not only is he selling a piece of shit GPS, he's also selling one that is not secure ? And it's not a problem because you can't have 100% security ?
I'd really like to ask him if he has a lock on his door and, if so, why.
Not going up in my esteem is the least I can say.
Do you really, honestly think that there's a deal just waiting to be signed ?
Under the authority of the muppets that are supposed to be in charge now ?
I really don't think there's any chance of not bailing out hard, because if there was a viable deal, you'd have heard all about it because everyone would be hollering about what he didn't like about it.
So everyone thought it was a good idea to have only one person know the access to $190 million and no backup of the codes ?
His leaving for India is irrelevant - he could have been hit by a bus while doing his morning jog.
The sheer incompetence, or outright criminal behavior in some (rare) cases, that is demonstrated time and again by these "exchanges" is what is keeping me away from this market.
That's because they're trying to find an alternative to "we never thought that anyone would try that".
So let me see if I get how this app works :
1) you make the mistake of installing it
2) you peruse the profiles and find someone of interest to you
3) at some point, you take a pic and send it to him
4) somehow, the online database of images records your pic, but has zero security on it
5) somehow, the manager of the company saw no problem with that issue at development time
6) somehow, the developer of the database found absolutely no way to link profiles to an image and prevent anyone else from seeing it, and couldn't be arsed enough to pull the fire alarm on this
I get that this app is being used by the alternately sexed and I believe that there may be one hell of a market for that. After all, it seems pretty obvious that those apps will have guys on them, since the Ashley Madison kerfluffle demonstrated that it was mostly guys on sites where women were supposed to be present and searching.
It does seem that this app is nothing but a cash grab to try and benefit from this market, which is disgusting because it's not like homosexuals don't have other important daily problems to worry about.
Yeah, those Russkies sure know how to point people elsewhere.
In other news, I've always wondered what BITS was for. I guess now I know.
In other, other news, once again we have proof that anything with the word "Intelligent" in its name is NOT your friend.
"she hid from Uncle Sam and a top bank multimillion-dollar transactions between Huawei's American and Iranian subsidiaries"
Why did Huawei have to do those things from US soil if it is true that they did ? When I take a look at the list of branch offices Huawei has, I see 4 offices in Africa, 14 in the Asia-Pacific region, 25 in Europe, 8 in Latin America and 8 in the Middle-East.
Wy couldn't they do their thing from the office in Qatar ? US office ships to Qatar and Qatar does the bank stuff and ships to Iran. US CEO is in the clear, no knowledge of nothing.
This appears to be bad planning more than anything else.
Actually, you might be right about that, Apple, and I'll give you that : you have no duty to disclose the true abilities of your technology.
Unfortunately for you, tech has used its abilities as a reason to buy it since the IT craze began. We bought new computers because the processors and data bus and memory were better and by how much was a quantified, verified amount. We bought new televisions because they had that many more pixels and that higher refresh rate.We are constantly on the lookout for the new figures that will prove that our new acquisition is quantifiably better than the last.
So you go on and pretend that you have no "duty" to tell your customers just exactly what it is they're getting for half their monthly salary (or more). On the other hand, stop complaining that you don't understand why your stuff isn't selling so well anymore.
If you actually have something to hide, like your whereabouts as a professional killer, having something on you that can link you to a crime scene is exactly the thing you should avoid.
So, to all professional hitmen out there : when you're on the job, take nothing electronic with you. Have a normal watch, without any Internet connection. Lose the phone, it is literally a legal snitch. If you are into physical fitness, by all means use your Fitbit, but not when going anywhere near a potential target. On the contrary, give it to a friend who'll run for you while you take out a target, giving you a potential alibi.
And use a GPS that cannot talk to anything. Erase all location history when you're done with your surveillance. When you go on the hit, you should know the area well enough to not need it because if something goes wrong and you're on the run, you won't have time to look at a screen to know where to go.
Think, people, think.
Bullshit. Adblocking is what protects me. That, and NoScript.
You want me to resume seeing ads ? Fine, I have a solution for you : create an ad language that does not include popus or popunders, flashing gifs, access to my hard disks or RAM, or any sort of metacommands whatsoever. Show an image, place text on it, and then FUCK OFF.
And if you're not one of them, tough.
As far as cookies are concerned, I am sick and tired of web sites that immediately assault me with a large popup talking about how they need cookies etc etc and the popup doesn't go away until I click Consent.
There is no Refuse option available.
As far as I'm concerned, that is forced consent, aka no consent at all. I hope GDPR will take note of that annoyance as well.
I think it might be because copyleftists are basically saying that nobody should get paid for their work, and everyone should benefit from everyone's work for free.
That is very nice in a purely intellectual sense, but there's just one little issue : how are the artists who don't get paid manage to pay for their food ? Not to mention rent, heating, and all the rest. Not to mention the hypocrisy of removing revenue for artists when the copyleftists are quite happy being paid for their work.
I personally have no problem with copyleft on software I create in my spare time, but I find it difficult to accept that for software I write for a living because I need money to pay for my bills, and copyleft removes that money source.
I have an idea for a compromise : Google doesn't want to pay copyright fees ? Fine, but then it can't put ads on pages containing copyrighted content.
Google certainly won't like that either, but it is high time Google started to feel some sort of squeeze after all those years of stealing everyone else's content and profiting from it.
So everybody got a scare and one guy quietly learned that doing a big file copy was a no-no at the time. Everyone else began their long journey learning just how to equate reliability and Microsoft.
That was a rather soft one compared to some big scares and even some catastrophes that have already appeared. Oh well, I guess we can't always have tales of how Wall Street servers almost crashed.
Coming from a population that is generally percieved as only being interested in money, this "don't sell Rekog to the government" is a very big surprise.
I wonder what could have motivated that attitude ? A conscience ? Nah. So it has to be that they fear backlash from the population if these deals go ahead.
Well I can accept that as a reason. They don't need to have a conscience if fear gets them to do the right thing.
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