* Posts by Ole Juul

2540 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007

DRM now a formal Web recommendation after protest vote fails

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competition

So browsers have to get a highly restrictive license in order to display popular video? No doubt the corporates are snickering over that win. Open source takes yet another hit. This whole thing is just so uncool.

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Intelligence director pulls national security BS on spying question

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down the rabbit hole

The definition of intelligence is obviously in the eyes of the beholder.

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Please, pleeeease let me ban Kaspersky Lab from US govt PCs – senator

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Re: I would have thought...

I'm tempted to agree with you, but actually I think fear is the biggest security risk.

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Networking vendors are good for free lunches, hopeless for networks

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I think he got it wrong.

“The networking ecosystem is too fragile and slow, too hard for users to participate in,”

Yes, it's hard for users to participate on the deeper levels, but the networking ecosystem is not so fragile. That's how it got the way it is. However, if this guy gets his way, we'll certainly learn the real meaning of fragile.

As for slow, well that's mostly a political problem, at least in North America. Talk to your politicians about some anti monopoly controls.

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EE!? The sound customers make when the interwebz don't work

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Re: Resilience lacking.

I know the average user has difficulty finding DNS settings, if they even know what that is, but whoever sets them should set a failover server.

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Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch

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Intel back doors

Positive Technologies in its blog post acknowledged that it would be typical for government agencies to want to reduce the possibility of unauthorized access.

I'm not too adverse to reducing unauthorized access myself. What gets me is that if Intel didn't advertise this as a feature, then they probably know a lot of people don't want it.

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China to identify commentards with real‑name policy

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is this for real?

Real names are often so common that there is not much identity in them compared to the colourful nicks that people use, so presumably there will be something like social insurance number or passport involved in this identity scheme. And you probably won't be able to connect with Tor either.

If words are that hurtful and difficult to deal with, then it's probably a good idea to lock yourself in a quiet room, turn of the TV and radio, and disconnect the computer and phone. Seriously - these guys are sick.

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Chrome wants to remember which Websites to silence

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I have a sinking feeling

The kinds of companies that do this will not be listening to the public anyway. Someone that puts autoplay on a site is far too into themselves.

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Brazilians waxed: Uni's Tor relay node booted after harvesting .onions

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Re: Self-important little pricks

As for ethical guidelines, normally any university has an ethical review board which is required to pass all research projects. In this case either the university is not up to snuff, or the researcher made an effort to bypass the review.

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Re: "malicious"

It does look like this was less research and more trying to prove a point. The fact that he didn't make the effort to read the rules would also indicate a lack of professionalism.

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NSA ramps up PR campaign to keep its mass spying powers

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A click is just a click

Very few users would even know if they're connecting to a "foreign target". I bet the NSA knows that too.

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India's Aadhaar national biometric ID scheme at risk after Supreme Court rules privacy is a right

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upcoming conflict

What will happen to the Aadhaar database of scans that they have collected? How willing will they be to let go of that?

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FYI: Web ad fraud looks really bad. Like, really, really bad. Bigly bad

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Re: Advertising is often overhyped...

The thing is that advertisers are held hostage. Although there is little gain, none of them dare stop. They'd all have to stop at once.

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Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court

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Re: Dear Lord!

I say they get double time for that.

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Cloudflare: We dumped Daily Stormer not because they're Nazis but because they said we love Nazis

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now fled to the dark web

Another story here just said they went to Yandex for DNS. I just checked their .onion site and it says it will display the clearnet link there. I see they are using a .ru domain now.

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Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink

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This is the kind of goofball that's dangerous to have around. It's better for everybody, including himself, if he's locked up.

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Hey America! Your internet is going to be so much better this January

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Headmaster

And low and behold

It's lo and behold.

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

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Good article

Some good insights there Kieren.

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Our day with Larry Page: Embedded with one of the world's richest men

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Thanks Kieren

I thoroughly enjoyed that. In fact I just came back to have a second laugh.

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Apple removes VPN apps in China as Russia's Putin puts in the boot with VPN banlaw

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Timing

They always increase censorship before the National Congress. Nevertheless, I note that comments from some Chinese people indicate that they are not really having a huge problem with VPN availability even at this time. This is probably more of a news opportunity for western news.

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It took DEF CON hackers minutes to pwn these US voting machines

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Re: The security of voting machines

The money is in the contract, not the software.

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So who exactly was to blame for Marketo losing its dotcom?

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can't see the trees

I'm with @a_yank_lurker on the possibility that emails could be deleted because they get confused with a lot of similar span. I'm a nobody, but I get an awful lot of emails to renew my domains and they're almost all scams - not to mention the snail mail scam renewal requests I get. In a large company, how likely is it that these emails end up in the account of somebody who is less skilled and overwhelmed with registration spam?

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Uncle Sam says 'nyet' to Kaspersky amid fresh claims of Russian ties

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Only in USA

Evidence does not cut the mustard here.

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Microsoft drops Office 365 for biz. Now it's just Microsoft 365. Word

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missing link

Now all we need is 365 internet.

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Google blows $800k on bots to flood the UK with 30,000 'articles' a month

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wonderful

I always wanted to hear how a bot feels about things.

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Breached Bitcoin Bithumb bosses blame bod's BYOD

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Bi-thumb?

the crooks phoned Bitcoin holders pretending to be Bithumb bosses

So, opposable thumbs then.

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Watch: Armed Ukrainian cyber-cops raid MeDoc in NotPetya probe

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Re: Hmm

"@ Ole Juul, who has been cited, the company or the tax authorities?"

@ Richard Jones 1, sorry about the bad sentence structure. MeDoc, the software company has been cited. Reuters had quite a bit of information on this. I can't remember the article, but here's another relevant one. Also, the BBC mentions that the country's national Cyberpolice say the company will face criminal responsibility for their neglect.

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Re: Hmm

With 80% of the countries businesses using M.E.Doc the government is proposing to postpone this year's tax deadline. Not only that, but they've been warned about their lack of security and will face criminal charges. An accounting company of such a size that doesn't care to secure their software needs to be cut down a notch.

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PCs will get pricier and you're gonna like it, say Gartner market shamans

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Rolling release

I use a really big box with a decent PSU and everything else just gets updated with the times.

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America's net neutrality rage hits academia

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Re: economics

You say that like it's a bad thing."

It's not a bad thing. The problem is that there is more to the internet than making money from it. There is a social value to it as well. But more specifically, when these guys talk about money, they're not referring to you and I but to the monopolies that they either represent or believe are the only important participants.

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economics

"... remake communications markets along the lines that incumbent telecommunications, broadband Internet, and media industries have desired all along."

Do any of these guys ever think about anything other than money?

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Useful Ajit Pai's lawyer nominated for top US telco watchdog role

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Public interest?

Unfortunately that won't be possible with only five commissioners since they are all needed to represent the monopolies.

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US Senators want Kaspersky shut out of military contracts

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retaliatory measures?

Like blocking imports of US operating systems? Oh wait ...

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

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I you're a target, move

a target computer that is set up to autorun its contents and is using Windows 7

Seriously, is that so hard to avoid?

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UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism

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Re: Shown the Ecuadoor

This is made possible because the US is losing it's grip on other countries, such as the UK. Ecuador has maintained its sovereignty for a long time already, so Assange may well be safer there than where he is now.

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Google plans to scrub 'inflammatory' and terror vids from youTube

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about time

No more Rickrolling then.

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It's 2017, and UPnP is helping black-hats run banking malware

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Who uses UPnP?

I haven't found a use for it and it's not been available on this lan for as long as I remember. My VoIP doesn't complain, nothing does.

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Backdoor backlash: European Parliament wants better privacy

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Re: Unintended consequences

The providers of electronic communications services

I'm never sure who is a "provider". The internet being what it is, I often provide for myself, as it were.

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Oh, wow, Canada: No more carrier-locked phones for Canucks

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Internet tax is wrong

The suggestion of a 5% internet tax was nixed by our Prime Minister before it could even get out of the news conference. This is a good thing.

A primary value of the internet is that it treats everybody the same. A tax would be for the benefit of the few. Only large corporations would get paid from such a thing. Those of us who spend a lot of time and effort providing content on the internet would have to pay for that privilege. I can't even begin to express how wrong that is.

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Russian search engine Yandex's Ukraine offices raided for 'treason'

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foresight

I guess the Ukrainian government will now commission some software to replace Yandex and the others.

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US laptops-on-planes ban may extend to flights from ALL nations

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Work time

I think many business travellers will not like this. For someone on a busy schedule, this is a good time to do a bit of work. Not being able to do that will add an hour or two to the time spend working, either before or after the flight.

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Three Nigerians sentenced to 235 years in prison for online scamming

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Reply-To:

Princetrustme@bighouse.gov

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Cloudflare doubles down on its troll-hunting crusade

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Re: Wow! New Definition!

Not new. Laws are indeed generally influenced by corporate lobbyists, but it is also common that they are mostly written by them. No doubt some countries see democracy differently, but the old adage is still true: "what you cannot buy with money, you can buy with a lot of money."

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US citizens complain their names were used for FCC robo-comments

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interference

Surely this is just another example of the Russians interfering with an American democratic process.

(Hope I don't need a sarcasm tag for this.)

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Init freedom declared as systemd-free Devuan hits stable 1.0.0 status

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Hell yeah!

Hell yeah! - systemd is evil and I can't wait to run Devuan

There's a missing option on the poll. Surely there are others like me who are not waiting but are already running Devuan.

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Chinese e-tailer beats Amazon to the skies with one-ton delivery drones

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Re: THUD

So what weighs more, a ton of Chinese tat or a one ton piano? To my way of thinking, either one could flatten your lunch.

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sounds familiar

I don't think the problem in the west is as much "federal dithering" as it is the strong grip that the traditional aviation authorities holds over everything even vaguely related. Reminds me of the grip that movie rights unions have on society.

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Emissions cheating detection shines light on black box code

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Mandate open source

As it stands, both the legal compliance and safety of this software hinges on trust. That's not how society normally deals with these issues, at least legally. Does the tax department trust you when you say "don't worry, our accounting is just fine". Or does compliance with fire regulations hinge on builders and designers simply saying, "trust us". No. There is a transparent audit process. With software the only way to bring it into line with the rest of society is to make it open source. Without that, regulation is just a farce.

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Yahoo! retires! bleeding! ImageMagick! to! kill! 0-day! vulnerability!

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Re: What! The! Hell! Does! ImageMagick! Have! To! Do! With! Yahoo!?

Typically that would be because they've had the account so long it's hard to change. Still a good point. However, I bet it's so people who have no idea about the size of a file can send pictures.

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Hi! I’m Foxy! It looks like you want to run Flash. Do you need help?

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Yes!

The sooner the better.

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