* Posts by Microdot

5 posts • joined 17 Nov 2009

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Re: Genuine question

From 2013:


Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?


It's potentially illegal because they've been told to weigh the merits and not just de-list everything that gets requested.

Yes, Google doesn't have to index the data, but they can't then turn around to various journalists and say that they're de-listing their articles because they've received a request to forget, otherwise they're implicitly tying themselves in to the court's instructions to weigh the merits. Which it doesn't look like they have been.

If it was a commenter that had requested the de-listing then it would shirley be the indexing to their identifying data that should be removed rather than the index of the entire article, thereby retaining the public interest angle but complying with the right to privacy.

Slippery Google greases up, aims to squirm out of EU privacy grasp


Didn't the article say that Google could just bounce the requests to the courts for them to investigate, weigh up the merits and offer a judgement? Maybe I'm reading it wrong but if so then there's no 'Lawyers, Judges and bureaucracy' overhead for Google to deal with is there? They just have to abide by the ruling.

The Internet of Things gets its own NAS


The Internet of Things gets its own NAS

Why would you need a power socket? I've got two 2.5" enclosures kicking about at home that power off the USB connection. And if you wanted this somewhere you could get to the SD slot easily to be able to swap the card out then why not have it hanging off the end of an ethernet cable? This is the interNET of things, you've got to think that the things on it are going to be networked so why not use PoE to power them?

Cardiff Airport gets more security theatre



has been trialling these for quite a while now but they never get a mention!

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