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Groundhog Day comes early as Intel Display Drivers give Windows 10 the silent treatment

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Coffee/keyboard

SO glad I blocked GWX

Microsoft Windows 7 does not cause these particular problems. Telemetry isn't as bad either. Trying to maintain privacy and avoid unnecessary changes for the worse has led to fewer hassles.

Fancy Bear hacker crew Putin dirty RATs in Word documents emailed to govt orgs – report

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Pirate

Don't use Word

OpenOffice or LibreOffice are great for Doc and docx and you are safer, too. Also, Microsoft doesn't get your money.

Symantec execs cooked the books to protect their fat bonuses, investor lawsuit alleges

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Norton, McAfee and now Symantec

Are these employees wacked out or just crooked John David McAfee is clearly wacked. Anyone know about Peter Norton? He was sane and good, too.

30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

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Re: Face facts

Yeah, she could have wiped it with a cloth.

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Pirate

Re: oxymoronic

Another proof that GURGLE is evil, but the Iranian regime is moreso. Similarly chant "Death to America."

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Re: You're FIRED!

If John Brennan did not prove the lack of intelligence at "the agency" this certainly provides proof. These government people are idiots and think they can do no wrong.

Google now minus Google Plus: Social mini-network faces axe in data leak bug drama

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Google is Arrogant?

These geeks think they are so much smarter than we ordinary people. After all, we are the idiots trusting the most evil company with our most private things. They keep a secret profile of each of us. They claim that this information is not shared. They lie.

Avoid Google in everything possible.

Google and Microsoft boffins playing nicely together to stop replay attacks in their tracks

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Holmes

Never pay on a computer

The real problrm is online payments. Never sign into your bank's website. Do not even get a password for it. Too many risks. You can do telephone banking more securely. On the other hand, it is best to enter the branch. Cash is king--not Google or Microsoft. I don't trust them with my wallet.

Haven't updated your Adobe PDF software lately? Here's 85 new reasons to do it now

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Acrobat Reader 4.0 was the last good version

The older versions are not BLOATWARE and don't connect to unknown serves on the internet. 2.2 megabytes for version 4.0. Much harder to hack than recent bloated Adobe products.

Trump's axing of cyber czar role has left gaping holes in US defence

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Eveline Cismaru

Hire this Eveline Cismaru Romanian babe for Czar. She successfully hacked into the CCTV cameras used by the police before Trump's inauguration. She knows what she is doing.

Winner, Winner, prison dinner: Five years in the clink for NSA leaker

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Re: surprised!

I am a right wing patriot and do not want another country interfering in our elections. The problem with the Mueller investigation is that that the Russians have been bribing the candidates who despise free markets and call our economic system by the Marxist term "capitalism". Trump is not one of these. The Clintons are guilty.

Facebook told to stop stalking Belgians or face fines of €250k – a day

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Fine, fine away

Suckerberg does not deserve the fortune he has. Gurgle lied when they were saying "don't be evil", but FaceBUTT pretends they protect your data. They have it all, but don't know where to find it?. I intentially don't want "helpful" and relevant ads, especially if this scum makes money off of it..

Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users

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Pirate

Re: We Take PIRACY very seriously?

There are many types of spyware, but Gurgle and faceBUTT top them all for theft of your info. ARRGGH!

Congresscritters want answers on Tillerson's rm -rf /opt/gov/infosec

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What is "whataboutism"??

Is this HOMOPHOBIA or being deplorable and irredeemable? A new word in hate speech.

Facebook insists it has 'no plans' to exploit your personal banking info for ads – just as we have 'no plans' to trust it

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Don't trust Facebutt

When did Facebook become the Brownshirts? When we made them rich.

Delete your account permanently. Don´t use the excuse that you only post family pictures and thereby won´t be a target. You are a commodity.

Don´t look back. You´ll live.

How hack on 10,000 WordPress sites was used to launch an epic malvertising campaign

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Pirate

SPYWARE

I've used CCleaner for many years. I t works very well. One should always block auto updates on every software. I am glad I did with CCleaner. Still run version 5.43.6520. I used my firewall to block CCupdate.exe, so I hope I am safe. After reading this, I also blocked CCleaner.exe so it won't phone home. Didn't know it is SPYware.

Four US govt agencies poke probe in Facebook following more 'oops, we spilled your data' shocks

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Happy

NSA admits massive call slurp

When they have it, they should not give it to Zuckerberg. Are we reading Peter Strzok's text messages because of this? The California legislature has passed incomprehensible laws to supposedly protect our privacy. These politicians did not trust the public to vote on a privacy referendum. The fourth amendment to the US Constitutuion bans seizures without a warrant. Who has access to these calls and texts?

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You are responsible

Do not trust FaceBUTT with any of your info. Gurgle is even worse about collecting all about us. I've heard people say they trust them, but not NSA, Chi-coms, or other governments. The problem with that idea is that your government agency likely slurps up whatever these entities collect about us. Never use Google search, Chrome, or G-mail. PaleMoon is a safer browser. Keep your add-ons like uBlock Origen up to date. Never use Facebook.

FCC sets a record breaking $120m fine for rude robocalls

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Pirate

Re: First step the fixing robocalls

Three reasons for punishments: getting even, deterrence, fairness. Let the punishment fit the crime. Put the convict in a cell where a loud bell goes off at random intervals, day and night. If they don't turn it off, it continues to ring. Put the switch to turn off the bell in an inconvenient location. They also must have no access to a phone or other means of communication, because he otherwise may set up a new scam. In addition, there must be an appropriate fine, which is much larger than what.he could have earned.

Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password

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Twitter bad!!

You know they want to know everything about us. That password is just one of the things they know. They don't care about our happiness. Only your deepest secrets will be mined and sold.

Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

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FAIL

Re: Surveillance Capitalism

To prevent tracking by FaceBUTT, Gurgle, etc., I use Remove This Permanently add-on to remove their "bugs" (the little f, p or g). If on of these appear on a site you visit, word will be sent to one of those companies saying that you landed on that page. This applies to you even if you never agree to anything. They are so sweet. They even know if you looked at a toilet, without clicking on anything. BTW, my browser is Pale Moon.

Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today

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Holmes

Never used Facebutt, because FB shares too much personal information with every developer, marketing slimelord, scammer, and stalker. Somehow, though, the Obamafiles thought I was "gay", then was LGB, and later LGBTQ. I used to get mail inviting me to events or protests or asking me to hate Christians and Chik-Fil-A.

Somebody profiled me, but I never buggered anyone. After a while it stopped. Oh, privacy is so important!

Unlucky 13 collared by cops hunting cyber-crew who stole up to $2.2bn

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Trollface

Re: sorry for that

Bondarkeno is too busy making bluetooth 'Panty Busters' to screw with your accounts. See https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/02/adult_fun_toy_security_fail/

Ghostery, uBlock lead the anti-track pack

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Big Brother

A shame we have to do this

There are some evil people out there that want to know all about you. I am not afraid to call a blimp a blimp. Are you afraid to call an illegal alien a criminal? Google: "It is none of your business what we think!"

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

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Big Brother

Hate Facebutt and Gurgle

Gurgle and Facebutt want the power to censor our ideas. I don't trust them. They have more monopoly power than Comcast or Time Warner. You can find multiple service providers in most parts of the world.

Don't oppose freedom. If you do not want to read something, it is your right to delete or just not read it. If you cannot find an article, it may as well not be available. This is what the ChiComs enforce with the Great Firewall of China.

Google Chrome vows to carpet bomb meddling Windows antivirus tools

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Re: Chrome meddling

Do not use outlook, because it is BLOATware. Use Eudora.

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Trust??

A better reason Gurgle products will stay away from my box. No Chrome for this boy.

Permissionless data slurping: Why Google's latest bombshell matters

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Mushroom

Re: 'ER' Yes Privacy Expectations Here

Gurgle is so evil, you should block scripts from them, Doubleclick, Googletagservicees.com, google-analytics.com, gstatic.com, youtube.com, Googleapis.com. Cut off their revenue. Your pages will load faster and you have fewer dancing, singing monkeys. Probably safer, too.

Cell phones only need location services when you are lost. All the above will save battery power, too. If your main reason to surf is that you enjoy ads, then ignore this advice. NoScript and Remove This Permanently work wonders with Palemoon or Firefox browsers.

Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won't ever work

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Pirate

Location

To find it, you have to search for "location", but it can be turned off in <settings>. Then it is not supposed to detect or record it. You can just use Google or GPS only. On the other hand, the cell towers know when you are near them.

Do not ever use FACEBUTT or you will have no privacy.

Stand up who HASN'T been hit in the Equifax mega-hack – whoa, whoa, sit down everyone

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Terminator

Re: Sounds like 143 million POTENTIALLY affected

I believe about 22 million illegal aliens have fake Social Security numbers, The first thing they do when they sneak under the fence is get a fake ID. Seems like the have "documents".

Missed patch caused Equifax data breach

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Big Brother

The CIO did know to sell shares, but didn't know to patch

He'd better hire a lawyer. Hope the attorney knows more about the law than this gobbler knows about computers. Don't turkeys strut around?

Wonder why Congress doesn't clamp down on its gung-ho spies? Well, wonder no more

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Black Helicopters

If it is in a database, they already have it

Whether it is in your Equine-fux credit report or your child's report card, it is already known to your government masters and probably their enemy's files include it as well. All your Face-butt walls and comments, all your Gurgle searches and Gmail entries are also "out there" to be slurped by NSA, the Chi-coms, GHQ and the Russian FSB. Like Clapper, they all lie about having this.

What to do? You can 1) stop all this email and social media stuff amd disconnect or 2) enter multiple totally new and different identities for yourself to confuse the snoopers. In other words, deny them the data or put out an overwhelming amount of crap.

Adobe will kill Flash by 2020: No more updates, support, tears, pain...

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Playing Videos on the web

Real Player was the best until they turned it into BLOATWARE. Adobe did that with Acrobat Reader, too. The flash and shockwave should only be used if you ask it to. Never used an Adobe product unless required to.

Wallet-snatch hack: ApplePay 'vulnerable to attack', claim researchers

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Don' trust them

Never pay with a connected device. That's the only way to keep someone from stealing from you.

Destination PWND: Safes, ATMs, phones all fall to Vegas hax0rs

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Re: But hey, at least banking via mobile phone is secure.

You can call the phone number to get balance and history, but never try to deposit or withdraw anything. Do not ever set up a password.

Not Apr 1: Google stops scanning your Gmail to sling targeted ads at you

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Never give up

Gurgle wants your info, but is never honest about it.

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Never give up

Gurgle wants your info, but is never hpnest about it.

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Stop

Re: 1.. Never

Never use Gurgle. They are not trustworthy. Do you really believe that they do not track you?

Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

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Facebutt = your face + Suckerberg's butt

It is very hard to be unrecognizable by the major companies. To get more privacy I use Pale Moon browser which allows customization like Firefox. Much more private than Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook would like. Do not use a Google product on my computer at all. Block all beacons with Remove it Permanently. use DuckDuckGo Lite for searching, Use Ublock Origin to block the all So-So media. Other add-ons may help - BluHell Firewall and Disconnect will make web faster and stop tracking. Better Privacy will stop some Super-Cookies from showing who you are. Advantages of extreme privacy include few ads. Disadvantages are cannot watch video on the computer.

Can't watch YouTube on the computer. But when watch it through connected TIVO, but gives great big picture on my big screen tv.

I may be a paranoid. It is none of their business what I do. You can block their butts, though.

Rap for crap WhatsApp trap flap: Yack yack app claptrap slapped

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WhatsApp Crap

FaceButt is the problem. Suckerberg wants to sell your private parts for money. Just do not use WhatsApp for anything important like sending account numbers or passwods.

China gives America its underwater drone back – with a warning

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Free trade and right of passage.

The reason US warships pass through international shipping channels is to enforce the right of civilian cargo shipping to use these waters without interference. This is for the various peoples of large and small powers to potentially live a more prosperous life. China's actions are meant to enforce that country's control over this shipping. The Chinese are already making a claim on fish and other seafood. Our current leadership is OK with that. Let us see what the next administration does.

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

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Re: A final throw of the dice before

What person invented Windows HATE(8)? Didn't he get fired? The mastermind behind Win10 needs the guillotine! Doesn't Satya Nadella mean "off with your head" in Sanskrit or some Indian language? Instead of the Sherlock Holmes Icon we really need one of this bloke to spice up our comments. The thumbs down icon does not bear a good resemblance.

This OS should only be used for doorbells or door locks and other things like that that are useful to have on the net so bad guys can hack into them and steal your stuff. Not only do they want to sell your private information, but they wish to charge you for it. Ha, ha, ha. Suckers.

'I urge everyone to fight back' – woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

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Re: It's spyware.

Common Core uses Bill and Melinda Gates' falsehoods and conniving to ruin the education of millians of American schoolchildren. Additionally, this sets up a data mountain whereby your government will know everyting about us.

Android Pay may, er, pay... providing it gets over security hurdle

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Unhappy

Do you trust them?

I do not trust these payment schemes. I am afraid that Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc. will want my wallet in their pockets. Possession being 99% of the law, what if the Bangladesh government domain stealers get into their servers? If they can steal $31 million from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, who stands between them and Samsung Pay, anyway?

SWIFT moves on security in wake of hacking attacks

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speedy

Time is money, but too fast transfers lead to temptations. A courier service is not as fast, and not free of risk, but at least the money can be tracked down. Where did Bangladesh's money go? Can you get it back? It is not safe to use online transfers. Go to the bank and get currency because this internet is not safe.

Gird your coins: A phishing tsunami is smashing into America

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Happy

What? The IRS doesn't have a server in Nigeria?

I have gotten these wierd emails politely requesting that I reveal my banking information. The IRS is not polite, but rude. It must be a scam, honorable sir!

US Dept of Defense to shift 4 million devices onto Windows 10

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Re: Yes. Well.

Maybe Apple would be less likely to be compromised and decrypted. Ask the FBI

College kids sue Google for 'spying' on them with Apps for Education

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Windows

"Mamas, don't let your boys grow up to use chromebooks"

Gurgle is the least "trustworthy computing" company out there. Whatever Gurgle has can be picked off their servers by bad guys. I am sure our leftist politicians want to use derogatory info like Hillary did with her FBI files she hoarded to use for blackmail.

UC Berkeley profs blast secret IT monitoring kit on campus

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Janet Incompetano

This person is an abuser of men and very mean. Just read about the sexual harassment cases against her. I bet she wants to be like Big Brother (Sis) to disparage and make miserable those who are not the same bent gender that she is.

Avast forked up its Chrome fork, so flings fix after Google goggles

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I hate Google

When Avast! added it's unsafe bloatware browser, I never used it because I don't want to be tracked by Gurgle. Wonder what other problems they have with their insecurity suite.

I do not feel safe, so never bank online. Sorry, Amazon, but rather not put my credit card out there.. Gift cards work better. Too many fools out there to trust my money for the convenience of credit cards online.

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