Proving who did it is usually the problem.
They should be charged with handling stolen information and a new crime of "willfully using illegally obtained data".
It's easier to prove what someone has, than what someone did.
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You assume they have an inventory that shows who has and who hasn't had one. I've twice been told to check my smart meter, I don't have one. I've also had quotes from my own supplier "based on my smart meter readings" via the post if I were to stay with them - after deciding to change.
They don't know, it's a complete mess and frankly that means I'll probably be considered to have one for decades to come despite having the old mechanical type.
Honestly I think this is different, it depends on the content they offer clearly but there is a market for it, I just think they may be a little late if they are looking to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime.
I suspect Apple are just going to buy up a large company that currently dominates in another area and expand their portfolio, potentially something like Netflix.
I use one, but with exceptions. My domain, email and master password for the PW manager itself are never stored there. Heck none of them are stored - they are the only ones I remember and change myself.
This means should my passwords all be leaked, the method of recovering access to those accounts (generally via e-mail) is secure.
I'm the primary carer for my elderly father and he's got an alarm that alerts me if he falls or he can press if he needs urgent help such as confused, lost etc. It sends me his GPS location as well as calling me (I have to answer it) in order for it not to then call other relatives.
I just find it amazing that we're even considering this tech when the bottom line is theatre staff not chucking people out who are using mobiles and prisoners not being searched and having cells searched frequently.
I work next to an American who apparently voted for Trump, he never stops telling me. It doesn't matter what the current administration do - my colleague approves of it. I asked why he voted for Trump - he said to protect his right to guns.
Which is odd as he's been living in the UK for 10 years.
When pressed why, he said if he wanted to move back to the US he would become a gun owner again to protect himself.
Why don't you have one whilst living here? You could join a club?
No need, UK is safe, we don't need them at home. It's great.
I just.. I just.. /facepalm.
They have no choice, it's in their charter that they must have opposing views in most shows. It's the same on radio 4 (which I listen to far more than I watch TV), you'll usually find someone from the opposite side of the argument even if they're a numpty that even the presenter clearly dislikes.
The BBC are left leaning, it's pretty obvious to anyone taking an impartial look at them - and I'm left leaning myself, just not someone who's loyal to any political party or the BBC.
But it sounds as if the IT department there is pretty huge, it's possible that it's simply grown too big over the years as projects were added, department sprung up etc. It happens surprisingly frequently in large organisations particularly when IT staff initially start as part of a department before being merged into the IT department later, I've seen that a couple of times over the years.
The problem here is they seem to be wanting to primarily reduce spend, but outsourcing tends not to do that from my experience and will always result in lower customer (staff) satisfaction and/or increased cost per completed incident/project.
They won't remove it for one very simple reason - it'd force many companies to use Linux.
I work in Healthcare, if they did this we'd be on Linux within 12 months and we'd never be back to Microsoft, so naturally I'm hoping MS do it.
However my biggest problem would be that only 2 of our 200 IT staff have any real 'nix knowledge, they've spent their entire life supporting Windows or Mac OS and only a handful have even used a linux live CD..
We could also do with a clever-UAC model. One which learns which permissions are not routinely required and resticts the user more as time goes on, whenever one of those permissions they haven't used in 6 months suddenly needs to be used - it should prompt the user for authorisation rather than just saying "ah screw it, this is within his rights".
We need our permissions models to be more reactive, right now we set them in stone and hope that's enough but there are permissions which could be removed over time which purely by prompting could alert the user to unusual activity.
Missing the point a little, these would have included referral letters, diagnosis notifications, letters asking people to come in for appointments etc etc.
These haven't been acted on, heck I bet they can't even find out if some of these people are still alive and if there was a negative impact on health of those who are and those who not aren't.
Bottom line is that some of these could have been letters to patients or to a patient GP updating them on something VERY important such as urgent treatments for cancer, Hep C etc.
Free calls to people on the same network? Most of my family are on O2, so whilst I may swap company to get a better deal (go through one of the resellers etc.) I try to stay with it so I can make all those mobile calls for free and just as importantly my friends and family can contact me - free via mobile.
I *could* probably save £5 a month by moving but then I'd have to spend more than that in call charges.
I'd also debate whether Uswitch, who have more than a passing business interest in stoking up the idea of switching is the best source for this sort of data.
I'm not usually a tinfoil hat fan myself but when I heard about he deal with google and co I was genuinely surprised. This is NOT good and is exactly what google have been accused off repeatedly in the past by government, the EU etc - basically fiddling with the algorithm to suit themselves, well now they'll do it to suit others.
I'm honestly wondering if now is the time for the likes of Yahoo to hit the reset button and give the search engine game another, proper go - and avoid this sort of "deal".
Wow, are we Linux fans so unable to debate a topic these days that we've got to drag in MS or Windows into every instance?
Addressing the OP's concerns - One of the reasons Linux is arguably as stable as it is has to do with Linus's being such a hands-on protective type who's not afraid to snarl when required. It'd be a bloody mess otherwise.
We need the public to start demanding better from companies and we need governments who are more than willing to fine, massively for any failure by companies to keep infosec standards high in products they produce.
We're not just talking about information here, this is vehicles that are a ton or more moving at high speed, I see a potential weapon - not just a info security risk.
I'd argue it's not something teachers should be doing. I work in the NHS, we have a Data protection officer who handles this and will handle the GDPR requirements too, not a single nurse will need to fill in a form.
It's up to the local council / Education authority and head teachers to ensure schools are ready. They can pass the buck all they want, the ICO won't care when looking to fine.
That's a fantastic way of having nobody to blame whilst increasing the risk of something happening exponentially. Worked in environments like that, best practices is a pipe dream, you're working day to day hoping nothing needs a fast decision or funding as it'll take months to organise.
I know kicking MS is eternally fun on here but as a linux fan who uses Window 10 at home (mostly due to my 6 year old loving games - and me wanting to play Star Citizen (no linux client - yet!). It's actually OK, but my wife did laugh when I spent 30 minutes one morning trying to get Cortana to do a very simple task.
"Cortana -open chrome"
cortana opens notebook
"Cortana open chrome"
cortana opens edge
"Cortana open chrome"
Cortana mutters something about not understanding
"No sh!t Cortana you should go home"
Cortana opens chrome
I pull the mic on the computer and disable Cortana forever. By the end I was literally shouting at it.
Yes so anyway, there are a lot of nice touches in Windows 10, mutliple desktops at long last, it's surprisingly solid, boots quickly etc. You can easily send your data to random recipients like microsoft with little (or no) effort. But in there, behind all that p!sh is a decent OS crying for help in the corner, naked and alone.
Then I just boot back out into Linux.
Yeah but, who REALLY needs IT staff right? Oh right well until you REALLY need them that is and remember they no longer work for you.
Sounds like they had zero contingency plans in place for this, so those 130 staff can put their feet up - bet that's not costing them much.
I care, it's cost BILLIONS on a vanity project for the MOD. We could and should have fought for a proper carrier equipped with British made aircraft or at least some that are actually bloody useful and work.
Bottom line is we have a Navy with a big shiny boat they can't get into sea trials and don't know when it'll happen - I'm shocked nobody has lost their job over this, well OK maybe I'm not as they never come in on time or budget.
She'll be in another high paid job within a few months. We need the ICO to start using it's teeth more and we need executives to be held to account by our justice system when cock ups on this scale happen. There are reasons they are considered accountable - yet we never hold them to account.
All areas of the UK have distinctive architecture, or as you eluded to - use to have.
Thing is this looks like it's out on it's own, not in the actual village so it wouldn't look out of place - but then again they don't seem to be objecting to a distillery, just the cosmetics so easily enough fixed.
I just hope they don't end up with random grey panels under windows which seems to have become the latest architectural trend on houses in my area,it looks **** !
It was the iPhone SE, I begrudgingly have to say I like it a lot after 4 years with android handsets I can feel the downsides but it was the right size and unlike many I only use it for phone calls (gasp), camera and podcasts.
I simply didn't want a bugger phone but mobile phones seem to constantly be heading in that direction making getting any sort of deal on a small phone (such as the Sony Z5 compact) harder.
I just feel like Apple has lost it's way a bit with much larger handsets and dropping the headphone port, I can't see me upgrading the SE at any point, in a couple of years I'll probably be back on Android if there isn't an SE4 with a headphone port/wireless charging (My SE has this thanks to a wireless case adaptor).
I remember back in the 90s having little PCI (might have even been ISA?) cards which would effectively protect the active windows partition, reboot the PC - it resets back to how it was. We used them in public library pcs and they were excellent - got a problem? Just reboot the PC - problem solved. You could even format the c drive and still reboot to fix.
I've no doubt there are/were alternatives but it suited us great, eventually we just removed AV and scheduled the PCs to reboot nightly at closing time + 2 hours.
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