* Posts by The Nazz

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Juicy fine for Bradford firm after it blurts one million spam texts

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Just to add

for a multitude of other reasons, Bradford is best avoided anyway. It's a shithole.

For anyone who wants a laugh, have a google for Bradford's £29m (seriously!) cycle superhighway.

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And what of the third parties doing the spamming?

Yeah, PPc were primarily responsible but what about the firms actually doing the spamming, with expert knowledge that what they were doing, and being paid for was wrong and against the rules.

What penalty, detriment have they suffered?

"Well, Your Honour, i only killed my neighbour's wife Mrs Brown, because Mr Brown asked me to and slipped me a few bob."

Now, if only.

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Re: True Consent

Martin Summers :

I can do you dozen budgies going cheep.

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CoinDash crowdfunding hack further dents trust in crypto-trading world

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Nom de plumes

And how many of the 900+ were started by Satoshi under further non-de-plumes?

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ZX Spectrum reboot firm gets £52k court costs order quashed

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The best justice in the world?

I have heard it said that British Justice is the best in the world. If that is so, YMMV, then god help the rest of the world.

A rhetorical question, who the hell benefits from such an inefficient and unwieldy , time consuming process.? Really, you got the same answer as i did?

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Costa Rica complains of US govt harassment over Pirate Bay domain

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Antigua and Barbuda

A few years back, didn't the WTO (or similar) rule that A & B could recover some $3bn worth of trade, that they had suffered at the hands of the US?

How's that going, and if not all recovered can't the Pirate Bay go there?

No doubt in the past, A & B had many such pirate bays. Quite probably run by the British and Yanks, oh such irony.

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Uber wants your top tips to mend its rotten image

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Top tips

Act lawfully* everywhere you trade.

Stop denying you are a taxi service.

* in full accordance with all local laws and regulations.

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Uber's New York competitor sued over driver equity scheme

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I know it's a small sample but....

I see a pattern emerging in the drivers engaged.

ps contextually correct, but isn't "uber-profitable" a poor choice of phraseology for the value of the New York Taxi market?

like multi million (billion) losses level of profitability?

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You can't take the pervs off Facebook, says US Supreme Court

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What now follows?

If i've understood the article correctly, or even sufficiently enough, the gist of it says :

SCOTUS says you cannot ban people from social media such as Facefook because it, social media, is too ingrained in the fabric of modern life that to do so would deny people their first amendment rights.

Yet, the article also sates that Facebook themselves do that, or seek to do that, to deny the very same people their first amendment rights. So THEY are breaking the law? Or, at least, leaving themselves open to further (heavy sigh) civil litigation.

A propsoed solution : draconian maybe but remove "minors" from any site with "adult" content.

I recall a conversation i was having at the gym as to how i had heard/read that the minimum age of joining Facefook at 13 (already too low in my eyes) is flaunted, that kids under that age we're signing on.

Up chirps a woman, "yeah, my seven year old has her own account".

£ to a penny, $ to the cent, it is exactly that sort of woman who will complain about the "exposed penis" in the football team picture.

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Hacker exposed bank loophole to buy luxury cars and a face tattoo

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re steal £66,000

As the story reads, £34k was recovered, leaving losses approaching £100k.

THAT, unfortunately is the state of British arithmetic today.

Damn shame that that financial "genius" Gordon Clown Brown didn't discover the loophole circa 2008.

Not to mention the massive"theft" (except it was by government decree) of huge chunks of private pensions from 1997 onwards.

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Trump nominates a pro-net-neutrality advocate as FCC commish

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If "new at this" is a valid argument then ...

god help France with it's new parliamentarians.

It's reported that some 400+ out of 570 MP's are forecast to be "new at this", possibly including one candidate who has a criminal conviction for hate speech, (not Le Pen) so should be interesting times.

I often wonder if a "Common Sense" party could earn a landslide victory in UK elections. (Obviously, excluding Sturgeon). Then again, would it appeal to the "youth" vote?

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Judge holds Uber's feet to the fire over alleged Waymo tech theft

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Uber faces massive punitive damages.

More like our collective pension funds via Venture Capital, face massive damage.

And why the drawn out farcical circus?

Give the parties 7 days to produce the (existing) documents. On failure to do so, jail the people involved until their colleagues/firms produce the docs.

Spend 30 mins finding the relevant facts, then as appears likely, case over.

What about other parties to the $680m deal to buy Otto, in essence a pre-planned deal to acquire stolen property, nay to instugate theft of, and make it look legit.

Surely, every party who played a part in that deal, including those who took professional adviser fees or financial fees for doing so are just as guilty of the crimes committed as are Uber execs?

The Feds could do a lot more for the ordinary people of the world by looking into ALL of this, rather than effing about with Clinton's e-mails.

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Jailed fraudster admits running same cold-caller con from behind bars

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Hmmm, mostly accountants and lawyers.

I have a little sympathy for the accountants.

Re : the insiders at Lloyds, any detailed info on these people? Would be interesting to know. I have my suspicions.

In view of this, one wouldn't think Lloyds would give ALL their account info to the Indian sub-continent. Now would they?

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When can real-world laws invade augmented reality fantasies? A trial in Milwaukee will decide

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What a wonderful opportunity.

The Government/authorities should do two things.

a) pass the long overdue laws that executives and management of companies/corporations/organistions are personally held liable for, and prosecuted for, criminal acts they commit, cause to be committed.

b) partner with such as Candy Lab to provide the augmented reality service to the subsequent inmates so that they can visualise themselves as being out in he free world rather than being locked up in chokey.

At a cost of $X per annum where X=personal assets pre crime/years of sentence.

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No hypersonic railguns on our ships this year, says US Navy

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All well and good but ...

how effective is it against white vans and three religious nutters armed with knives?

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UK council fined £150k for publishing traveller family's personal data

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Named council employees?

In the numerous instances of this type where the council quite readily release private data, are there ever any instances where the names of those council employees responsible ( lowly office staff to the "Chief executives") are disclosed? I suspect not.

Agreed, that it is long overdue that such people should face criminal charges themselves..

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Uber fires robo car exec for insubordination

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If only .....

he had stuck to making inappropriate advances/comments to female* employees he'd still be there, possibly up for promotion.

Or indeed, scoring a considerable number of goals for Bayern Munich.

* I'm led to believe that other gender types are available.

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Uber New York class action alleges passengers overcharged $7.43m per month

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A solution too simple?

Don't use them, either as a taxi driver or a taxi passenger (f*ck this ride sharing nonsense).

Sad, that the masses, or a large part thereof, will continue to use them.

In answer to Memphisto above : good, honest, effective and non-corrupt officials/bodies.

Corrupt in the sense of not necessarily being illegal themselves but acting in ways that are contradictory to their remit and their stated aims, often documented and against the better interests of the public/users.

And that's before we get onto the politicians/lawyers.

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PayPal peed off about Pandora's 'P' being mistaken for its 'PP'

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Pandora's box?

Just stick a stylized depiction of a fanny* in the centre of Pandora's P and have done with it.

* No, not Blair/Brown/Farron. God no.

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After stiffing us with Trump, Weiner 'fesses to underage cock shot rot

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Would've made me laugh if the girl replied ...

Now THAT is an excuse for a penis.

nb i haven't, for once, read any above posts so apologies (and an upvote) if this has already been posted above.

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Wondering why the office is so productive? Yep, Twitter's knackered

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Ah, profitability at last.

Well, if they hadn't made as big a loss as they would have done had the service stayed up, isn't that a profit of sorts?

And how come people can tweet eg "down here in Italy" if the service is down?

unless the message is truncated and it really said "down here in Italy the women are slim, sexy and gorgeous".

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Leeds cops issue appeal for man-sized todger

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You could say the victim ...

was knobbled.

ps not making light of his very serious sounding injuries.

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Train station's giant screens showed web smut at peak hour

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Pornhub

Did the screen show the Pornhub symbol in the corner (as i'm led to believe it does) or is this @joannaw already an afficianado?

I'm also guessing she's not due any royalties from the screening?

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In my part of the world, the populous "metropolitan" areas of West Yorkshire

It's correctly called a railway station, as whenever i get to it there's never a train in sight. Just rails. And some old infrastructure well beyond needing a refresh (by which i do not mean overpriced,overlit retail outlets).

But very rarely a train.

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US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google

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foolish me

I did, and it brought up two choices, both alternative words for a female orifice.

Who says AI is going nowhere?

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Re: genericide

Now you tell me, sigh.

I knew i should've gotten the now ex a one way ticket to that Florida vacation.

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Romney tax return 'hacker' Dr Evil gets his sentence reviewed

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With natural justice, shouldn't there be an equivalent charge of extortion?

Against the prosecution lawyers for (falsely, in the event, as agreed and set out by the three Judges) obtaining conviction on this point. Presumably by presenting false factual information to the Judge or Jury ( i know not which in this case). In laymans terms, deliberately lying.

Would lead to much a much better justice system if this was the case ( no pun intended).

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Vigorous tiny vibrations help our universe swell, say particle boffins

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OK, i'll ask the obvious.

What is it expanding into?

To use the balloon analogy, if it's someone blowing up a balloon at a kids party, how big is the room it's in? And how big is the house the room is in? And the garden?

Back to the article, it sounds to me like it's one big microwave. Is this why the earth's heating up?

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Microsoft to spooks: WannaCrypt was inevitable, quit hoarding

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Re: XP

The last sentence of the article states that MS have released security patches that now include XP.

I'd just literally seen the same thing confirmed via a BBC article and link to the NCSC.

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Uber may face criminal charges over alleged stolen self-driving tech

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re Bestiality

Not even that talented female engineer was alleging that.

Was she?

Mind you, she did hang around for a year or so.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if, upon conviction, the whole executive board were sentenced to 230 years prison, each.

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Uber is a taxi company, not internet, European Court of Justice advised

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Re: Remind me again what the ex-labour cabinet are doing now?

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Rather like Turkey?

One of the better reasons for Brexit.

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Re: But

Fancy that .....

I'm a cake when an attractive woman appears but a biscuit when she walks on by.

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Someone is sending propaganda texts to Ukrainian soldiers

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I doubt it's the BBC

a) They're too busy with their own propaganda on their "news" website, and

b) The soldiers are unlikely to have shelled out for the licence.

Back on topic, kudos for the strategy.

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Police watchdog investigates illegal outsourced Indian hackers scandal

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Folks .....

we have a movement.

ps first time i ever heard the reference "seeing eye dog" for what we call a Guide Dog.

cue Steve Martin "what kind of seeing eye dog is this?"

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Guardian Soulmates users spammed with smut following breach

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What amused me ....

was the upto £38 a month fee. From a left wing newspaper, er printed medium.

Facebook friends are free, maybe valueless, but socialist soulmates come at a price.

To paraphrase the old joke, the Guardian (and hackers) must have seen someone coming.

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It's been a few days, so what fresh trouble has Uber got into now?

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How's that gonna work?

How are Uber gonna contact people to see if they wish to receive texts, any texts, the first text even.

Obviously they shouldn't but will they not text to say "Do you wish to receive this text".

Presumably, though it doesn't say, the agreement should include immediate criminal charges for any subsequent spammy texts. I'm not holding my breath.

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Fake ruse: USA Today calls the FBI after half of its 15m Facebook Likes turn out to be bogus

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I'm a little disappointed.

I thought the story would go on to tell of fraudulent advertising and someone wanted half of their money back off of Facefooked.

Must be hundreds/thousands of such companies out there who'd be due refunds.

Mind you, daft buggers for spending so much on facefook adverts in the first place.

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Let's go live to the Uber-Waymo legal war – and see what's happening

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That's the biggest "What if" i've ever seen.

Judge Alsup : "What if it turns out that Uber is totally innocent?," he asked, and the company simply paid for a gifted engineer with no idea he was downloading documents?

I understand salaries in the tech field are rather high, but paying $250million, even for a gifted engineer, is rather exhorbitant.

Of course it's not his final Judgment just a little musing.

The evidence (from the article) against Uber/Waymo appears compelling. Why on earth do court cases take so long? Yes, yes, i know, billable hours. Rounded up from units of 10 secs each.

If i were the Judge the case would be over before lunch.

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It's Russian hackers, FBI and Wikileaks wot won it – Hillary Clinton on her devastating election loss

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Re: Sour grapes

"You can't go calling a large chunk of potential voters "racist", bigoted", and "ignorant" because they want real answers to real questions that seriously affect them, and then expect them to vote for you."

Clinton could have had that lesson for free by learning from Gordon Brown, proving that point in the singular instance with the old dear from Oldham? showing in fact it was he who was the arrogant deluded bigot.

Even his cheap, yet expensive, efforts to buy the majority vote wasn't successful, for either his party oor the country.

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Cybercrook spared jail after copping to FIFA video game mega-hack

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A different view here.

Did they actually steal anything from EA or just use their wisdom/skills to play the games of football much, much faster than anyone else and thus "earn" due reward.

I'd say more of the blame falls on EA. They should have anticipated such occurrences and programmed against paying out any game currency.

At what point in paying in the $6m of cash, presumably over many deposits, did the authorities become suspicious?

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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Or the late, great Shel Silverstein approach.

On one of his songs* he sings that when a woman comes round collecting for children's charities he "gives them a quarter, cos one of 'em might be mine."

*IIRC appropriately called "Fuckem".

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Proof

How does she know the escort is the kid's father? Or anyone else know?

Does the kid have a nine and a half inch cock (23-24cm) and a healthy bank balance?

I'm also surprised there are no photos for ID ( as mentionned earlier via the escort ad/agency) or during the three day event.

Had i laid out for such shenanigans i sure as hell would've wanted piccies.

"Anal" is also an effective contraceptive. Apparently.

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Loadsamoney: UK mulls fining Facebook, Twitter, Google for not washing away filth, terror vids

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Suppose for a moment ...

That a typical UK company, let's say Marks and Spencers decided to host wholly inapproriate and illegal content on their website(s). I dunno, let's say hate speech, terrawrist information guides etc what would the law do then? Act quickly i would suppose.

How difficult can it be for the majority of 649* ( yes, even the SNP) right minded fair thinking MP's to get together and quickly pass a law making the executives of a company/organisation criminally responsible for it's acts/it's irresponsible negligence to act? Hours, days at most.

*i've disallowed the Lib Dem guy, previously of Bradford East, who's now been deselected. The one of "firing rockets into Israel" infamy.

Edit : Re Company's Tax Evasion, rather avoidance. Don't lose sight of the fact that the vast majority, if not all, companies play precisely to the rules and laws as enacted by the very same 650 MP's (ok the names may vary, a little).

NEVER forget that many of these were newly written, and existing ones certainly endorsed, by Nu-Labour,especially that Gordon "I saved the fucking world" Brown clown.

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40,000 Tinder pics scraped into big data service

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Done by hand indeed.

If one collects the better pictures, it can easily be done one handed. So a friend tells me.

Wouldn't actually take that long.

Tbf, one typical "shoddily dressed, pouty" Twitter pic is one two many.

*too* many, even.

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The right (and wrong) thing to do ...

A few years back my kid found 20p in the school grounds. I explained that the proper thing to do is hand it in and when (undoubtedly) the true owner never claims it, it will be handed back to you.*

Then this story broke :

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/endon-hall-primary-school-manager-margaret-bailey/story-16597044-detail/story.html

Ha Ha.

In the UK be careful of the Police and the "3 months rule". It may be less than that.

I once notified them i had found valuable lost property and they duly came to collect it.

6 months later i asked if the owner had claimed it, told "NO" so was asking "is it mine now then".

"Oh NO, on this type of property it is ONE month" and we gave it to an associate of ours.

Top tip : Be careful who you trust. The "good guys" are not always on your side.

* It never was so i made good out of my own pocket. Generous soul that i am.

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Try to sell stuff through Facebook Marketplace and get locked out for 72 hours – nice one, Zuck

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Fraud Detection System.

I see one, a fraud, right there.

F... all to do with fraud detection and everything to do with building the ultimate profiling data set.

And serve personalised ads ..........."Buy a years acne treatment for only $800".

Mind you, having sent a pic of the ex i've now been locked out for 72 years. Aw bless 'em.

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Uber engineer's widow: Stress and racism killed my husband ... Uber: Let's make flying cars!

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Evidence of racism?

I'd be interested to see the evidence put forward to support the claim of racism. There's precious little sign of it in the article.

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Irish Stripe techie denied entry to US – for having wrong stamp in passport

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Well, if it is pure discrimination

as you imply, then it can only be the fault of Obama.

Fancy that.

Fact of life: everyone discriminates.

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'We should have done better' – the feeble words of a CEO caught using real hospital IT in infosec product demos

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Still not convinced.

If no patient data was used, only "internal IT info", then why the comments and regret that it could have been anonymised better than it was?

No patient data at all is pretty anonymous to start with.

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