* Posts by g e

3265 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

UK govt sneaks citizen database aka 'request filters' into proposed internet super-spy law

g e

You probably already are

Be ruddy surprised if I weren't, even a tiddly low-level one.

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g e

Re: does this mean

And save time by skipping 10/24 and 192.168/16, etc too :o) (Yes I probably got the CIDR wrong but you get the idea)

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cookies from your browsers

So, actually, incognito mode can help here by destroying cookies and demanding new ones every browsing session? (Or just setting your cookies to session-only, too, I spose)

That does sound like a little more than collecting the domain name you're visiting though, seeing as cookies are in the request header data, not the GET itself. I am right thinking they claimed only the domain from the GET was being 'remembered' ?

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Companies need answer to Safe Harbour worries, says minister

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Is the Baroness reading this do you think?

If so then fuck off.

Sick of the elites in this country trying to make 'UK' into the 2-letter abbreviation for the fifty-nth state of the USA.

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Exploit devs allegedly bag $1m for 'secret' iOS 9.1 untethered jailbreak

g e

Re: Wouldn't it be simpler...

To go alongside their Microsoft tithe?

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Hi, um, hello, US tech giants. Mind, um, mind adding backdoors to that crypto? – UK govt

g e

Re: You can take my encryption out of my cold dead hands,

They're not even that bothered about letting you go cold first.

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Ice 'lightning' may have helped life survive Snowball Earth

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Splitting water without leccy?

A patent forthcoming ?

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Boffins solve bacon crisis with newly-patented plant

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Facon

There, sorted.

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Use Skype if you want to report a crime, say cops

g e

Re: I can hear it now...

You mock, but the reality of internal IT support at a certain County Authority is 'Press 1 if you are an elected member otherwise please hold.'

Meaning the Councillors, etc get to muck about not understanding what a computer is while the minions get no actual work done. Of course, perhaps if you press 1 you may be put through to the Bollinger hotline, I've never tried. Perhaps I should...

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Top cops demand access to the UK's entire web browsing history

g e

The problem there

Is you confuse who pays them with who their line managers are

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g e

Re: Script needed...

Actually you could spider a background wget off a Google search page and leave it running forever at one page (no images or scripts necessary) every 2 secs or so in order to not back up your pipe (ooerrr missus)

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g e

FTFY

A solution would be to beat some sense into May

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g e

Benefit of the doubt

Or an utterly naive, uninformed moron

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Pixel C: Google has a crack at the fondleslab-with-keyboard game

g e

Xperia Z4

Sits fine on my lap with a good firm hinge on the keyboard allowing the screen to be left in whatever position you like.

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Anonymous hack group plans to out anonymous hate group

g e

Re: Free Speech?

Presumably if they thought they were socially acceptable as a movement folks wouldn't try so hard to hide their participation in it.

Truth and facts do like to be free which is why, in general, you shouldn't be doing shit you'd be ashamed (or otherwise inconvenienced by) of the world-at-large finding out. Everyone has secrets of some order of magnitude but if you're trying to hide shit-you-do that would seriously mess with your life if uncovered then you probably just shouldn't be doing it in the first place, yes?

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Cyber cop: Snoopers' Charter tag is offensive. Maybe we need a 'yes to snooping' tickbox?

g e

At least he knows he has a shit argument, presumably.

Imagine if he actually believed it like a fanatic or something.

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Facepalm

"a reality check for the encryption debate"

As in 'Talk Talk should have USED it' ??

Defo a reality check but certainly not in the direction he wanted.

#FootBullet

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We're getting kick-ass at seeing through walls using just Wi-Fi – MIT

g e

Killer Application?

Just wait till DARPA give them 300M to miniaturise it into a rifle scope...

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American military sites secured with dud SHA-1 cipher

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Gary McKinnon

Less 'terrorist' more 'whistleblower'

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US Senate approves CISA cyber-spy-law, axes privacy safeguards

g e

El Reg opportunity?

For a roundup any any non-US-based internet services/sites which people may wish to evaluate?

(Or did El Reg do this already and I was sleeping at the wheel?)

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g e

Re: Welcome to 1984. @Shadow Systems

Europe will PPV if the uprising is televised. Popcorn!

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Feds in America very excited about new global privacy alert system

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@malle

It is but they pronounce it 'pry-vacy' and I think they think it means being able to pry into privacy rather than actual privacy itself.

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Bacon can kill: Official

g e

Mind you

I saw a huge improvement in my general health when I stopped smoking over 10 years ago - every cold would become like flu. Now I barely even notice a cold. Mind you every smoker knows it's very bad for them, it's pretty self-evident after all.

I doubt I would see such an improvement from de-baconing though.

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'Cure?'

The only curing going on in our house will be a bit of best back.

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You own the software, Feds tell Apple: you can unlock it

g e

Re: Torn.....

presumably you own your encryption key?

If not license wording can be changed to something like 'Apple gifts you your encryption key which becomes your personal property and you have the right to do wtf you like with it. Apple relinquishes any ownership or rights over your key, blah blah blah' and so forth.

Not that this helps older software but then Apple could happily spin it as a reason to upgrade (again)

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Court to Wikimedia: Your NSA spying evidence is inadmissable, so you can't prove NSA spying

g e

Whereas one trillion politicians

As the old joke goes...

Would be a 'start'

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Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos

g e

Re: We can not lose....

Beer, don't forget beer, to better lubricate those transformative wheels of Baconism

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g e

True!

Sharks off Cornwall.

Cornish Ice Cream.

Bish Bash Bosh. Proved.

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g e

Don't forget The Sun (no, not the paper, the thing in the sky)

Best stay indoors with blackout curtains while you abstain from eating and breathing. "It's the only way to be sure"

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Re: Sea change in "allowed" foods

Just belling the whitehouse now, they do so like a spot of Freedom From Above

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Re: Hectoring much?

Then they should please step up their action and have Darwin / Mother Nature mop them up pronto

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g e

Re: Forgive me, but that must be a made up name

That shit they have in the US is hardly 'bacon' if I remember correctly.

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German surfers blitzed by widespread malvertising campaign

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Pint

Re: THIS is why I run AdBlock

Abso-fecking-lutely. Have beer.

I'm trying the uBlock Origin at the moment as a commentard mentioned last week somewhere. Mostly because ABP is, these days, willing to let (certain) ads through for money. Yep I know you can tick a box to defeat that but...

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UK/China cyber security deal: National security attacks still OK, it seems

g e

Re: Flibble

Better food from Chinese Masters than American ones.

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Strong relationship

Pah. Call it a 'Special Relationship'. If only to see how much of a thromby it gives the Yanks.

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CISA latest: Law urging tech giants to share your info with the Feds shows no sign of stopping

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Re: Two birds with one stone

I was thinking that then it occurred to me that it does seem, over the last three years or so, that MS, Amazon, Google have increased corporate activity over here, compared to increasing business, so to speak.

Makes you wonder if they're not perhaps preparing to move HQ (extreme, unlikely) or decentralise/segregate US operations as they have plenty of clever & connected staff/associates who could have seen this coming. MS's Irish data case could be seen as a toe in the water to see how they may need to legally structure EU ops to not be beholden to any presumed US law. And that's before you factor in the whole recent Safe Harbour stuff.

Just thinking out loud, not an expert, IANNC (I Am Not Noam Chomsky)

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German football hero battles Nazi doppelgänger

g e

The real embarrassment here...

Is being called Mr Pig-Stable, I'd have thought

Dict.cc offers the alternative 'Pig Feeder', also. Perhaps a friend of Cameron? (Even MORE embarrassing?)

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Cyber-miscreants use Brit e-tailers as personal cash machines

g e

Re: An intereting article spoiled by poor Grammar meaning the message is lost

Intereting (sic) capitalisation of 'grammar'

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Re: Plods?

Probably so there's a case number for any insurance claim, nothing more.

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UK MPs have right old whinge about ‘defunct’ Wilson Doctrine

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Boo Hoo

Hello. Welcome to OUR world.

Not so smug now, eh?

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Rogue Silk Road Fed starts 6.5-year stretch for nicking Bitcoins

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Coat

"Nob" Force

He'll be experiencing some of that, doubtless.

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Microsoft's top lawyer: I have a cunning plan ... to rescue sunk safe harbor agreement

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Re: Sounds like common sense....

Double the infrastructure ( as it's more sensible to sandbox non-eu data from eu data) and double the lawyers as now they'd have to understand US law as well for any US-originated data that may be held.

Also Co's would have to agree, under some circumstances, to be subject to US law wherever in the world they operated. Sounds like a jurisdictional trojan horse to me.

Don't see everyone jumping on that bandwagon

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Infosec workers swipe Q-tip across 'net: Ew, there's Dridex on it

g e

Just wondering...

Does anybody nicked abroad ever get extradited to anywhere OTHER than The Empire USA?

Don't remember seeing anyone getting bagged by the French or the Aussies, for example (though I presume it must happen sometimes)

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Online pharmacy slapped with £130,000 fine for flogging customer data

g e

It's a bit of a struggle

To work out how it couldn't be deliberate as it was being sold, not ineptly exposed...

Invoices are particularly fine indicators of 'pretty bloody deliberate' IMHO. I've never 'accidentally' issued one, for sure.

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Let's talk about that NSA Diffie-Hellman crack

g e

Re: The good news is...

It's the NSA, not the LAPD...

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Paris Hilton

Re: Don't worry, power will not be abused

Jenny, surely :oP

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BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans

g e

Even easier

License number and only one concurrent IP address, then you can watch it from anywhere as long as you have your license number to hand and multiple people in the same house (same egress IP) should be fine to watch concurrently, bandwidth allowing.

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Pluto flashes its unusual pits

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Re: Shuddering

Fhtagn Fhtagn, Yuggoth and so forth

I for one will NOT be welcoming our tentacle-faced overlords

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GCHQ to pore over blueprints of Chinese built Brit nuke plants

g e

Have been watching all of Spooks on Netflix recently

Everything like this seems to creepily recall at least one episode in one way or another...

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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This ASUS Zenbook is more work than I expected

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