The real problem is
most of the worst offenders have based their entire business on doing the exact opposite of GDPR. This would kill them.
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I just watched a show which was looking at the world's biggest container freight ship and part of it's maiden voyage was through the Suez Canal. It had only a couple of feet to spare across the canal width. Imagine tampering with a ship like that as it's going through the canal - the canal would have damage and would have to be closed.
And the article body didn't bother to clear it up.
What the IRS actually said is  that they've already taken steps on their own and that people should assume their information is already in the hands of criminals and act accordingly.
Number two is actually common sense. People should be monitoring their own data directly or through a monitoring company. The days where people could go for years without bothering to check their credit reporting data are over, and not just because criminals might get/have it.
"I didn't think it worth the risk of giving them more personal information than they already had."
They probably had every bit of that information anyway. You'd be amazed at how much they know about you. It's probably up there with what the NSA has.
NSA here : Not quite, but close.
"The best way to swing an election in the US is to simply remove people from the voting rolls based on ethnicity and voting history"
Conversely you can leave names on the rolls of the deceased and people who moved away. The first election after my father died I found out, since we shared the same name, that someone had voted as him. I notified the poll workers that ballot should be voided as my father was deceased.
It was common when I was in college in the 90s for both the Democrat and the Republican party people to tell to college students they could vote at both their home address and at their college address.
What they always left out was that only applied to local elections. National level the students had to pick one.
You are way too optimistic about users actually paying attention, much less heeding you.
Several years ago I had the (dis)pleasure of fixing a machine where the user admitted he deliberately opened an emailed virus because he was curious to see what it would do and didn't want to mess up his personal PC to find out.
Not just browser based apps.
A metric ton of vendors deliberately wrote, and continue to write, code using undocumented APIs and such. When MS or someone else (cough Java cough) comes along and patches/updates removing those undocumented APIs the code vendors refuse to update it because it would mean either degrading or removing functionality the customers have come to expect.
Dear Reg Team,
Please keep your politics out of a site that is meant to be about IT. If you are going to get all butt-hurt over it realize that people have been calling for Comey's firing for a LOOOOOOONG time.
here is a tweet with many of the clips edited together:
This is Schumer talking about how scared he is and "Muh Russians" etc:
This is MSNBC upset about it 10 days before the election:
Bernie Says he should step down:
Democrats lash out at Comey from Fox News:
Harry Reid saying Comey should be investigated:
James Carville saying Comey worked for the republicans:
Tim Kaine compares Comey to Hoover taping MLK:
FOX, Dems change tune on Comey:
occupy democrats "news" :
OBAMA talking shit:
KIETH OBERMAN TWEET:
"Meanwhile, Redmond has kicked February's Patch Tuesday into next month: any bug fixes due to be released and installed this week will be rolled into patches released on March 14."
Mine for Win10 home got auto-stuffed onto my machine along with the auto-lose-everything-you're-working-on-reboot early morning yesterday.
You forget the days of Compuspend, America Offline, Stodgity, etc, where yes, you could get *most* content over the interwebs but some was reserved exclusively for a single provider. UPN when it first appeared was only available on AOL. Didn't have AOL? You were told sign up for AOL or shut up.
These carriers are wanting to return to that level of gouging. Net Neutrality, in theory, prevents that. In practice, maybe not so much, but it would be better than nothing....
Don't know about iPhones but the Android ones I've seen with the finger print scanner allow the choice of finger print or code. Given the courts have previously decided a person cannot be forced to divulge a code, and the more recent one of a person can be forced to supply a finger print, I personally would opt solely for the code.
Worst case - Now what was my code? Was it my birthday? My cat's name? My other cat's name? My dog's length and height? .......
I emailed my local legislative critters about a year ago. Some jerkwad had come up with the idea of placing full window-sized LCD panels in the rear windows of vehicles to show rotating adverts. Hyper distracting as it was BRIGHT and directly in the traffic lane field of vision. Long and short - the business got shut down by the DOT for making devices that created a safety hazard
Side note : The most amusing advert running on the jerkwad's display did make me contact State Farm Insurance - to point out how stupid one of their auto insurance agents was for advertising in a way that was dangerously distracting and how it was likely to result in increased claims.
"In short, if you are trying to download something for free that you know you should really be buying, chances are it will come with some unwanted extras that your system will not notice."
What about Oracle Java and it's bundling? Or any of the other free "tools" that some twit somewhere decides you need in order to view their webpage?
And it's starting to crop up in things you pay for too. If I buy X, I bought X, not X plus what ever bundled up crapware your "partners" paid you to load onto MY kit. I've seen commercial software in the past, typically a game, where in order to run the game you have to have the vendor's ad network installed. The moment I see that sort of thing is the moment I refuse to have it on my kit.
No, the LGBTQ community has declared it to be 100% anti-LGBTQ. It's not 100%. Some of it is but definitely not 100%.
The reality is that NC's state constitution gives -the state- ALL rights not delegated to local municipalities. Charlotte NC tried to usurp the state's authority over discrimination ordinances so the state passed a law EXPLICITLY denying local municipalities the right to create any anti-discrimination law, thereby preventing a situation where every city in NC has its own goofiness. BUT that section does NOT prevent any business from putting in a unisex toilet room.
The stupid part of that section is the "must use the bathroom of biological identity" - sorry, but if looks and acts like a woman it belongs in the women's room.
Unfortunately the idiotic goons allowed an anti-employee measure to be slipped in removing state-level court for discrimination suits. That got virtually no opposition from the loonie lefty REgressive crowd.
As for PayPal - they're happy doing business in countries openly hostile to the LGBTQ community. Bryan Adams cancelled a concert in NC over the law but is willing to perform in Saudi Arabia where being LGBTQ is life-threatening. Most of the celebrities/businesses coming out against the law are hypocrites.
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