Clearly you've never used Notes / Domino.
397 posts • joined 25 May 2017
"a voluntary licence fee would look like good value compared to Netflix"
Bullshit. My Netflix subscription costs me less than £100 per year, that's approx 2/3 of the cost of the license fee and includes a lot more films and programmes I want to watch than the BBC have on TV or iPlayer. And, I don't have to put up with adverts telling me how wonderful it is to have a compulsory telly tax.
You get a criminal record! And you get a criminal record! Peach state goes bananas with expanded anti-hack law
Out of the fire, into the fire
"Dear Symantec, attached is a copy of my receipt to McAfee I think I have convinced 27 people so far to do the same as me"
ROFL. Did you really hate them that much that you persuaded them to use the one AV that is worse than Norton?
the stupidity of humanity
Well done NSA, GCHQ, et al you have convinced Mark Pesce that 1984 is a blueprint for the way society should work. I've only been up an hour and already I'm depressed about the stupidity of humanity and our society, as if Mondays weren't bad enough so thanks for that.
I would never allow Alexa / Siri / whatever device in my home to spy for its owner Amazon / Apple / etc. If they spied for the authorities as well I'd go out of my way to disable them in other people's homes too.
If the UK had more lax data protection rules than the EU it wouldn't make a difference. Anyone wanting to do business in Europe has to comply with GDPR no matter where in the world they are based so UK businesses would end up with two different data protection schemes that they have to comply with, making the whole thing cost even more than it will with GDPR alone.
And of course they leave out the worst thing about adverts. Sure flash, video, noise, interstitials, etc are all annoying but trackers are evil. But trackers are how Google makes its money so they get a pass.
Screw you Google, I wouldn't use Chrome if it was the only browser available and I will not remove my privacy protection and allow your evil tracking.
"What deepfake is to video, Adobe VoCo – its "Photoshop for audio" – does for speech."
So this isn't an issue then. I've seen these so called deepfakes and the video neither looked like the actress it was supposed to be nor did it look like a genuine video. If Adobe VoCo is as good it probably makes speech that is supposed to sound like Joe Pasquale sound like James Earl Jones.
No one would have believed, in the early years of the twenty-first century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinised as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets. And yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us...
"can only be retrieved and put back together using the private keys stored on your device"
So if your phone is lost, stolen, bricked by dunking in a pint or just replaced by an upgrade how do they access the encrypted data in your profile?
Personally I would refuse to enter any club that required this app or recorded my ID in any way. Time to go back to the raves in abandoned warehouses and industrial buildings of my youth.
Re: If exploits exist then what better way to have them removed
> Once a vendor is told a problem exists then every victim who suffers after that point is down to the
> vendor and people should be able to sue to any losses.
No. The vast majority of systems that get pwned are due to known exploits for which a vendor patch exists. The fault for these lies with the stupid moron user / IT dept that did not install that patch.