Re: Re What exactly do people go to emergency departments for if not emergencies ?
That would be the English NHS (and Wales presumably). The Scottish NHS is run differently and I can see a GP within 24 hours if I need to.
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Actually yes it should. That owner has been proved time and again to slurp any and all data available to it first and worry about the legality of it later. When caught they blame "a rogue engineer who added the code" and other ridiculous excuses. Who owns DeepMind should definitely be a concern for anyone whose most personal data is ultimately being shared with a company that cannot be trusted.
Rule #1: Never go to the USA.
Rule #2: Never work for GCHQ, NCSC or any other branch of the UK government.
Rule #3: Never do anything to prevent or curtail a malware outbreak, let the users burn.
Nice set of rules you're teaching there guys, I guess you didn't want the help of white-hat security experts.
I think the only adverts I've ever seen on Chromecast were on YouTube and I don't watch it much due to the complete lack of interesting content. No adverts on Netflix or iPlayer and on the odd occasion we watch broadcast TV the misses mutes them all.
As for auto playing video adverts on the web, where are they? I don't see this phenomenon on any of the website I frequent, maybe its a Facebook thing. I refuse to be assimilated so I wouldn't know if it was.
"Brit organisations who admitted any ransomware problems said they had been hit more than five times during the past year"
Fire your IT dept / outsourced IT company and hire someone who knows what they are doing. I'd also get rid of whichever idiot is clicking on links in dodgy emails but it's probably the CEO.
"There are few to no updates for android (unless you use the Google Nexus/ Pixel line)."
Speak for your own brand / carrier. My Samsung on Vodafone gets monthly security updates and a phone that started on Android 5.0 is now on Android 7.0. Whether I'll get 7.1 or 8.0 I don't know but at 2 years old I'm ready to replaceme this phone anyway.
"As for the android, I'm tired of google nagging me to review and share photos of every building I enter. The news feed is nice, and there's a million pointless apps for it, but every update I find my privacy settings are all set to wide open."
I don't know what apps you've installed but they are the culprit behind this behaviour, not Android. I've been using Android since Froyo and never once have I seen it nag me to share photos of anything with anyone. I'm not on Facebook, G+, Instagram, etc so where it would share them is a good question. Also updates have never changed my privacy settings even when updating the major OS version and I have them all set firmly closed.
I considered Windows Phone the last time I bought a new phone, I like the UI and felt like a change but the lack of Windows versions of most of the apps I use and the need to buy another copy of the few that were available put me off.
Virgin, Sky, Talk Talk, BT and Plusnet are cheap because so is their service. Pay a bit extra for a decent ISP and you won't experience these issues. The only time I have ever experienced a slow down at peak times is when using someone else's internet that came from one of the so called big 5. I usually get higher speeds than the headline up to speed for my account.
1) This issue has nothing to do with Oracle the company or database, it is an attack against a crypto scheme from the "padding oracle" family of attacks.
4) Did you READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE? See below for the lines you missed:
"the problems are in the OSCI-Transport Library version 1.2"
"Germany's public agencies are warned not to use OSCI-Transport until they've upgraded to the latest version of the library."
With FTTC I can play online games, stream programs on Netflix and download large files from multiple devices at the same time without any issues. If Andrew Jones' emails grind to a halt just because someone is watching GoT he doesn't need FTTP, he needs an ISP that actually gives him what he's paying for. Time he ditched* BT / Virgin / Sky / TalkTalk for a reliable ISP.
* delete as appropriate
"Will gamers be interested in things like an Internet-connected thermometer that tracks a baby’s fever?"
I don't have a VR headset myself but as a player of Elite Dangerous I know a lot of people with VR headsets. Given the price of the hardware most of them are 30+ and have families so yes they may well be interested in an Internet-connected thermometer that tracks a baby’s fever but they probably already spent their gadget budget on the VR rig.
Provided they have a brain and can think logically I think a non-technical minister is preferable. The last thing we need is a technical (or worse, a supposedly technical) minister spending money to replace systems because they don't use Node.js, Angular or their favourite OS. Better to have someone who can listen to arguments for and against possible solutions and pick the better one rather than the one that uses the framework du jour.
Still today YouTube is showing illegal propaganda videos for the Conservative Party, an organisation with proven links to Irish terrorists and homophobic religious zealots the DUP. They don't even try to hide it! Young people might see these videos and be brain washed into voting Conservative.
The sooner the government forces YouTube, Google and Facebook to remove these disgusting propaganda videos for the Conservative Party from the internet the better.
"reveal a friend's email address, something consumers consider almost as sensitive as social security numbers"
1. Email addresses are nothing like social security numbers. They are more akin to a postal address or telephone number and practically public domain.
2. You aren't testing how they think about privacy because you asked for someone else's email. You should have asked for their own email address.
The only way you can envisage to produce handbills or an underground newspaper is a computer printer? That wouldn't even be in my first three options.
If the Internet is to blame for creating terrorists then clearly there were no terrorists before about 1990. So no IRA, Hamas, PLO, Mujahadeen, etc? (forgive my awful spelling)
The article clearly states that if you're infected you will be bombarded by advertising that you need to click away to reach the home screen. Are you bombarded by advertising that you need to click away to reach the home screen? If not then you are not infected, if you are then you should have realised you have a problem without the article.
"You have the advantages you get of a TV ad, the emotional engagement of a video..."
So all the usual need to skip / ignore / mute / go make a cuppa, disgust at the stupidity of the actors, advertiser and ad agency involved and the desire never to use / buy that product? On the odd occasion I'm forced to watch TV I always wonder how ad people and their clients make any money.
"it's the New Hope stormtrooper that's in demand, mostly by men, mostly aged between 30 and 40."
Yet none of them in that age range saw New Hope in the cinema first time round (or at least they would be to young to remember). I would have expected that age group to be more interested in Empire or Jedi troopers and the New Hope trooper buyers to be 44+.
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