You were right all along - and the surveillance footage has just been released!
58 posts • joined 21 Nov 2017
You were right all along - and the surveillance footage has just been released!
The European Court of Human Rights enforces the European Convention on Human Rights in states-signatories that are members of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe was formed in London before the European Union existed.
Brexit won't affect it because none of these things are EUey...
They want to be careful about assuming the identity of the person they found on VK is the real identity of the person who's benefitting from the scam.
It might well be, but identity theft to register dodgy companies, sign dodgy contracts and open dodgy bank accounts is very common in Russia. If the scammers have prepared this properly right from the start, all of the details uncovered by Check Point might be fraudulently used. On the other hand, maybe they're just lazy and that is their real identity.
I see from Dr Shifro's website that its clients include children's hospitals, children's medical rehabilitation charities, and a couple of government agencies...
I think what's more interesting is how Apple is going to walk the tightrope in the future by exercising a small degree of editorial control (by saying what can and cannot be published on its platform) but also avoiding liability for defamatory or otherwise dodgy material that's published on its platform (because it didn't decide what the content was). This has been covered on El Reg before.
"I think it was Voltaire who said "i hate what you have to say, but i will die for your right to say it"?"
Cue QI klaxon.
By the way, publishing material that's against a platform's terms and conditions isn't illegal - it's just a breach of contract.
> A "beowolf" is a wolf designed by Bang & Olufsen. Very slim and stylish, but at a price above industry average.
You're thinking about a beowolf cluster. A "Baiowolf" is a lupine fan of the early 1980s sitcom child star Scott Baio.
"The indictment also demands Lynch pay back $815m from the HP takeover, and $4m from Chamberlain"
Just to be clear, the criminal complaint doesn't ask for them to pay that money back to HP. It wants them to forfeit that money ie it goes to the United States.
The civil litigation will determine whether Lynch and Chamberlain need to pay anything back to HP.
Haynes manuals were also notorious for the whole second half of the job being summarised in the last step: "assembly is the reverse of disassembly", no matter how complicated the first half was. Thanks a bunch!
"You might as well be suggesting that the socialists in Scandinavia have a point when you start tying corporations to national, state or local wellbeing"
Mate, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not "might as well be suggesting that", I'm absolutely agreeing with that.
I have my suspicions about which side of the Atlantic you're from and how many times you've been to the Oppressive Socialist Republics of Scandinavia...
were they ISO 27001-approved security brambles?
You can’t bring a defamation action in England and Wales without something relevant happening in England & Wales. What always ends up happening is that the plaintiff claims that someone in the U.K. read the article (no matter how obscure an issue it is, and despite the subject and author of the article both being outside the U.K.).
There is no gang called “the Yardies” and never has been. Yardie just means a Jamaican, someone from “the Yard” ie home, Jamaica - it was only when the cops started using as a catch-all term for young black men that it came to be a synonym for gangster.
But much of the problem starts with who gets called a gang. I’m exaggerating slightly but you get three white boys who hang around together and they’re lads; you get three black kids who do the same thing and the cops call them a gang and put them on the Gangs Database for further attention and investigation...
I doubt these watches are being given to run of the mill teenagers. But I bet a lot of them are being given to younger kids, kids who want to ride their bikes in the woods, kids who are autistic or have learning difficulties (and so get lost or run off frequently), kids whose parents have to arrange complex childcare (so you want to be able to see if they’re at granny’s house safely), kids whose deadbeat other parents keep breaching custody orders...and pets that get these on their collars because they’re cheap!
I don’t think the world is full of kidnappers trying to steal my kids. I do think sometimes it would be useful to be able to see where they are without teaching or reminding them to pick up the bloody phone...
Or maybe Swiss Toni
“killing 25,000 and allowing 14 times more (700,000) to escape doesn't sound like very successful ethnic cleansing.”
Ethnic cleansing is not the same as genocide. The purpose of ethnic cleansing is to remove ethnic group X from the territory that you wish to cleanse. The term derives from the Croatian euphemism “cleansing the land”.
Removing 720,000 people of a certain ethnic group from their land sounds very much like a “successful” ethnic cleansing.
Unfortunately, you didn't include mention the phrases "health and safety", "vegan sausage roll" or "Tony B-liar", so I'm afraid you didn't win Self-Pitying Bullshit Bingo this time. Please do keep playing (I'm sure you will).
Did you read the FireEye blog explaining how it reached its tentative conclusion before posting?
If youda fixed it, youda said "It is cheaper THAN its competitors..."
Well, if it were just a private business venture and not to do with the state, who would be their client? Who's got a commercial disagreement with both WADA and the OPCW and wants to use Russian hackers to penetrate them?
The US already has the largest per capita prison population. I don't think they need encouragement to lock up more people.
"* Are the overwhelming majority of sexual harassment complainants"
We've discovered that our factory is poisoning a nearby river, so we've decided to solve the problem by getting rid of the river.
"That, and it's entertaining when it hits the news."
Ahh...so you're saying it's a feature, not a bug?
"Why should we give a flying fuck if the Norks or anybody else steal from banks whose only interest is paying themselves fat and undeserved bonuses, and who are too lazy to secure their systems?"
Because when the North Korean regime steals a billion dollars from the Bangladesh Bank (the central bank), they're stealing money that could be used to improve the lives of 150,000,000 crashingly poor people and spending it on propping up its own regime's oppression of 25,000,000 crashingly poor people.
It's no skin off your nose, Mr IT Middle Manager, but in the wider world it's a big deal.
Yes - it's bad form of El Reg not to mention that Pinsents are media partners/sponcon(?) with El Reg.
Also, considering the reported detail but also the [sic], it seems like The Reg was relying on a source in court who was not a hack but who was keen to name check the barrister and law firm. Who might that have been?
Not quite - Trump's second wife is from Georgia. Georgia the US state with the fried chicken and baseball, that is, not Georgia the ancient Caucasian country with the khachipuri and chacha, mmmm....
" A question for non-US countries--Why don't you allow American citizens the same immigration reciprocity & work permitting?"
Work permits and immigration procedures generally are reciprocal. If the US and country X don't have such an arrangement, it's because the two governments haven't agreed on it. And in reality if the two governments haven't agreed on it, it's probably because the US doesn't want to loosen restrictions on people from country X emigrating to the US - because let's be honest, for most countries in the world, the traffic would mostly be into the US rather than a balanced flow in both directions.
"It said that the code would apply to Police Scotland [etc...] - but not for national security or private companies."
Private companies would of course continue to be covered by the DPA/GDPR.
I feel dirty and ashamed. This is what happens when a pendant is hanged from their own canard.
You're wrong, and the article explains it. A bitcoin exchange is a money transmitting business and they require state and federal licences.
"despite...insisting that the lack of a Whois service...will cause an uptick in online crime, no one has yet to provide any evidence that that is the case...Law enforcement continues to be able to access full Whois data by simply requesting that registries and registrars provide it to them. So the issue is really large American corporations who want full Whois access in order to chase down anyone potentially infringing their trademarks"
Although ICANN has certainly butchered this whole issue and really ought to sit on the naughty step, what is written here is not correct. First, law enforcement can't compel registrars to provide data just because they say so in every jurisdiction - it really varies from place to place. In some places they can just ask; in others, they'd need a court order. Second, even if law enforcement can request it, you need to get their attention with your problem in order for them to do so - and there is a gigantic tidal wave of fraud that's reported through Action Fraud that just doesn't get dealt with. Third, if the registrar is in a different country to where the crime has been committed (e.g. UK crime, Egyptian domain), then you're going to need UK law enforcement to make a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty request to the foreign authorities to get the data out of the other registrar. Fourth, not all Bad Things (counterfeiting, diversion of opportunity, defamation, harassment, passing off) are crimes or crimes that are serious enough to warrant a criminal investigation.
And so on. The lack of transparency on who owns domains makes investigating crime slower, more expensive and less successful. It also makes due diligence to prevent crimes more difficult. There's a (correct IMO) international push towards more transparency and public records of ownership of companies and property - why not also domains?
...but half of the eye-catching statistics in this piece are about what employees THINK might be happening at their workplaces, not what is ACTUALLY happening at their workplaces.
" non-UK, non-EU citizens already have to have a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to stay for more than six months."
...and it's a shitshow. No one knows what BRPs are for. You can't use them to open bank accounts, you can't use them to get a driving licence and you can't even bloody use them to get in the country! In every case you still need to carry your passport. There is no point to them.
"Putin is far more dangerous than Gorbachev and Yeltsin ever were - at least they seemed to play by the rules. That Putin changed the Russian constitution to allow him to have more than two terms of presidential office should tell you everything you need to know."
This is woefully and embarrassingly wrong. Gorbachev ordered peaceful protests in Riga and Baku to be violently suppressed with many deaths.
Yeltsin collaborated with the US to distort elections with literal duffel bags of cash, and had tanks shell a mostly democratically elected assembly that objected to his programme.
Putin did not change the constitution to allow him to serve more than two terms. The constitution prohibited anyone from serving two consecutive terms - and that has not changed.
"a few of which then massively neglect their military establishment (cough, germany, cough) while making a killing out of one sided trade with the USA and then saying that they treat NATO spending of 2% of GDP as a target they will work towards..."
Maybe Germany is able to get by with spending a smaller proportion of GDP on defence than the US because it doesn't feel the need to have a military base and two wars in every continent?
"Perhaps it would help if you paid your police a decent wage so they weren't all corrupt as hell..."
There's actually no body of research that proves that improving the wages of corrupt officers reduces corruption. In fact, it might have the opposite effect. Corruption is a systematic problem of corporate culture [NB not national culture] and it's slower and more difficult than just throwing money at the problem.
Can you tell us what stuff you bought? I am just thinking about doing the same thing.
Nah, you wouldn’t serve avocado with whipped cream...would you?
"£5 for a pint? We only pay that at the Edinburgh festival. We can get much cheaper Scottish ales up here in Scotland."
Well, yeah, obviously, but that's because rent is cheaper and wages are lower in Auchentyshoogle than in LoIFKCA (LOndon's Improbably-Fashionable Kings Cross Area).
"The girls are brought up to the equivalent of the old Afrikaner adage that translates as "Church, Kitchen, Children"."
Afrikaner? German, more like. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder,_K%C3%BCche,_Kirche
“an ideologically motivated attack by an extremist organization working directly with union supporters...”
Tesla should be ashamed of itself. It’s one thing to say that you disagree with unionists, but saying this is an extremist attack is ridiculous. They’re literally bracketing the Committee for Investigative Journalism with extremists like ISIS, Boko Haram, the KKK, the UFF and CAMRA. They really need to take the tone of their communications down and not respond to every disagreement with a rhetorical nuclear counterstrike.
"Like if you make a request to know whom owns the vehicle with plate $XYZ123 & the department of motor vehicles sends you not only the owner's name, but address as well. Both the name & address are publicly available, you can always do a reverse look up online or merely dial the operator & ask, so the department providing that data isn't violating any "private data" rules - it's all publicly available."
I assume you are in the US. If so, this is not correct. Access to vehicle registration information is restricted by the Driver's Privacy Protection Act, which states that records may only be disclosed for a number of specified reasons. Those reasons are more numerous than in the UK, for example, but they're not public records (in the sense of "give me a copy and I don't have to explain why"). Access is a privilege, not a right.
Mate - they are regulated as private hire car operators in London and Birmingham, and only registered private hire drivers can drive for them. There’s no pretense at “ride sharing” by Uber in those cities. They’re not taxis because they don’t cruise for hire on the streets.
Kosovo would love to be in the EU. The UK wants to get out. We could just do a swap...
Scottish men of my age are all called David/Dave/Davie or Andrew/Andy, unless they're from north of Stirling, in which case they're called Hamish.
It seems like a metal service centre could just be a warehouse selling bits of steel, aluminium etc. I could imagine e.g. a small family-owned one in a small town not having a computer system but just dealing with hand-written dockets.
Agreed, and I can't stand the Tories.
One of Hancock's 316 fellow MPs is one of the 12 officers of a school, and one of the other directors of that school is also one of four directors of a media company (in addition to being an officer of about 20 other companies), and that media company did an app for Hancock...and this shows it's some kind of procurement stitch-up? Tenuous indeed.
Unfortunately, we will inherit it only briefly, before keeling over with a Gregg's bag in our chubby hands...
Amazon is a legendarily awful place to work: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/technology/inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-in-a-bruising-workplace.html
"maybe give them a kicking whilst they're their..."
I think you overplayed you're trolling with grammertical errors like that - its to obviously thrown in their too attract the attention of pendants.
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