* Posts by RancidOrange

14 posts • joined 15 Jan 2018

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

RancidOrange

Re: Well I sure hope they also banned "Semprini"!

He needs a good kick in the tallywags.

GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

RancidOrange

Re: And again ....

Right now, if you are party to a group chat you just get notified if a new member joins. There's no mention of the hash being updated - that happens behind the scenes. In the GCHQ scenario, their account would be silently added, any message informing everyone of a new member suppressed and, as now, no mention of the hash being updated. Or am I missing something?

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

RancidOrange

Re: "get a CEO's head on a pike"

"Don't give him your name, Pike!"

Sudden Windows 10 licence downgrades to forced Xcode upgrades: The week at Microsoft

RancidOrange

Re: Insanity

Shutdown no longer does a shutdown by default: https://www.howtogeek.com/349114/shutting-down-doesnt-fully-shut-down-windows-10-but-restarting-it-does/

London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat

RancidOrange

Re: arrogance

I would like to report you for abuse of the English language.

FYI: Faking court orders to take down Google reviews is super illegal

RancidOrange

Re: Or he could have just used the money to make his business not so crap

I've noticed that some Amazon reviews are now annotated with a Verified Purchase tag, which offer me slightly more confidence in them.

Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early

RancidOrange

Re: Usually gets worse, the bigger the company ...

Hopefully, you mean a principle rather than a principal, but who knows in the NHS.

RancidOrange

Re: Oh so familiar

You must be a nightmare to work with.

'Unhackable' Bitfi crypto-currency wallet maker will be shocked to find fingernails exist

RancidOrange

Re: First rule of security...

convenient<--------------------------->secure

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

RancidOrange

Re: Not in IT...

You should have agreed a consultancy fee before agreeing to answer any questions.

BCC is hard, OK? Quite a lot of orgs blurted your email addresses in GDPR mailouts

RancidOrange

Re: 'Stopped using 3rd-party email automation platform'

If the companies concerned cite Legitimate Interest as the reason for holding on to your email address they don't need to have your consent - they just need a legitimate interest, which could be almost anything.

British Crackas With Attitude chief gets two years in the cooler for CIA spymaster hack

RancidOrange

1 in 3 British men have a conviction? Do you have sauce to go with that?

Ever wondered why tech products fail so frequently? No, me neither

RancidOrange

Mark E Smith

Thank you for the Fall YouTube link. I'm just amazed MES managed to survive for so long.

Facebook settles landmark revenge porn case with UK teen for undisclosed sum

RancidOrange

Re: Interesting questions

It would appear that Facebook and other Internet-based media companies are currently considered to be conduits of information rather than publishers under UK law, meaning they have limited responsibility for what appears on their sites.

I wonder if making Facebook a publisher would affect the speed with which similar images were removed?

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