* Posts by Joeyjoejojrshabado

19 posts • joined 1 Jun 2018

Hey, UK.gov: If you truly spunked £45k on 1,300 Brexit deal print-outs, you're absolute mugs


Premium suckers tax

The printers realise that only absolute incompetents would plow on regardless with a useless withdrawal agreement, they can charge whatever they like.

Oracle robbed just about anyone who wasn't a pasty white male of $400m, says Uncle Sam


Re: Water is/isn't wet

No, water is wet

Struggling with GDPR compliance? Don't waste money on legal advice: Buy a shredder


I had the 'GDPR compliant' visitor log book people calling me every other day for 2 weeks in May... even after I asked them to remove my details from their list!

This is the final straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far


Re: Industrial espionage?

But Google (ostensibly) uses those powers for the evil of targeted advertising, which is a whole different kettle of fish from industrial espionage / IP theft, which could not be excepted in Ts&Cs as it's illegal and hugely compensatory.

I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods


"female models who stand around the teams, drivers and cars in a decorative – and what some feel is a sexist and objectifying – way."

If their purpose is a decorative one, then by definition they are being objectified in a sexist manner.

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal


Re: "Are the 4% fines levied on both Google AND the advertisers"

"Google does the targeting, the advertiser never see the actual personal data. so it isn't nor the controller nor the processor - Google is both."

Technically, Google is just the controller in the example you give, there is no processor.

The controller is responsible for compliance with the principles of processing of personal data under it's control. If an processor were acting on Google's behalf, it would act only on Google's instruction, so the big G carries the can (unless the processor acts outside of those instructions).

It would be more likely if there were sharing of identifiable information with an advertiser, that both are controllers (rather than controller-processor) and so both are equally responsible for their own processing activities.

I agree, the business models that ad industry and consumer web services like Google have put in place are heavily dependent on data slurping. When regulation under GDPR and other DP laws start to have an effect, they may use that to move to a more freemium type of model for some services, or charge more for products e.g. Android devices, if that source of revenue is to be undercut.

You'll never guess what you can do once you steal a laptop, reflash the BIOS, and reboot it


Re: Again.. How many people turn their machine off?

"The other being a nastygram from the BSA that was quite costly."

The British Shakesphere Association are real bastards.

Expanding Right To Be Forgotten slippery slope to global censorship, warn free speech fans



"We aren't talking about removing it from the net. We are talking about removing it from google."

Yes and no. This particular case (you're right) is about de-referencing from Google search results and extending that requirement globally. The issue for free speech etc. is that it sets a precedent for someone using that same right in the same way when it comes to the source material.

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question


Pushing up the daisies

My dad was using a daisy wheel printer with his Amstrad up to the mid 2000s (for some reason) for his patient files and did most of his work at home late at night. If I'd known about the coke trick then I might have saved myself some sleepless nights.

Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered


Re: Is correlation causation....?

Does it state that alcohol is thr key factor? It examines the effect of alcohol, which is one factor

ReactOS 0.4.9 release metes out stability and self-hosting, still looks like a '90s fever dream


Re: Someone said "Mono-cultures can be dangerous in the long run."

I agree. I'm never going to find cause to use it but it's good that there's more than a "single alternative"

Car-crash television: 'Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?' 'Yes I do,' replies AMD's CEO


Re: Might not look scripted, but they've prearranged the interviews and for how long in advance.

Or, you could watch them interview Vettel for the same paint-drying experience.

Please tighten your passwords and assume the brace position, says plane-tracking site


Re: Great site

Well spare a thought for us poor bastards in Dublin.

Microsoft loves Linux so much its R Open install script rm'd /bin/sh


Re: Why?

I had wondered the same thing. Open R. As opposed to?? Embrance, extend, extinguish.

And what is it really. It's an install of the R language with some packages bundled. That seems to be it.

ICANN pays to push Whois case to European Court of Justice


What is wrong with these people?

Have they ever participated in society?

Would they even know how to make small chat?

ICO smites Bible Society, well fines it £100k...


Re: How is this helpful?

There was no illegal action here, it's not an offence to be hacked.

Are you seriously suggesting that CEOs and sysadmins should be thrown in the slammer for poor management of security roles?

Continental: We, er, tire of Whatsapp, Snapchat on work phones. GDPR, innit?


"The company would be similarly liable, if the employee started using their private device for WhatsApp and simply copied their work contacts over, or worse, connected their private device to the company groupware system..."

If the employee breaks company rules to do that (which they would be now that Continental's policy says so) they would be personally liable, both wrt the GDPR and to their company (for "stealing" commercial information)

Ex-CEO on TalkTalk mega breach: It woz 'old shed' legacy tech wot done it


She "failed to mention the record £400,000 fine subsequently levied at the firm by the Information Commissioner's Office. El Reg asked Harding whether TalkTalk would have survived had the GDPR been in place at the time."

The ICO hadn't used the maximum amount available to them at the time so why would a higher ceiling make any difference?

Who had ICANN suing a German registrar over GDPR and Whois? Congrats, it's happening


Re: Should result in summary judgement...

"I wonder whether the UK government's policy of making the electoral register available is covered by GDPR"

It's not a government policy, it's a national law.

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