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Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

CodeArtisan Re:Discovery nightmare (79 comments)

If your compliance monitoring application will let you store and view those unsent, often inappropriate or ill-conceived, messages then you're going to have to cough them up during discovery or during any investigation by regulators.

That is exactly the point. The 'compliance' refers to compliance with the regulators/regulations.

I work for a company that provides call and SMS recording solutions to banks where they can record the phone calls and text messages sent and received by their employees on their mobile phones. This doesn't mean all employees, it's just those in certain positions like traders.

Doing so is an FSA requirement - banks *must* do this in order to gather the evidence that can prove or disprove that traders are involved in things they shouldn't such as insider trading, libor rate fixing etc. The bank has a team that is responsible for monitoring those communications and preparing reports for the FSA proving they are recording these communications as required (which is essentially showing you have a recording of every call made/received).

This is just an IM platform catering to that market.

Of course, the beauty of all these systems is whenever the SEC asks for emails, they are often "missing" due to backup or archiving mishaps. The fact that the penalty for not producing the emails is significantly less than the penalty for financial misconduct is purely coincidental.

about 2 months ago

PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud

CodeArtisan Blow (208 comments)

Another blow for the Zalman fanbois.

about 3 months ago

Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

CodeArtisan Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

1) Because with NFC, you don't have to carry around your wallet (at least in the ideal scenario where CVS and others don't boycott it)

Except I need my wallet to carry my drivers license, my health insurance card, my ATM card and my monthly train ticket.

about 3 months ago

Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

CodeArtisan Skinny Jeans (421 comments)

It only bends in the front pocket of hipsters' skinny jeans. So pretty much 100% of users, then.

about 4 months ago

Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

CodeArtisan Re:Different things for different people (277 comments)

Which is why Apple are giving people the choice between a larger phone, or an even larger phone. Because choices are important.

If you liked the original iPhone size, Apple has nothing for you. Because your choice isn't important. Whatever Apple says you want, that's what you get.

If you liked the original iPhone size you can keep what you have - the new versions don't offer much in the way of new hardware (apart from size). I don't think it's coincidence, however, that Apple are releasing the Apple Watch and the Phablets around the same time. They want you to keep your phone in your pocket/purse and have quick access to data on your new (gold) wrist device.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

CodeArtisan Re:hackers and painters (392 comments)

The best programmers I know are artists and musicians. Most have liberal arts degrees.

The best programmers I know all have STEM degrees. So there are 2 data points. What now?

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

CodeArtisan Re:Prolog (729 comments)

Pretty much the entire language of Prolog..

How many Prolog programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

CodeArtisan Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Yep. I'm sure all those multi-millionaire left wingers in the NFL and MLB unions agree.

about 5 months ago

French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

CodeArtisan Re:Consumers (111 comments)

I thought the French saved the 'Merkins' collective ass during that little skirmish with the Brits.

about 6 months ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

CodeArtisan Re: name and location tweeted... (928 comments)

Airports are NOT public places, particularly the Gates at airports.

They are called places of public accommodation just like restaurants. There is zero expectation of privacy for the employees in areas where there is customer access. Members of the public have access to them. Specifically... any members of the public who have paid a fee and obtained a ticket.

This isn't really about privacy, though - it's about SouthWest's perogative to refuse service to someone they feel was being abusive. They could just have easily refused to board this guy if he had been rude to the person't face. Airlines have complete control over access to their planes.

about 6 months ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

CodeArtisan Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

Many Samsung owner I know don't know they can replace their battery also. Most don't know the difference between a SIM and MicroSD card either.

Really? Because almost every Samsung owner I know factored in a replacable battery as part of their buying decision.

about 7 months ago

The Internet's Own Boy

CodeArtisan Re:His choices... (194 comments)

He made bad choices, and then reacted extremely badly to the rather predictable consequences. I'm not sure he's much of a poster boy for anything much. It's sad, but I'm not sure what exactly we're supposed to be celebrating here.

Sadly. I agree. He was certainly smart enough to be aware of the consequences of getting caught and of the precedent the Feds have set in similar cases regarding punishment.

about 7 months ago

Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

CodeArtisan Re: In other news (358 comments)

The claim that using a cellphone while driving is dangerous stems completely from the action of taking your hand(s) off the wheel, and eyes off the road. This is exactly what bluetooth hands free systems are designed for, and exactly why they are including it in more and more vehicles

Actually, there have been a number of studies that show it's the distraction of talking on the cell phone that is dangerous and using a headset does little to reduce that danger.

about 7 months ago

Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

CodeArtisan Re:In other words (111 comments)

The gandi pricing appears to be $9/year for both co.uk and uk.

about 8 months ago

Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

CodeArtisan Re:Why not the death sentence while You're at it? (216 comments)

I don't see why causing death by a hack should have any special treatment compared to causing death by an ice pick, a bullet, high voltage electricity, or any other exotic means.

There should be no special legislation needed for this.

The problem was the legislation that was used to prosecute hacks didn't make this distinction. All they are proposing is to bring it in line with the other, existing, legislation.

about 8 months ago

Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

CodeArtisan Re:Did someone just figure this out *NOW*?? (234 comments)

So what you're saying is the second anyone infringes on the rights of a group you belong to you automatically band together in protest, even if it's at the potential expense of your livlihood?

Yes. It's called being in a union and something the corporations (with government assistance) eradicated to the point of almost extinction around the same time this behavior began.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

CodeArtisan Re: Nexus 4? (259 comments)

I have encountered substantially more rain in Connecticut than when I lived in Scotland.

about 8 months ago

London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

CodeArtisan Re:Huh? (417 comments)

I've never heard of a taxi company with navigators. In the UK at least they just require taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed.

Actually, they only require London taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed. In Edinburgh, that information is of limited use.

about 9 months ago



Nikola Tesla Monument Unveiled in New York

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  about a year ago

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "A monument in honor of Tesla was been unveiled by the Serbian President in New York state on Monday.

'Tomislav Nikolic told the crowd at Tesla's former Wardenclyffe laboratory in Long Island that the scientist was a man whose "ideas were larger than his time", in a ceremony that also served as an opportunity for the Serbian president to remind the world of Tesla's nationality.'"

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UK's Digital Economy Bill Likely to be Accelerated

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "With Gordon Brown calling a UK election for May 6, a number of bills will be hurried through Parliament in the so-called 'wash-up'. One of these is the Digital Economy Bill which will force ISPs and even Wi-Fi Hot Spot providers to monitor traffic and terminate accounts of users suspected of illegal file sharing. There are many flaws in the wording and a number of MPs have admitted they don't fully understand it. The Guardian has more details, including a blog piece from Richard Stallman."
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Pirate Bay Sells Out

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "According to The Register, the Pirate Bay has sold out to a Swedish firm GGF. CEO, Hans Pandeya said

"In order to live on, The Pirate Bay requires a new business model, which satisfies the requirements and needs of all parties, content providers, broadband operators, end users, and the judiciary."

More details in the report here"

Free Energy machine Can't Stand the Heat

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "Steorn Orbo, the famously controversial 'free energy' technology was scheduled to be demonstrated in London yesterday. A live video stream was covering the event which, to nobodies' amazement, didn't happen. The excuse for the failure was the intense heat from the camera lighting. I guess that rules out one source of energy.

More details at http://www.astream.com/live/steorn/camera4.html"


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