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Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

bickerdyke In related news.... (156 comments)

In related news. DEA to facebook: Who cares?

6 hours ago
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Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

bickerdyke No surprise. (212 comments)

The same kind of protagonists are performing the same schtick in the US and in Europe.

STEM is called MINT, skill gap is Fachkräftemangel, and H1B is called "blue card" (yes. someone mixed up work permit and permanent residency when looking for a catchy name)

Arguments are the same, debate is the same.

And it becomes slightly absurd when immigration officers at a US border somehow expect every other country but the US to be a 3rd world hole people would be happy to trade in for a McJob in the US of A. They can't even imagine that someone likes their job and their home country and actually WANTS to go home after their visit.

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

Exactly. And that's what you don't want to turn up if someone does a casual search with your name. On the other hand, he can't expect to have historical facts (like his foreclosure) purged from the historic archives. That was 1984.

And we ALL need to learn that a bankrupcy 20 years ago hardly effects his current financial situation.

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

Agree.

But still putting that into the hand of one commercial search engine is the wrong way to do so. That "making hard to find" should also start at the source. My suggestion would be to have the newspaper archive use an additional robots.txt/metadata like X-ARCHIVE:True to indicate that this site may be indexed, but contains out of date information that should NOT show up unless someone does a specific archived/cached search request

PRO:
Available to all search engines. You don't have to go to all serach engines to have something hidden from simple searches
Historical information still available and easily searchable - if desired so
Searching uiser knows in advance that he will receive outdated information

CON: ?

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:20 years there was no index (144 comments)

I absolutely agree that it's better that things should be forgotten in many cases for many reasons. I do wonder if the search engine is entirely the right place to do the forgetting. Search engines typically index content because it exists. Does right to be forgotten also give a right to have content taken down?.

In this case: Explicitly no. In a related ruling in the same case, the website with the archived newspaper article is explicitly covered by freedom of press and has NOT to take donw anything.

But removing the link from the search engine will at least make uncovering 20 year old sins of your youth as difficult as it was when you had to spend the time in a dead-tree newspaper archive.

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:What right do they have anyway? (144 comments)

Thanks to a prior ruling (in the same case) the source is explicitly protected by press freedom.

After losing that round at court, that spanish guy who went broke years ago simply kept on sueing the next in line, which happend to be Google.

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:What makes them the judge of these matters? (144 comments)

It's not even a law. It's a court ruling.

a law would at least give some legal foundation. Another court may decide in a few months that some other name should habe not e taken down.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

bickerdyke Lessons learned: (622 comments)

Lessons learned:

1) Things that don't exist cant leak or get stolen

2) Computer security matters for everyone!

I now that #1 was the main point of the victim blamers. But it's simple and true. It's the victimblamers conclusion that is wrong that you shouldn't have (or create) anything.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

bickerdyke Re:Sounds like a planned PR stunt to me. (622 comments)

Whoever did this was clearly hacking and "stealing" a huge bunch of personal data. Including, amongst others, photos including, among others, private photos, including, among others nude pictures.

Of course the net and all media are only intrested in those. Sex sells. That's still true. But from a legal POV, you should keep things in perpective. When someone mugs a person stealing his satchel containing a joint, doesn't make it a drug crime.

about a week ago
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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

bickerdyke Re:Quick, get the manual! (97 comments)

No. it hat 2 short inbetween. for SMS. Which is pretty logical, but scared the heck out of me when I heard it for the first time.

about a week ago
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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

bickerdyke Re:You're reinventing the wheel there hoss (97 comments)

Increasing my STEAM capabilities is the best excuse to install Steam on my PC and spend the rest of the week gaming....

about a week ago
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ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards

bickerdyke Re: One huge customer - schools (344 comments)

They COULD sell your data in the future, but they are unlikely to do so because what makes that data valuable is their exclusivity.

Actually selling them would make them worthless.

about a week ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

bickerdyke Re:Nice wording (179 comments)

Absolutely.

And I'm not saying those who lost that trust are wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

bickerdyke Re:Nice wording (179 comments)

While surveillance itself is problematic, too, it wasn't a real problem before. I used to be comfortable with the fact that in some cases, police and FBI could wiretap phones and intercept email. So surveillance isn't exactly the problem either.

The "problem" is that this power has been heavily misused and that the trust that surveillance would only be directed to crime suspects is now lost. And people losing trust in police IS a problem.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

bickerdyke Broke already. (179 comments)

Anxiety over US spying already broke lawfull access to data on cellphones for law enforcement agencies when Apple and Google declared that activating phone encryption will now be default.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

bickerdyke What do you want to DO with Google Fiber? (279 comments)

I'm a bit amazed (well, then again, not at all) that no one asked what you actually want to DO with Google fiber. Who cares if you can't use its full speed over wireless when all you're doing on your PC is the usual /./FB/email-stuff.

Put a small server (probabkly those NAS based things that run full-blown linux) next to your fiber jack. Have it handle all those big downloads that actually profit from the external fiber speed. Run a network cable to your TV and if you're using a desktop machine, to that machine.

For everything else, use wireless. Your tablets cpu will be slower than even the wifi anyway already.

about two weeks ago
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The Malware of the Future May Come Bearing Real Gifts

bickerdyke Old Story (103 comments)

Reminds me of the late 90s/early 2000s when millions of accounts for a german online service (T-Online) have been stolen - by 3rd party tool for that service that offered additional services including up/downing your connection (which was essential for those high, minute based rates back then. Butso it had your password, of course)

It was a PITA to convince people to stop using that tool because it was so usefull.

about two weeks ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

bickerdyke Re:Are they saying... (155 comments)

Sounds like a good idea at the first thought. But it begs the question, why it is allowed for commercial airplanes...

about two weeks ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

bickerdyke Re:Self fulfilling prophecy (155 comments)

but that's not what this story is about.

But that's what news stories should have been about when killing people using remote controlled devices was news and not normal.

about two weeks ago

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Telecommunications data retention unconstitutional

bickerdyke bickerdyke writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bickerdyke (670000) writes "The highest german court ruled this morning that the advance retention of telecommunications data is unconstitutional. Collected data has to be deleted immedeatly.

Comming into effect January 2009, telephone and internet providers had to store information about each and every telephone, internet or email connection for 6 months. 35,000 people sued against that law at the Bundesverfassungsgericht

Article in german: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Karlsruhe-kippt-Vorratsdatenspeicherung-2-Update-943695.html
Press release: http://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/pressemitteilungen/bvg10-008.html"

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