top DEF CON Advises Feds Not To Attend Conference
If you blow the whistle on them, you win a shit load of trouble for yourself.
about a year and a half ago
top Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-Installed
If you're having problems recording a playing audio stream, have a look at this page
top Judge Rejects Settlement In Facebook Sponsored Stories Case
"Why should Facebook get to use my..."
top Icelandic MP Claims US Vendetta Against WikiLeaks
Of those who know who he is, I'd bet most think he is a rapist.
I think that's the reason they pushed the women to bring charges - to discredit him.
top CNET, IDC Find Rapid Increase In Behavioral Data Tracking
It certainly blocks some.
I went to that cnet page and ghostery reported 5 trackers.
I then did noscript "temporarily allow all this page" and ghostery reported 11 trackers, so noscript seems to be blocking 6 out of 11.
top Speech Recognition Using the Raspberry Pi
I couldn't agree more. In fact, every "negative" review I've heard/read has come down to unrealistic expectations of what a device with these specs can do.
Exactly. Some people seem to be expecting a low-cost general purpose device, rather than a cheap introduction to programming. Programming doesn't need expensive hardware, it needs thought and logic.
top UN Takeover of Internet Must Be Stopped, US Warns
IANAL but I think it'd be OK.
That same website with a link to a pirated film, however, would have the feds seizing your servers pretty quickly.
top Worried About Information Leaks, IBM Bans Siri
so the idea is that competitors are using the information? That could explain something...
Scene: interior Siri Department
Apple Employee1: Hey! I've got a live one here.
Apple Employee2: Who is he and what's he asking?
Apple Employee1: It's someone from Microsoft, asking for ideas for creating their new desktop OS
Apple Employee2: . Alright, here's what we tell him to do...
Apple Employee1: Reckon he'll catch on?
Apple Employee2: Nah. At least, not before it's too late.
top UK Police Investigate Alleged Phorm Lunch With Officer
If that's the case, why is it newsworthy?
From the article
According to Hanff, the officer taken out by Phorm in 2010 was overseeing the initial probe and was asked by the force to investigate the company after the CPS requested it take another look at the case.
How many times does a police officer, during an investigation, go out to dinner with the subject of that investigation?
I could be showing my naivete but I don't think it happens that often. Is it a common thing?
top FDA Backtracks On Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Proposal
I'll never get sick of eating it.
But you might get sick by eating it.
Hmmm, poisonous beef... drool
top WikiLeaks Launches New Platform, Privacy Study
Yes, now they will know that I messaged my girlfriend to grab some coffee on her way home. I'm definitely screwed!
Over here in the UK we've got a little bit of a scandal going on, about listening in to other people's voice messages. That came about because people were accessing official sources (eg PNC, DVLA) and getting phone numbers and such like.
Thing is, if they don't need to go the official route - they just go via some app installed on people's phones, or through their email system - then there is little chance that normal people will be able to stop it.
The more of us techie people that knows it is going on and spreads the word, the more chance that normal people will take note and maybe take some precautions.
top Popularity Trumps Privacy For Many On Facebook
Social people get more from a social network than Anti-Social people.
Who'd a thought it!
top Judge Issues Gag Order For Twitter
"how the fuck is this 1) anyone else's business, and 2) why is it being used as a free speech case against twitter, and the Internet"
1) - No idea
2) - Because we don't know which side wants the injunction. For all we know, it could be the Medical staff who want this kept quiet and the mum who wants people to know.
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