A [US Supreme Court judge warns against a distopian orweliann world] on the same week we learned NSA cracked and breached Deutsche Telecom and that german finfisher was used against journalists. Meanwhile, Switzerland offers Snowden asylum.
Apparently windows tax is still a thing.
The dbagery in Portugal drags on in Portugal and the trade association talks about the numbers and the lawfulness.
Apple was convicted for manipulating the labour market and a bunch of nuddie selfies were liberated from iCloud by crackers but noone cares cause everybody is all hot and bothered about the new products. As usual analysts talk about chunky wearables, ginormous phones and nfc payments. As usual I say bluetooth4 payments. And a watch, an actual honest watch that people might want to wear.
Oculus will be under $400 for the release version which is fairly reasonable.
Google working on quantum computers. SKYNET IS THAT YOU ?
Terrorists are seeding fake cellphone towers in the US. The criminals behind this attack on critical communication infrastructure are unknown.
In Portugal the usual suspects are up to the usual pirating and deceiving while in Austria the usual suspects sue ISPs for wanting to follow the law and in the UK police are too busy to go after reported crimes and telling victims to take matters into their own hands probably because they are too busy arresting pirrrates.
MSN Messenger will close. Nobody will notice.
Conscious brain-to-brain communication. Yeah, that happened.
Either CS is getting really real, or SWAT invaded this dude’s home for no good reason. Meanwhile, the FBI is on the lookout for people who can use google search.
Girl does web series about female abuse in videos. Evil trolls dox her and send death threats to the point she has to flee her own home. WTF guys ? Are you retarded ?? Wait, don’t answer that.
Contrary to previous reports, Amazon snatches Twitch for 1B.
Samsung made the S5 take the ice bucket challenge. But if you look closely at the video you’ll notice they faked it. Noone was suprised.
Much in the same way as the spanish tax on links a tax on electronic devices that will delivered directly into the pocket of an “association” in Portugal got passed. And that means during summer holidays, rushed in secret, without public debate and against the stated opinion of consumers, industry associations and trade associations. And it’s being joined by a vague poorly defined anti-piracy plan which itself is pirated from a spanish 10 year old failed plan. Maybe it wasn’t pirated, maybe it was just payed for by the same group. And on totally non related news, Icelandic MPAA files for bankrupcy after massive fraud and embezzlement scandal.
We seem to be going knee deep in stolen credit cards.
Who knew former head of NSA Gen Alexander is a computer genious developing and patenting security technology left and right. Maybe he’ll even patent a BIOS backdoor malware.
Finally, ARM server chips from AMD.
Robin Williams died. And obviously, instead of stfuing, a bunch of little douchebags decided to harrass his daughter on twitter.
Germans are so concerned about privacy they deleted the Kerry and Clinton phone calls right after they recorded them. Wait, what ?
The NSA is legitimising nmaping whole countries and sabotaging youtube traffic to deliver spyware to unsuspecting victims. Oh, you mean when they do it is totally legal but when we do it it’s a crime ? that doesn’t sound very fair …
And on going mad developing websites department, Google decides to drop the only decent standard microsoft developed. The back story on this is apple had an encumbered proposal that floundered and then microsoft developed a competing proposal that was both unencumbered and better. Seems like Chrome is the new IE …
Meanwhile in Portugal against all the public, industry and commerce opinion the local RIAA/MPAA is “convincing” our “government” to pass the “siphon money from the digital economy into our own pockets” law. I don’t think that’s exactly how they call it but that’s how the rest of the people call a law that puts something like a 10% tax on all digital goods that gets funnelled right into their pockets. On more interesting news, the son of Durão Barroso was invited to the Banco de Portugal using an extraordinary process used for persons of recognised professional merit.
I remember the default free zone hitting 96k routes and everybody getting giddy but 512k routes is just ridiculous. And speaking of ridiculous, turns out the terrurists who knocked Syria off the internet were the NSA after botching deploying spyware on the syrian border routers.
Those gentleman in military camo, wearing scoped M4s and throwing CS gas are just the police keeping the public safe by arresting journalists. Boy, that’s one for the memory hole eh ?
And from the memory hole comes an investigation about how there’s a small island right inside London that’s just a tax heaven outside british law and where corporations vote instead of people.
Qt is being spun off by the people who got the remains of Nokia. Despite not having much love for Qt I’d rather see it not fail.
In the wake of a USA deciding he has worldwide jursdiction the EU is looking into extending european data protection laws to the full operation of any corporation present in Europe.
As a follow to last week’s news about Google scanning for child porn they clarified it’s done by looking for signatures of known bad images. This is fully automatable and doesn’t require looking at the content itself. Apparently Microsoft is doing it too.
Remember when we called gangs using malware to install spyware on people’s computers criminals ? And oh boy, there’s a lot of malware, spyware, botnets and viruses for them to use
Tunnels you say ? The only viable solution is embargoing Mexico and bomb it back into the stone age.
Excellent news as obviously all serious crime, financial crime and police corruption in London is eradicated. Now they have so much free time they are looking proxy operators.
Facebook forgets asking for first born on new Messenger app. Otherwise it can do whatever it wants with your phone. Oops, suddenly sending high cost sms ? Sucks to be you!
On a slightly different story than usual Mozilla leaked some thousands of dev net by mistake.
On good news a child molester was caught. On not so good news he was caught cause Google ran some sort of undisclosed image analysis on his gmail and dragneted him. I’d like a bit more detail on why Google is running content recognition things it’s storing for users and what kind of patterns it is looking at.
A week after the pathetic copyright law change in Spain the usual suspects are back for some summer economy destroying action.
Ah, EA being EA.
WTF OBAMA ? Shooting sonic cannons into the Atlantic ??. Are the whales and dolphins terrurists now ? Seriously, wtf ??
So, you’re a deposed south american dictator serving a jail sentence for drug traficking and other crimes and you take offence to a game putting someone like you in a game, what do you do ? Sue of course.
Dell starts accepting bitcoin. In other news, hipsters bitcoin was already dead 3 years ago.
Microsoft is rightsizing and turning back into a software company. Sign of the times.
A security researcher found iOS devices run packet capture into files accessible to any computer trusted to sync. Guess it’s time for rooting and pokeing around again …
I wasn’t aware the FBI is exempt from PCI certification but they apparently even collected this reporter credit card details while spying on every minute detail of all travel since forever. Maybe they pass the credit card numbers like if it was porn. But hey, good news, UN is on the ball about this in a UN way.
Great news also for pervs who instead of going through four hours of rigorous training can just get drunk, walk into an airport and take women into private screening rooms to grope them claiming to be TSA.
Journalists have to sign waivers saying Israel is not responsible for killing them along with other civilians but international media is right there, reporting about the real victims, donkeys and cows.
It’s called TTIP this time. I guess the unelected European Commission is all over that.
New raspberryPi. Apparently we stopped being impressed.
Ah yes, EA being douches.
New “emergency powers” required in UK to make what seems to be current behaviour legal. This is our Europe.
Ingress for iOS. Yes, finally :)
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