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Comment Re:what? (Score 2) 234

All the browsers fail every single year.

Yes but out of Firefox, Edge, Chrome, and Safari, Firefox fails more often every single year. Actually it's typically up with IE, and we all know that IE is a model browser for internet security. /sarcasm

Safari is the browser the fails the fastest and most regularly. Google Chrome is second.

It is assumed because it is pwn2own, and people attack Safari first to win a MacBook.

Firefox

Pwn2Own 2016 Won't Attack Firefox (Because It's Too Easy) (eweek.com) 234

darthcamaro writes: For the last decade, the Pwn2own hacking competition has pitted the world's best hackers against web browsers to try and find zero-day vulnerabilities in a live event. The contest, which is sponsored by HPE and TrendMicro this year, is offering over half a million dollars in prize money, but for the first time, not a penny of that will directed to Mozilla Firefox. While Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Apple Safari are targets, Firefox isn't because it's apparently too easy and not keeping up with modern security: "'We wanted to focus on the browsers that have made serious security improvements in the last year,' Brian Gorenc, manager of Vulnerability Research at HPE said."

Comment Re:Uh... let me think about it (Score 1) 539

There ARE still big signs saying "Now leaving Country X and entering Country Y!" followed by a quick list of the rules of the road in that country - city speed, highway speed, must have lights on during daytime or not ... It really is hard to miss, ESPECIALLY when all the city names become hard to pronounce!

Well in Belgian you see those all the time. Now entering Netherlands, now leaving Netherlands, entering Germany, entering Luxemburg, welcome to Belgian. Was I even gone?

EU

Google Expands 'Right To Be Forgotten' To All Global Search Results (thestack.com) 91

An anonymous reader writes: Google has confirmed that it will be updating its 'right to be forgotten' so that any hidden content under the ruling is removed from all versions of its search engine in countries where it has been approved. Until now Google had only been removing results from the originating country and European versions of its search engine, such as google.co.uk and google.de. The EU had previously asked for an extension of the rule to include all versions of Google. Last year, French data protection authority CNIL threatened the tech giant with a sanction should it not remove data from all of its global platforms – such as google.com – in addition to its European sites. Now, Google's new extension of the 'right to be forgotten' is expected to come into force over the next few weeks.

Comment Re:Insanity (Score 1) 600

I don't know about you, but here multi-lane roads are common, where you have 2-5 lanes of traffic all going the same direction.

Removing the 'interior' lines would be suicidal.

We are talking about Europe and slow roads. They are not going to have more than one lane going in any direction. In fact many places they might not even have that much.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 600

My problem with shared space is when there is an accident, who is at fault?

The driver. Always the driver. It is the same if a pedestrian jumps out in front of your car in a non shared space and you never have a chance to break, it is still the driver's fault. This is because drivers are forced to have insurance, so it basically becomes a policy guaranteeing all accidents are insured.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 600

it does, in fact, appear to result in a natural reduction in traffic speed.

That is not what matters. Does it result in fewer accidents? If drivers are slowing down because they sense that the conditions are less safe, then the absence of lines is just delaying people for no benefit.

Head on collisions are effectively non-existing, even without stripes in the middle of the road, it is not hard to keep to your side. In fact: Where I come from we usually don't have stripes on slow urban roads (or minor rural roads for that matter). I never thought about it, but it doesn't really seem necessary.

Comment Re:Is this US specific? (Score 1) 151

Is this a US thing because I had a telemarketer call me about a decade ago. And this is my total experience with it.

Isn't there a privacy commission or economic institution in the US where you can complain and they take care of it for free? It doesn't always work over here but it takes 5 minutes and with some luck they get sued and have to pay a fine.

I thought there were laws in the US that does the same and give fines to telemarketers?-

Nope, Americans love being harassed on the phone by sociopaths, it is part of their culture I guess.

Comment What telemarketers? (Score 1) 151

Cold calls are illegal where I live. So if someone from a business calls that you don't know calls, I would ask: Where did you get my number?

So far it hasn't happened with marketeers. Only charities does it, it is still illegal for them, but they usually pretend you have given them their numbers at some point, which is what promps me to ask: Where did you get my number? At which point they usually hang up.

Comment Re:Definitely not a violation. (Score 1) 409

This was a case of an un-authorized service which creates a security hole.

No, it wasn't. The only security hole, was the security of Apple's income from customers dum enough to buy their products.

Think about this again: A non licensed repair to a car may make the car less safe, but that does not, under any circumstances give the car manufacturer the right to sneak in an willfully destroy the car. Nor does it make sense them them to do so, except to protect their own repair shop income.

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