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Comment Always On Sucks (Score 4, Interesting) 230

I've got an XBox One and currently a really shit internet connection (digital nomad in Spain sharing wifi across 3 different flats).

When the internet goes dodgy and the XBox One loses access, I can't save my game and the games start missing features.

Sure my predicament is a bit odd, but I can't be the only person with flakey Internet. Not being able to save a single player game just because you aren't online is a bit off imo.

Comment Re:What is it? (Score 0) 191

it tells you in the article ...

For those not familiar with Force Touch, it detects how hard a user presses down on the screen giving an additional type of input. As Bloomberg mentions, it is already used in the Apple Watch and new MacBook Pros and, while we can only speculate how Apple will implement it in iOS, the potential here is huge.

Submission + - Save Domain Privacy Tell ICANN Don't Expose WHOIS Data (

An anonymous reader writes: Did you know that your privacy rights are currently under threat? ICANN is considering introducing a rule that would impact all netizens. If you care about your online privacy, this is a big deal.

Under new guidelines proposed by MarkMonitor and other organizations who represent the same industries that backed SOPA, domain holders with sites associated to "commercial activity" will no longer be able to protect their private information with WHOIS protection services. "Commercial activity" casts a wide net, which means a vast number of domain holders will be affected. Your privacy provider could be forced to publish your contact data in WHOIS or give it out to anyone who complains about your website, without due process. Why should a small business owner have to publicize her home address just to have a website?

We think your privacy should be protected, regardless of whether your website is personal or commercial, and your confidential info should not be revealed without due process. If you agree, please contact ICANN right away and demand your right to privacy and due process. Let them know you object to any release of info without a court order. There's no time to waste — the close date for comments is July 7, 2015.

Visit our new site and we'll guide you through the process of calling or emailing ICANN. Thanks!

Comment Secure Skype Replacement? (Score 1) 69

Can anyone recommend a secure Skype replacement? I've been using Telegraph for real time chat, which has a great mobile experience, but only one of my friends has transitioned to it, everyone else is still all over WhatsApp. Telegraph also doesn't do video data.

I saw Snowdon talk last week and whilst he didn't say anything that hadn't already been said and printed, his passion has definitely motivated me to take a bit more personal responsibility.

Several of my IRC channels have now also moved to Slack, which is probably a step backwards for security.

Comment Re:These days... (Score 2, Insightful) 892

Ultimately, I think this whole thing is stupid. I'm a guy, but I have to imagine this is patronizing as all hell to women. Isn't this the kind of shit feminists have been fighting forever?

This is the Social Justice Warrior brand of feminism rather than the egalitarian brand of feminism.

The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison