"I have forgotten the last 4 digits of my credit card number, can you give them to me".
"Hi, Paypal phone service person, I recently switched banks, and I think I might need to update my card info. I forget if I did this earlier --- can you tell me which card you've already got on file for me? Just the last four digits would be enough, thanks."
In an ideal universe: "Sir, if you tell me the last four digits of the card number, I can tell you if you updated it."
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"I think we're in the middle of a self-inflicted surprise in some senses in space today, it’s a very different kind of surprise but it’s one that is rendering us ineffective and putting us in a place where we simply cannot afford to be," DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar said Monday at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech 2014 conference.""
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Most of the discussion so far seems to centre around if Facebook should be allowed to scan your messages. To me the more serious question is that according to the allegations, that Facebook will follow any links in your "private message" and if there is a Facebook like button, it will press it for you. Pages 14 and 15 of the complaint show an experiment where a private page (i.e. a page with no links into it) with a Facebook like button was created and a link was sent, and the like button was generated by the private message.
So lets say you send an message to a friend with a link to an article that you seriously disagree with, with a message along the lines of "look at what these morons think", Facebook has just clicked "like" on that article on your behalf. That is far more of a problem than the scanning of the messages for advertising.
I very much think you will find it is these days.
RCUK have thankfully acred to reverse this. To compete in university rankings in the UK you submit at most 4 papers from the past 5 years. No others count.
I don't think you have that right. In Canada when we submit grant proposals to NSERC we can only include at most 4 papers from the past 5 years as well, but that is the copies for the referees to read. Your CV that you submit lists all of your publications in the last 6 years, and the referees certainly look at those. From discussions with my colleagues in the UK, it is the same over there. You submit a few best papers for the referee to read, but your CV better have listed all of the papers in the review period or you are sunk.
And no one sane running a drone "program" would use normal wifi - they'd get a control frequency from the FCC and go that route.
That was my main point. The articles mention law enforcement and amazon. They are not going to control the drones with wifi.
that argument no longer holds water, now that we have the DNA testing and other advanced forensics that set those people free.
except that in some cases, such new evidence is not allowed. The courts have a set of procedures, and if the evidence comes to light after such procedures are followed, you are stuck. There was a recent protest walk about access courts when further evidence is found.