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Comment: xsser (Score 4, Informative) 68

by koan (#48040495) Attached to: iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors

"Cross-Platform attacks that target both iOS and Android devices are rare, and indicate that this may be conducted by a very large organization or nation state. The fact that this attack is being used against protesters and is being executed by Chinese-speaking attackers suggests it’s first iOS trojan linked to Chinese government cyber activity."

Comment: Well funded well manned (Score 1) 298

by koan (#48018239) Attached to: Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

The Israeli cartel strikes again...

“A freedom of information request requesting the contents of the list and whether it contains technology from the controversial[36] advertising company Phorm was refused under section 30:[37]”


“PIPCU has now been running for over six months and has gone from strength to strength. The unit is a 21 strong-team consisting of detectives, police staff investigators, analysts, researchers, an education officer and a media and communications officer. The team also benefits from the skills and expertise of two secondees; a Senior Intelligence Officer from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and an Internet Investigator from the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI).http://

Comment: Re:Deals Yes But To WHO (Score 1) 125

by koan (#48016583) Attached to: FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

It's not just gold, you won't be able to use certain services I'll wager (VPN anyone) and I am almost certain there will some sort of "anti piracy" bullshit injected into it.
They want to turn it into TV, that way they have control again.

It took the Internet to show us just how much that Hollywood garbage is worth.

Comment: Bummer (Score 2) 63

by koan (#48014791) Attached to: Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist

I am heavily into multirotor construction and design, I also love FPV and routinely film with a gimbal and several types of cameras.
So this disappoints me to see this offering, there are a lot of morons out there with their Phantoms causing problems.

Past a certain size these things are flying lawn mowers and if you take a look at the number of youtube videos of people flying these over people and property it's disgusting.

I'm certain my favorite thing in the World will be outlawed due to the number of idiots out there, and this "toy" makes it even more likely.

Comment: Re:Anything for a FP Microsoft Story! (Score -1, Troll) 96

On Robin Williams:

Boyd said Williams was last seen alive at 10:30 p.m. Sunday when his wife, Susan Schneider, went to bed. His personal assistant became concerned about 11:45 a.m. Monday, Boyd said, after Williams failed to answer knocks at his door.

The assistant eventually managed to open the door and found Williams clothed, in a seated position and "with a belt secured around his neck, with the other end of the belt wedged between the clothes closet door and the door frame," Boyd said. "His right shoulder area was touching the door, with his body perpendicular to the door and slightly suspended."

Williams was "cold to the touch," Boyd said, and rigor mortis had set in. Forensic scientists say it takes three or four hours for rigor mortis to begin after death.

I feel he was into auto erotic asphyxiation, notice they made a point of his being clothed, Hollywood hid this to protect the "franchise" meaning if the truth came out they would expect to lose money.

But I liked him as an actor, and i don't care what his sexual preferences were.

I am concerned Hollywood gets away with so many things, as does our financial sector..

The Universe is populated by stable things. -- Richard Dawkins