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+ - European data protection warnings on home CCTV->

Submitted by kooky45
kooky45 writes: The UK's Information Commissioner is warning all British households with CCTV cameras that they could be breaking the Data Protection act if they are recording activity happening outside of their property, and they must register their use of cameras, warn neighbours and post notices about their coverage. This is in line with recent EU legal activity but it's likely to discourage wider adoption of domestic CCTV in Europe. And how does this affect webcams and dashcams which may also capture public activity?
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Comment: And treat the new market the same (Score 5, Insightful) 120

by kooky45 (#49334279) Attached to: Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data
They say they'll operate like Google and Facebook, but they'll do the same as they've done with taxi regulations; ignore the rules. Don't be suprised if we hear about data protection regulations being flouted because Uber are "just a car sharing company, and not a marketting giant".

Comment: Re:So easy to find (Score 3, Interesting) 132

by kooky45 (#49276791) Attached to: Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times
And done the /8 now and another common ones are

commonName=UBNT/organizationName=Ubiquiti Networks Inc.

commonName=TS Series NAS/organizationName=QNAP Systems Inc.

commonName=Vigor Router/organizationName=DrayTek Corp. ITALIA SPA

commonName=localdomain/organizationName=Axentraserver Default Certificate 863B4AB

In fact, there are duplicate hashes appearing all over the place so it's an endemic problem.

+ - Large UK greetings card vendor fails security->

Submitted by kooky45
kooky45 writes: Paul Price at reports that in 2013 he discovered a major security weakness with the mobile app for Moonpig, a large UK based retailers of greetings cards. More than a year later and Moonpig had failed to resolve the weakness despite repeated warnings. If this service can be insecure then who else is just as bad?
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Comment: Baumgartner took too much credit (Score 3, Interesting) 175

by kooky45 (#48224551) Attached to: Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record
I watched Baumgartner's jump live and a follow up documentary on it and it seemed to me far too much credit for his jump was given to him. He got claustrophibic in the suit so dropped out of the project for an entire year and only came back when he got worried that a test pilot making test jumps in his place might do the actual record jump and deny him his press. I like this new one, seems to have been done for the right reasons.

Money doesn't talk, it swears. -- Bob Dylan