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Comment: Re:the establishment really does not like competit (Score 1) 366

by rgbscan (#49291835) Attached to: Uber Shut Down In Multiple Countries Following Raids

"Fact is any psycho can become an uber driver and use the service to cruise for victims and that's exactly what has happened and will happen until they start screening and licensing their drivers as per the tai regulations EVERYWHERE mandate."

Umm, Uber requires that you pass a Driving Background Check, a Sexual Predator background check, a Criminal background check, a SSN trace to verify your identity, and a car inspection by a city licensed mechanic (and in MN, its the same mechanics and same inspection form the cabbies use).

But good job just making things up.....

Comment: Re:Aren't these already compromised cards? (Score 5, Interesting) 269

by rgbscan (#49274877) Attached to: Fraud Rampant In Apple Pay

This is exactly what it is. Already compromised cards being added as payment token. Banks are supposed to follow a protocol called "Yellow path" to prevent this fraud, but since everyone wants their ApplePay to work right away without having to call a call center, a lot of banks are lenient on the security checks. This is not a problem with Apple's technology, or the secure element on the phone, or the fingerprint reader. This is a bank allowing a card to be added to an ewallet, presumably because the party adding the card has all the relevant info (stolen identity) to make it work.

Comment: Re:But surely... (Score 1) 309

by rgbscan (#49019895) Attached to: Samsung SmartTV Customers Warned Personal Conversations May Be Recorded

My friends had a "AutoPC" in-dash receiver circa 1999-2000. I think Clarion made it. It would activate on speaking "AutoPC" and it had a limited instruction set. Volume up. Volume down. Preset 1. etc. Very limited commands that were all processed on board. Ran Windows for Pocket PC or something like that.

Anyway, it would ding once for a command received and twice for a missed command. Just about everything set it off! AutoPC apparently sounds to windows like, "get in the seat", "lean back the seat", "turn on the heat", "hand me that cd". Totally comical. He finally had to disable the voice prompts.

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