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Comment Already in the process of being fixed. (Score 1) 104

From Niantic:

"We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account. However, Pokémon Go only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your user ID and email address) and no other Google account information is or has been accessed or collected. Once we became aware of this error, we began working on a client-side fix to request permission for only basic Google profile information, in line with the data that we actually access. Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pokémon Go or Niantic. Google will soon reduce Pokémon Go's permission to only the basic profile data that Pokémon Go needs, and users do not need to take any actions themselves."

Comment Networks (Score 4, Insightful) 85

To be honest, I've never had a problem with the device manufacturers, it's always been my network (carrier) that's been a pain up the ass with spending time adding their extra branding, crap apps, and the like. Even worse, mine has a blanket policy of "We'll tell you when there's new firmware, we aren;t going to give you any ETA's, status reports or anything. You have to wait until it appears (or not)

Comment Re:Warning (Score 1) 344

To expand on this, the context of this is the ongoing debate over the referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU. The Daily Fail is an often-hilariously eurosceptic trashrag, given to exaggerations, stretching points, massaging figures, and sometimes outright making up stories out of whole cloth. This story basically has one purpose, to make the EU look bad to try and convince the technologically illiterate masses that under the EU, people will get things imposed on them that are to their detriment, to try and force a "Leave" vote in a couple of weeks.

Comment Re:Sounds good. (Score 2) 556

Being personally acquainted with at least one of the #NotYourShield folks, they definitely aren't all sockpuppets. There's people in back of there that really believe in what they're saying, There's also at least one developer in there who isn't either.

Now as to whether the people giving them grief are the anti-GG types, or the GG-types running a false-flag, that's another debate entirely.

Comment The license fee thing... (Score 5, Interesting) 82

Being a license fee payer, this years olympic coverage from the BBC was actually good enough for me to consider the license fee to be 100% justified. The lack of ads alone was awesome.

The debate about the license fee tends to rage back and forth on a regular basis over here. We genuinely do get a metric ton of generally good quality tv, ad-free and with free streaming. And a lot of tat too. Although it's interesting to note that the UK really came late to the Pay-per-view party. Convincing people that paid a license fee/monthly fee for their cable or sat package that they have to pay again? The main selling points they used over here were the "when you want" nature of the beast, for movies and such, and for sporting events, likening it to buying a ticket. They worked very hard not to remind people that you'd already paid them for the priviledge.

Guess I'll always sneakily love the BBC as being one of the last holdouts against the paywalling of culture, or the slow posioning of it by 1000 ads for things I never knew I could be irritated by.

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