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Comment Re:Cloud and cloud, what is cloud?! (Score 1) 465

I don't think Google would trash a valid conversation without your consent. Google trend is to keep rather more than less. First of all, even if you reply to the last mail of a conversation, its date-stamp is still the one of the last mail your received in that particular conversation, and not the date stamp of the reply you just sent, i.e. the conversation does not appear at the top of the inbox as you (I at least) would expect. It took me ages to find a conversation (that didn't have a specific keyword to search) that was supposed to be around March 2016, when I replied to it. However the mail received before that was in 2015... Oh and btw, have also a look at the "archives" (in "All mail").

Submission + - Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Blocked in Turkey During Reported Coup Attempt (techcrunch.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In response to an attempted military coup, the Turkish government has reportedly blocked social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. TechCrunch reports: "Turkey Blocks, a Twitter account that regularly checks if sites are being blocked in the country, reported at 1:04 PM Pacific (11:04 PM Istanbul time) that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were all unresponsive, though Instagram and Vimeo remained available." Some Turkish users were able to update their social media accounts likely through a VPN or other anonymizing service. One user posted a video on Twitter that tweet shows what appears to be a fighter jet flying very low over the Turkish capital of Ankara; another user has tweeted a video of a helicopter opening fire in Turkey. The Associated Press reports that Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildirim, has confirmed the coup by a group within Turkey's military.

Submission + - SPAM: Bastille Day Terrorist Attacks in Nice, France. 84 Dead 1

MrKaos writes: Videos are emerging of another terrorist attack in Nice France. Police failed to stop the driver of a fixed axle lorry who sebsequently used the vehicle to plough through crowds of people celebrating Bastille day.
Claims are emerging that the driver was also using an automatic weapon and had a stock of grenades. France was still in a state of emergency from the previous terrorist attacks.

Eighty four are dead and eighteen are in a critical condition.

The cowardly Daesh (ISIS) have claimed responsibility for the attack against the citizens of France.

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Submission + - 60 people killed and many more injured in terrorist attack in Nice, France (bbc.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A truck slowly drove towards a crowd, accelerated and then hit people on the famous Promenade des Anglais shortly after celebratory fireworks had ended. July 14th is a national holiday in remembrance of the attack on the Bastille which started the French Revolution. The truck reportedly drove more than a mile before the driver was shot and the truck stopped.

Comment Re:This is actually a good thing in the big pictur (Score 1) 118

The way ransomware works is it builds trust with the victims that they will get their stuff back if they pay. This kind of slimyness by ransomware will make people even more reluctant to pay.

Maybe this is not a bad thing after all, as the ransomware business may become less lucrative if people don't pay anymore thinking their data may actually be deleted for good anyway.

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